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Seven jumbos intercepted on trucks near Teesta bridge. The animals were reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast

2022-03-30 - Jalpaiguri, India.

The state forest department intercepted seven elephants on trucks from near the Teesta bridge on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. The animals were found from six trucks reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast. Foresters called up vets who examined the elephants. Five are male, one is female and one is a male calf. Last year, two elephants on trucks stopped at the same spot. They were on the way to a temple in Gujarat. The drivers had valid papers.


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Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub

2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant calf was rescued from near the New Mal railway station in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday. Soon, a team from the Malbazar wildlife squad arrived and intercepted the calf. They tried to send it back to the forest but could not locate its herd. It has been sent to the rescue centre in Gorumara National Park, said Bibhuti Bhusan Das, range officer of the wildlife squad. This is the third elephant calf rescued in four days.


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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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The accident took place at the Jaldhaka Bridge near Chalsa forest, 55 kms from Jalpaiguri town.

Six elephants killed by train in West Bengal

2013-11-13 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Six elephants were killed and several others injured after a herd was run over by a train today near West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri district. The herd was hit by a passenger train which was headed for Dibrugarh. In a similar incident, seven elephants had been killed by a speeding train in September 2010 near Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri.


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Elephant beheaded, tusks stolen

2013-04-09 - Jalpaiguri, India.

An elephant was beheaded and its tusks were stolen by suspected poachers from neighbouring Assam at Buxa reserve forest in Jalpaiguri district, officials said today. "The carcass of the elephant without its tusks was found on Saturday at Dakshin Raidak area in the forest and it is the handiwork of poachers coming from Assam," Chief Wildlife Warden Nabin Chandra Bahuguna told reporters here.


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Tusker kills pregnant elephant

2012-02-01 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A pregnant elephant was gored to death by a tusker at the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) forest on Monday night, apparently when it refused to respond to the male´s mating call. The carcass was found on Tuesday morning.From the signs found at the spot, it is thought that the tusker suddenly approached the female elephant from behind. But being pregnant, she could not run and join its herd that had moved ahead by then.


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Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri

2011-01-02 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Forest Rangers of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary captured a two-year-old male elephant calf from the vicinity of Madarihat village in West Bengal´s Jalpaiguri District. The elephant calf was residing in and around the village located near the sanctuary for the last 13 days. The elephant calf had got detached from its herd few days back and later the herd probably refused its re-entry.


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Five elephants killed as train hits them

2010-09-23 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least five elephants were killed and three others were injured on Wednesday when a speeding goods train hit the animals when they were crossing railway tracks near Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.


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Elephant gives birth to calf in Gorumara National Park in West Bengal

2010-09-04 - Jalpaiguri, India. Tarak Sarkar

An elephant under the care of the Gorumara National Park near West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district gave birth to a female calf. The calf was born on Friday under the supervision of the sanctuary’s veterinarian. The forest rangers and game wardens at the Gorumara National Park are delighted to watch the gentle mother Amon and the tiny cute calf. Range (South) Officer of the Gorumara National Park Bimal Debnath said both the mother and its offspring are healthy.


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Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling

2010-02-25 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Wildlife authorities here are imparting special patrolling training to rescued elephant calves at the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri District. Buddhadeb Mondal, a forest ranger at the sanctuary, said six calves, ranging from three to four days to a year, are being trained.


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Elephants go on rampage in West Bengal tea estate

2009-10-11 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A herd of elephants from the jungles of Baikunthapur strayed into a tea estate in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district and destroyed shrubs at the tea gardens. The herd entered the Dumdim Tea Estate located in Dooars region from the nearby forest during the night. On losing their way in the gardens, the elephants could not move out before dawn.ith the break of dawn, the workers came out and found the animals stranded in the middle of the garden area.


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Jumbos enjoy a day off at a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal

2009-09-18 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Captive elephants, used by the forest officials to supervise the area, enjoyed a royal treat at the Jaldapara Sanctuary in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The forest officials use elephants to supervise the area since most of the sanctuary is inaccessible by vehicle or on foot. Every year on the occasion of Vishwakarma puja, the jumbos get the much-awaited annual holiday.


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Two elephants found dead

2009-02-12 - Jalpaiguri , India.

Two elephants were found dead in a tiger reserve here, an official said today. The carcass of a tusker was found in a river in Rajabhatkhawa forest running through the Buxa Tiger Reserve (West), Field Director of the reserve, Ashok Prasad Singh said. The reason for its death has not been ascertained, he said while ruling out any involvement of poachers. An elephant cub was also found dead in the reserve. Its post-mortem report has revealed a heart ailment, the official said.


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Forest dept fails to stop Jumbo walkouts

2008-11-26 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Elephant menace has grown alarmingly in Jalpaiguri district this year and the forest department has clearly failed to contain the leviathans in the forests. It admits so too. Speaking on the subject, the chief conservator of forest, North Bengal Dr Sylvan Patel admitted the point and said that developing communication with the villagers is essential for handling elephant raids. “We have only four elephant squads at the Malbazaar, Ramsai, Khunia and Binnaguri ranges respectively under the Wild ...


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Four-year-old tossed to death by elephant

2008-11-09 - Jalpaiguri , India.

