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conservation

PRESS RELEASE: Elephant population status in Tanzania

2015-12-12 - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.


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Rare elephant species seen for first time in South Sudan

2015-12-10 - Juba, Sudan.

Wildlife researchers have found forest elephants for the first time in South Sudan, along with dozens of other rare animal species in Western Equatoria state, a conservation organization said. Scientists from Bucknell University, South Sudan´s Wildlife Service, and Fauna and Flora International organization set up dozens of camera traps over 8000 square kilometers in Western Equatoria state in the last six months, taking 20,000 photographs.


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Camera trapping survey captures newest country

Remote cameras offer glimpse into the forgotten forests of South Sudan

2015-12-09 - Khartoum, Sudan.

Over six months, the camera traps captured more than 20,000 wildlife images, including the first pictures of forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) ever taken in South Sudan.The cameras also found a number of other species never before recorded in South Sudan (or in pre-independence records) including the African golden cat, water chevrotain, red river hog and giant pangolin.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-remote-cameras-glimpse-forgotten-forests.html#jCp


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An albino elephant on Kapama Game Reserve

2015-11-27 - , South Africa.

Our wild herd on Kapama originated from the Kruger National Park and found their new home on the Kapama Game Reserve between 1992 and 1997. This calf is now about 5 years of age, and as you can see on the picture he still has the pink eyes and lashes.


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circus

Nellie Lockhart, The BIG Story

2015-11-24 - Tupelo, United States. Jim Clark

On Nov. 2, 1922, Nellie Lockhart arrived in Tupelo via the railroad. She had just given a performance in Booneville and after the Tupelo show was to be sold. Nellie was an elephant, part of the Gollmar Brothers Circus.


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circus

Running Away With the Circus. On the road with Ringling Brothers at the end of an era.

2015-11-20 - Venice, United States.

Feld Entertainment was started by his father, Irvin; today, Kenneth, 66, runs it with his three daughters, Nicole, Alana and Juliette, all in their 30s. Earlier this year, they decided together that by 2018, Ringling Brothers would take its elephants off the road and retire them to the family’s vast preserve in Florida, where the Felds say the animals will breed and take part in research for everything from fertility to cancer.


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film

Prince Williams NGO, Tusk, Discusses Terrorism and Ivory at Screening of Warlords of Ivory Documentary

2015-11-20 - New York, United States.

Prince William recently stated that he was initially drawn to Tusk by its innovative and holistic approach and its unwavering certainty that conservation is as much about people and community programmes as it is about wildlife protection. The imperative of balancing the conservation of wildlife and natural resources with the ever growing needs of the human race is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today."


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Bizarre photo of life size elephant and tiger statues on back of trailer

2015-11-20 - Sydney, Australia.

Eerily life-like statues of an elephant and sabre-tooth tiger on the back of a trailer driving along the West Gate Freeway have been revealed as nothing more than a publicity stunt! 3AW Mornings listener Ziggy captured the bizarre photo and sent it into Neil Mitchell. He momentarily thought the elephant was real.


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conflict

Infrasound radar listens for elephant rumbles to warn villagers

2015-11-20 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Chamath Keppitiyagama of the University of Colombo is working on a radar system that listens out for the inaudible rumbles of elephants’ infrasound, something that was discovered in the 1980s. Infrasound is useful for locating and tracking elephants over long distances – the low frequency means the sounds travel a long way through the air.


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death

Rare Sumatran elephant found dead in Aceh

2015-11-18 - Aceh, Indonesia.

A RARE Sumatran elephant has been found dead in Indonesias Aceh province after apparently eating fertiliser. THE body of the six-year-old male was found in a coffee plantation in Pidie district on Tuesday, said Genman Hasibuan, the head of the provincial Nature Conservancy Agency. "We suspect he died of accidental poisoning because we found splattered fertiliser urea nearby," left behind by a farmer in his hut, Hasibuan said.


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A mahout, taken by mahouts, was roaming the street in front of Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate in Chon Buri in January 19 this year.

Mahouts welcome plan to take jumbos off city streets "Elephant Kingdom" project provides salaries, food in Surin

2015-11-18 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Many mahouts in Tha Tum and nearby areas on Wednesday were seen registering with the Khotcha-anajak or "Elephant Kingdom" programme at Pudin village in tambon Krapho. The project, operated by the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand, has set aside 25 million baht to improve the living conditions of 200 elephants and their mahouts.


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welfare

Pregnant jumbo forced into Dasara procession unchained

2015-11-17 - Bengaluru, India.

Chaitra, the elephant in the Bandipur camp who had been shackled ever since she gave birth to her 10th calf, has finally been freed. Following the publication of a report Forest dept forced heavily pregnant jumbo into Dasara in Deccan Herald on November 13, Conservator of Forests and Director of Bandipur Tiger Reserve B B Mallesh is learnt to have given directions to unchain the elephant and let her mingle with the other jumbos


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people

Napier man Patrick Cooper advised others on how to import ivory illegally

2015-11-17 - Napier, New Zealand.

A Napier man who imported illegal ivory was instructing suppliers on how to evade detection by Customs. Patrick Cooper, 62, a natural therapist, appeared in Napier District Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to five charges of trading in endangered species. In June 2012 quarantine inspectors carrying out a routine inspection of mail arriving in New Zealand found a box addressed to Cooper containing a large, carved tusk from an African Elephant.


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death
Elephant Gireeshan, which died in Thrissur on Monday

Elephant of Cochin Devaswom Board dies

2015-11-17 - Cochin, India.

Gireeshan, one of the senior elephants of Cochin Devaswom Board, died on Monday. According to Devaswom Board sources, the elephant died due to old-age ailments. It was 80 years old. Gireeshan, which collapsed at the Kokkarni compound of the Devaswom on October 26, didn’t recover after that. It was undergoing treatment for almost one year for various ailments, under the guidance of veterinary doctor V. Sunil Kumar. The body was cremated at Kodanad.


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abstract

Blood Compatibility Testing in Asian Elephants Using an Indirect Antiglobulin Technique to Improve Captive Breeding Success. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

2015-11-17 - Chiang Mai, Thailand. Pakkanut Bansiddhi, Preeyanat Vongchan, Achiraya Satityuenyong, Khajohnpat Boonprasert, Sittidet Mahasawangkul, Ronnachit Roongsri, Janine L. Brown and Chatchote Thitaram

The aim of this study was to examine blood compatibility in Asian elephants using the indirect antiglobulin technique, for use as a breeding management tool to reduce the risk of elephant fetal loss. Forty-four blood samples collected from 22 female and 22 male elephants were subjected to standard tube cross-matching tests and examined for macroscopic and microscopic agglutination reactions.


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conflict

Tuskers damage crops, drought-hit farmer dies of shock in Chhattisgarh

2015-11-17 - Raipur, India.

A drought-hit farmer in Chhattisgarh´s tribal Jashpur district died of a heart attack aftera herd of 40 elephants destroyed and fed on all his leftover crops on his eight-acre land, a few days ago. The matter came to light on Tuesday after district Congress raised the issue and claimed the forest department had not paid compensation to the family.


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The largest of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney

Tsavo arrives home at Disney from the National Elephant Center

2015-11-17 - Bay Lake, United States.

Tsavo has come back home. The 7-year-old elephant has arrived at Disney´s Animal Kingdom, where he was born, after spending two years at the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere. Tsavo and Thandi were two remaining elephants at the troubled center, which Disney helped found.


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poaching

Arms found in Rupabali reserve forest - Two elephants found dead

2015-11-17 - Dhenkanal, India.

Two elephants were found dead under the Sadangi range last week. Though Forest officials declined to disclose about reasons behind death of elephants but poachers are suspected to be active in the reserve forest. Forest officials said they have intensified the patrolling but locals dispute this saying they have rarely found forest officials camping or patrolling in the area


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Rehabilitated elephants can be good moms!

2015-11-17 - Uda Walawe, Sri Lanka.

In August 2015, one of our frequently sighted females in Uda Walawe named Indika was seen suckling two calves of different ages on either sides of her. The younger male calf Indika was nursing was about three months old and merely skin and bones. He was obviously malnourished and weak. She already had a rounded and bulky belly suggesting another calf was on her way.


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medical
Bulwagi with repaired tusk after the procedure

Engineers Develop New Method to Repair Elephant Tusks

2015-11-17 - Birmingham, United States.

When Birmingham Zoo veterinarians approached researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering to help them stop a crack from growing in their oldest elephant’s tusk, the engineers saw an opportunity to use their expertise in materials science to improve the industry standard for the repair process.


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Kenya to destroy vast ivory stockpile from thousands of elephants

2015-11-16 - Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyas wildlife authority on Monday vowed to destroy the east African country´s vast ivory stockpile from several thousand elephants, nine times more than the largest pile torched so far. Kenyas stockpile, if illegally sold on the black market at current prices, could be worth some $270 million (over 251 million euros), but conservationists say sale of ivory only serves to fuel further poaching.


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conservation

Tanzania launches satellite monitoring of elephants poaching

2015-11-16 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzania has launched with UN financial support, a special program for monitoring of elephants by satellite. Funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the program first concerns 30 elephants of Ruaha National Park, from now on equipped with radio transmitters, according to a statement by the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).


