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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currently residing in Ratnanagar municipality-6 in Chitwan. A four and half years old male elephant named Rajagaja had attacked the mahout.


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants belonging to the national park have died so far this fiscal year. The park has confirmed TB as the reason behind the death of two elephants while the cause of the third death has yet to be ascertained. The latest casualty is also linked to TB as the elephant had been sick for a long time and was onc...


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Elephant keepers at Sauraha used to earn Rs 100,000 per month before the Covid-19 pandemic upended their business

Sauraha elephant keepers hope cooperative model to revive pandemic-hit safari business

2020-10-08 - Sauraha, Nepal.

For months, elephant owners in Sauraha have been struggling to feed their elephants as there are no tourists visiting the place these days. No tourists mean no business. Under a revenue-sharing cooperative mode, the elephant keepers in Sauraha have agreed to look after the elephants together and share the safari income in the coming days.


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Elephant camp visists to learn their husbandry, habits and friendships were highlights for Tiger Tops guests in Chitwan. Photo: Lisa Choegyal

MUST READ ARTICLE: The elephant dilemma. By following the sound science, Nepal could lead Asia in tourism best practice

2020-10-04 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Lisa Choegyal

According to science, neither is there any moral high ground to be gained by not riding elephants. Studies show that rides are not necessarily a problem provided they are done the right way, in the right terrain and with the right professional care. Elephant treatment must be based on science and experience, not on emotion and sentiment.


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Elephant mahout killed in tiger attack in Chitwan National Park

2020-09-28 - CHITWAN, Nepal. TILAKRAM RIMAL

The deceased has been identified as Babana Chaudhary (55) of Ratnanagar Municipality-6 in Chitwan district.
According to information officer and assistant conservation officer at CNP, Ashok Ram, Chaudhary was attacked by a tiger while he had gone to graze a domestic elephant into Kumroj Intermediate Community Forest, Chaudhary was cutting grass and collecting foliage when suddenly, the big cat pounced on him.


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Nepal: Newly issued 1,000-rupee banknotes include depiction of twin Asian elephants

2020-08-26 - Katmandu, Nepal.

the committee decided a depiction of Ram and Lakshman, twin Asian elephants born on the 7th November 2008, in Chitwan National Park, should replace the previous and incorrect image.


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Wild elephants cause menace in Bardiya

2017-01-03 - Bardia, Nepal.

Since this is a nepalese/Indian news organ, they put a tame elephant (with a bell) to the article which concearning wild elephants. In 50% of cases, Indian news sites put images of African elephants to articles about Asian elephants. We just have to survive this...


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Chitwan Elephant Festival to be held in Sauraha from Dec 26

2016-12-26 - Sauraha, Nepal.

Chitwan Elephant Festival is going to be held at Sauraha in Chitwan district from December 26 to 30. The International Elephant Polo will remain the highlight of the Festival which is being held after a gap of 7 years, according to International Elephant Polo Competition Coordinator Shankar Sainju.


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Property worth Rs 1 lakh destroyed in Morang elephant attack

2016-12-15 - MORANG, Nepal.

Property worth around Rs 100,000 was destroyed after two wild elephants entered a human settlement in Kamalpur, Letang Bhogteni Municipality-7 of Morang district on Wednesday night. The tuskers from a nearby forest had fully destroyed a hut of local Sherman Limbu.


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Elephant Safari launched in western Chitwan

2016-12-14 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Four community forests located in Chitwan´s western part have introduced elephant safari with an aim to boost tourism. The elephant safari has been started from Devnagar Post, Chitwan National Park (CNP) Chief Conservation Officer, Ram Chandra Kandel said.


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Tusker attack kills man in Chitwan

2014-02-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A man died after a wild elephant attacked him at Gardi VDC-1 in the district on Wednesday night. The victim is identified as 43-year-old Sher Bahadur Darjee of Gardi VDC. Notorious elephant called Dhrube had killed other three people in a row of attacks after it first took one’s life at Ameliya village in the Madi area last year. The government had spent 1,600,000 rupees in a bid to take Dhrube under control.


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Hard life of Nepal"s first female elephant drivers

2013-12-28 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Breaking into the all-male profession, Meena Chaudhary and Meena Mahato are the first female mahouts of Nepal. Taking control of the elephant rides, they spoke Saturday with Xinhua of the challenges of being one of the few females into the stereotyped male profession.


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Elephants, mahouts at Chitwan breeding center underfed

2012-12-22 - Chitwan, Nepal.

For the last six months, 56 elephants reared in Sauraha Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Park (CNP) have not been fed properly. Not only the elephants but the mahouts also are facing hand to mouth situation as the supply of allocated ration has become irregular.


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Elephant attack claims one more

2012-01-01 - BHADRAPUR, Nepal.

