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Kerala jumbo Neelakantan dies after years of neglect, abuse by caretakers

2019-12-30 - Kottor, India. Haritha John

Shasthamkotta Neelakantan, a tusker of Sree Dharma Sastha temple in Kollam district of Kerala, died at the Elephant Rehabilitation Centre at Kottur. He had been struggling, battling pain from multiple wounds and on Saturday morning, the tusker succumbed to his injuries.


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Everyone agrees that the 50 elephant photo above was enhanced by Roland Butler when in fact the closest they came in those days was 47 in 1941 but unfortunately the show only returned to Sarasota with 36 due to the tragic elephant poisoning in Atlanta.

The Way We Were: Circus came to Augusta and brought mystery with it

2019-11-17 - Augusta, United States. Bill Kirby

In February, officials investigating the elephant deaths determined the animals had probably eaten vegetation sprayed with herbicides during the Atlanta stop, gotten sick and died.The circus train left Augusta for Charleston, S.C., and en route lost its 11th elephant, “Peggy,” who succumbed in a railcar. No one found evidence that large amounts of arsenic had been purchased along the circus route.


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Mr. Satake touching Fujiko for the first time in 4 months = Higashi Park Zoo in Kakemachi, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture

Retirement of a veteran keeper who says goodbye to Fuziko

2019-11-16 - Okazaki City, Japan. Takashi Ogawa

This year, a staff member who took care of elephants for 35 years left the scene at Shito Higashi Koen Zoo in Okazaki City, Fujiko came from a zoo in Fukuyama City , Hiroshima Prefecture in 1982, before the park opened . Shinpei Satake (69), a zookeeper who retired this spring, was in charge at about the same time as he came to the park.


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The life size giraffe models act as a psychological barier for the elephants

Assam tea estate keeps elephants at bay with life size models of giraffes

2019-10-31 - Golaghat, India.

A a herd of 50-60 elephants heading for the tea estate changed its path when they saw a life size dummy giraffe. “We have installed three giraffes made of fiber in our tea estate last week as a measure to protect our crops from elephants,” said Utpal Goswami, the manager at the Dolaguri Tea Estate in Golaghat’s Letekujan area.


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Mysuru zoo gets record number of visitors, thanks to Dasara

2019-10-20 - Mysore, India.

This Dasara, the Mysuru zoo attracted more visitors, improving its revenue. In a span of 10 days, 1.65 lakh people visited the zoo and the gate revenue realised was 1.59 crore. A record number of tourists visited the zoo on the day of Ayudha Puja and Vijayadashami, which were public holidays. A total of 30,273 people came on Ayudha Puja and 28,386 on Vijayadashami, realising a revenue of 29.27 lakh and 28.28 lakh respectively. This is the biggest earnings for the zoo in a single day


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No improvement in Neelakandan"s health even after expert treatment

2019-10-13 - Sastamkotta, India.

Even after expert therapy at Kottur Elephant Rejuvenation Centre, the health of ‘Gajaveeran’ Neelakandan of Sastamkotta Dharmashatha temple remains the same. The elephant was sent to the rehabilitation centre for therapy on July 15 following a High Court order. Vets claim that although the external injuries that the elephant sustained has healed to an extent, there is not much progress in his overall health.


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70-Year-Old Frail Elephant In Sri Lanka Whose Photos Sparked Outrage Dies

2019-09-25 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

An emaciated 70-year-old elephant that caused a social media outcry after being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka has died, officials said Wednesday. The government has ordered an autopsy for Tikiri, a domesticated Asian elephant that died Tuesday night in Kegalle, 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of the capital Colombo, a wildlife department official said.


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Delhi"s last elephant Laxmi sent to rehab in Haryana

2019-09-20 - Yamunanagar, India.

National Capital's last elephant, Lakshmi, who was rescued from near East Delhi recently, was sent to a rehabilitation center in Haryana on Friday morning. At present, this center is taking care of five elephants including Lakshmi. "She is the fifth elephant here.


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47-year-old elephant Laxmi, which went missing two months ago, near the Shakarpur Police Station in New Delhi on September 18, 2019

‘Missing’ Delhi elephant Laxmi found, mahout Saddam arrested after two months on the run

2019-09-18 - Delhi, India.

The 47-year-old elephant, Laxmi, was sent to an elephant rescue centre in Ban Santour in Haryana around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, according to officials of forest department. The elephant which had been missing for the last two months was rescued and its mahout was arrested by Delhi Police on late Tuesday night from east Delhi.