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medical

Birmingham Zoo, UAB team treat elephants cracked tusk

2015-11-16 - Birmingham, United States.

Bulwagi, the Birmingham Zoo’s 35-year-old African bull elephant, underwent what could be a breakthrough procedure this month to help correct a long-term crack in his tusk.Because of the tusk’s slow growth rate, according to the Zoo, the team will not be able to assess the procedure’s success for several months.


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trade

Seattle zoo transfers ownership of elephants to other zoos

2015-11-16 - Seattle, United States.

Seattle´s Woodland Park Zoo has transferred ownership of its Asian elephants to zoos in Oklahoma City and St. Louis, where the animals are now living.
Female elephants Bamboo and Chai were moved to Oklahoma City Zoo this past May when the zoo closed its elephant exhibit. Another female Asian elephant, Sri (SEE) has been living at the Saint Louis Zoo since 2002.


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conflict

Javadekar expresses concern over man-elephant conflict

2015-11-16 - Jorhat, India.

Expressing concern over the rising incidents of man-elephant conflict on both the banks of the mighty Red River, Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar today said that he had taken personal initiative to release funds for undertaking compensatory afforestation in an effort to provide necessary fodder for the marauding elephants.


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medical

Elephant Tova euthanized at Tulsa Zoo had bladder stone

2015-11-16 - Tulsa, United States.

Zoo veterinarians and other wildlife experts agreed that the use of humane euthanasia was the best course of action to end the animal’s suffering. The zoo released necropsy results that showed Tova had a 10 pound bladder stone blocking the flow of urine from the bladder.


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death

Tulsa Zoos Tova the elephant dies Sunday morning after rapid decline in health

2015-11-15 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo reports that one of the zoo´s newest Asian elephants, Tova, has died. Zoo staff says they observed initial signs that Tova was sick on November 9th. The zoo says colleagues from the Center for Elephant Conservation aided experts to ensure all treatments were explored.


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conflict

Nine injured by startled elephant at Night Safari

2015-11-15 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A STARTLED elephant barrelled into a crowd of tourists at Chiang Mai Night Safari on Saturday, mowing down nine, who were offered lifetime passes and Bt30,000 as compensation. The 23-year-old pachyderm named Lamduan had participated in the animal parade for the first time. Four of the injured were in a serious condition and had to stay at the hospital. The other five were allowed to go home.


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pictures

How The Hunt used an elephant to capture groundbreaking footage of a tiger kill

2015-11-15 - Umaria, India.

It took an 65-year-old elephant called Gotham to capture a TV first in this week´s episode — and here´s how the feat was achieved. “We only had access to the elephant for half of the morning,” says Hughes. “The animal welfare rule was that it could work until mid-morning and then it had to go back to its house and have a nice bath and something to eat. So we had only this window in the morning, but it still managed to work.”


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trade

Swaziland sells off 18 elephants to US

2015-11-15 - Mbabane, Swaziland.

The United States government is offering to pay $450, 000 to Swaziland’s Big Game Parks (BGP) in a deal to acquire 18 of 39 elephants blamed for destroying vegetation and causing negative impact on rhino conversation projects.”US government documents show that the elephants are fenced into a small portion of the reserves, denying them access to much larger areas of land and causing degradation,” the Conservation Action Trust said.


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poaching
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Adelhelm Meru

Tanzanias war on poaching pays off

2015-11-14 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Adelhelm Meru told journalists in Dar es Salaam that the government was conducting a special operation to fight poaching and trafficking of government trophies.


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Trunk route … a previous Elephant Caravan troops through Laos. The animals won’t be ridden this year.

Elephant Caravan in Laos sparks conservation debate

2015-11-14 - Pak Lay, Laos.

In Laos, the elephant population has been decimated by logging. Now, a caravan of elephants and their mahouts is marching 400 miles to raise awareness of their plight. The caravan started in Pak Lay district on 27 October and will end, 391 miles later, in Luang Prabang on 9 December with 20 elephants parading through the streets.


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conflict

Elephants trample paddy fields

2015-11-13 - Vizianagaram, India.

A herd of elephants damaged two acres of paddy field at Karakavalasa village of LN Pet mandal in the early hours of Thursday. The pachyderms are frequently entering the paddy and sugarcane fields in LN Peta, Sithampeta, Veeraghattam and other places. District Forest Officer Ch. Shanti Swaroop sent elephant trackers and asked the staff to submit a detailed report on the damage so that the compensation would be paid to the farmers.


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poaching

Increase in elephant poaching a concern for Kruger Park management

2015-11-13 - Kruger National Park, South Africa.

While nowhere near the same level as rhino poaching, a marked increase in the number of elephants killed by poachers could well signal the start of another onslaught on wildlife in the Kruger National Park.


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book

Wisconsin Photographer, Historian Explore Relationship Between Humans And Elephants In Captivity

2015-11-13 - Oregon, United States.

A new book, written and photographed by two Wisconsin residents, aims to capture the unique relationship between humans and elephants at the Oregon Zoo. They discuss some of the most powerful photos in the book, and talk about some of the big questions surrounding elephants in captivity.


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conflict

Elephant dies as conflict with humans intensifies

2015-11-13 - Aceh, Indonesia.

Since last week, residents of Seumanah Jaya subdistrict in Ranto Peureulak district have been forced to stay away from their plantations after a herd of some 50 wild elephants took over the area. We no longer know what to do to get rid of the wild elephants, Sumanah Jaya subdistrict head Jamian told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.


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conflict

Help for Assam jumbos all the way from foreign lands

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

The New Ram Terang Village was dedicated to the memory of Mark Shand. Ruth Powys, CEO, Elephant Family said, “An entire new village comes to fruition. We have solved a problem both for elephants and people. Elephant Family is proud to be part of this venture. I can feel that Mark is with us today. Now, every child can play here without danger, and every elephant can move without conflict.”


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relocation
Rosie, left, and Sukari are together again at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, along with Hadari, who arrived in the sanctuary in September

Sanctuary welcomes elephants from the Nashville Zoo

2015-11-13 - Hohenwald, United States.

The Nashville Zoo has sent all three of the its female African elephants to The Elephant Sanctuary in Lewis County.After successful transports last week, Sukari, 31 years old, and Rosie, 44, have joined their zoo mate, Hadari, in the Sanctuary. Hadari, a 33-year-old African elephant, arrived at The Sanctuary from the Zoo in late September.


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evolution
The European mammoth species, Mammuthus meridionalis, likely never made it to North America, a new study finds.

North American Mammoths Actually Evolved in Eurasia

2015-11-13 - London, United Kingdom.

The famous Columbian mammoth — an 11-ton creature known for traversing North America during the last ice age — might actually be the same species as the Eurasian steppe mammoth, said study co-researcher Adrian Lister, a research leader of paleontology at the Natural History Museum in London. The discovery suggests that the first mammoth to enter North America was the Eurasian steppe mammoth, and not its ancestor, a European creature called Mammuthus meridionalis.


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Ugandan elephants.

ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS A POPULATION INCREASE IN UGANDA

2015-11-13 - Entebbe, Uganda.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has completed an aerial survey, which shows that Ugandan elephant numbers have increased significantly since the 1980´s. The areas surveyed did not include all protected areas, such as the Maramagambo forest within Queen Elizabeth National Park.


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conflict

Man trampled to death in elephant attack

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

A man was killed and five others were seriously injured by a herd of wild elephants at Jhanjimukh area in Assam´s Jorhat district, a police officer said. Pursaram Choudhury (55) and the five others had last night gone to chase a herd of marauding jumbos that had been roaming in the area for past 15 days destroying farmland, the officer said.


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UNLV geology students Marco Negovschi (left) and Joe Woodworth excavate the tusk.

UNLV paleontologists recover mammoth fossils northwest of Las Vegas

2015-11-13 - Las Vegas, United States.

A fossil mammoth tusk and molar recently excavated by UNLV paleontologists soon will give us a better idea of what Southern Nevada was like thousands of years ago when animals such as mammoths and camels roamed the valley. The fossils were excavated from a site adjacent to U.S. Highway 95 west of Indian Springs, about 40 miles northwest of Las Vegas.


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conflict

Elephant menace: Villagers block road

2015-11-13 - Jorhat, India.

Hundreds of villagers blocked NH-37 at Kakojan in Jorhat district on Thursday in protest against the forest department´s failure to curb the menace of wild elephants in more than 100 villages. The mob raised slogans against the government and the state forest department demanding immediate steps to prevent elephant menace in their villages.


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smuggle

Namibia: Police Seize Elephant Tusks, and Croc and Cheetah Skins

2015-11-13 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Members of the police in Kavango East Region have confiscated three crocodile skins, six elephant tusks, one cheetah skin and one skin of a honey badger from various suspects. On Tuesday, two Zambian nationals, a male and a female, were arrested by the police at Kangongo village in Mukwe in Kavango East Region for possession of controlled game products.


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poaching
Prints on full ivory tusk

Police fingerprint science first set to identify wildlife poachers

2015-11-13 - London, United Kingdom.

Police in Britain have helped mastermind a forensic breakthrough that is set to transform law enforcement investigations against poachers and smugglers around the world. Imaging and fingerprint experts from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have teamed up with scientists from King´s College London and University College London to validate the use of new techniques for retrieving fingerprints from elephant tusks – for the first time. Around 50,000 African elephants are thought to...


