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Adorable video of 1-day-old baby elephant following his mother goes viral. Internet is in love

2020-08-24 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, an organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and releases orphaned baby elephants, is here to make your day with a delightful clip of a newborn elephant following its mother. The official Twitter account of the trust recently shared a video of their newest baby elephant, Lapa, from when he was less than a day old, waddling around the area with his mother Lenana.


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Former Orphan Elephant Gives Birth to a Wild Baby

2017-03-13 - Tsavo, Kenya.

This baby elephant was born on March 3, 2017, to Ndara, an ex-orphan elephant from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Nairobi Nursery. Shortly after giving birth, Ndara brought her new baby to see her former caretakers! The pair made a huge impression, the baby still wobbly on his little legs and following his mother like a shadow!


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Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes virus surveillance (EEHV) in Elephants in Tsavo

2013-04-26 - Tsavo, Kenya.

This is a latent viral disease of elephants caused by Herpes virus and is known to cause deaths only in Asian Elephants. The disease in African Elephants manifests as self limiting nodular lesions in young elephants trunk and face and are rarely fatal. The viruses are intranulclear and have affinity for endothelial cells. Several Elephants were sampled and blood, tissues from nodular lesions taken and will be tested at our new molecular lab in Nairobi. A total of 15 Elephants were sampled making...


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Elephants foraging in the Tsavo-east National park, Kenya on March 20, 2012.

Kenyan rangers hunt poachers who killed 11 elephants for ivory

2013-01-09 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Kenyan park rangers are hunting for a gang of poachers who they say killed eleven elephants and hacked off their tusks, the latest large slaughter of the animals to be reported amid insatiable global demand for ivory. The family of elephants were killed on Saturday in Tsavo East National Park in southern Kenya, according to a statement Monday from the Kenya Wildlife Service. The animals´ carcasses all had bullet wounds and their tusks had been chopped off, the agency said.


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Three elephants killed by poachers at Taita Ranch

2012-09-13 - Tsavo, Kenya.

POACHERS killed three elephants at Taita Ranch on Sunday in the latest incident of escalating poaching in the region. The three male elephants aged between 30 and 40 old were shot dead by the poachers who are said to have been armed with sophisticated guns. In July, poachers killed three elephants at the ranch which is adjacent to the Tsavo conservation area.


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Two elephants killed by poachers in Mwatate

2012-03-03 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Two elephants have been killed by poachers at a private ranch in Taita Taveta County. Wildlife conservationists have condemned the killing of the two female elephants aged about 40 years at Lwalenyi Ranch within Mwatate district which borders the Tsavo West National Park. Poaching is threatening elephant population in the Tsavo ecosystem.


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Caption: The three were among a gang of four armed poachers that had been roaming the park and killing elephants.

Three poachers killed in Tsavo park

2010-03-14 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Three suspected poachers from a neighbouring country were gunned down by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) game rangers from Taita-Taveta as the war on poaching activities is intensified in the sprawling Tsavo National Park. The district police boss Herbert Khaemba, confirmed the Saturday night incident and said the poachers, suspected to be Tanzanian nationals, were shot dead at Kuranze area, Kasigahu location in Tsavo West National Park.


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A herd of elephants in Tsavo West National Park drink from a shallow well.

Wild animals invade Taita-Taveta

2009-10-14 - Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Renson Mnyamwezi

A steward in a Tsavo National Park lodge Mr Mwakisakenyi Mali had taken his weekend off last Thursday hoping to return to work on Sunday. But on the day he was to resume duty, sad news reached the hotel that he had been trampled to death by an elephant. A man who had lived all his life in the wildlife infested area of Bura, Mwatate District, his family members said he knew how to avoid danger. However, on the fateful day, as he walked home through a path made dark by an evening drizzle, he encou...


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The sad ending less than 10 hours later

Draught claims yet another elephant

2009-09-20 - Tsavo, Kenya. Iregi Mwenja

Yesterday I went to Kedong outside Tsavo West to witness another victim of the drought - a baby elephant being rescued. However, though calls were made to relevant authorities, no one turned up to help! This morning the sad news come, drought has claimed yet another life of an endangered species.


