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The Calgary Zoo is closing down its elephant exhibit and shipping the animals out of the country.

Zoo’s plan to relocate elephants will stress animals, ex-veterinarian says

2013-05-03 - Calgary, Canada.

More than 30 years ago in a Sri Lankan jungle, then-Calgary Zoo veterinarian Darrel Florence fashioned a homemade device from a 7Up container and a garden hose, then used it to feed formula milk to three 200-pound infants.Florence, a zoo vet from 1975-1980, says to relocate the aged animals now to a new place is too stressful and not in the elephants’ best interest.


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Swarna, Maharani and Kamala will soon have a new home outside Canada as the Calgary Zoo has decided it doesn’t have enough room for its Asian elephants. The zoo also wants to relocate its male pachyderm, Spike

Calgary Zoo preparing to bid adieu to elephants. Officials checking possible new homes for pachyderms

2013-04-17 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is close to finding a new home for its three female elephants. After reviewing nine possible locations, the zoo said it is now completing on-site visits for about half of the facilities and will make the decision public in four to six weeks. “We are identifying the best possible place for them with the best possible timeline, keeping in mind the elephants’ needs,” said general curator Jamie Dorgan, who declined to divulge the locations of the facilities except to say they a...


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New director of conservation at the Calgary Zoo Dr. Jake Veasey by the Gorilla enclosure on Friday November 19 2010 in Calgary.  Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Veasey+best+elephant+breeds+again/7478288/story.html#ixzz2Ay8llUI9

Veasey: Its best if the zoos elephant breeds again

2012-11-01 - Calgary, Canada.

As the Calgary Zoos director of animal care, an animal welfare scientist and a captive elephant specialist, I’d like to respond to Jennifer O’Connor’s letter by respectfully encouraging her to consider the evidence relating to the psychological and physical impacts of denying elephants the opportunity to reproduce, before claiming it is “indefensible” and “self-serving” to allow Rani to breed again.


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Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft

Premature, stillborn calf of Maharani in Calgary

2012-10-24 - Calgary, Canada.

Zoo officials are deeply saddened to advise the community that Asian elephant Maharani delivered a premature, stillborn calf in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The calf was due in February/March 2013.


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Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft

Calgary Zoo elephant Rani pregnant again

2012-03-08 - Calgary, United States.

Calgary Zoo officials hope the female elephant´s third try at motherhood will be a lot more successful than her previous attempts. Known as Rani by zookeepers, the 22-year-old Asian elephant initially rejected both of her calves, which both subsequently died. Rani is now 10 months along in a 22-month gestation period, meaning that she´s not due to give birth until February.


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Calgary elephant gets 21 kg steel tusk caps

2010-08-07 - Calgary, Canada.

It took several hours of work by a team of eight experts backed by a machinist and a welder — plus a 10-tonne hoist just in case — but the Calgary zoo´s largest elephant has a new set of stainless steel tusk caps. Ganesha — or Spike, as he is nicknamed — was fitted with the 21-kilogram dental caps on Wednesday to replace the ones he has worn since 2002, according to zoo officials.


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Zoos Asian elephant Maharani may be pregnant for third time

2010-04-23 - Calgary, Canada.

Its a burning question for Calgary Zoo veterinary staff , who suspect that Maharani, a 20-year-old Asian elephant, is pregnant again. If blood tests confirm the pachyderm is indeed expecting a third calf, theres a heartbreaking possibility the newborn will fall ill to the same disease that killed Maharanis last offspring, Malti, in 2008.


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Zoo defends Asian-inspired elephant statue

2009-09-25 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo says the statue of an elephant that's the focus of criticism by a religious group is meant to symbolize the widely revered culture behind the Asian elephant exhibit. Spokesman Graham Newton tells the Morning News on QR77 says the statue will not come down. "The connection is with the Asian culture," Newton said. "Much like the bald eagle stands for the American culture."
He says the attraction has been the source of a handful of complaints but most people love it.