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conflict
Affected villagers in Nelamangala are being trained to ‘deal’ with the unwelcome visitors from the forest around Savandurga.

Elephants keep forest officials on their toes

2015-11-12 - Bengaluru, India.

Eleven tuskers, who have been gorging on a buffet of cultivated crop in Nelamangala, have kept forest officials on their toes for over a month. While the department is attempting to drive the elephants back to the forests, what is noteworthy is that villagers are being trained to deal with the conflict – a move that has perhaps led to minimal casualties in the area.


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evolution
The brain of Yuka was very well preserved, and we could compare it to the brain of an African elephant

The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis

2015-11-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation.

Elephants are famed for their intelligence, and now it seems likely that the long-gone woolly mammoths were just as clever. Scientists from Russia and South Africa combined to undertake the first-ever comparison between the brains of the two creatures, using remains of adolescent Yuka, found five years ago close to the Laptev Sea in the Ust-Yansky district of the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia.


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conflict

Elephants Trample Woman to Death in Meghalaya

2015-11-12 - SHILIONG, India.

A Garo tribal woman was trampled to death by wild elephants in Meghalaya´s West Garo Hills district, an official said on Thursday. Walji M. Sangma was killed on Wednesday in the forest area in Selbalgre village in the outskirts of Tura while she was collecting firewood, District Magistrate Pravin Bakshi told IANS. Tura is the district headquarters of West Garo Hills.


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relocation
Zoo CEO and executive director Dennis Pate stands in front of the 29,000 square foot elephant family quarters, will open soon. The zoo is expected to receive six elephants from Swaziland in the coming months

Elephants could be at Henry Doorly Zoo at years end

2015-11-12 - Omaha, United States.

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium filed a permit, along with its partner zoos in Wichita and Dallas, to bring a total of 18 elephants to the U.S. from Swaziland, six of which would head to Omaha. They filed the report in November 2014 and it opened for public comment earlier this month. Members of the public have until Nov. 23 to provide feedback to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before a decision is made on whether to allow the import.


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Zimbabwe blames rangers, villagers for elephant poisoning

2015-11-12 - Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe´s environment minister on Thursday blamed the poisoning of at least 71 elephants in recent months on disgruntled game rangers and local communities who do not benefit from wildlife revenues. Last week, police arrested three journalists at a weekly newspaper over a story implicating parks rangers, police chiefs and an Asian businessman in the poisoning of the elephants.


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trade
A police officer stands guard outside an ivory shop during a protest in Hong Kong. Amid growing pressure after China announced on September 25 that it will ban the ivory trade, Hong Kong said it is now “open-minded” to a ban on its legal ivory trade

With Ivory Ban Imminent, What Will Happen to China’s Legal Stockpile?

2015-11-12 - Bejing, China.

After years of defending and supporting a legal domestic trade in ivory, China made a big announcement in September: It’s shutting down the trade. The United States is, too. Together, the presidents of both countries have made an unprecedented public pledge to put a stop to all ivory trading—legal and illegal.


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facility
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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Elephants in Indonesia being trained to help fight forest fires

2015-11-11 - Riau, Indonesia.

Forestry officials in Indonesia are training elephants to help with the management of the local area. Trained elephants are now able to assist firefighter crews to put out forest fires, and prevent them from igniting. In the elephant conservation centre of Siak district, as many as 23 elephants have been trained to be ‘forest watchdogs’


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film
National Geographic filmmaker Geoff Luck has global experience in the natural world. He will give a TEDx talk on Friday about how working in Botswana with an elephant named Naledi became a life-changing event.

The big picture: Filmmaker Geoff Luck on what we can learn from elephants

2015-11-11 - Charlottesville, United States.

As a National Geographic filmmaker, Geoff Luck has experienced a wide swath of the microcosms that make up our world, covering diverse continents and cultures—but he also knows a hell of a lot about elephants. As part of TEDxCharlottesville’s November 13 event, Luck will give a talk on lessons he learned during his recent experience documenting a baby elephant in Botswana.


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medical
Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) has partnered with pediatric oncologist Dr. Joshua Schiffman to tackle a new frontier of research and treatment

CIRCUS ELEPHANTS COULD BE THE CURE TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

2015-11-11 - Vienna, United States.

Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) has partnered with pediatric oncologist Dr. Joshua Schiffman to tackle a new frontier of research and treatment. While humans have up to a 25 percent chance of getting cancer in their lifetime, elephants have a less than five percent chance.


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relocation
Currently there are only two elephants being housed at the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere, Tsavo, an estimated 7-year old male, and Thandi, an unrelated female around 35 or 36-years-old.

Exclusive: Remaining pachyderms leaving National Elephant Center in Fellsmere

2015-11-11 - Fellsmere, United States.

Fellsmere City Manager Jason Nunemaker said he and Mayor Susan Adams were assured by center officials that it will remain open despite the pending relocation of male and female elephants who were part of a herd of four that arrived in 2013 from Disney´s Animal Kingdom. Two of those elephants died at the center in 2014.


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zoo
Aging Topeka Zoo elephants Sunda and Tembo have made a "remarkable transformation" in recent years and are in "really good health," zoo director Brendan Wiley told city council members Tuesday evening.

Topeka Zoo director: Not much is true in online petition seeking elephants removal. Wiley says aging pachyderms Sunda and Tembo are in really good health

2015-11-11 - Topeka, United States.

He made reference to a petition posted at change.org asking that Sunda and Tembo be removed to an elephant sanctuary. More than 150,500 people have signed the petition, which says the elephants — “after a lifetime of neglect” — should be able to spend the rest of their days happy and healthy.


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Elephants, hot springs and misty mountains: Forty-eight hours in Taungoo

2015-11-11 - Taungoo, Myanmar.

We departed for the Bago mountains on a tour up to visit an elephant camp, affiliated with the world renowned Save the Elephant Foundation. The work of SEF Myanmar is not just to help elephants and improve government regulations in regards to animal welfare and the environment, but also to provide education, improved healthcare and employment to the families of mahouts (elephant caretakers) and the poor villagers in the surrounding mountains.


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Troubled center that Disney helped found loses its last elephants

2015-11-11 - Fellsmere, United States.

Three of five elephants that went to the center since it opened in 2013 have died. Two had come from Disney and one came from the Nashville Zoo. The Nashville Zoo was going to send three more elephants to the center but instead has placed them in a sanctuary.


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facility

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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death

Carcass of elephant calf recovered

2015-11-10 - Dhenkanal, India.

Forest department officials today recovered a carcass of an elephant calf from Ganesh Khol forested area under Sarangi range in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. Two persons have been injured by the mother of the dead calf. The injured are the local forester Sagramani and a photographer.


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poaching
Militarised: Gunmen have turned a world heritage site the United Nations defines as

Armed poachers targeting elephants in Congo national park kill more than 200 in a year as rangers struggle to protect animals

2015-11-10 - Garamba National Park, Congo.

More than 200 elephants have been poached in Garamba since a census in April 2014 counted 1,780 elephants - down from more than 11,000 two decades ago. The shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlights the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers sta...


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circus
An elephant paints as trainer Joey Frisco stands nearby, during a pre-show performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in March 2015 in Washington. The company will present "Circus XTREME" in June at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Ringling Bros. to present five shows at arena

2015-11-10 - Nebraska , United States.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for five performances in June of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey´s "Circus XTREME.""Circus XTREME" also features Bengal tigers, two-humped camels ridden by Mongolian women and the most popular members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey family: the magnificent Asian elephants.


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Letters: Nicholas Serota answers Toby Young on arts teaching. Plus: saving the elephant

2015-11-10 - London, United Kingdom. Alexander Rhodes, CEO, Stop Ivory

The future of both elephants and rural communities across Africa depends on peace, security and tourism dollars. That future depends on us acting now to protect living elephants, not dead ivory.


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Contraceptive Shot to End Jumbo Menace?

2015-11-10 - New Delhi, India.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests is proposing to immunise female elephants with contraceptives in West Bengal and Odisha to control increase in their population in an attempt to avoid human-elephant conflict. “Immuno-contraception is a technique of contraception, which induces hormonal changes in female elephants. So far, this technique has not been tried on Asian elephants, but the model has been quite successful in African elephants,” said a senior Union Environment Ministry...


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The day the elephants trumpeted their way through Cambridge

2015-11-10 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Robert Brothers Circus was a regular visitor to Midsummer Common, and rather than coming by road, the elephants arrived by train at Cambridge railway station, usually on a Friday or Saturday, as our archive photos show.


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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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Five kilograms of elephant ivory, rhino horn seized in Jalpaiguri

2015-11-10 - Jalpaiguri, India.

The Forest Rangers seized five elephant tusks and a part of a rhino horn during a raid in West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri city on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Forest Rangers conducted a raid in Malbazar area of the city. Five men were also arrested on charges of smuggling.


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Can GPS Collars Protect Elephants At Virunga National Park?

2015-11-10 - Ituri, Congo. Dana Sanchez

The only way to save the fast-disappearing elephant population in DRC’s Virunga National Park is for rangers to be with them around the clock, says park director Emmanuel de Merode in an MSN video. The park has lost 95 percent of its elephants. With just 195 elephants left, rangers are turning to a solution they say may be the easiest: satellite collars on the elephants.