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Kenyan Villagers Eat Elephants Killed by Train While Crossing

2009-09-10 - Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.

Kenyan villagers near the Tsavo East National Park in the south of the country have eaten five elephants killed when they were hit by a train, Senior Warden Bernard Koruta said. It happened so fast and sometimes it becomes impossible to stop the feasting, Koruta said today in a phone interview from the park. The two adult elephants and three calves were hit by the train on Sept. 8, Koruta said. It was a family herd of elephants, he said


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Northern kenya elephants population on the increase. Results for the elephant and Grevys zebra cencus in Laikipia and Samburu ecosystem

2008-12-05 - Tsavo, Kenya.

The census was supported by Kenya Wildlife Service, Monitoring Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Saint Louis Zoo Field Conservation Program, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Phoenix Zoo, Zuercher Tierschutz, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), Marwell Conservation and Grevy's Zebra Trust


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Elephant Population in Kenya’s Tsavo Climbs 4 Percent to 11,700

2008-03-28 - Tsavo, Kenya.

The population of elephants in the expansive Tsavo/Mkomazi conservation area now stands at 11,696 from 10,397 from the last census three years ago. The new figure from this year’s census represents a 4.1 per cent growth rate. The larger Tsavo is Kenya’s largest protected area (4 per cent of Kenya’s landmass) and holds more elephants than anywhere else in Kenya. Kenya has an estimated 30,000 elephants in total.


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Bull elephant near the Kilaguni runway

13th February 2008: Time flies, alongside pilots counting elephants...

2008-01-27 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Where has all the time gone? I can’t believe that it’s already more than two weeks since I last updated this journal, and now I have an overwhelming amount to catch up on, not least to record the successful conduct and conclusion of the Tsavo Aerial Elephant Count. What a week that was! During a time when some pockets of Kenya were experiencing trauma and troubles, and our politicians could not decide amongst themselves from one day to the next, here in Tsavo we witnessed, and participated i...


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Seven elephants killed in Kenyan sanctuary

2007-07-10 - Tsavo, Kenya.

Poachers have killed seven elephants near Kenya's Tsavo National Park over the past month, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the animals died in a migrating corridor near the Kenya-Tanzania border, where seven Tanzanian poachers and their Kenyan guide were arrested over the weekend. The elephants were killed in the nearby Koranze ranch, which serves as a corridor for the animals when migrating from Tsavo to Tanzania's northeastern Mkomazi Game Reserve.


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Drought threat to Kenya"s parks

2006-02-17 - Tsavo, Kenya. Karen Allen

Kenya's worst drought in a decade is having a devastating effect on national parks as humans and animals compete for increasingly scarce natural resources. Wildlife is straying out of the parks, and cattle and herdsmen are straying in as each tries to search wherever they can for food and water. In Tsavo East, half the national park's elephants have broken the boundaries. Three people have been killed in as many months by the animals desperately foraging for food.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Tsavo2020-08-24 - Tsavo, Kenya - Adorable video of 1-day-old baby elephant following his mother goes viral. Internet is in love 2017-03-13 - Tsavo, Kenya - Former Orphan Elephant Gives Birth to a Wild Baby 2013-04-26 - Tsavo, Kenya - Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes virus surveillance (EEHV) in Elephants in Tsavo 2013-01-09 - Tsavo, Kenya - Kenyan rangers hunt poachers who killed 11 elephants for ivory 2012-09-13 - Tsavo, Kenya - Three elephants killed by poachers at Taita Ranch 2012-03-03 - Tsavo, Kenya - Two elephants killed by poachers in Mwatate 2010-03-14 - Tsavo, Kenya - Three poachers killed in Tsavo park 2009-09-20 - Tsavo, Kenya - Draught claims yet another elephant 2008-12-05 - Tsavo, Kenya - Northern kenya elephants population on the increase. Results for the elephant and Grevys zebra cencus in Laikipia and Samburu ecosystem 2008-03-28 - Tsavo, Kenya - Elephant Population in Kenya’s Tsavo Climbs 4 Percent to 11,700 2008-01-27 - Tsavo, Kenya - 13th February 2008: Time flies, alongside pilots counting elephants... 2007-07-10 - Tsavo, Kenya - Seven elephants killed in Kenyan sanctuary 2006-02-17 - Tsavo, Kenya - Drought threat to Kenya"s parks

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Vets suggest shifting of elephants from Karachi Zoo to Safari Park.

