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Future elephant conferences, courses, events, jobs, films and workshops2021-11-15 until 2021-11-21 Webinar in Azle: 17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium
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Police track India-Nepal elephant trafficking. As safari tourism collapses, Nepali captive elephants are being sold illegally to buyers in India

2021-03-19 - Sauraha, Nepal. Alisha Sijapati and Tufan Neupane

A domesticated elephant used for safaris in Chitwan National Park which was being illegally transported to India in contravention of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)...


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Claire, a 12-year-old elephant at Omaha"s zoo, is pregnant and due in 2022

2021-03-19 - Omaha, United States.

Claire will give birth to a roughly 200-pound bundle of joy in late January or February next year. Callee, the baby’s father, came to Omaha about two years ago from the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama. Th...


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Extern Link Read about Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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Elephants beat the summer heat in gigantic swimming pool in Pune

Elephants beat the summer heat in gigantic swimming pool at zoo in Pune

2021-03-19 - Pune, India.

Agigantic swimming pool has been constructed for two elephants at a zoo in Pune. The pool has been built at the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park in Katraj. Meera and Janaki, two female elephants in the pa...


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El Paso Zoo"s elephant Juno dies after cancer fight

2021-03-19 - El Paso, United States.

Juno the elephant of the El Paso Zoo has died at 53 after fighting breast cancer, the city reported Friday morning. On April 16, 2002, the City Council voted 4-2 to bring another elephant to the El Pa...


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Cambodia Hotel Association’s Siem Reap president David-Jaya Piot with an elephant. Supplied

Accommodating elephants and tourists in Siem Reap

2021-03-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia. Peter Olszewski

In 2003, David’s parents tried to launch an elephant sanctuary and retirement camp at Kbal Spean, but the project was shelved. Then, during David’s one-year sabbatical in Cambodia, the idea was re...


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Angkor Wat elephants (Compagnie des Eléphants d’Angkor)
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Beauty And The Beast: The Wild History Of Female Animal Trainers; Barbara Woodcock: The Elephant Trainer

2021-03-17 - Ruskin, United States.

Barbara Woodcock’s career began in the 1930s as a child working with her parents at their small operation, Marlowe’s Mighty Hippodrome. Educated as a leopard trainer and aerialist, her career took...


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Barbara Woodcock is contributor to Buckles Blog
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In pictures, after 12 years, an elephant was reunited with his doctor

2021-03-16 - Rayong, Thailand.

In Thailand, according to “RT”, a wild elephant was able to identify the veterinarian who treated him 12 years ago, Patarabol Manion, and extended his proboscis to touch the veterinarian’s hand ...


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Extern Link Read about TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital) in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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Elephant calf found dead in MTR

2021-03-16 - Udhagamandalam, India.

A two-year-old female elephant calf was found dead in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR). “Pug marks of a tiger were found close to the location where the carcass was found. A tiger could have attack...


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Extern Link Read about Mudumalai National Park in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

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Mudumalai National Park on Wikipedia
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Thrissur Pooram: Tusker Ernakulam Sivakumar to replace Thechikottukavu Ramachandran.

2021-03-16 - Trichur, India.

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, the celebrity tusker of Thrissur Pooram, will not take part in the festival vilambaram ceremony this year. Ernakulam Sivakumar owned by the Cochin Devaswom Board, will re...


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Extern Link Read about Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
Extern Link Read about Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)

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Ernakulam Sivakumar
Cochin Devaswom
relocation

Rescued baby elephant sent to safari park

2021-03-12 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

The three-month-old female calf, weighing 121 kg, was handed over to safari park authorities on Wednesday. It was found abandoned beside Monkhali canal under Shaplapur beat office of Huiyakkong range ...


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Extern Link Read about Dulhazra Safari Park in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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6150 hectares allocated for elephant reserve

2021-03-11 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Mahaweli Authority has said that 6150 hectares of land were given to the proposed Hambantota Wild Elephant Management Reserve. The Authority stated that 2250 hectares have been set aside for furth...


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Houston Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2021-03-11 - Houston, United States.

The mother and her newborn, who has not yet been named, will undergo continued post-natal exams and spend several days bonding before they join the rest of the elephants. This is the first calf for Tu...


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Sri Lankan Tusker Rewatha found dead in Kala Wewa

2021-03-09 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

A Sri Lankan Tusker Rewatha, named by Samagi Jana Balawegaya leader MP Sajith Premadasa, has been found dead. It has been reported that the Tusker found in the Balalu Wewa wildlife forest reserve in K...


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Extern Link Read about Kalawewa National Park in the Elephant Database (external link which opens in new window)
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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

2021-03-05 - Fort Worth, United States.

A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said this week that the permit to import Emily and Nellie from Canada was withdrawn last year "following an internal decision" from management, and "those two ele...


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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Animal Keeper - Elephant Section (Permanent Role)

2021-03-03 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper with at least one ...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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