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Malti died over the weekend from elephant herpes virus

Baby elephant died of heart failure

2008-11-03 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is learning more about the death of Malti the baby elephant. The little pachyderm died this weekend, less than a week after being diagnosed with elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV). The disease kills by attacking the cells that line an elephant's blood vessels in the heart, liver and other organs. The virus hits suddenly and causes internal bleeding and heart failure, killing the animal within a few days. The virus seems to lie dormant in adult elephants and is spread t...


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Baby elephant Malti dies

2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo's baby elephant has died, despite round-the-clock efforts to save her. Malti was diagnosed with a rare, but deadly disease called elephant herpesvirus on Friday. The disease attacks the lining of the blood vessels. It's suspected she got it from one of the adult elephants which can carry the virus without ever becoming ill themselves. The Elephant Crossing area of the zoo was closed to the public Saturday. All of the elephants were kept outside while staff worked feverishly to ke...


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Wearing a warm blanket, one-month-old elephant Malti wanders out to meet the public for the first time at the Calgary Zoo on Sept. 10, 2007

Baby elephant at Calgary Zoo gravely ill in herpes virus

2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada. DAWN WALTON

The baby elephant that has been drawing huge crowds at the Calgary Zoo is gravely ill with a virus that is almost always fatal and has been responsible for killing dozens of pachyderms in captivity and in the wild. Officials said Friday afternoon that blood tests have confirmed that Malti, an almost 15-month-old female Asian elephant, has elephant herpes virus, a condition that attacks the circulatory system. Zoo veterinarians are working around the clock and administer anti-viral medication to ...


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PETA and the Calgary Zoo

2008-05-20 - Calgary, Canada.

The injury of an animal keeper at the Calgary Zoo on Sunday, gave known animal activists PETA, a chance to attack their elephant management techniques. But Graham Newton, the Director of Corporate Services at the zoo tells 660News, PETA's accusations are unfounded. He says their information is filled with inaccuracies and shoddy research, because they already do use protected contact method with one of their elephants, and for others the free contact method is what they're used to, and is a safe...


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Elephant injures zookeeper at Calgary Zoo

2008-05-18 - Calgary, Canada.

Senior elephant keeper Brent Vanhooft, 48, was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon after an incident in the Tropical Eurasia building at the Calgary Zoo. Around 1:30 p.m., a crowd of people in the Elephant Crossing facility looked on in disbelief as one of the animals; a 33-year old elephant named Swarna, became agitated, and knocked the zoo keeper down. Swarna was in a pen with two other elephants, a mother, Maharani, and her 9-month old calf, Malti. Maharani is Swarna's sister. Zoo officials be...


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At six months old, 242-kg elephant baby gaining ground -- and plenty of pounds in spite of early rejection by mom

2008-02-18 - Calgary, Canada. MICHAEL PLATT

There are parents in Calgary with more mouths to feed, but at 25 litres of milk a day, there's no baby with an appetite like this 242-kg toddler. Such greedy guzzling has Malti the elephant gaining up to a kilogram of mass a day and half of that milk now comes directly from the baby's mom. Its a breast-feeding victory that's made Family Day all the more significant for keepers at the Calgary Zoo, who've been hand-raising Malti since her birth on August 9. "Each day we have another success and ea...


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Baby elephant Malti will be featured in the Calgary Zoo

Calgary Zoo boss plots a bright future for people, wildlife

2008-01-22 - Calgary, Canada. David Parker, Calgary Herald

The zoo's annual budget is $26 million and, of that, Harper's group brings in approximately $17 million -- $10 million of which is from admissions. This year, he is expecting a big boost to the visitor count as well as memberships, thanks to a couple of big attractions: Malti, a baby elephant, and a new stingray tank. Malti is a joy to watch as she kicks ball, throws around cardboard or takes her snack from the keeper's bottle. Directly across from the interior elephant enclosure, a big tank is ...


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Public debut

2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada.

Elephant-keeper David Percival walks one-month-old Malti to meet the public for the first time yesterday at the Calgary Zoo.