2021-11-30 - Karachi, Pakistan.

The experts are to submit a report before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday (today) recommending a number of steps necessary for the well-being of the elephants. Therefore it would be a good idea ...


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UI professor tackles the development of tusk-less elephants

2021-11-29 - Beira, Mozambique.

A tusk-less elephant phenomenon led a University of Idaho professor to research in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Ryan Long, an associate professor in wildlife sciences, along with researchers...


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What costs captive jumbos’ lives? Lack of income or dearth of exercise?

2021-11-28 - Palakkad, India.

An increase in the frequency of deaths of captive elephants has prompted jumbo lovers to ask two key questions. Without enough festivals in the last two years, have the elephants contracted diseases o...


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Ancient mammoth tusk recovered from bottom of the ocean

2021-11-24 - Monterey, United States.

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI) have found and extracted mammoth tusks from a Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), deep in the ocean. According to MBARI, their team discov...


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Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

Suspected poachers sit on the defendant’s benches during their trial hearing at a district court in Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The court opened the trial against the group of men accused of poaching endangered elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation groups have hailed as a milestone. (AP Photo/Riska Munawarah)

2021-11-22 - Calang, Armenia.

An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation officials have h...


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Hadi Shrine Circus puts animals at the forefront in their annual charitable performances

2021-11-22 - , United States.

Tim Frisco, an employee with Miller Equipment Company, leads a group of elephants down the ramp into Roberts Stadium while preparing for the 72nd annual Hadi Shrine Circus on Nov. 22, 2005


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Why a Farmer from Alfred Killed One of the First Circus Elephants

Hachaliah Bailey (1775-1845), Artist unknown, oil on canvas SHS75.8.1 The William & Nancy Bailey Collection

2021-11-22 - Alfred, York County, United States.

It's an interesting tale that starts with Hachaliah Bailey. Yup, that Bailey, as in the Barnum and Bailey circus. Bailey was a farmer in upstate New York when he bought an elephant for about $1,000. A...


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Elephant Nature Park Updates

2021-11-22 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Article about the relocation of Asian female elephant Kamu to ENP.


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Baby elephant is forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia

To save the life of the baby elephant, wildlife officials today (pictured) had to amputate half of her trunk at the Elephant Training Centre in Aceh Besar, Indonesia

2021-11-16 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A baby elephant was forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia. She was rescued on Sunday in Alue Meuraksa, a village in the Aceh ...


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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Three Asian elephants pregnant at Melbourne Zoo

2021-11-13 - Melbourne, Australia.

For the first time in Melbourne Zoo’s history, three Asian elephants have become pregnant naturally and will give birth next year. New mum Mali, who was also born at the zoo 11 years ago, is sharing...


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The list of elephant people is growing!

2021-11-13 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The latest addition to the Elephant Database, presenteation of elephant people is growing, now over 300 names of legandary Circus trainers, Asian Mahouts, and head elephant keepers in Zoos.


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Remembering Karma

2021-11-10 - Mathura, India.

On 10 November 2021, we bid farewell to our beloved Karma. A few days before she passed, Karma collapsed out of exhaustion. Our team would lift Karma up with the help of a crane, without which they f...


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Elephant attacks mahout in ATR

2021-11-03 - COIMBATORE, India.

A mahout was injured in the attack of a camp elephant at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve near Top Slip on Monday. A Forest Department official said the mahout, Jayachandra...


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Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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