- Nwe York, United States.
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- London, United Kingdom.
It was the arrival of the cannon in the 19th century that finally heralded the end of elephants being used as an instrument of war. Until that time, from as early as 1000BC, they trampled across battlefields around the globe. So far, it seems as though the elephants easily panicked nature meant that they werent useful companions for battle.
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
From 26 November 2012 to 27 November 2013 elephant.se had almost 500 000 visitors, and totally since 23 Nov 2009 over 1,500,000 visits. Thank you for supporting the website, and promoting it during its 13 years on Internet.
- San Diego, United States.
Read the bullshit: >> "A coroner´s investigation later branded the death as the result of an accident, not an attack. A witness told reporters that Mila seemed to be trying to protect, not harm, Schofield." The coroner and the witness are they elephant experts? Not really...
- Los Angeles, United States.
Ivory stockpiles were destroyed in Kenya in 2011, Gabon in 2012 and the Philippines in 2013. But those events haven´t deterred poaching and the illegal trade of ivory, and raw ivory prices in China have doubled since 2011, said Godfrey Harris, a representative of the Political Action Network of the International Ivory Society.
- Yangon, Myanmar.
´There are only around 50,000 Asian elephants in the world,´ said elephant expert Khine Oo Maw. ´More than 14,000 elephants have been held captive and 40 percent of them are in Myanmar. Besides Asian elephants, there are also white-coloured elephants. These elephants are regarded as white elephants in Buddhist countries.´
- Kolkata, India.
Wildlife authorities Thursday lodged police complaints against the railways, a day after five elephants were mowed down by a speeding train. The incident took place around 5.45 p.m. Wednesday near the Nagrakata-Jaldhaka bridge in West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri district. An earlier report said six elephants were killed, but authorities later revised the figure to five.
- Denver, United States.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is about to destroy 6 tons of confiscated ivory being held in Denver - ostensibly to help the campaign against the illegal killing of elephants.But does the destruction of stockpiles really help the cause?
- Baripada, India.
Elephant rides will be an added attraction for tourists visiting Similipal National Park as the state´s only tiger reserve, located in Mayurbhanj district, opened for public today. Kunki elephants -- Mahindra, Sobha and Raj Kumar -- will take tourists on joyrides, said an official of the park, which opened today after a 12-day delay caused due to efforts to clear trees uprooted by Cyclone Phailin.
- Medford, United States.
Jumbo took the United States and Canada by storm as the headline act in Barnum and Baileyâ€™s Greatest Show on Earth. But in the fall of 1885, tragedy struck in the shape of a passing freight train. The elephantâ€™s untimely death should have spelled the end of his career. Instead, the act of stuffing Jumbo transformed him into the stuff of legend