One person lost his life in a wild elephant attack in Jhapa district on Friday. With this, the death toll by tusker attack reached three in Jhapa district in one month. According to the District Police Office, Dil Bahadur Magar, 60, of Garamani VDC died on the spot in the elephant trample. A herd of elephants coming from the nearby forest had attacked five pedestrians, killing one of them. Other four managed to save their lives by fleeing the rampage.


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Elephant Pedicures, Face Paint & More At Nepal Festival

2011-12-30 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The lucky ellies got their toes painted in Nepal as part of a a three-day, elephant-themed festival. The event, which includes elephant races, elephant soccer and an elephant beauty pageant (!!), is intended to attract positive attention to Nepal, encourage tourism and raise awareness of conservation efforts. You know how many cool nail designs you could fit on those things? Check it out.

But what they really raised awareness of (for us, at least) was how awesome it would be to d...


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No private elephants in Chitwan Nat"l Park for now

2011-12-18 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Chitwan National Park (CNP) has decided not to allow the entry of private-owned tuskers for now after all political parties unanimously opposed the government decision to allow private elephants in CNP. CNP was preparing to allow entry from Monday after the government gave its permission despite serious concerns raised by conservation activists about the negative impact of the movement of private-owned elephants on bio-diversity and animal conservation.


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Tuskers destroy houses in Chitwan

2011-11-02 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A group of wild elephants has dismantled two houses at Ayodhyapuri VDC of Madi in Chitwan. The wild tuskers entering from the Chitwan National Park area broke down the houses of Bhim Prasad Neupane and Nawaraj Goudel of Ayodhyapuri-3 last night. Losses incurred due to the breakdown of houses by elephants is estimated at around Rs. 100,000, informed Chitwan District Police Office.


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Medical test must for tuskers in games

2011-09-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fearing further spread of deadly tuberculosis among elephants, the Department of National Park and Wildlife Reserve (DNPWC) has barred government-owned tuskers from taking part in any kind of game where chances of physical contacts with privately-owned elephants without tuberculosis-free certificates are high.


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Wild elephant kills woman in Chitwan

2011-04-26 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A woman was killed in an attack by a wild elephant at Meghauli of west Chitwan on Tuesday. Local resident Bhim Maya Tamang, 45, had gone to collect fodder when she was attacked by the wild elephant at the bank of Rapti River. The elephant had come to the place from Chitwan National Park, local resident Chudamani Chaudhari told Kalika FM. More than 12 other locals had joined Tamang to collect fodder for their cattle however managed to escape unhurt.


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Nepal"s elephant drivers strike over pay

2010-12-06 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Elephant drivers in Nepal´s top wildlife park held a four-hour strike on Monday and threatened to stop working altogether in a protest over pay and conditions. The drivers, or mahouts, are employed by the hotel industry to take tourists on elephant-back safaris in the Chitwan national park, home to Nepal´s largest populations of rhinos and tigers as well as many rare bird and deer species.


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Nepal’s eldest ‘gentle giant’ dies

2010-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The eldest elephant in Nepal has died on Wednesday.The female elephant, named Tribhuvankali, was believed to be around 80 years of age. It had been brought to the Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve from India in 1952. Reserve officials say the female elephant died due to natural causes. The elephant was sick from the past few days and had suddenly fallen down while grazing today morning. Doctors at the reserve declared it dead shortly after.


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Nepal Wins World Elephant Polo Championships

2009-12-08 - Bardia National Park, Nepal.

This is the World Elephant Polo Championships, hosted in Nepal. A pitch of jumbo proportions was set up at the Bardia National Park. Teams from all over the globe came to take part in this special tournament including Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and Austria. After a week of competition, host nation Nepal claimed the first prize against Thailand.


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Elephant kills four in Dhanusha

2009-12-07 - Dhanusha, Nepal.

Four including three of a family died in elephant attack in Chisapani, the northern region of Dhanusha on Monday. The elephant, that is believed to have entered Dhanusha from Sindhuli, has killed Bir Bahadur Bhujel, 60, his wife Kanchhi Maya, 45, their seven-year old granddaughter Gauri and Urmila Devi Mahato, 45, of Godar village.


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Elephant attack kills boy

2009-12-03 - Sindhulimadi, Nepal.

A boy died in an attack by a wild elephant in Kamalamai Sindhuli on Friday. According to District Police Office Sindhuli, the deceased has been identified as Bikas Sarki, 15, a resident of Kamalimai Municipility -3, Sindhuli. Two persons were killed in a similar attack by wild elephants earlier. Yadav Dhital, chief of District Forest Office informed that a joint team of the Nepal Police and District Forest Office has been deployed to drive away the elephant, though they are unable to bring it un...


