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Abot (left) and Rambai escorting a stray elephant to safety.

After 30 years, elephants continue to be saved by Perhilitan"s National Elephant Conservation Centre Kuala Gandah

2020-09-07 - Ipoh, Malaysia. SYLVIA LOOI

The Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia Department (Perhilitan) through its National Elephant Conservation Centre Kuala Gandah (PKGK) in Lanchang, Pahang deals with distressed elephants. Centre head Mohamad Khairul Adha Mat Amin said since the setting up of PKGK in 1989, it has either rescued or relocated some 900 elephants.


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BRAZIL TO OPEN LATIN AMERICA’S FIRST ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

2016-09-28 - Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Brazil is ready to open the first elephant sanctuary in Latin America. The facility is located on a 1,100-hectare farm (2,700 acres) in the midwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul. The area will host up to 50 elephants – and the first elephants to call the sanctuary home will be three females who retired from the circus. The sanctuary, entirely financed by international NGOs, will not be opened to visitation.


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Princess Anne will officially open an elephant centre at one of North Somerset’s most popular tourist attractions.

Princess Anne to officially open elephant enclosure

2015-11-12 - Wraxall, United Kingdom.

HRH Princess Royal will visit Noahs Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall on December 17 to open its Elephant Eden. The centre is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe and is home to bull elephants Janu and M’Changa. Final details of Princess Anne’s visit have not yet been released but she will meet staff and look around the premises before taking part in an official opening ceremony.


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Call for govt-run shelters to take in tuskers freed from circuses

2015-11-11 - New Delhi, India.

Maneka´s NGO People For Animals runs a rehabilitation centre for jumbos, billed as the country´s only such facility built on private initiative. The Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura was set up in 2010 and is now home to 18 elephants, most of them blind, lame, crippled or abandoned.


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Elephant clinic in Assam’s Kaziranga Panbari named after Mark Shand

2015-11-10 - Panbari, India.

A clinic for elephants of the northeast was inaugurated at the upcoming Mark Shand Memorial Learning Centre by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Founding Patron of the UK based charity Elephant Family and its CEO Ruth Powys in the presence of distinguished guests and a colourful audience from the neighbouring villages.


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Zoo officials say new maternal elephant facility construction underway in Pittsburgh

2015-11-06 - Pittsburg, United States.

Construction of an elephant maternal care center for the Pittsburgh zoo is in full swing — and just in time as three elephants could be pregnant. The new International Conservation Center facility, for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, is located about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, near Fairhope. The new center will be able to hold up to 15 elephants.


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SR Instruments Installs New Platform Scale for Elephants and Rhinos at the Buffalo Zoo

2015-04-09 - TONAWANDA, United States.

SR Instruments, a leading manufacturer of customized, purpose-built scales for healthcare, veterinary, zoological, aquarium, theme and water park applications, today announced that it has successfully installed a new, large platform scale for the Buffalo Zoo’s elephant and rhino habitats.


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Zurich Zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants

2014-06-05 - Zurich, Switzerland.

The 11,000-square-metre park features six times the space of the previous enclosure and six water basins for the elephants to swim in. Visitors can get an aquarium view of them under the water in one of the basins, which has a glass wall. The cost of the elephant park was financed through foundation grants, legacies and sums donated by 5,500 individuals.


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Agra provides unique haven for elephants to roam unfettered

2014-05-03 - Agra, India.

A first of its kind unique elephant conservation centre in Agra rescues elephants from various party of the country and provides a safe haven where the animal can roam about unfettered. The 10- acre centre has been opened by the Wildlife Association and Save Our Souls (SOS) and is located near Mathura. A similar elephant centre is underway in Haryana.


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Elephant Preserve Planned in California for "Near-Wild" Herd. Preserve Aims to Keep African Elephants Healthy, in Shape and Breeding

2014-01-26 - Tehama, United States.

In the rural, rolling hills of Northern California, plans are under way for a 4,900-acre preserve that would keep African elephants healthy, in shape and breeding. Part fat farm and part laboratory, the elephant preserve would start with three to five elephants and let them grow into a herd of 12 to 15 over two decades. Scientists also would conduct research into the "near-wild" herd, and school groups would come to learn about African elephants, considered to be a threatened species because of ...


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41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members

2020-10-12 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association

For the first time, EMA will host our annual conference virtually, free to all members! EMA will host the EMA virtual conference the same week as previously scheduled via Zoom


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About 350 elephants in the Okavanko delta died between May and June. Photograph: Handout

Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

2020-09-22 - , Botswana.

Hundreds of elephants died in Botswana earlier this year from ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria, according to government officials who say they will be testing waterholes for algal blooms nex...


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EMA Virtual 5K for Elephant Appreciation Day

2020-09-22 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association (EMA)

Join the herd! Walk, bike, swim, or hike in honor of elephants around the world on Elephant Appreciation Day, September 22, 2020. By signing up for this virtual 5K event, proceeds will go to the EMA t...


