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5 forest officials, 5 civilians injured in elephant attack

2014-02-09 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Five forest department staff and as many as five civilians were injured after they were attacked by a herd of elephants near Denkanikottah, 32km from Hosur in Krishnagiri district, official sources said today. All the injured persons have been hospitalised and are out of danger.


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Cow elephant dies in Dharmapuri

2007-03-24 - Dharmapuri, India.

A female elephant died on the banks of Chinnar river in Pennagaram forests on Friday, apparently because of old age, forest department officials said. The elephant was found in distress by residents of Pannappatti village, about 43 km from here, they said. The elephant died in the afternoon. It was aged between 55 to 60 years, they said. Villagers performed poojas for the dead elephant.


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Forest dept tells villagers to protect themselves

2007-02-05 - DHARMAPURI, India.

The Forest Department has asked people residing in villages adjoining forests in the district to protect themselves from elephants without injuring them. Elephants often stray into nearby villages in search of food and water frequently. To keep them away, the villagers spend sleepless nights with fire torches and crackers. According to sources, a herd of elephants strayed into the villages in Pennagaram, Neruppur, Pannanppatti, Chinnappanallur and Podupatti in search of water.


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Elephant herd damages crops

2006-12-18 - DHARMAPURI, India.

A herd of 14 elephants damaged the crops in Podupatti and surrounding villages in Pennagaram taluk on Friday night. According to farmers of Podupatti, the elephant herd has been damaging crops in the past three days during night. About seven acres of cultivated ragi, jowar and a few paddy crops were damaged, they said. They added that several memoranda had been submitted to the forest officials of the range concerned in this regard.


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Minister: Cauvery elephant sanctuary to be established

2006-11-26 - DHARMAPURI, India.

To protect the elephant population in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri forests, The State Government would take initiatives to establish Cauvery Elephant Sanctuary, covering both Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri forest areas, Forest Minister N Selvaraj said here on Saturday. He said to avoid any life loss and crop loss, the Forest Department had been working to erect solar fencing on the forest borders in the State.


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Elephant found dead in Anchetty forests

2006-11-03 - DHARMAPURI, India.

An elephant was found dead near Thakkatty tribal village in Anchetty forests in Krishnagiri district. The sex and cause of death of the pachyderm is yet to be ascertained. Whether the elephant was killed by poachers or it died a natural death remained a mystery, said Forest officials. A post-mortem would be conducted on the spot on Thursday, they added.


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Elephants chase ryots, three hurt

2005-12-28 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Three farmers were injured when a herd of elephants chased them at Elumalmanthai in Pennagarm taluk on Tuesday. According to police, the elephants entered the farmlands at Elumalmanthai in the wee hours of Tuesday. The farmers chased the herd carrying fire torch and bursting crackers into the forest. But all of sudden, the pachyderms started chasing the farmers, injuring three persons - Shanmugam (40), Murugan (45) and Arumugam (35).


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Dharmapuri awaits Centres nod for elephant sanctuary

2005-10-21 - DHARMAPURI, India.

Though the North-East monsoon has brought heavy rainfall in most parts of India, the Dharmapuri district still faces a drought situation. Even forest areas in Dharmapuri are faced with acute water scarcity. Elephants and leopards have been spotted straying into human habitats in search of food and water. A few days ago an elephant herd, which strayed into a farm land in Pennagaram taluk, had damaged the crops there. At Soolagiri in Krishnagiri district, a leopard reportedly attacked villagers an...


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8 Headlines about Elephants from DHARMAPURI2014-02-09 - DHARMAPURI, India - 5 forest officials, 5 civilians injured in elephant attack 2007-03-24 - Dharmapuri, India - Cow elephant dies in Dharmapuri 2007-02-05 - DHARMAPURI, India - Forest dept tells villagers to protect themselves 2006-12-18 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephant herd damages crops 2006-11-26 - DHARMAPURI, India - Minister: Cauvery elephant sanctuary to be established 2006-11-03 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephant found dead in Anchetty forests 2005-12-28 - DHARMAPURI, India - Elephants chase ryots, three hurt 2005-10-21 - DHARMAPURI, India - Dharmapuri awaits Centres nod for elephant sanctuary

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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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