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2009 World Elephant Polo Championship

2009-11-29 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The World Elephant Polo Association was founded 28 years ago by Brits James Manclark and Jim Edwards in Nepal. It has now become a World Series of world class events embodying superb skill and daring, undertaken in a spirit of fun and goodwill, and at the same time contributing to the welfare of the elephants.


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One-horned Rhino Bodyguards Deployed in Nepal Assisted by Zoological Society of London

2009-11-22 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Victoria Picknell

Nepals greater one-horned rhino population is on the road to recovery, following almost a decade of steep decline caused by poaching. Conservationists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have joined forces with local communities to form a team of rhino bodyguards on elephant-back to protect the species last remaining strongholds in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks. The new patrol guards, who are trained to recognise individual rhinos and adhere to strict scientific monitoring, are provi...


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Twin baby elephants turn 2. Twin baby elephants" birthday celebrated in Nepal

2009-11-08 - Sauraha, Nepal.

The first birthday of twin baby elephants at the elephant breeding center in Sauraha was celebrated amidst a special program on Saturday. These calves are the first twin baby elephants in the South Asia. An elephant named Devi Kali aged over 40 years at the center gave birth to the twins last year. The twins´ father is an elephant named Romeo. The two calves were named Ram and Laxman during the function.


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Man killed in elephant attack

2009-10-14 - Nepalgunj, Nepal.

A man was killed when an elephant attacked him in Bardiya on Tuesday night. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Om Prakash Jaisi, a local resident of Thakurdwar VDC. He was attacked by an elephant while he was sleeping in a small hut in the fields to look after the crops. Om Prakash breathed his last while undergoing treatment in Bardiya Hospital.


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Fund crunch may impede anti-poaching drive

2009-10-03 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The government´s plan to mobilize the national army within three months for its anti-poaching drive is likely to face a major set-back, thanks to the severe fund crunch facing the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC). The additional financial aid, particularly for anti-poaching work, comes from NGOs and INGOs like the WWF and NTNC. Moreover, even the hattisars (elephant sheds) are understaffed. Usually, three persons -- mauthe, pachuwa and fadhert -- are deployed to loo...


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Chinese tourist killed in elephant attack

2009-09-25 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A Chinese tourist died after being attacked by an elephant at Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park on Friday. Wang Heung was attacked by Laxmikali, belonging to Holiday Safari, after he returned from an elephant safari. The elephant suddenly attacked him while he tried to feed fruits to it. The elephant pulled him down and crushed with a leg. Wang died on the way to Bharatpur Medical College hospital, according to the police. Wang was accompanied by his wife


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Picassos of the Jungle

Nepal"s jumbo Picassos to hold 1st exhibition

2009-02-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

It was the first nation to end its monarchy by a bloodless vote and the first to introduce a unique calendar with 11 Picassos of the Jungle (Poster courtesy: Indigo Gallery) months. Now the new republic of Nepal will launch another revolutionary concept – art exhibitions by elephants. The sensational event will be inaugurated at the Indigo Gallery in Kathmandu owned by American James Giambrone, who has helped other expatriate activities like an Obama ball to celebrate the victory of new US Pre...


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An elephant is cleaned before taking part in the finals of the 27th World Elephant Polo Championship at Meghauli in Nepal yesterday

It’s polo Jim, but not as we know it

2008-12-05 - Meghauli, Nepal.

The world may be lurching into recession, but in the jungles of southern Nepal, it’s business as usual for the eclectic bunch of jetsetters gathered for their annual festival of Pimm’s and elephant polo.
An idea thought up in a bar nearly 30 years ago in the Swiss resort of St Moritz by Nepalese tourism pioneer AV Jim Edwards and polo enthusiast James Manclark, has blossomed into a series of tournaments held in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Nepal.


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Two killed in Siraha elephant rampage

2008-09-26 - SIRAHA, Nepal.

Two persons died when wild elephants attacked villages in Siraha district for the past few days. According to the Area Police Office Dhangadi, Rima Bishwakarma, 12, of Jamdaha VDC-6, died Friday morning, and Padam Tamang, 27, of Bishnupurkatti VDC-4, died Thursday night. Tamang was attacked by wild elephant last night while he had gone to irrigate his paddy field. Six persons have been killed and around 5o families have been displaced for three weeks after wild elephants went berserk in the dist...


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Wild elephant kills man

2008-09-23 - Dhodhana, Nepal.

Dev Narayan Chaudhary, 42, of Dhodhana VDC-8, Lahan succumbed to injuries he suffered in an attack by a wild elephant Sunday night. Reports quoted locals as saying that the wild elephant attacked him at around 7 pm while he was in his cowshed. He was immediately rushed to hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. People in VDC's close to the jungle in Siraha and Saptari districts live in constant terror of attacks by wild animals. In the past three weeks wild elephants alone have claime...


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Tusker kills five people in Saptari, Siraha

2008-09-13 - Siraha, Nepal.