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Old Male Elephants Are Still Important, Scientists Say

2020-09-21 - London, United Kingdom. Sara Tabin

Old male elephants might have an important role to play in helping younger males learn to navigate their environment, according to scientists at the University of Exeter, who watched groups of male Af...


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Original article In nature: Importance of old bulls: leaders and followers in collective movements of all-male groups in African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana)
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Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga (fourth right) receives key replica of Nissan 10-tonne truck from representatives of Tan Chong Motor

Anonymous donor gives 10-tonne truck to Sabah Wildlife Dept for elephant rescue

2020-09-21 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Avila Geraldine

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) received a surprise asset boost when an anonymous individual donated a 10-tonne truck, to help in its efforts to save the Bornean elephants. The Nissan truck, fully...


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41-year-old female elephant dies of age-related ailments

2020-09-21 - Coimbatore, India.

A 41-year-old cow elephant diedof age-related ailments at the elephant camp near Pollachi inthe district on Monday, forest officials said. The elephant Kalpana in the Kolikamuthy camp in TopSlip area ...


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Many elephants are transported around India to appear at religious festivals.

ID scheme will track India’s captive elephants

2020-09-21 - Delhi, India.

India plans to build a biometric database and issue an ID number for every elephant in captivity across the country after the death of a pregnant female prompted an outcry. Blood samples will be taken...


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Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in Islamabad’s zoo

2020-09-21 - Islamabad, Pakistan.

“The expert committee formed to assist the government to shift the zoo animals, following Islamabad High Court (IHC) orders, has some reservations.“One of the experts in the committee advises agai...


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The young elephant which was killed by a tiger

Tiger preys on young elephant in Bandipur

2020-09-20 - BENGALURU, India. Bosky Khanna

On September 18, Karnataka Forest Department officials found the carcass of a juvenile elephant which had become the meal of a tiger in Bandipur Tiger Reserve’s Kundakere range. Forest officials say...


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Photo: The movie tells the inspiring story of a real circus gorilla (courtesy of IMDb)

The One and Only Ivan is one of a kind

2020-09-20 - Silver Spring, United States. Isabel Corvington

The film is based on the best selling novel by Katherine Applegate. The film portrays the captivity of circus animals as not black and white, but more nuanced, something that is not often seen in movi...


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Animal adoption at Yangon Zoo

2020-09-19 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Yangon Zoo is noted for having Mo Mo, the oldest resident in the zoo, who turns 67 this October. The animal adoption program includes three other female elephants – Myo Myo, Ma Hla Chaw and Ma Chaw ...


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1,600 elephants in Bandipur, finds internal survey

2020-09-19 - BENGALURU, India. Bosky Khanna

Over 1,600 elephants are wandering in and around Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR), as per an internal survey conducted by forest officials of the reserve. The survey was conducted during the lockdown and ...


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Uda Walawe’s iconic elephant Rambo to be translocated

2020-09-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka. Srilal Mithapala

There is reliable information coming through that the iconic elephant of Uda Walawe, Rambo, may be captured and translocated to a holding ground by the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC). (poli...


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Online misinformation follows rare sighting of baby elephant twins in Sri Lanka

2020-09-16 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After the rare sighting of twin elephant calves in Sri Lanka in July 2020, misleading claims and old photographs have circulated on Facebook. Some posts falsely claim the Sri Lankan pair were the firs...


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Driver fined Rs 5,000 for chasing wild elephant

2020-09-14 - Udhagamandalam, India.

When they shot the video of chasing a wild elephant in a jeep and circulated the same on WhatsApp, little did 26-year-old Sujin, of Masinagudi, and his friend know that would land them in trouble. The...


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Kumki elephants to help capture injured tusker

2020-09-14 - Coimbatore, India.

The forest department brought kumki elephant Suyambu to Mettupalayam forest range from the Chadivayal elephant camp on Sunday and is planning to bring kumki Venkatesh on Monday to capture an injured t...


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How do giraffes and elephants alter the African Savanna landscape?

2020-09-14 - Nanyuki, Kenya. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

As they roam around the African savanna in search for food, giraffes and elephants alter the diversity and richness of its vegetation. By studying the foraging patterns of these megaherbivores across ...


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Forest dept forms committee to protect wild elephants

2020-09-13 - Coimbatore, India.

Additional principal chief conservator of forests I Anwardeen has formed a technical advisory committee to protect wild elephants and to check human-elephant conflict in Coimbatore circle.
The com...


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Tembe, a northern KZN elephant, stood head and shoulders above his new friends in Addo.

Much-loved elephant bull Tembe dies in Addo Elephant Park

2020-09-13 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Conservative staff didn’t pick up on his collar’s signal earlier this week and and subsequently went in search of him. It would appear as if this magnificent tusker had an awkward fall, from which...


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Photo: T.K. Broyles, Clinchfield Railroad employee

Today in Elephant History: Sept. 13

2020-09-13 - Erin, United States. Dan Koehl

Mary was a 5 ton heavy female asian elephant hanged in Erwin, Tennessee, after killing the elephant groom Walter "Red" Eldridge, in Kingsport, in 12th of September 1916. Charlie and Addie Sparks decid...


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