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Nashville Zoo’s elephants relocated to sanctuary

2015-11-09 - Hohenwald, United States.

All three of the Nashville Zoos African Elephants have been relocated to a Tennessee sanctuary. It was decided in September that Rosie, 44, and 33-year-old Hadari would be moved to The Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in Hohenwald. It was recently decided that 31-year-old Sukari would also join the other two elephants.


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Mike the elephant, now 2 years old, was raised at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation—part day care, part school and part senior center for the company’s controversial circus herd—in Polk City, Florida. Mike can

Where Ringling Brothers Elephants Go To Retire

2015-11-09 - Polk City, United States.

Established in 1995, the 200-acre center is home to the largest herd of Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere, some 28 pachyderms aged 2 to 70. Twenty-six elephant calves have been born here, including Barack, the now 6-year-old male who was the first CEC elephant conceived using artificial insemination.


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Jadav Payeng standing near his cow-shed, which was recently damaged by wild elephants at Aruna Sapori.

Steps suggested to minimise man-elephant conflict

2015-11-09 - Jorhat, India.

Suggesting pragmatic measures to arrest the occasional death and destruction inflicted by herds of marauding wild elephants on both the banks of the Brahmaputra here, ‘Forest Man of India’ Jadav Payeng has mooted largescale plantation of fig, banana and bamboo in the vast sandbars of the mighty Red River, as he claimed to have achieved good results from such experimental forestry in a sandbar near Aruna Sapori within Jorhat district.


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Study reveals that rivers and streams are their favourite haunts in Karnataka national parks

Jumbos skip waterholes in Karnataka sanctuaries

2015-11-09 - BENGALURU, India.

With the elephant population relatively stable and reaching saturation point in many reserves, the focus had shifted to habitat management – that is, creation of water and food sources within National Parks to prevent elephants from venturing to the veritable buffet of cultivated crops that lie in the plains outside. However, do elephants frequent these spots? A study by researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences and Wildlife Conservation Society point to the contrary.


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The discovery of the six-million-year old elephant skull in Shuitangba, Zhaotong City in China pushed back the species’ history by one million years. The fossil suggests that the species originated somewhere in Yunnan Province.

6 Million-Year-Old Skull Of Elephant Found In China

2015-11-09 - Zhaotong, China.

An Sinomastodon praeintermedius skull fossil, dating back to six million years, was discovered in Shuitangba in Zhaotong City in China. The recent discovery suggests the species originated somewhere in the Yunnan province or in nearby areas.


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Captive Elephants Rules Amendment an Eyewash

2015-11-09 - Kochi, India.

In a serious lapse on the part of the State Government, the much touted Captive Elephants (Management and Maintenance) Rules - 2012, framed for preventing abuse of elephants, was not tabled in the Assembly before being notified as a rule.

Replying to an RTI query, the State Information Officer stated that the examination carried out by the Information Commission had showed that there was no record to prove that the Captive Elephants (Management and Maintenance) Rules-2012 (SRO No ...


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Elephant poaching overlord NABBED!

2015-11-09 - Garamba National Park, Congo.

Ivory trade is so lucrative that gangs have been formed for the killing of thousands of elephants. The don of these gangs, Boniface Matthew Mariango, has been caught and arrested by Tanzanian officials according to John R. Platt, who writes for Scientific American as well as other publications.


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Video: Clumsy And Cute Baby Elephant Plays With Orphaned Mother

2015-11-08 - Nairobi, Kenya.

Last month, orphan elephant Wendy got a new baby---and they have a roaring relationship which is both clumsy as well as cute, according to HNGN. The birth of a baby elephant is great news for conservationists, who are trying to increase the strength of the species.


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Rangers in Congo"s Garamba park fight, die in skirmishes with heavily armed elephant poachers

2015-11-08 - Johannesburg, South Africa.

The shootout last month, in which three rangers and a Congolese army colonel were killed, highlights the challenge of protecting parks in a part of Africa plagued for decades by insurgencies, civil war, refugee flows and weak governments. It shows how some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers stalk — and are stalked by — poachers who are slaughtering Africa´s elephants and other wildlife.


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Elephant reservation with hospital facility in Way Kambas, Lampung, Indonesia

Elephant hospital set up in Way Kambas Lampung

2015-11-07 - Lampung, Indonesia.

Indonesia has set up a special hospital at Way Kambas Park in Lampung, Sumatra, to treat the Sumatran elephant. The elephant hospital named Prof Dr Ir Rubini Atmadijaja Hospital will also function as a facility for supporting conservation efforts, education and research on the Sumatran elephant, the parks public relations coordinator, Sukatmoko said here Saturday.


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Pittsburgh Zoo awaits pregnancy news for trio of African elephants

2015-11-07 - Pittsburgh, United States.

Jackson, an African elephant bull, is doing his best to replenish the world´s shrinking pachyderm population, according to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Jackson has mated with three females that could be pregnant


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Eight-year old Masini at the Chadivayal elephant camp near Siruvani in Pooluvampatti Range in Coimbatore on Friday

8-year-old elephant preparing itself for new abode

2015-11-07 - Siruvani, India.

Masini, who was orphaned in 2007, has all along been in the Mudumalai Elephant Camp and is used to cool conditions. When it left the Mudumalai camp last week, after the government decided to give the elephant to the Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, the staff at the camp bid adieu to the friendly calf.


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Zoology Notes 009: Elephants use trunks like leaf blowers

2015-11-06 - Tokyo, Japan.

Researchers in Japan have now conducted a more detailed investigation of this behaviour, by setting two female elephants at Kamine Zoo a range of food-blasting challenges. Typically, it took the elephants just 3 blows to bring a food item within reach.


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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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Israeli zoo donates to Thai elephant hospital with check in elephant’s trunk

2015-11-06 - Lampang, Thailand.

Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak received a $1,500 donation from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for an elephant hospital in Lampang, Thailand. The check was delivered Thursday by an Asian elephant named Tamar, who presented it to the ambassador in her trunk.


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The pair will have to pay a fine of HK$5 million (about $645,127.60) to avoid spending two years in jail

Pair held in Hong Kong over 36kg ivory

2015-11-06 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

TWO men who were travelling from Zimbabwe to Hong Kong have been detained after 36kgs of suspected ivory products were found in their luggage. The reports indicate that during customs clearance, customs officers found about 19kgs of suspected ivory products concealed in a tailor-made vest inside the hand luggage belonging to the 47-year-old


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Elephants raid village, kill one

2015-11-06 - Bardhaman, India.

A herd of wild elephants raided Pursha village under Galsi police station in Burdwan district killing a man and injuring his wife besides damaging several houses, DFO Ajay Das said today. Nanulal Soren (64) and his wife Phulmani were sleeping on the verandah last night when an elephant trampled them. While Nanulal died, Phulmani was under treatment in hospital, Das said.


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Elephants get ambulance service in Kerala

2015-11-05 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Kerala has taken on a jumbo project: elephants in the state will soon have the luxury of ´ambulance´ service to transport sick and injured jumbos. For the first time, the state forest department has launched an animal ambulance, a specially designed vehicle for elephants, at the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary (WWS), a paradise for wild jumbos in north Kerala.


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Zimbabwe earns US$1m from elephant sales – Report

2015-11-05 - Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has earned US$1 million from the sale of 100 elephants to China early this year, state radio reported Thursday.According to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, the baby elephants were sold to the Asian country using guidelines of the International Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species. It said the proceeds from the sale have been channelled towards conservation programmes being undertaken by the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.


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India, Bangladesh join hands for safe cross-border elephant migration

2015-11-05 - GUWAHATI, India.

Human migration may remain a contentious issue between India and Bangladesh, but not for elephants. The two countries are working with their respective external affairs and home affairs ministries to ensure that jumbos can cross the international boundary with ease. "We (India and Bangladesh) are cooperating on trans-boundary conservation of elephants.


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African countries agree on measures to protect elephants

2015-11-05 - Porto-Novo, Benin.

Representatives of wildlife conservation agencies from 20 African countries met on Wednesday in Cotonou, Benin´s capital, and came up with a series of measures aimed at protecting elephants on the African continent.


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Sonepur ban may hit supply of elephants to Kerala

2015-11-05 - KOCHI, India.

Supply of elephants — those bling-bedecked pachyderms that take pride of place at the state´s numerous temple festivals — to Kerala could be drying up. That´s because trade in the large mammals has been banned at the annual Sonepur cattle fair in Bihar, the biggest source for the creatures in recent years.


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Bill Starling Sr. of Medicine Hat joined the navy in the Second World War and here is seen holding, Salty, the ship

Lest We Forget: Animals were key to war efforts

2015-11-04 - London, United Kingdom.

If horses were quick and strong, elephants were exceptionally strong and intimidating. They could charge towards the enemy instilling fear and confusion. A British man, Billy Williams, had an uncanny ability to understand elephants and motivate them to do what he needed them to do.


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VIRGINIA ZOO PLANS TO RELOCATE ELEPHANTS LISA AND CITA

2015-11-03 - Richmond, United States.