At least five people were killed when wild elephants turned rampage in Saptari and Siraha district on Saturday. 10-year old Nilam Kumari Ram, Bhukiyadevi Ram and Pritandevi Yadav were killed on the spot when three wild elephants from Chure forest attacked the villagers at Madhupatti in Saptari. Meanwhile, Bantu Ram who has been seriously injured is undergoing treatment at Lahan Hospital after the elephants pounced on him. They also destroyed 10 houses in the village. Similarly, Ramdev Sathi and ...


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4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal

2008-09-05 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Four people were killed in elephant rampage in southern Nepali districts, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Friday. In Dhanusa district, some 125 km south of the Nepali capital, six-year old Nisha Pokherel was killed on her way with her family at the Jalar river in the morning. Similarly Ram Ashis Mahatto, 65, was also killed by the wild elephant while 20-year-old Mira Pokherel was injured and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Wild elephants have increasingly been on the ...


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Poaching threatens endangered wildlife

2008-05-17 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

As time passes by, Nepal’s endangered wildlife population is decreasing thanks to unabated poaching even inside the national parks and wildlife centres.
The officials at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) also accepted that the domestic and international poachers targeted the endangered wildlife with the threats of total disappearance of several species in the not too distant future in absence of effective measures to preserve them.


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Jumbos on govt payroll

2008-04-23 - Narayangarh, Nepal. Surya Prakash Kandel

Ever heard of ‘elephant bureaucrats’? Well, there are 80 elephants on the payroll of our government. The practice of ‘hiring’ jumbos as government employees began 70 years ago. These jumbos are stationed in six hattisars (elephant breeding centres) across the country. Officials at the Chitwan National Park said the practice of employing elephants dates back to the Rana period. Subba at the Sauraha hattisar Rameshwar Chaudhary said each jumbo employee on government payroll gets 15 kilos o...


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Wild elephant kills three, including boy, in Nepal

2008-03-12 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A wild elephant strayed into a village in east Nepal and trampled three people to death including a nine-year-old boy, forest officials said on Wednesday. "It first threw the boy...and then trampled him to death," forest official Tadhi Kandel said by telephone from Jhapa, 275 km (170 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. "We are trying to drive it back into the forest so that it does not cause further human losses." There are about 250 elephants in Nepal, including about 100 domesticated ones that are ...


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Two trampled to death in Jhapa

2008-03-11 - Jhapa, Nepal.

Two persons were trampled to death by a wild elephant in Jhapa district on Tuesday morning. Aasame Tamanag was crushed at Haldaar Chowk in Damak at 6:30 this morning and one hour later Mahendra Poudel was crushed in Dhukurpani by the same wild elephant. In December last year, two persons were killed and one critically injured in a similar attack in Siraha district.


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In the Sauraha jungle

2008-02-21 - Sauraha, Nepal. Anand Gurung

It was late spring but Chitwan was already very hot. There were no people on the road where a little while ago a jeep had driven past lifting a huge cloud of dust. The rickshaw-man who had brought me to Sauraha was red in the face and perspiring profusely through all the cycling. “You’ll just be making a round of jungle,” the rickshaw-man said as we sat in the restaurant patiently waiting for the elephant to arrive. “There are rhinoceros, leopards, chital and many other animals in the ju...


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Wild elephants go berserk at KTWR settlement, locals block highway

2008-01-17 - Sunsari, Nepal.

Locals of Shivpur area at the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) inside the Thursday obstructed the East-West highway demanding compensation as wild elephants once again went on a rampage destroying half a dozen houses and crops in the village overnight. Demanding compensation, the locals have called a chakka jam in the area affecting the traffic from Inaruwa to Koshi barrage stretch of the busy highway. For the last two decades dispute regarding the compensation, for the losses caused by the w...


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Hundreds of specatators gathered in Sauraha in Chitwan National Park in Narayani for the Elephant Extravaganza

Elephant extravaganza!

2007-12-31 - Sauraha, Nepal.

Nepal has hosted the fourth annual International Elephant Race. Hundreds of specatators gathered in Sauraha in Chitwan National Park in Narayani for the Elephant Extravaganza. Organisers said they hope to draw the attention of tourists to Nepal's wildlife and show that it is so much more than just a land of mountains. The keepers, known as mahouts across Nepal, spend hours washing their animals and dressing them so they are in tip top shape for the race. This year 20 national and international c...


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Big elephant race in Nepal turns into tradition

2007-12-30 - NARAYANI, Nepal.

A big race for some big guys is turning into tradition in Nepal. For the past four years people have been getting together for the "Elephant Race" Jockeys climb on the backs of the giant mammals and race them as excited villagers look on. The event was organized to boost tourism and to draw attention to Nepal's elephant population. In all, 20 elephants competed in this year's race. The winner took home a trophy shaped like an elephant.