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Clad in a fall coat, baby elephant Malti makes public debut at Calgary zoo

2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoos newest all-star attraction made her public debut Monday in front of several hundred adoring fans. Just one month old and wearing a down coat to keep away the autumn morning chills, baby Asian elephant Malti sauntered up and down the paddock with zookeepers on either side like a movie star with her security guards. Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says while Malti is starting to gain more than a kilogram daily, the zoo is still concerned about her bonding with mom, Maharani.


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Elephants best friend gets nursery visit, Calgary teen who tried to save dying calf in 2004 given privilege of naming newborn

2007-08-26 - Calgary, Canada.

Nearly three years ago, when the Calgary Zoos baby elephant Keemaya was sick and dying, Nora Libin tried to help save the pachyderm's life. The 13-year-old took $5,000 raised at her bat mitzvah, combined that with money from her philanthropic grandfather, Alvin Libin, and presented Calgary Zoo officials with $25,000. But it was too late to save the elephant. A combination of infection and rejection by her mother Mahrani took her life at three weeks old.


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Baby elephant named Malti

2007-08-24 - Calgary, Canada. KATIE SCHNEIDER

The Calgary Zoos latest 308-pound bundle of joy now has her own name. A two-week old Asian elephant calf, born at 3:23 a.m. on Aug. 9, has been named Malti. Zoo donor Nora Libin gave the little one its Hindi name, which means moonlight, to be brilliant, or small fragrant flower, said zoo spokeswoman Laurie Herron. Libin chose the name from a list of Sri Lankan and Hindi names the zookeepers gathered before the baby was born, and Herron said it fits the calf perfectly because she was born during ...


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Mother elephant gets help

2007-08-18 - Calgary, Canada. Suzanne Goldman

A nervous new mom is getting around-the-clock support from a team of dedicated zookeepers anxious to see Calgary's latest baby elephant form a tight bond with her hulking mama. Working in shifts, the group of eight charged with the calf's care have set up cots and air mattresses in order to stay in close contact with the animals. We're getting very tired," laughed elephant keeper Scott Russell. "It's a lot of work, absolutely.


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Baby Elephant Still Thriving At Calgary Zoo

2007-08-17 - Calgary, Canada.

Only a week old, and the Calgary Zoos latest edition is proved she will be a force to be reckoned with. The female baby elephant is healthy, fun and cute for being over three-hundred pounds. Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says all is well with both mother and child. He says the yet-to-be named pachyderm is fine when she has a full stomach. Kam says it will still be a while before Calgarians get to see the baby elephant, as she still needs to get a little closer to her mom. The last baby elephant b...


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High hopes for newborn elephant in Calgary Zoo

2007-08-10 - Calgary, Canada. BILL KAUFMANN, SUN MEDIA

Zoo officials hope an elephant calf delivered yesterday wont meet the sad fate of an earlier newborn. Its hoped 17-year-old Maharani will bond with her 308-lb. daughter, nearly three years after the Asian elephant mom rejected infant Keeyama, which was suffering a digestive infection and died in December 2004. Mom and daughter are in isolation and the zoo's new Elephant Crossing complex is closed to the public, said Kevin Strange, manager of conservation and education. We're all holding our brea...


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Calgary Zoo Celebrates Elephant Calf Arrival

2007-08-09 - Calgary, Canada. Laurie Herron, Media Relations, Calgary Zoo

Following a 22-month pregnancy, the Calgary Zoo’s 17-year-old Asian elephant Maharani delivered a female calf early this morning at 3:20 a.m. The newest member of the herd weighs 308 pounds, and sired by the bull Spike. Our elephant team has long-awaited the arrival of this baby, says Bob Kam, lead elephant keeper at the Calgary Zoo. Every Asian elephant born is significant in the conservation efforts to save these wonderful animals from extinction. Today we are very proud to be part of that g...


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More elephun at Calgary zoo

2007-06-23 - Calgary, Canada. SHANNON WOODWARD, SUN MEDIA

The Calgary Zoo's most prominent and largest residents were introduced to their new enclosure yesterday. Ganesha, Kamala, Swarna and Maharani, the zoo's four Asian elephants, stepped out of the great doors and into the sand-filled outdoor space that will become their playground for years to come. Elephant Crossing, part of the $35-million Project Discovery plan to rejuvenate the zoo, has expanded the elephants' outdoor living space by more than three times and more than doubled their indoor spac...