Following the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the oversight and governing body of accredited zoos in the U.S., Lisa and Cita will relocate to Zoo Miami in 2016. Zoo Miami is home to two older female African elephants, Mable and Peggy.


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Bull elephant Hari Hi Way died on Tuesday after falling ill with a viral infection

Chester Zoo: Second young elephant dies in six weeks

2015-10-28 - Chester, United Kingdom.

A second young elephant has died in the space of six weeks at Chester Zoo.
Three-year-old Hari Hi Way was being treated by vets at the zoo after falling ill with a viral infection. Despite their efforts, the bull calf elephant died late on Tuesday afternoon. A post-mortem examination will take place, the zoo confirmed.


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Over 50% elephants die before puberty: Study

2015-10-20 - New Delhi, India.

According to a study, over 50% of Indian elephants are dying before puberty. To discuss the matter, a two-day international symposium on ´Ecology and Health Management of Asiatic Elephant´ will be organized in the national capital.


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Visitors looking at a Sumatran elephant in its enclosure at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta on July 21, 2015.

Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official

2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia.

Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia´s Aceh province, an official said on Thursday (Oct 15). Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants, aged two and 15, bleeding from their mouths and rectums in the forest near Panggong village, in Aceh Jaya district, on Wednesday (Oct 14), local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told Agence France-Presse.


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Daniel Fisher, director of the U-M Museum of Paleontology and leader of the dig near Chelsea. Fisher is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.   Read more at: http://ph

Washtenaw County mammoth find hints at role of early humans

2015-10-05 - Chelsea, United States.

A team of University of Michigan paleontologists and an excavator who donated his time worked all day at the site in Lima Township, roughly 10 miles southwest of Ann Arbor and several miles from the town of Chelsea. They were able to recover about 20 percent of the animal´s bones, including the skull and two tusks, numerous vertebrae and ribs, the pelvis and both shoulder blades.


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4-year-old elephant dies at OKC Zoo

2015-10-02 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The Oklahoma City Zoo announced Thursday that 4-year-old female Asian elephant Malee died. Malee died about 4 a.m. Thursday. Zookeepers noticed that Malee was moving slower than usual Wednesday afternoon, although she was eating and doing other activities normally, according to a news release


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Tamani weighs in at close to 6,000 pounds. He currently resides with three other bull elephants at the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama.

Kansas City Zoo announces addition of young male elephant

2015-10-02 - Kansas City, United States. Chris Oberholtz

The Kansas City Zoo is preparing for a bull African elephant arrival sometime this month. Tamani, meaning "hope" in Swahilli, will turn 10 on Oct. 17 and will join six female African elephants that are past their reproductive years. But zoo officials hope to acquire younger females in the future.

"While our females are not in their reproductive years, it is our intent to exhibit some in the future," said Randy Wisthoff, the zoo´s executive director. "Tamani provides us the o...


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Zambia elephant population tenth of 1981 numbers: first pan-African census in over 40 years

2015-10-02 - Lusaka, Zambia.

This count will be the first pan-African census in over 40 years. Researchers in 20 countries will use a standardized method of data collection to create an up-to-date picture of the status of African elephants. In 1981, Zambia alone had an estimated 160,000 elephants. Today their number is likely one tenth of that.


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Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed by Ivory Poachers, Sparks Outrage

2015-09-29 - Lampung, Indonesia.

According to AFP, it’s suspected that Yongki, a 35-year-old Sumatran elephant who helped patrol Indonesian jungles, died of poisoning at the hands of poachers. His maimed and bloodied body was found nearby a camp at the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park where he had lived.


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Conflict with elephants leaves 660 dead in Odisha in a decade

2015-09-24 - Odisha, India.

The elephant population in Odisha continues to rise and so do cases of man-elephant conflict. Even though the government claims to have spent crores under various projects to avert such conflict, 660 men and women have lost their lives in past 10 years.


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Because We Could All Use Some Baby Elephants in Our Lives

2015-09-22 - London, United Kingdom.

Not that we need a reason to celebrate baby animals, because we actually love them all day, every day, but today is National Elephant Appreciation Day, so we wanted to highlight these specific babies. Scroll through to see some of the sweetest pictures we could find, and then check out all the rest of our photos, videos, and stories about elephants.


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The two-year-old elephant had contracted an illness called elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, which affects wild and captive elephants

Chester Zoo elephant calf Bala Hi Way dies after illness

2015-09-16 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Bala Hi Way, who was born in January 2013, became ill over the weekend and was being treated by veterinary teams at the zoo. Despite their efforts, the animal died on Monday night, the zoo confirmed. The two-year-old had contracted an illness called elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus, which affects wild and captive elephants.


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Elephant calf, hippo, terrapins add zing to Bannerghatta Park

2015-07-01 - Bangalore, India.

An elephant calf, a baby hippopotamus and 72 rescued black-spotted terrapins are among the new attractions. The female calf was born in BBP 10 days ago to elephant Suvarna. With this, the number of female elephants at BBP has increased to 12.


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Hogle Zoo"s 55-year-old elephant hoisted to its feet with crane

2015-05-10 - SALT LAKE CITY, United States.

The oldest African Elephant in North America and long-time Zoo favorite, 55-year-old Dari, had a difficult time getting up Friday morning. Zoo staff found Dari lying on the ground unable to stand. With a stiff and arthritic hind leg, Dari could not get the leverage she needed to get up on her own.


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45-year-old female elephant Champa dies in Indore zoo

2015-05-02 - INDORE, India.

Pall of gloom descended on Indore zoo following the death of 45-year-old female elephant Champa, barely two weeks after she was shifted to its new home on the zoo premises, on Friday late night.


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By drilling into mammoth tusks and other remains, researchers now have the the extinct creatures

Mammoth genome sequence completed

2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden. Pallab Ghosh

A US team is already attempting to study the animals´ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. The new genome study has been published in the Journal Current Biology, Dr Love Dalén at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm told BBC


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The Jumbo the Elephant statue at Tufts University.

Probably Not A Hero But Definitely A Mascot, Jumbo The Elephant Is Honored With A Statue At Tufts

2015-04-21 - CRAIG LEMOULT, United States.

Maybe you remember your school mascot as just a classmate in a bear outfit or some kind of pirate get-up at half time. But at Tufts University, the mascot is much more specific — and historic. Friday, the Tufts community gathered to unveil a huge new statue of their unique mascot Jumbo the elephant.


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One of the five elephants that have died in Dak Lak this year. Photo provided by Elephant Conservation Center of Dak Lak province.

Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months

2015-04-20 - Dak Lak, Vietnam.

The authorities are still conducting investigations to clarify the cause of death of an elephant named H´Lun (38 years old), under the management of Mr. Y Nhuan Hmok, 69, of EaWer commune, Buon Don district, Dak Lak province, famous for elephants in Vietnam. It is reported that the elephant was stabbed on its left thigh by someone on March 30. The Elephant Conservation Center of Dak Lak Province brought the elephant to the Ranger Station No. 1 of Yok Don National Park for treatment.


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A Thai customs officer inspects smuggled African elephant tusks on April 20 in Bangkok.

Thailand seizes smuggled elephant tusks worth $6 million

2015-04-20 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country’s history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in Bangkok on Saturday after the authorities received a tip and had tracked the containers from Congo, Customs Department director-general Somchai Sujjapongse told reporters.


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5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia

2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia.

Police in Namibia said on Monday that they have arrested five men for possessing nine elephants tusks, a few days after reports that more than 11 elephants have been killed by poachers in the country this year. The arrested are two Namibians, one Angolan and two Tswanas, police said.


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Athagarh gears up for elephant census

2015-04-20 - CUTTACK, India.

Athagarh forest division has chalked out elaborate measures to ensure an error-free elephant census. It will be carried out from May 26 to 28. Official sources said forest officers will sight the pachyderms and record their population from 37 watchtowers to be built across the division.


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Lanka’s first Open Air Zoo will open today

2015-04-20 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka.

The Zoological Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports took the initiative of expediting the construction work of the Open Air Zoo in Pinnawala. It has come up in adjacent to the Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala. The public will be given the opportunity of visiting this Zoo free of charge from today until the 01st of next month. It spans 44 acres. The Open Air Zoo has been mainly built on behalf of animals endemic to the country. Zoological Director Anura De Silva said...


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New SC Bench to hear PIL on elephant cruelty

2015-04-18 - New Delhi, India.

Justice Madan B. Lokur of Social Justice Bench of Supreme Court on Friday didn´t take up the public interest litigation petition filed against preventing cruelty to elephants by parading them in temple festivals and in other places. However, Justice Lokur transferred the case to Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant.


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The Elephant"s No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers

2015-04-17 - San Francisco, United States. Bill Shireman

Now that Ringling Brothers has committed to end its elephant shows, for example, it would be tempting for many advocates to go for the kill, and seek to shut down every circus, zoo, or aquarium where animals are put on display for entertainment. But here is the elephant in the room: continuing to demonize animal venues would be a sell-out of the movement´s higher mission. Circuses and zoos can be among the strongest and most effective allies for animal protection, if we mix pressure with p...


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Oregon’s beloved elephant Packy turns 53. Packy is the oldest male of his species in North America

2015-04-15 - Portland, United States.