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The world"s largest Asian elephant may be dead.

2007-12-04 - Royal Bardia, Nepal.

Raja Gaj, a bull (male) elephant who stands nearly 12 feet tall at the shoulder, has not been seen for a year in Nepal's Royal Bardia National Park, Japan Today reported Tuesday. Raja Gaj was the subject of scientific speculation several years ago, as his sheer size and peculiarly domed head led some to wonder if he might be a genetic throwback to extinct species such as the mammoths and mastodons. But a DNA test later confirmed he was a regular Asian elephant.


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Wild elephant kills five in east Nepal

2007-12-04 - LAHAN, Nepal.

Five persons were killed and a woman was injured in an attack by a mad wild elephant in Siraha, Saptari and Udayapur districts. Ram Kripal Mochi,45, Tulai Mahato,45, and Manbir Yadav,55, were killed by the elephant in a place called Ekartiya Haripur of Taregana Govindapur VDC of Siraha district while the same elephant killed one person each in Manpur of Saptari and Hadiya of Udayapur. Their identity is not known. Likewise, Malwa Paswan,55, of Laxmipur-5, Siraha was injured when she was attacked ...


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Elephant Found Dead in Chitwan National Park

2007-10-16 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A wild elephant named Ronaldo was found dead at the gate of the Elephant Breeding Farm at Khorsor in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) on Monday, Rajendra Panohar of the farm said, adding that the elephant might have died due to shock from an electric wire. Chief conservation officer at the CNP Megh Bahadur Pandey declined to comment on the matter. Locals said the elephant died due to shock from the high-voltage electric wire. Ronaldo had attacked and killed a four-month-old child of Dil Bahadur T...


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Wild elephants damage crops in Itahari

2007-10-06 - Kusheswor Mandal, Nepal.

Two wild elephants sneaking from Koshi Tappu Wild Santuary have caused huge damage to paddy crops in Prakashpur, Madhuban, Western Kusaha and Shreepur VDC area. According to the victimized farmer, elephants have damaged paddy crops cultivated in each 4 to 7 katthas of land belonging to Kusheswor Mandal, Kapleswor Mandal, Rajender Majhi, Shiv Raj Rawat, Baijanath Mandal, Umesh Mandal, Baldev Mandal, Parsuram Mandal, Sukan Ram, Ajhyya Sardar.


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Wild elephants go on rampage in Bardiya, Saptari

2007-09-18 - Bardiya, Nepal.

The wild elephants have demolished 26 houses of freed Kamaiyas in Neulapur VDC-4, Khimarhawaphant, last night. The wild elephants from Bardiya National Park ate the food grains and damaged all the clothes and utensils in the house. The administration of national park has not shown any interest towards preventing the elephant rampage in Neulapur, Nagnaha, Gaula, Thakurdara and Shivapur VDCs of the district. Necessary human resource has been sent to various areas of the district as to prevent the ...


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Nepal"s endangered elephants threatened by tuberculosis

2007-07-30 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal's dwindling population of endangered Asian elephants, already under threat from expanding human settlements, is faced with danger from tuberculosis, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday. The warning came during a workshop on 'Disease Diagnosis and Treatment of Elephants' attended by experts from several national and international organizations working for the protection of the animals.


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The carcass of the elephant at Bamandangi.

Elephant falls to poachers bullets in Nepal

2007-07-11 - Bamandangi, Nepal. AVIJIT SINHA

The discovery of the mutilated carcass of a female elephant here — in Nepal’s Jhapa district — today has revived the spectre of organised poaching in the pachyderm corridor bordering India. The 25-year-old elephant had fallen to bullets near a bamboo grove close to the Mechi river yesterday. The spot is 20km from Panitanki, the last border town on the Indian side.


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Koshi Tappu"s wild elephant demolishes five houses

2007-06-18 - Itahari, Nepal.

Conservation of Itahari district Sunday night. The male elephant that had remained in the conservation area for the last 15 days suddenly entered to the village last night and demolished the houses of Dev Narayan Raut, Kuk Mani Devi Shah and Ram Yadav. The elephant also demolished a guesthouse of Aqua Resort Guesthouse and the office of the local consumer committee.


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Elephants with TB not given treatment in Nepal: report

2007-06-11 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

At least 10 elephants of Chitwan National Park (CNP) in central Nepal, suffering from tuberculosis (TB) for the last 18 months, are not getting treatment due to apathy of concerned authorities. As medication for each infected elephant costs no less than 50, 000 Nepali rupees (780 US dollars), curing them at the local level is not possible, said Rameshwor Chaudhary, chief of the section, adding, They need continuous medication for 18 months. This is not possible without help from the department, ...


