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Tourists riding on elephants look at the one-horned Rhinoceros at the Kaziranga National park in Guwahati Assam on Friday. The park was reopened for tourists on Friday.

Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

2013-11-03 - Kaziranga, India.

The Park was opened for four months by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain today. Over 67 foreign travellers besides hundreds of domestic tourists took the elephant rides on 17 pachyderms pressed into service from the Mihimukh ground inside the Park, KNP officials said.


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2 elephants die in Kaziranga after a fight

2013-10-31 - Kaziranga, India.

Tusker ´Ratan´ (26) in Musth, suddenly attacked another elephant ´Gautam´ (25) when they were playing with each other on Tuesday and seriously injured him. Gautam, who does not have tusks, succumbed to his wounds within three hours of being attacked. Ratan was also grievously injured in the fight and died yesterday, the Park director said.


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1 more died in elephant attack

2009-02-25 - Kaziranga, India.

Hardly a month after the elephant festival to counter the man-elephant conflict, a villager was trampled to death by a wild elephant in the outskirts of the Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Gopal Barua who trampled to death in his home at Hatikhuli village by the tusker which got separated from its herd and strayed out of the national park at Hatikhuli village. The forest department sources said the department is taking measures to drive the tusker back to the p...


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Kaziranga engages private elephant owners to meet tourist demand

2009-02-13 - Kaziranga, India. Apem Kamadoang

Due to the increasing inflow of tourists at the Kaziranga National Park located in Assam, the state forest department has engaged private elephant owners for elephant safaris in the park. Because of increasing tourist arrivals, the park authorities are engaging private elephant owners to cater to the tourist rush. “At present, we are having around 52 departmental elephants at the Kaziranga National Park and about 19 elephants from private sector who are participating for the visitors.


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Gentle giant, killer tusker...Godapani was this and more

2007-12-05 - Kaziranga, India.

A 60-year-old tamed Asiatic tusker which killed an American tourist as well as the elephant she was riding in 1999 at the Kaziranga National Park has died of old age, but not without leaving behind some fond memories for park rangers. The nearly 10-foot elephant, named Godapani, died Sunday at the park, 220 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati, bringing tears to the eyes of many officials and forest guards at Kaziranga.


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Assam elephants face shrinking habitat

2005-06-29 - Kaziranga, India. Bano Haralu

In Assam, the government has licensed stone quarrying which involves noisy blasting in a reserve forest area that serves as an elephant corridor near Kaziranga National Park. This has resulted in elephants using tea estates as thorough fare, leading to inevitable man animal conflict – angry wild elephants have been attacking the locals.


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Census boost to Kaziranga image - Elephant count reveals significant increase in population

2005-04-11 - Kaziranga, India. NISHIT DHOLABHAI

This is a piece of news that will warm the cockles of every conservationist’s heart. An elephant census at the Kaziranga National Park has revealed an increase in the population of the species by nearly 200, no mean feat given the intensity of the man-animal conflict in Assam. The encouraging report comes close on the heels of a grand centenary bash at the park.


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Elephant tramples mahout at celebrations

2005-02-13 - Kaziranga, India. India News

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant at a national park in Assam, dampening the spirit of the sanctuary's centenary celebrations.

A wildlife warden said a female elephant suddenly went berserk at the Kaziranga National Park in eastern Assam Saturday evening and trampled elephant keeper Gathia Munda, 35.

"Two elephants and their keepers were taking rest beneath a tree inside the park when suddenly one of them attacked Munda. In seconds, the enraged elephan...


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Queen’ directs jumbo drama - Kaziranga ‘village’ to display ancient elephant-catching art

2005-02-09 - Kaziranga, India. PULLOCK DUTTA

The silhouette of the “elephant queen” juts out of the darkening sky in a unique settlement deep inside the Kaziranga National Park.

Parbati Baruah, the lone woman elephant trainer in the country, is surveying the “mahout village” that will host one of the most-anticipated events of the park’s centenary celebrations. Speaking loudly over strains of Goalpariya folk songs in the background, she said the settlement at the Bagori range of the park would provide a must-see ca...


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Elephants preparing for historic soccer match:

2005-01-29 - Kaziranga, India. India News

Mangal Karmakar may not have played football at the highest level, but he is busy training an "elephantine" team for a match at a famed wildlife sanctuary in Assam.

The players are all bubbling with enthusiasm - they are all pachyderms after all! They are undergoing regular drills and practice sessions under the watchful eyes of coach Karmakar inside the Kaziranga National Park in eastern Assam.


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Tsunami floods Kaziranga with tourists:

2005-01-06 - Kaziranga, India. India News

After the killer tsunami wreaked havoc in most South Asian tourist destinations, foreign and domestic visitors in their hundreds have been flocking to a wildlife sanctuary in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said.

Authorities at the internationally renowned Kaziranga National Park said they were unable to cope with the sudden surge in tourist flow to the sanctuary that is home to the endangered one-horned Indian rhinoceros.


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Football festival aids elephants

2004-01-31 - Kaziranga, India.

Almost 100 elephants have taken part in a football game in India as part of an annual festival aimed at encouraging locals to protect the animals


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Kaziranga2013-11-03 - Kaziranga, India - Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists 2013-10-31 - Kaziranga, India - 2 elephants die in Kaziranga after a fight 2009-02-25 - Kaziranga, India - 1 more died in elephant attack 2009-02-13 - Kaziranga, India - Kaziranga engages private elephant owners to meet tourist demand 2007-12-05 - Kaziranga, India - Gentle giant, killer tusker...Godapani was this and more 2005-06-29 - Kaziranga, India - Assam elephants face shrinking habitat 2005-04-11 - Kaziranga, India - Census boost to Kaziranga image - Elephant count reveals significant increase in population 2005-02-13 - Kaziranga, India - Elephant tramples mahout at celebrations 2005-02-09 - Kaziranga, India - Queen’ directs jumbo drama - Kaziranga ‘village’ to display ancient elephant-catching art 2005-01-29 - Kaziranga, India - Elephants preparing for historic soccer match: 2005-01-06 - Kaziranga, India - Tsunami floods Kaziranga with tourists: 2004-01-31 - Kaziranga, India - Football festival aids elephants

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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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