The Oregon Zoo’s beloved patriarch elephant, Packy, is celebrating another birthday: the six-ton senior just turned 53. Zoo officials say Packy is the oldest male of his species on the North American continent. The zoo’s elephant curator Bob Lee said Packy has slowed down in old age and the zoo is trying to give him the most comfortable life possible.


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In this photograph taken on August 29, 2014, a mahout for the elephant patrol unit run by Leuser International Foundation prepares his Sumatran elephant for a patrol in Langkat District, North Sumatra Province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest co

Endangered Sumatran elephant found butchered, tusks missing

2015-04-15 - Aceh, Indonesia.

A Sumatran elephant has been found shot dead in Indonesia with its tusks removed and its head badly mutilated, an official said Wednesday, the latest suspected attack by poachers on the critically-endangered animals. The carcass of the male elephant, aged around 20, was found Monday in a forest in Aceh province, on western Sumatra island, local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told AFP.


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Conflating the figures - Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling off its wild elephants

2015-04-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe. Adam Cruise

Zimbabwe’s elephant population is so large that it has reached double the country’s carrying capacity, claims Zimbabwe’s minister for the environment, water and climate, Saviour Kasukuwere, who believes that his country’s recent capture and selling off young wild elephants, to zoos and private collections to the middle and far-east are necessary in order to control the exploding population. Kasukuwere provided no scientific evidence to support his claims regarding ca...


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Elephant kills villager at Kadashole, Borjora Forest Ranger in West Bengal

2015-04-15 - Borjora, India.

50-year-old Swapan Bauri was cycling back home in Baguli village after attending ´Gajan´ or ´Charak Puja´ festivities in Kandashole village when he was chased by two male elephants. One of the pachyderms lifted him by his trunk and then trampled him to death at Kadashole, Borjora Forest Ranger, Mohan Chandra Shit said today.


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Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place

2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon. Veyu Diana Ngoran

Meeting in Buea in the South West recently, regional experts decried the decline of elephants, pointing accusation to poachers. They unanimously agreed on the putting in place of a new tracking system known as the Elephant Trade Information System, ETIS, a tool kit that facilitates data collection on ivory trade.


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4-year-old boy thrashed to death by an elephant

2015-04-15 - Ludhiana, India.

In a macabre incident, an elephant went berserk and repeatedly thrashed a 4-year-old boy to death with his trunk on the road in the Grain market situated on the Gill road here today, police said. According to police and eyewitness accounts the elephant was escorted by four persons who were moving on the road with the purpose of collecting money and food from the people. The boy was identified as Vickky, son of a slum dweller.


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An elephant loaded with fodder pillaged from the city’s trees navigates a busy Delihi road in monsoon rain.

India mulls ban on captive elephants

2015-04-15 - New Delhi, India.

Elephants have been kept on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi for hundreds of years but the changing environment of the city and mounting pressure from animal welfare activists look set to consign this ancient way of life to the history books. On Friday, India’s Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision on banning the use of captive elephants in religious functions, processions and other events.


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DRONES ARE SAVING WILD ELEPHANT POPULATIONS FROM POACHERS IN AFRICA

2015-04-12 - Sydney, Australia.

A partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Kenyan Wildlife Service has led to the creation of a drone protection program targeted at identifying and discouraging poachers. The vehicles allow monitoring and identification of elephant populations, and provide a window in the sky from which to search for poachers.


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The house of Kunjan at Aanappara, near Thirunelly, in Wayanad district that was destroyed by a wild elephant on Saturday morning.

Man suffers grievous injuries in elephant attack in Wayanad

2015-04-12 - Wayanad, India.

A wild tusker on Saturday morning attacked Kunjan, 55, of Cholangadi, near Aanappara, in the Tholpetty range of forests under the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The tusker destroyed his house. Mr. Kunjan was admitted to the District Hospital at Mananthavady with serious injuries. His nine-year-old daughter escaped the tusker attack. The elephant also partially destroyed the house of Raju Cholangadi and a cattle shed of Raju Aranappara, the villagers said.


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Raising his voice against “a stolen generation” of elephant

2015-04-12 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka. Kumudini Hettiarachchi

Reiterating that elephants are an endangered species, Mr. Samarasinghe is quick to point out that the illegal capture of baby elephants from the wild began after 1994, with powerful people including politicians of the then regime keeping them hidden. “Gradually, in the last two to three years it became a huge business,” he laments, stressing that people need to understand the gravity of capturing a baby elephant when it is still suckling. Both the mother and the baby are traumatised.


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A love of elephants is not enough for film funders

2015-04-12 - Santa Monica, United States.

The much-vaunted film of Richard Leakey that is set to be made by Angelina Jolie may not get off the ground. Jolie wants the movie to focus on the battle with the poachers that Leakey undertook during the 1980’s while the movie funders wanted the movie to be a romantic love story.


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Don’t crush seized ivory – flood the market with it!

2015-04-12 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sherry UAE

I just got into work and I always have a cup of tea and read the paper. Why destroy the ivory (‘Crushing blow to ivory trade’, 7DAYS, April 9). Why not instead pay someone to make things out of it and then sell it cheap, this way by flooding the market the price will come down then they won’t kill them if it is cheap as chips, as they won’t make money. Flood, flood, flood the market.


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Jumbo tramples villager to death

2015-04-11 - Chipinge, Zimbabwe. Manicaland Correspondent

A CHIPINGE man was trampled to death by an elephant whilst guarding his field, recently. The incident happened at Mahenye village under Chief Garahwa area. Chipinge district police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Blessing Kadzuraumera, confirmed the death of Julius Sithole, 48.


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A bullhook is a blend of a bat and a fireplace poker, and it is ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE AUTHOR, used to dominate elephants by poking, prodding, and hitting the animals on their sensitive skin, causing searing pain.

California Not Dreamin’ as It Moves to Ban Bullhooks

2015-04-11 - Los Angeles, United States.

In a move closely related to the epochal March 5th announcement from Ringling Bros. that it plans to phase out the use of elephants in its traveling shows, California state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) has introduced SB 716, a bill to prohibit the use of bullhooks on elephants in California.


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A crane carries a dead elephant, electrocuted while foraging for food, near Guwahati

Fall of the giants

2015-04-11 - Guwahati, India.

In the last six years, Assam has lost more than 40 elephants to poisoning, electrocution, train accidents and bullet injuries. This gruesome man-animal conflict is only likely to worsen unless drastic measures are taken by the state authorities. Since 1987, more than 150 elephants have been killed in rail accidents across the country, many of them in Assam.


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Action Alert! Save a Species ~ Ride an Elephant

2015-04-11 - Perris, United States.

Animal rights extremists are trying to keep the elephants from coming to the Kern County Fair, where they´ve been loved for over a decade! Please voice your support for keeping elephant rides at the fair, before the decision 20th meeting. Write to the Kern County Fair Board of Directors: MOlcott@kerncountyfair.com, JBurton@kerncountyfair.com


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Rescued baby elephant taken to Jaldapara from Jhargram Zoo

2015-04-11 - Jaldapara, United States.

A baby elephant, kept in Jhargram Mini Zoo for the past one-and-a-half-months, was today taken to the Jaldapara National Park by forest department, and named Durga. The little jumbo, of 4-5 feet height, was separated from its herd and rescued by wildlife personnel from Sankrail forest in West Midnapore district, Sahu said.


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State Archives of Florida Debbie the elephant at Jacksonville

Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant

2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States.

I have a question concerning an elephant that was born in the Jacksonville Zoo I believe in 1956, maybe 1957, and there was a contest to name the elephant. My class named it Debbie, and we got to go to the zoo for the day.


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Connecticut considers total ivory ban

2015-04-11 - Hartford, United States.

Antique dealers, collectors, auctioneers and museum representatives gathered in Connecticut last month to oppose a bill seeking a total and uncompromising ban on the sale of ivory.The Raised Bill No. 6955 goes significantly further than last year´s federal ban on the commercial sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn or the state legislation recently adopted in New York and New Jersey.


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Anjalee gets a bath from keeper Andrew Coers at the encloure in Niue where she

Anjalee the elephant: Auckland zookeeper has spent 6 months to get her here

2015-04-11 - Niue, Niue.

Anjalee arrived in Niue last month and will reside there in a purpose-built enclosure for around 90 days until biosecurity officials give her the all-clear. She was born in the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. Her mother was rescued from the wild as a severely injured orphan, while her father was born at Pinnawala as part of its captive breeding programme. At two metres in height and weighing 1600kg, Anjalee has several years of growing yet to do and is significantly smaller than Burma...


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Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant TB

2015-04-11 - Seattle, United States.

The country’s two elephant sanctuaries have, indeed, taken in several animals with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease. When officials at Woodland Park Zoo decided to send Seattle’s aging females, Chai and Bamboo, to the Oklahoma City Zoo instead of a sanctuary, TB was one of the reasons cited. But TB is by no means exclusive to sanctuaries. Three males at Oregon Zoo in Portland were recently diagnosed in quick succession, and six staff members tested positive for exposure.


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The project envisages mapping of the new paths that elephants have established to move away from forests. This will be done for the first time in tea gardens.

Three-year, joint management project to curb man, elephant conflict

2015-04-10 - KOLKATA, India.