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New trunk call of distress from Nepal

2007-06-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Though four countries have signed agreements with the Nepal government to build new hospitals and the SAARC regional centre for tuberculosis (TB) research is located in Nepal, the disease has become a jumbo menace, stalking elephants doing tourist duty in the southern plains. Three elephants have died of TB and 10 more been found affected in the Chitwan National Park in the Terai plains, a major tourist attraction, Nepal's official media said Friday.


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Wild tuskers rampage thru Kailali district

2007-03-03 - DHANGADI, Nepal.

Properties have been destroyed by the wild elephants in the eastern VDCs of Kailali district for the last two weeks. It is said nearly a dozen of elephants in each herd have come from Bardiya National Park (BNP). The elephants have demolished altogether 41 houses in various Ward Nos. of Patharaiya, Durgauli and Baliya VDCs of the district so far, and a Chaudhari woman from Patharaiya VDC, Ward No. 4 has been seriously injured on her leg while being chased by the elephant.


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Elephant Kills One, Injures Another in Sunsari

2007-01-15 - Sunsari, Nepal.

Tetaru Chaudhari, 58, of Baklauri VDC in Sunsari district was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Sunday morning, said the Pakali area police office.
The elephant attacked Chaudhari while he was washing his face at a nearby river along with his friends. The elephant attacked them and all but Chaudhari managed to run away, police said.


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International elephant race preparations complete

2006-12-22 - RATNANAGAR, Nepal.

The preparations for the International Elephant Race has been almost complete. The competition to be organized by the Regional Hotel Association Chitwan with the co-organizers, Bachhauli VDC, Mrigakunja Forest Users Commmittee Baghmara Buffer zone Community Forest, Chitrasen Buffer zone Community forest and Sauraha Tourism Entrepreneurs' Group, will be held for three days.


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Wild Elephant Kills Two in Udaypur

2006-12-22 - Gaighat, Nepal. THT Online

Two persons were killed when a wild elephant attacked them at Katari of Udaypur district this morning. One Nara Bahadur Magar, 38, of Dhikuwa of Khotang was killed on the spot when the wild elephant attacked him when he had gone to a local Tawa river for lavatory, police said. The same elephant also trampled Sita Gurung, 45, of Katari VDC to death while she was collection water from a tap.


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Wild elephant kills girl in Sunsari

2006-12-05 - ITAHARI, Nepal.

A wild elephant killed a girl treading upon her body in Sunsari. The wild elephant, which entered near the locality of Bharaul-3, Nadaha, Bichpani killed nineteen-year-old Narmaya BK, a local of the same place, said Forest Officer Murari Sharma. At least eight people so far have been killed from the rampage of wild elephant in the area. Those killed earlier from the wild elephant were from Itahari, Dharan, Panchkanya, Handposa and Pakani.


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Elephant polo competition begins

2006-11-28 - RATNAGAR, Nepal.

The World Elephant Polo Competition began at the elephant polo ground, south of the Meghauli airport here today. Altogether eight teams from Britain, India, Scotland, Sri Lanka and hosts Nepal are taking part in the competition. The six-day competition is being held on a league cum knock-out and organised by the International Elephant Polo Association. The Competition began in Nepal 25 years ago.


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Nepalese villagers gather around the body of an elephant at Sunsari District, some 350kms east of Kathmandu

Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A rouge bull elephant in Nepal's east was tranquilised and his tusks cut after 12 deaths were attributed to a three-month rampage by the endangered animal, a park ranger said. "On Saturday the team shot the elephant with tranquiliser darts. The elephant's tusks have been removed," said Shiva Kumar Budhatoki, a ranger from Sunsari district forestry office.


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Elephant that killed 12 people in Nepal captured

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Yahoo News

Nepalese hunters have captured a wild elephant that trampled to death at least 12 people and injured several others in the country's southeast. A team of 15 forestry officials found the elephant on Saturday after a two week search and shot it with a tranquilizer in the jungles of Sunsari district, about 310 miles southeast of the capital, Katmandu, said Ajit Karna, chief forest official in the area.


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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Royal Chitwan National Park, Terai Arc, Nepal.  © WWF-Canon / Jeff FOOTT

Elephant menace continues in eastern Nepal, death toll reaches 8

2006-11-06 - SUNSARI, Nepal.

The elephant menace that claimed seven lives in five days during the last week of October continued in Sunsari as a wild elephant killed a local woman here Sunday evening. A rogue elephant killed 37-year-old Lila Devi Pandey in Itahari, Sunsari yesterday evening while she was returning from the jungle near Tal Talaiya carrying firewood. Pandey is the eighth victim of the rogue elephants in the eastern Terai region in the last two weeks.


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Experts to Tame Killer Elephant in Nepal

2006-11-01 - Itahari, Nepal.

