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Vice Governor Wan Abu Bakar is welcomed by Ria, Tesso

Elephant flying squad celebrates new members

2008-03-06 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia.

In Riau Province, the flying squad are four adult elephants and eight mahouts patrolling an area along the National Park boundaries, keeping wild elephants away from local communities and teaching villagers non-lethal ways to protect their crops. About 80 guests helped Nella celebrate her 1st birthday while Wan Abu Bakar, Vice Governor of Riau Province, officially conferred the name Tesso on the younger calf, born three months ago. It is a tradition in Indonesia to have a naming ceremony soon af...


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Baby Saree was an early holiday gift to a struggling elephant herd in Sumatra.

Baby Elephant Joins Struggling Herd in Sumatra. Endangered Asian Elephants Welcome Baby to Their Family

2007-12-24 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia.

On Dec. 11, 2007, "World News with Charles Gibson" correspondent Nick Watt introduced us to the World Wildlife Fund's Flying Squad — a group of five trained elephants that are working to help save the endangered Asian elephants in Tesso Nilo National Park in central Sumatra. We are happy to report that, since then, the Flying Squad welcomed its sixth member — a baby elephant named Saree, born just in time for the holidays.


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ELEPHANTS ON PATROL. Preserving a Shrinking Population

2007-12-11 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia. Adam Tomasek, World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife Fund inspects damage to a village home in Sumatra. A woman was asleep in the bedroom with her husband and baby son when a wild elephant crashed into their kitchen. Here villagers clear land for palm oil and food crops. But in other areas farmers have burned much of the elephants' habitat to make coffee sold in Europe and North America. The elephants must struggle to survive alongside humans, who see them as a dangerous nuisance.


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A Flying Squad Elephant Gave Birth at Tesso Nilo

2007-03-12 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia.

Starting from February 23, the Flying Squad has had a new member since Lisa, one of Flying Squad female elephants had given a birth. Lisa and her baby are both fine. On that Friday morning, Lisa's mahout who was in charged to take Lisa to bath from the site where she was tied the night before, to his surprise saw Lisa was with a new companion, her cute baby. The scene was about 1.5 km away from the Flying Squad camp.


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Tesso Nilo National Park2008-03-06 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia - Elephant flying squad celebrates new members 2007-12-24 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia - Baby Elephant Joins Struggling Herd in Sumatra. Endangered Asian Elephants Welcome Baby to Their Family 2007-12-11 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia - ELEPHANTS ON PATROL. Preserving a Shrinking Population 2007-03-12 - Tesso Nilo National Park, Indonesia - A Flying Squad Elephant Gave Birth at Tesso Nilo

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