Apeejay Tea and WWF India on Thursday announced a three-year, joint management project to find lasting solutions to manage the human-elephant conflicts in Assam. The first phase, which focuses on reducing human-elephant mortality levels substantially, will commence immediately with an intensive conflict management effort in Sonitpur district.


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Elephant poached in Bwabwata

2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia.

An elephant was found dead at Muit’jiku village of Kavango East in the Buffalo core area of Bwabwata West last Friday. Muit’jiku is located in Bwabwata West National Park in Mukwe Constituency in Kavango East.
The elephant carcass was allegedly found by villagers who then informed the police at Divundu. It was discovered on Friday morning at about 06h00 and was believed to have been poached. An initial police investigation found two gunshot entry and exit wounds in the carca...


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Mother-daughter elephants separated for years reunite

2015-04-09 - Indianapolis, United States.

Video of a reunion between a mother elephant and her baby is making its way around the Internet and prompting thousands of viewers to say, “awwwwwww.” MeBai and her mother Mae Yui had been separated for three years. A videographer was there when the mother-daughter pair were reunited on a sunny day. It’s plain to see the moment is a happy one. MeBai and Mae Yui appear to be dancing around, ears flapping in and out, and each donning smiles so big they’re infectious.


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Bamboo, a 48-year-old Asain Elephant who has lived most of her like at Woodland Park Zoo. The zoo is preparing her and the other Asain Elephant, Chai, for a move to Oklahoma City Zoo.

Preparing To Move The Woodland Park Zoo Elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo.

2015-04-09 - Seattle, United States. JENNIFER WING

Woodland Park Zoo is actively preparing its two Asian Elephants, Chai and Bamboo, to make the journey to Oklahoma City Zoo. Nancy Hawkes, the zoo’s Curator, says it involves months of planning. “Anything to do with elephants takes time.” Two custom made crates were built for Chai and Bamboo. In February, one was put in their yard so they could get use to it. Keepers stood nearby with watermelons and honeydews to lure them in.


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ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV

2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland.

From baby elephants to amateur cooks, there´s plenty to watch tonight! The Zoo – RTÉ One (7.00pm) The series is back to showcase the daily occurrences and major events happening at Dublin Zoo, including the arrival of three elephant calves.


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Thorny bamboo bushes to protect tea gardens from elephants

2015-04-09 - Assam, India.

To reduce tea crop losses and prevent man-elephant conflict, four tea estates of Assam will soon be "bio-fenced" with thickets of thorny bamboos. Under a strategic partnership to prevent and manage man-elephant conflict, Apeejay Tea has tied up with the World Wildlife Fund to make a series of interventions and also calculate the amount of damage caused by the pachyderms. Dipankar Ghose, Director (Species & Landscape) WWF-India, said on an average 400 people get killed in India each year in confl...


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Bid to make sanctuary haven for Bornean elephants

2015-04-09 - Kota Kinabatangan, Malaysia.

The community of Kampung Perpaduan here hopes to make the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (LKWS) as a haven for almost 300 Bornean elephants that reside there. EU-REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Project Manager, Dr Raymond Alfred said that it was a challenge for them to achieve that aim since LKWS was surrounded by human settlements, oil palm plantations and unprotected private lands.


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Auckland-bound elephant Anjalee arrives in Niue

2015-04-09 - Alofi, Niue.

An eight-year-old elephant eventually to reside in Auckland Zoo has made her much anticipated journey from Sri Lanka to Niue. Anjalee is to be a companion for Burma at Auckland Zoo, but first requires completion of a three month quarantine period in Niue. Auckland Zoo staff has been preparing for Anjalee´s arrival in Niue for five years, and are very excited to see their hard work pay off when she flies in on a C-130 Hercules.


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Circus elephant sanctuary ‘like “Jurassic Park” with a happy ending,’ owner says

2015-04-09 - Polk City, United States.

The Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation sits on 200 acres of land in rural central Florida, halfway between Orlando and Sarasota, off a nondescript country road. An armed security guard greets you at the entrance. Twenty-nine elephants currently live here, and 13 more will join the group by 2018, after Ringling Bros. decided this year to stop using elephants in its traveling circus.


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UAE to destroy 10 tonnes of tusks as it takes a tough stance against ivory smuggling

2015-04-09 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Megha Merani

The UAE is to destroy more than 10 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers as part of efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Ministry of Environment and Water said the crushing of the ivory is the first of its kind in the Middle East and demonstrates the country’s “zero tolerance” on smuggling.


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Review of Caitlin O"Connell"s book "Elephant Don"

2015-04-09 - Washington, United States.

Portions of the book are adapted from postings to the New York Times’s Scientist at Work blog that the author wrote while also publishing more technical presentations of her findings in Ethology Ecology & Evolution, American Zoologist and other peer-reviewed journals. When not doing fieldwork in Namibia, O’Connell is an instructor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


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Kenya: Third Elephant Killed in Laikipia Conservancy

2015-04-09 - Laikipia, Kenya.

ANOTHER elephant has been killed by poachers at Naigera area of Engelesha Forest in the Laikipia Nature Conservancy, Laikipia county. Conservancy director Kuki Gallmann said the elephant´s tusks were hacked off by the poachers, who struck on Monday. This brings to three the number of elephants killed at the conservancy this year by poachers. "It was shot on the right front leg, right side, back and right ear," she said. The killing of the 20-year-old animal occurred a hundred metres away f...


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Visiting the Temple Elephants of Kerala, India

2015-04-09 - Guruvayur, India. Mary-Rose Abraham

The unique sanctuary in the state of Kerala, India, is called Anakotta (“Elephant Fort”) and houses 58 elephants. They make their home on the grounds of a former royal palace and belong, quite literally, to God. The sanctuary is managed by the Guruvayur Temple, one of the most prominent Hindu shrines in India. And each elephant is a devotional offering to its presiding deity, Lord Krishna.


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Federal judge refuses to block Seattle elephants" transfer from one zoo to another

2015-04-09 - Seattle, United States.

A federal judge on Tuesday criticized conditions for elephants at both the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and the Oklahoma City Zoo but refused to block the transfer of two aging Seattle elephants to Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour said Tuesday he was "deeply troubled" that the Oklahoma zoo won´t be able to offer Chai and Bamboo "the climate nor nearly the amount of space that independent experts have said is necessary for their well-being," The Seattle Times reported (http://i...


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Elephant Nadia Forced to Quit Phuket Resort

2015-04-09 - Phuket, Thailand. Prasit Tarnsirisin and Alan Morison

Nadia, a juvenile elephant that became target of an online petition to save her from a Phuket resort, has been moved. She has a new home, a new job - and a new name. Managers at the Marina Phuket Resort in Karon told the elephants owners to move her at the weekend from the resort because of an online campaign


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UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter

2015-04-09 - Oruwala, Sri Lanka.

The elephant calf which was taken into custody of the wildlife officers in the Oruwala area in Athurugiriya recently was presented before the Kaduwela Magistrate on the night of Monday April 6. The magistrate ordered for the elephant calf to be transferred to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The Kaduwela Magistrate also ordered the release of the two mahouts on bail.


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Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

2015-04-09 - Yok Don, Vietnam.

According to the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center, the number of wild and domesticated elephants in the locality is declining in the area. A report shows there were more than 550 wild elephants in 1980, but the figure has dropped to 70-80. Seventeen elephants have been killed since 2009. There were 502 domesticated elephants in 1980, but now there are only 48.


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KABINI MAGIC BECKONS TOURISTS, ELEPHANTS

2015-04-09 - Mysore, India.

The congregation of elephant herds at the Kabini backwaters has begun to unfold, much to the delight of wildlife enthusiasts and tourists. An annual phenomena which peaks during summer, scores of elephants have been sighted at Kabini backwaters in the last couple of days. Their numbers are expected to increase in the weeks ahead.


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Terror prevailed at Korba forest region when three women were trampled to death at two separate spots by a herd of elephants on Sunday.

Tuskers trample 3 women to death in Chhattisgarh

2015-04-09 - Raipur, India.

Terror prevailed at Korba forest region when three women were trampled to death at two separate spots by a herd of elephants on Sunday. This is tenth death reported due to tusker attack in four months in northern Chhattisgarh, officials said.


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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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Ringling Brothers phases out elephants, builds sanctuary in FL

2015-04-09 - Venice, United States.

Ringling Brothers circus is phasing out elephants in its shows, and all of its elephants are expected to retire by 2018. Tucked away in rural central Florida, the elephant sanctuary is where some Ringling Brothers elephants are already enjoying their retirement. "It´s so quiet," said Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. "You can walk around, and you don´t hear anything." It´s located on 200 acres of land, and it´s a place where some of the elephants from ...


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Baby elephants, in particular, have been a focus of complaints.

Livestock officers check reports of elephant abuse on Phuket

2015-04-06 - Phuket, Thailand. Nattha Thepbamrung

Taveesak Sawasdivej, an official with the Muang District Livestock, said that he had led a team to check three places that were accused of abusing elephants, but had found no evidence of this.“This month, we will survey every elephant camp and places that are reported to have elephants working. There will be an annual health check that will include checks on their microchips and the licenses.”


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Strayed wild elephant kills a man in Bengal

2015-04-04 - Kolkata, India.