A team of experts is arriving in Sunsari on Wednesday to tame a wild elephant, which has killed eight persons in Sunsari and Morang districts so far, at the direction of National Park Department. The experts will look for the elephant that is terrorising villagers and find out the cause of its behaviour. The law allows shooting down of the elephant if it goes mad, Sharma said.


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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Royal Chitwan National Park, Terai Arc, Nepal.

Human-elephant conflict in Nepal takes a toll

2006-10-27 - Terai, Nepal.

As the autumnal harvest of maize and rice ripens in the fertile plains of the Terai, human-elephant conflict increases. On 22 October, a wild elephant killed five and injured five others in eastern Nepal. Migratory herds of elephants often raid crops resulting in widespread damage and even loss of life.


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Nepal: Wild Elephants Kill 7 Persons In in Five Days

2006-10-26 - Itahari, Nepal. Somnath Banstola

With the death of a person due to an attack of a wild elephant in Sunsari this morning, the death toll from attacks of wild elephants in Sunsari and Morang in eastern Nepal has reached seven in five days. Rahim Miyan, 50, a resident of Pakali VDC-2, Sunsari, was trampled to death by a wild elephant this morning. Miyan had come out of the house in the morning to urinate when the wild elephant attacked him, according to the in-charge of the Area Police Office Pakali, Prem Subba.


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Wild elephant kills three villagers in Sunsari

2006-10-23 - Sunsari, Nepal.

At least three persons were killed and three others were severely injured when a wild elephant went on a rampage in two places in Sunsari district within the last 12 hours. The elephant crushed a man to death in Panchakanya village Sunday night and killed two women in Dharan Municipality-15 this morning, reports said. Three villagers were injured in the elephant’s attack.


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Wild elephants kill woman in Jhapa

2006-10-17 - JHAPA, Nepal.

Maiya Shrestha of Mangalbare VDC-1 of Shantinagar died after a wild elephant crushed her to death on Monday evening. She came under the wild beast's attack when she was returning home after collecting animal fodder at the near by forest, where she had gone with her son and husband. Both her son and husband were lucky to escape the elephant's attack, but another woman received serious injury.


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Trainer Tuire Kaimio with a baby elephant

New training methods make for happier elephants at Royal Chitwan National Park

2006-03-31 - Sauraha, CHITWAN, Nepal.

Is there an alternative way to train a domestic elephant to learn faster, be more obedient and decrease a risk to people? The answer is yes, according to the ‘positive reinforcement’ training being discussed and demonstrated at the Elephant Breeding Center at Sauraha,Royal Chitwan National Park. The first phase of the training concludes on 5 April 2006. Based on the outcome of this training, a follow-up session will be scheduled. Finland has been supporting conservation efforts in Nepal for ...


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Wild elephants create terror in Chitwan

2006-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

As wild elephants spread terror in Patpani village of western Chitwan, a dozen of families here have fled their homes for fear of their lives. A 51-year old Kampari Tamang, a local resident is reported to have been killed by wild elephant yesterday. Fatally injured, she died while being rushed to Bharatpur hospital.


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Wild elephants create havoc at Dang village in Nepal

2006-01-10 - Dang, Nepal. TRIBHUWAN NAGAR

Local people of Koltara village of Satbariya VDC-9 of Deukhuri valley of Dang district are living in state of panic as the wild elephants are going on rampage in the village. A group of 6 wild elephants have destroyed standing wheat crops of Tara Bahadur Kunwar and Hemant B.K cultivated on one bigha of land, Tara Bahadur said. Earlier, the resident of Deukhuri was troubled many times by the wild elephants.


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Elephant polo stars just champion

2004-12-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Scotland are celebrating sporting glory after being crowned world champions of elephant polo. The Duke of Argyll captained the Chivas team to victory in the Elephant Polo World Championships in Nepal. They beat National Parks of Nepal 12-6 to regain the world title they last won in 2001. Arriving back in the UK, the jubilant Duke said: "No one can deny Scotland are one of the world's sporting heavyweights."


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Chivas Regal won annual Elephant Polo

2001-12-07 - CHITWAN, Nepal.

Chivas Regal from Scotland are the new World Champions following their success in the final held on Friday 7th December at the 20th Annual World Elephant Polo Championships (WEPA).


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A sad message: The scientist and elephant researcher Ajay Desai passes away in Belagavi

2020-11-21 - , India.

Field biologist and wildlife conservation expert Ajay Adrushyappa Desai passed away in Belagavi on Thursday night. He was 62. Family sources said he suffered a heart attack in his sleep. Mr. Desai is ...


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Animal rights group urges court to recognize Bronx Zoo elephant as person

2020-11-19 - Bronx, United States.

Happy the elephant was the center of attention in court Thursday when five state appellate judges debated whether the beloved Bronx Zoo mammal should be recognized as a person. However, the judges wer...


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Peshawar Zoo authorities move court seeking permission to import elephants

2020-11-16 - Peshawar, Pakistan.