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Media Invitation - Official Opening - Elephant Crossing at Calgary Zoo. Media are invited to attend

2007-06-19 - Calgary, Canada. Laurie Herron, Media Relations, the Calgary

The official opening of the much-anticipated Elephant Crossing will take place on Friday, June 22, 2007. Elephant Crossing is the exciting new home for the Calgary Zoo's elephant family and will present state-of-the-art technology and learning opportunities that will enhance the zoo visitors' experience. The new indoor and outdoor amphitheatres will showcase interpretive programs and provide animal encounters that will inspire people to protect this fascinating endangered species.The exhibit hal...


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Calgary tourist attraction upgrades

2007-03-07 - Calgary, Canada.

The City of Calgary has voted $30 million and the Province of Alberta $34 million toward the expansion of the elephant exhibit, upgrading of the conservatory and establishment of Arctic Shores. The zoo already received $3 million from the city for a feasibility study and preliminary design and was expecting the balance in June.


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The bull elephant Spike in Calgary Zoo

Maharani, the Calgary Zoo elephant that shunned baby is pregnant again

2007-02-06 - Calgary, Canada. Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald

An elephant that rejected her first baby immediately after giving birth two years ago is pregnant again. Maharani is about 16 months pregnant and expected to deliver this summer, Calgary Zoo veterinarian Sandie Black confirmed Monday. Vets have been unable to get a good ultrasound picture of the fetus because of its position, but Black said they expect to begin monitoring the level of pregnancy hormones in the next couple of weeks, as they will drop in advance of the birth.


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Wild market increases costs of Zoos expansion plans

2006-12-02 - Calgary, Canada. SHAWN LOGAN, CALGARY SUN

Calgary zoo's massive Project Discovery expansion, which will include a new elephant enclosure and Arctic Shores exhibit, was originally given a price tag some 18 months ago. But Calgary's booming construction market has forced the zoo to rethink its plans, looking to shave costs by breaking the expansion into smaller phases and determine a more accurate price for the project, said Grahame Newton, the zoo's director of corporate affairs.


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Elephants can"t fly but they sure can paint!

2005-02-21 - Calgary, Canada. Judi McLeod

Kamala, one of the Calgary Zoo’s four elephants, really DOES paint. And according to Canada Free Press business manager Brian Thompson who visited the Calgary Zoo, Kamala’s art is more Van Gogh than kindergarten.
In the wild, elephants have been observed picking up sticks or rocks to draw in the sand or soil, proving that doodling is not just a human pastime.

Those in the know say that giving an opportunity to paint provides Kamala with an interesting activity that stim...


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Baby Asian elephant dies at Calgary Zoo

2004-12-08 - Calgary, Canada. CTV.ca News Staff

The three-week-old baby elephant rejected by its mother at the Calgary Zoo has died. The Asian elephant, who had yet to be named, had been fighting an infection and slipped into a coma Tuesday afternoon.

"It's a tough time for us here at the Calgary Zoo," zoo president Alex Graham told a news conference Wednesday.

"In a very short time, we became very fond of a very special little girl. And yesterday, we said good-bye," Graham said, tearing up.

Late W...


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Calgary Zoos baby elephant at risk after mother"s rejection

2004-11-25 - Calgary, Canada.

The life of a nine-day-old Asian elephant at the Calgary Zoo is at risk after she was rejected by her mother. Born to first-time mother Maharani, the calf is being kept inside and out of sight for the next few days, until zookeepers determine whether her mother might change her mind.

Maharani's nine-day-old baby Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says it's uncommon, but not unheard of, for first-time mothers to avoid their babies.