In a sad incident, a young man was gored and killed by a wild elephant herd in Bankura district of West Bengal on Saturday. According to information, the incident occurred in Kuchkunda village under Barjora forest range of the district in the early hours of Saturday while the 25-year-old man was sleeping outside his house.


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Border guard, woodcutter trampled to death

2015-04-03 - Coxs Bazar, India.

Two people, including a Border Guard Bangladesh member, were trampled to death by wild elephants in Cox´s Bazar and Chittagong yesterday. The BGB man was identified as Lance Nayak Habibur Rahman, 44, who hailed from Jhalakathi, reports our Cox´s Bazar correspondent. Commander of BGB-17 Battalion in Cox´s Bazar Col Khalequzzaman said Habibur was killed after three wild elephants attacked a BGB team which had gone to Himchhari Shampan Hill area in Ramu upazila around 2:00am...


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Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews

2015-04-02 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

Over the last few months, there have been ongoing and alarming reports about a group of elephant calves held captive in enclosures in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s flagship wilderness area.Inside sources, people on the ground in the park, have said that these animals were snatched from their wild herds, rounded up in a facility, and are now being readied for export to unconfirmed destinations around the world.


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Oregon Zoo euthanizes 31-Year-Old Elephant

2015-03-31 - Portland, United States. Felix Balthasar

On Monday, the Oregon Zoo euthanized a 31-year-old elephant named Rama. The zoo officials took this hard decision as Rama was in extreme pain due to an old leg injury. Rama was treated with physical therapy techniques and anti-inflammatory medications. But the zoo officials said that none of them were proving effective to lessen the pain. In fact, no new modifications were able to improve Rama´s quality of life.


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Auckland-bound elephant Anjalee is on her way

2015-03-13 - Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland Zoo is delighted to announce that an eight-year-old Asian elephant na​med Anjalee has begun her journey to join the Zoo´s 32-year-old female elephant Burma. ​Anjalee is the first of two elephants that will be coming to Auckland Zoo from Sri Lanka´s Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage; at 7 o´clock (NZT) she boarded an Emirates freighter plane in Colombo. Following a 12-hour flight to Auckland Airport, she will continue the second leg of her journey on a Ne...


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India, Bangladesh join hands for safe cross-border elephant migration 2015-11-05 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe earns US$1m from elephant sales – Report 2015-11-05 - Thiruvananthapuram, India - Elephants get ambulance service in Kerala 2015-11-04 - London, United Kingdom - Lest We Forget: Animals were key to war efforts 2015-11-03 - Richmond, United States - VIRGINIA ZOO PLANS TO RELOCATE ELEPHANTS LISA AND CITA 2015-10-28 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo: Second young elephant dies in six weeks 2015-10-20 - New Delhi, India - Over 50% elephants die before puberty: Study 2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official 2015-10-05 - Chelsea, United States - Washtenaw County mammoth find hints at role of early humans 2015-10-02 - Lusaka, Zambia - Zambia elephant population tenth of 1981 numbers: first pan-African census in over 40 years 2015-10-02 - Kansas City, United States - Kansas City Zoo announces addition of young male elephant 2015-10-02 - Oklahoma City, United States - 4-year-old elephant dies at OKC Zoo 2015-09-29 - Lampung, Indonesia - Beloved Elephant Yongki Killed by Ivory Poachers, Sparks Outrage 2015-09-24 - Odisha, India - Conflict with elephants leaves 660 dead in Odisha in a decade 2015-09-22 - London, United Kingdom - Because We Could All Use Some Baby Elephants in Our Lives 2015-09-16 - Chester, United Kingdom - Chester Zoo elephant calf Bala Hi Way dies after illness 2015-07-01 - Bangalore, India - Elephant calf, hippo, terrapins add zing to Bannerghatta Park 2015-05-10 - SALT LAKE CITY, United States - Hogle Zoo"s 55-year-old elephant hoisted to its feet with crane 2015-05-02 - INDORE, India - 45-year-old female elephant Champa dies in Indore zoo 2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden - Mammoth genome sequence completed 2015-04-21 - CRAIG LEMOULT, United States - Probably Not A Hero But Definitely A Mascot, Jumbo The Elephant Is Honored With A Statue At Tufts 2015-04-20 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka - Lanka’s first Open Air Zoo will open today 2015-04-20 - CUTTACK, India - Athagarh gears up for elephant census 2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia - 5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia 2015-04-20 - Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand seizes smuggled elephant tusks worth $6 million 2015-04-20 - Dak Lak, Vietnam - Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months 2015-04-18 - New Delhi, India - New SC Bench to hear PIL on elephant cruelty 2015-04-17 - San Francisco, United States - The Elephant"s No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers 2015-04-15 - New Delhi, India - India mulls ban on captive elephants 2015-04-15 - Ludhiana, India - 4-year-old boy thrashed to death by an elephant 2015-04-15 - Buea, Cameroon - Cameroon: Elephant Poaching - New Tracking System in Place 2015-04-15 - Borjora, India - Elephant kills villager at Kadashole, Borjora Forest Ranger in West Bengal 2015-04-15 - Harare, Zimbabwe - Conflating the figures - Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling off its wild elephants 2015-04-15 - Aceh, Indonesia - Endangered Sumatran elephant found butchered, tusks missing 2015-04-15 - Portland, United States - Oregon’s beloved elephant Packy turns 53. Packy is the oldest male of his species in North America 2015-04-12 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Don’t crush seized ivory – flood the market with it! 2015-04-12 - Santa Monica, United States - A love of elephants is not enough for film funders 2015-04-12 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - Raising his voice against “a stolen generation” of elephant 2015-04-12 - Wayanad, India - Man suffers grievous injuries in elephant attack in Wayanad 2015-04-12 - Sydney, Australia - DRONES ARE SAVING WILD ELEPHANT POPULATIONS FROM POACHERS IN AFRICA 2015-04-11 - Seattle, United States - Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant TB 2015-04-11 - Niue, Niue - Anjalee the elephant: Auckland zookeeper has spent 6 months to get her here 2015-04-11 - Hartford, United States - Connecticut considers total ivory ban 2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States - Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant 2015-04-11 - Jaldapara, United States - Rescued baby elephant taken to Jaldapara from Jhargram Zoo 2015-04-11 - Perris, United States - Action Alert! Save a Species ~ Ride an Elephant 2015-04-11 - Guwahati, India - Fall of the giants 2015-04-11 - Los Angeles, United States - California Not Dreamin’ as It Moves to Ban Bullhooks 2015-04-11 - Chipinge, Zimbabwe - Jumbo tramples villager to death 2015-04-10 - KOLKATA, India - Three-year, joint management project to curb man, elephant conflict 2015-04-09 - Venice, United States - Ringling Brothers phases out elephants, builds sanctuary in FL 2015-04-09 - TONAWANDA, United States - SR Instruments Installs New Platform Scale for Elephants and Rhinos at the Buffalo Zoo 2015-04-09 - Raipur, India - Tuskers trample 3 women to death in Chhattisgarh 2015-04-09 - Mysore, India - KABINI MAGIC BECKONS TOURISTS, ELEPHANTS 2015-04-09 - Yok Don, Vietnam - Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd 2015-04-09 - Oruwala, Sri Lanka - UPDATE: Attempt to seize Oruwala elephants engaged in Polo results in jumbo encounter 2015-04-09 - Phuket, Thailand - Elephant Nadia Forced to Quit Phuket Resort 2015-04-09 - Seattle, United States - Federal judge refuses to block Seattle elephants" transfer from one zoo to another 2015-04-09 - Guruvayur, India - Visiting the Temple Elephants of Kerala, India 2015-04-09 - Laikipia, Kenya - Kenya: Third Elephant Killed in Laikipia Conservancy 2015-04-09 - Washington, United States - Review of Caitlin O"Connell"s book "Elephant Don" 2015-04-09 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - UAE to destroy 10 tonnes of tusks as it takes a tough stance against ivory smuggling 2015-04-09 - Polk City, United States - Circus elephant sanctuary ‘like “Jurassic Park” with a happy ending,’ owner says 2015-04-09 - Alofi, Niue - Auckland-bound elephant Anjalee arrives in Niue 2015-04-09 - Kota Kinabatangan, Malaysia - Bid to make sanctuary haven for Bornean elephants 2015-04-09 - Assam, India - Thorny bamboo bushes to protect tea gardens from elephants 2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland - ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV 2015-04-09 - Seattle, United States - Preparing To Move The Woodland Park Zoo Elephants to Oklahoma City Zoo. 2015-04-09 - Indianapolis, United States - Mother-daughter elephants separated for years reunite 2015-04-09 - Windhoek, Namibia - Elephant poached in Bwabwata 2015-04-06 - Phuket, Thailand - Livestock officers check reports of elephant abuse on Phuket 2015-04-04 - Kolkata, India - Strayed wild elephant kills a man in Bengal 2015-04-03 - Coxs Bazar, India - Border guard, woodcutter trampled to death 2015-04-02 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe’s Plan to Export Wild Elephants: The Full Audio Interviews 2015-03-31 - Portland, United States - Oregon Zoo euthanizes 31-Year-Old Elephant 2015-03-13 - Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland-bound elephant Anjalee is on her way


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