The authorities of the Peshawar Zoo have approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to import a pair of elephants from Zimbabwe. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, has issued no...


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Juno the Elephant will undergo surgery to remove tumor no longer responding to chemo

2020-11-13 - El Paso, United States.

One of the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants, Juno, will undergo her seventh cancer treatment this week. In October 2016, Juno was diagnosed with a malignant mass in her right mammary gland, commonly kn...


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Elephant Sunder gets a treat at end of musth

2020-11-13 - Bangalore, India.

20-year-old male elephant Sunder was treated to seasonal enrichment to mark the completion of its four-month-long musth period at the Bannerghatta Biological Park here on Thursday. Vanashree Vipin Sin...


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The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month

Elephant shot fifteen times dies in agony after succumbing to its wounds in Thailand

2020-11-12 - Rayong, Thailand.

The elephant, named Nga-Sun, was found collapsed on a palm plantation by villagers in Rayong province last month. Vets from the local wildlife team identified gunshot wounds across the animal's buttoc...


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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. The...


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Cambodia Ministry says Asian elephants face threat

2020-11-10 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Soth Koemsoeun

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the Asian elephant is being severely threatened in world sanctuaries. Airavata Elephant Foundation president Chenda Clais said on November 10 that ...


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Sreekutty the elephant had a jumbo birthday bash, these adorable pictures are proof

2020-11-09 - Kottoor, India.

Sreekutty was brought to the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation centre on November 8, 2019. Staying in the Kappukadu elephant rehabilitation center in Kerala, the calf turned a year old on November 8. ...


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Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve

2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand government is considering denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A senior forest department official told The Indian Express, “The state wildlife board will discuss this. That ar...


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Nepalese Mahout killed in elephant attack

2020-11-08 - Nawalapur, Nepal.

A mahout has died when an elephant attacked him while grazing it inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased is 36-year-old Hansaraj Kunmar Dhami of Chandranigahapur, Rautahat. He had been currentl...


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Five men trying to sell elephant tusks caught on Food Street

2020-11-08 - Bengaluru, India.

HM Chaitanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, NOV 08 2020, 01:34 ISTUPDATED: NOV 08 2020, 01:56 IST Police have arrested a five-member gang from Tamil Nadu that allegedly tried to sell elephant tusks on Food S...


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849 wild elephants died in Kerala forests from 2009 to 2019. The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department.

2020-11-07 - Palakkad, India.

The death rate of wild elephants in Kerala is high, reveals statistics shared by the forest department. As per the 2018 census, the wild elephant population in the state is 5,706. The death rate is h...


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Electric fence on the Indo-Nepal border puts migrating elephants and humans at risk

2020-11-06 - Naxalbari, India. AVIJAN SAHA, SAHANA GHOSH

Elephants in north West Bengal, would earlier cross the Mechi river along the Indo-Nepal border, over to Nepal, along a regular route identified as the Mahananda-Kolabari elephant corridor.
In ...


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NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap traveled to Kenya to document efforts being made to save and protect elephants

2020-11-06 - Sereolipi, Kenya.

Nestled in the foothills of Samburu County in northern Kenya is Africa’s first community-owned elephant orphanage. This magical place of healing and hope is named Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. Reteti r...


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Kerala is all set to become home of world’s largest elephant care-and-cure facility

2020-11-06 - Kottoor, India.

With upgradation in progress, the centre will later on have around 50 elephants including the existing 16 elephants. The upgraded centre will have a veterinary hospital equipped with special facilitie...


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Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple

Vallabhan waiting for tusk trimming with 1.5 metre long tusks

2020-11-06 - Malayinkeezhu, India.

Tusker Vallabhan of Malayinkeezhu Sreekrishnaswamy Temple is struggling to hold his head high literally after the tusks grew longer and heavier. He is unable to take food due to the long tusks and is ...


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Corruption of some wildlife officers and undue political and other interference are major challenges to overcome the illegal capture and domestic trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka, a recent study has highlighted.

Report on illegal capture, trade of wild elephants in Sri Lanka

2020-11-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The research team observed that the last elephant birth in captivity was recorded in 1994. “However, the report submitted to the Magistrate’s Court by the Wildlife Conservation Department (DWC) Di...


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New $84 million elephant sanctuary to be developed at Victorias Werribee Zoo

2020-11-04 - Werribee, Australia.

Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo is set to receive $84 million funding to develop a new elephant sanctuary. Announced yesterday by Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, the $84 million...


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Forest department officials examine the carcass of the elephant which died in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Tuesday

Tusker dies while trying to cross over rail barricade

2020-11-04 - Bengaluru, India.

A tusker died while trying to return to the forest after raiding crops in Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) on Tuesday morning. The incident came to light when a patrolling team saw the sight of the jumbo ...


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