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A wild tusker and Kalpana, one of Aane Manes radio collared elephants

Buoyed by Hassan success, forest dept to radio-collar more jumbos

2019-09-11 - Bengaluru, India. Rohith BR

The forest department’s experiment to radio-collar select wiwild elephants in Hassan to track their movements and address conflict with humans has paid off. AK Singh, chief conservator of forests, Hassan, recently said six mother elephants are being monitored in his jurisdiction.


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Indian elephant, Elephas maximus, with just born calf, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India

Do India’s Elephants Really Need Birth Control?

2019-08-29 - Delhi, India. Rishika Pardikar

If you go by the country’s first ever synchronised Elephant Census conducted in 2017, there are 27,312 elephants across 23 states. The 10-year project to develop an immunocontraceptive was approved in 2017, with a budget of Rs10 crore. According to Vinod Mathur, the director of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), the nodal agency for the project, it will “soon be implemented on a pilot basis in a phased manner”.


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Kumki elephants Suyambu, Venkatesh to be shifted to Chadivayal camp

2019-07-04 - COIMBATORE, India. Wilson Thomas

Kumki elephants Suyambu (24) and Venkatesh (32) from Anamalai Tiger Reserve will be shifted to Chadivayal camp of Coimbatore Forest Division. The two will replace kumkis Cheran (32) and John (27) of Chadivayal camp, who will be sent to Theppakkadu in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Cheran and John were shifted from Theppakkadu to Chadivayal in April last year.


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Elephant rides to stop at Cambodia’s biggest attraction

2019-06-08 - Siem Reap, Cambodia. Lucy Middleton

The overworked group of 14 elephants will no longer be forced to work at Angkor Wat, where over 2.5 million international tourists visit each year. They will be transferred to a conservation and breeding centre by early 2020, the The Angkor Elephant Group Committee confirmed.


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Named after the white elephant ridden by the God Indra in Hindu mythology, the Airavata Khmer Elephant Foundation offers eco-tourism activities such as carefully supervised elephant rides in the animal’s natural habitat, the forest.

The foundation aiming to preserve the Kingdom’s elephant heritage

2019-05-21 - Banlung, Cambodia. Pann Rethea

Airavata Khmer Elephant Foundation was created four years ago to protect the very last surviving tame domestic elephant population in Ratanakkiri province, as well as the traditions of their mahouts (elephant trainers).


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Noah"s Ark Zoo FarmFull-time permanent Animal Keeper; Elephant Section

2019-02-22 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper on our Elephant Section which is acting as Europe’s premier African Elephant Bull facility. This is a full-time position working a 40-hour week on a flexible rota (including weekends and bank holidays).


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15 Headlines about Elephants from 20192019-12-30 - Kottor, India - Kerala jumbo Neelakantan dies after years of neglect, abuse by caretakers 2019-11-17 - Augusta, United States - The Way We Were: Circus came to Augusta and brought mystery with it 2019-11-16 - Okazaki City, Japan - Retirement of a veteran keeper who says goodbye to Fuziko 2019-10-31 - Golaghat, India - Assam tea estate keeps elephants at bay with life size models of giraffes 2019-10-20 - Mysore, India - Mysuru zoo gets record number of visitors, thanks to Dasara 2019-10-13 - Sastamkotta, India - No improvement in Neelakandan"s health even after expert treatment 2019-09-25 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka - 70-Year-Old Frail Elephant In Sri Lanka Whose Photos Sparked Outrage Dies 2019-09-20 - Yamunanagar, India - Delhi"s last elephant Laxmi sent to rehab in Haryana 2019-09-18 - Delhi, India - ‘Missing’ Delhi elephant Laxmi found, mahout Saddam arrested after two months on the run 2019-09-11 - Bengaluru, India - Buoyed by Hassan success, forest dept to radio-collar more jumbos 2019-08-29 - Delhi, India - Do India’s Elephants Really Need Birth Control? 2019-07-04 - COIMBATORE, India - Kumki elephants Suyambu, Venkatesh to be shifted to Chadivayal camp 2019-06-08 - Siem Reap, Cambodia - Elephant rides to stop at Cambodia’s biggest attraction 2019-05-21 - Banlung, Cambodia - The foundation aiming to preserve the Kingdom’s elephant heritage 2019-02-22 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Noah"s Ark Zoo FarmFull-time permanent Animal Keeper; Elephant Section


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