A four-year-old child was tossed to death by a wild elephant at Mantagara in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday sparking protest by villagers who gheraoed forest officials. Forest officials said the baby girl was tossed to the ground by the tusker which strayed into the area and barged into the hut of a tribal family. While the girl's parents scampered to safety mistaking the girl to be away in a neighbour's house, the toddler fell before the jumbo. As a forest team went to the area, they were gherao...


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Female elephant succumbs to illness in West Bengal

2007-09-03 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A female elephant died due to illness in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District. Workers of a tea garden found the elephant lying sick and alerted forest officials, who called in veterinary doctors in an attempt to save the jumbo. Despite the efforts of the veterinary doctors, the female elephant succumbed on Sunday. Animesh Bose, the coordinator of a voluntary organisation, said over 15 elephants has died in north Bengal, this year. According to the 2005 national census, there are between 25,000 to...


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Rhinos, elephants create havoc in tea garden

2007-08-04 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least three rhinoceroses and 30 elephants have been causing havoc in the Jadavpur tea garden in Jalpaiguri district, destroying tea bushes. The animals have put a complete stop to work in the garden as panicked workers refused to report for duty, the manager of the tea garden, Pradip Ghosh said today. More than 200 tea bushes have been destroyed by the frenzied herd of elephants in the garden, which is located close to the Gorumara National Park, Ghosh said.


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33 houses damaged in elephant attack

2007-07-29 - Jalpaiguri, India.

At least 33 houses were damaged by an elephant herd at Turturi in Dooars area of Jalpaiguri district triggering panic in the area. The pachyderms, which strayed into human habitation for the past seven days after dusk, devoured paddy resulting heavy loss to standing crops, official sources said. The herd damaged 19 houses in the labourer settlement of Chuniajhora Tea Estate alone.


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The four elephants who died belonged to Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district.

Railway train drivers worship elephant in West Bengal

2006-12-25 - Jalpaiguri, India.

After four elephants of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district were killed on being hit by the train, railway trains drivers in the district worshiped an elephant. Forest department sources say the train drivers worshipped the elephant so that they could seek divine help in preventing any further elephant deaths.


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Elephant killed in India

2006-11-18 - JALPAIGURI, India.

An elephant was run over and killed by a train at Sevak in Kalimpong forest division today, forest officilas said. The incident occurred when the animal was straying over the track and did not move away seeing the approaching train, the sources said.


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Wild elephant crushed to death in West Bengal Home

2006-11-14 - Jalpaiguri, India.

A wild elephant was crushed to death when it came in the way of a moving goods train in West Bengals Jalpaiguri District. Wildlife activists claimed that such incidents keep taking place in the absence of any precaution by the railway staff. Our complaint is that one after another such incidents keep repeating. The railway staff said that they are following orders of the expert committee but there is an immediate need to do something to put a check on it, otherwise these elephants will keep dyin...


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Two tusks recovered from a man

2006-10-16 - Jalpaiguri, India.

Two elephant tusks were recovered from an imam of a local mosque, by forest department personnel at Chuniajhora tea garden area of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. Anwar Ansari was arrested yesterday, the last day of the wildlife week, an oppurtunity he had used to procure the tusks, forest department sources said. Buying or selling of elephant tusks is banned in the country.


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22 Headlines about Elephants from Jalpaiguri2022-03-30 - Jalpaiguri, India - Seven jumbos intercepted on trucks near Teesta bridge. The animals were reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast 2020-11-11 - Jalpaiguri, India - Lost elephant calf in Malbazar sent to rescue hub 2015-11-10 - Jalpaiguri, India - Five kilograms of elephant ivory, rhino horn seized in Jalpaiguri 2013-11-13 - Jalpaiguri, India - Six elephants killed by train in West Bengal 2013-04-09 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephant beheaded, tusks stolen 2012-02-01 - Jalpaiguri, India - Tusker kills pregnant elephant 2011-01-02 - Jalpaiguri, India - Forest rangers capture wild elephant calf in Jalpaiguri 2010-09-23 - Jalpaiguri, India - Five elephants killed as train hits them 2010-09-04 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephant gives birth to calf in Gorumara National Park in West Bengal 2010-02-25 - Jalpaiguri, India - Jumbo calves in Jalpaiguri are specially trained for patrolling 2009-10-11 - Jalpaiguri, India - Elephants go on rampage in West Bengal tea estate 2009-09-18 - Jalpaiguri, India - Jumbos enjoy a day off at a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal 2009-02-12 - Jalpaiguri , India - Two elephants found dead 2008-11-26 - Jalpaiguri, India - Forest dept fails to stop Jumbo walkouts 2008-11-09 - Jalpaiguri , India - Four-year-old tossed to death by elephant 2007-09-03 - Jalpaiguri, India - Female elephant succumbs to illness in West Bengal 2007-08-04 - Jalpaiguri, India - Rhinos, elephants create havoc in tea garden 2007-07-29 - Jalpaiguri, India - 33 houses damaged in elephant attack 2006-12-25 - Jalpaiguri, India - Railway train drivers worship elephant in West Bengal 2006-11-18 - JALPAIGURI, India - Elephant killed in India 2006-11-14 - Jalpaiguri, India - Wild elephant crushed to death in West Bengal Home 2006-10-16 - Jalpaiguri, India - Two tusks recovered from a man

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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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