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Asian elephant calf born at Calgary Zoo

2004-11-17 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is delighted to announce the arrival of a 110 kg. (242 lb.) female Asian elephant calf born to parents Maharani (14 years) and Spike (23 years) at 11:42 pm on November 16, 2004, following a 21 month gestation period. Grandma Kamala (29 years) and Auntie Swarna (29 years) looked on when the baby emerged onto a soft bedding of wheat bran.


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An elephant"s casual shrug almost killed zookeeper Katie Hrynewich.

2004-03-25 - Calgary, Canada. BILL KAUFMANN

As a group of Grade 3 students looked on, the pachyderm handler at the Calgary Zoo took a header from pregnant, 3,000 kg Asian elephant Maharani. "A flash went in front of my eyes and when I recovered my vision, I was lying at her feet -- I gave her two opportunities to finish me off," says Hrynewich, 41, of the March 25, 2004, incident. Moments before, Hrynewich had been rewarding Maharani with herbal cookies for a successful bath. "I had a really, really good rapport with that elephant and eve...


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33 Headlines about Elephants from Calgary2013-05-03 - Calgary, Canada - Zoo’s plan to relocate elephants will stress animals, ex-veterinarian says 2013-04-17 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo preparing to bid adieu to elephants. Officials checking possible new homes for pachyderms 2012-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Veasey: Its best if the zoos elephant breeds again 2012-10-24 - Calgary, Canada - Premature, stillborn calf of Maharani in Calgary 2012-03-08 - Calgary, United States - Calgary Zoo elephant Rani pregnant again 2010-08-07 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary elephant gets 21 kg steel tusk caps 2010-04-23 - Calgary, Canada - Zoos Asian elephant Maharani may be pregnant for third time 2009-09-25 - Calgary, Canada - Zoo defends Asian-inspired elephant statue 2008-11-03 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant died of heart failure 2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant Malti dies 2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant at Calgary Zoo gravely ill in herpes virus 2008-05-20 - Calgary, Canada - PETA and the Calgary Zoo 2008-05-18 - Calgary, Canada - Elephant injures zookeeper at Calgary Zoo 2008-02-18 - Calgary, Canada - At six months old, 242-kg elephant baby gaining ground -- and plenty of pounds in spite of early rejection by mom 2008-01-22 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo boss plots a bright future for people, wildlife 2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada - Public debut 2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada - Clad in a fall coat, baby elephant Malti makes public debut at Calgary zoo 2007-08-26 - Calgary, Canada - Elephants best friend gets nursery visit, Calgary teen who tried to save dying calf in 2004 given privilege of naming newborn 2007-08-24 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant named Malti 2007-08-18 - Calgary, Canada - Mother elephant gets help 2007-08-17 - Calgary, Canada - Baby Elephant Still Thriving At Calgary Zoo 2007-08-10 - Calgary, Canada - High hopes for newborn elephant in Calgary Zoo 2007-08-09 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo Celebrates Elephant Calf Arrival 2007-06-23 - Calgary, Canada - More elephun at Calgary zoo 2007-06-19 - Calgary, Canada - Media Invitation - Official Opening - Elephant Crossing at Calgary Zoo. Media are invited to attend 2007-03-07 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary tourist attraction upgrades 2007-02-06 - Calgary, Canada - Maharani, the Calgary Zoo elephant that shunned baby is pregnant again 2006-12-02 - Calgary, Canada - Wild market increases costs of Zoos expansion plans 2005-02-21 - Calgary, Canada - Elephants can"t fly but they sure can paint! 2004-12-08 - Calgary, Canada - Baby Asian elephant dies at Calgary Zoo 2004-11-25 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoos baby elephant at risk after mother"s rejection 2004-11-17 - Calgary, Canada - Asian elephant calf born at Calgary Zoo 2004-03-25 - Calgary, Canada - An elephant"s casual shrug almost killed zookeeper Katie Hrynewich.

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Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo

2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary.

n elephant calf was born in the Budapest Zoo in the small hours of Wednesday, the zoo told MTI. The delivery went without complications and the calf weighing 80kg stood up and started feeding soon aft...


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Elephant meat distributed to farms

2021-04-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Arlana Shikongo

THE meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area. Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...


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Kusha wins freedom, to be released from Dubare camp

2021-04-28 - Coorg, India.

Wild tusker Kusha, who escapade from Dubare elephant camp into the jungles to find companions had the Forest Department on tenterhooks for months, has won his freedom. His release from the camp was or...


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Lucas the elephant has died at age 9

2021-04-14 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday said 9-year-old Lucas the elephant has died from a rare viral infection. "After days of heroic care, we have lost our beloved elephant Lucas to a devastating viral disease ...


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India Needs Safe Highways To Protect Its National Heritage Animal - The Asian Elephant

2021-04-13 - New Delhi, India.

The elephant is regarded as India's National Heritage Animal. As per the 2017 census, the country housed a population of 27,312 elephants accounting for about 60% of the world's wild Asian elephant po...


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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld hoes called mam...


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Probe launched into temple tusker’s death

2021-04-10 - , India.

A probe relating to the death of tusker Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan has begun. On Saturday, Manu P. Menon, Sub Inspector, Vigilance and Security, TDB visited the Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple...


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Elephants relocated in Kenya to prevent conflict with humans

2021-04-09 - , Kenya.

Conservation charity Space for Giants’ Human-Elephant Coexistence team joined the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to coordinate an extraordinary ‘drive’ to move a large number of crop-raiding bull ...


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Thailand"s captive elephants face uncertain future

2021-04-09 - HUAY PAKKOT, Thailand. DENIS D. GRAY

In one of the largest known elephant migrations in memory, many of the country's estimated 3,800 captive elephants trudged out of tourist sites ranging from northeastern Surin Province to the beachsid...


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Baby elephant dies rejected by family at Swedish zoo

2021-04-09 - Borås, Sweden.

A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday. "Despite three days of intensive care with a vet ...


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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There...


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CBI begins probe into death of elephants, poaching in forests of Tamil Nadu

2021-04-08 - Madurai, India.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a probe into alleged poaching and killing of elephants in the forests of Tamil Nadu, an issue raised by wildlife activists over the years. Severa...


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Injured Kerala elephant dies days after it was deemed ‘fit’ for temple fest

2021-04-08 - Ambalapuzha, India. Neethu Joseph

It was the efforts of a few kind-hearted people that helped rescue Ambalapuzha Vijayakrishnan, an injured captive elephant in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, from being paraded in a temple festival, so...


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Anne the elephant will not be retiring to France, say her keepers at Longleat

A decade after her rescue, ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’ will not retire to France, despite campaign effort

2021-04-08 - Warminster, United Kingdom.

An elephant called Anne, who spent 55 years performing in the circus before she was rescued in 2011 and brought to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, will not retire to France, her keepers have said. ...


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Botswana allows hunting of 287 elephants

2021-04-06 - Gabarone, Botswana.

Botswana's authorities have issued 287 elephant-hunting licences as the hunting season resumed after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic. Hunters may shoot 287 elephants this season, Direct...


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Five unemployed elephants and their owners begin walking from Pattaya to their native province of Surin, in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday.

Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Napalai Mai-ngam, 26, said five years ago she had brought her relatives and their tamed elephants from Surin to work at an elephant resort in tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung. After waiting in vain...


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Some of the 38 wild Elephants recently spotted in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province.

Cambodian Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

2021-04-05 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. The call ...


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Tusker Kusha Put Into Kraal At Dubare Camp

2021-04-04 - Coorg, India.

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be ta...


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Armpits, the circus and more: A dozen historic photos taken on April Fool"s Day: 1963: RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS ELEPHANT

2021-04-01 - New York City, United States.

A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1, 1963. The circus opens in Madison Square Garden April 3 for a...


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A Craven diary: When Buffalo Bill and performing elephants and lions came to town

2021-04-01 - Craven, United Kingdom. Lesley Tate

ROBERT Brothers Mammoth Zoo Circus was preparing to give Craven folk the time of their lives 75 years ago in 1946. Amongst the 20 ‘star acts’ were Buffalo Bill ‘ in person’ and Marharannne, an...


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