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Third elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand

2020-12-24 - Dehradun, India.

The Uttarakhand forest department on Thursday radio-collared a third elephant in the state this year and released it in a forest near Haridwar to keep track of its movement during the Maha Kumbh fair scheduled there from next month. Chief wildlife warden JS Suhag said the elephant, who is around 40-year-old, is part of a herd of around six to seven elephants that frequently ventures into human habitations.


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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 area will remain a reserve forest even after denotification as an elephant reserve. It will not make any big difference.” The official said an elephant reserve has “no legal sanctity”.


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A 35-year-old elephant being radio-collared in Haridwar forest division in Uttarakhand

First elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand with eye on Maha Kumbh 2021

2020-10-15 - Dehradun, India.

Population has increased in the state and so have man-elephant conflicts. In June, according to the elephant census conducted earlier this year, the numbers of the elephants in the state had reached 2,026. In 2012, there were 1,559 elephants, while in 2017 there were 1,839 elephants in the state.


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An elephant ventures into a residential colony in Haridwar, in July this year.

Uttarakhand forest department uses solar repeller technique to check movement of wild animals

2020-10-09 - Dehradun, India.

In an attempt to check the movement of wild animals into residential areas near Ganga river in Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand forest department is now using solar enabled repeller systems. These solar repellers have motion sensor system which creates a high pitch sound when activated, startling wild animals enough to send them back towards the forest. During night time, the repeller instrument also throws a sharp light towards approaching wild animals, affecting their vision.


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Uttarakhand forest department to radio collar wild animals for study

2020-10-01 - Dehradun, India. Suparna Roy, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Uttarakhand forest department authorities have initiated the process to put radio collars on five tigers, 10 elephants and 15 leopards in the hill state in a bid to study the animals’ movements and behaviorial pattern and also prevent the growing man-animal conflict.. JS Suhag, chief wildlife warden, Uttarakhand, said that the radio collar project is in progress as part of the three separate initiatives to reduce man-animal conflict and study these animals’ movement patterns.


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The Rajaji Tiger Reserve authorities have got its mahouts trained in Kerala so that the safari is conducted in a safe and proper manner.

Elephant safari to resume in Rajaji reserve after 9 yrs

2016-11-26 - Dehradun, India.

Raja, Radha and Rangeela, three elephants at the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, are all set for the elephant safari that is now being resumed at Rajaji after nine years. Raja is a male elephant while Radha and Rangeela are females.
Arundhati, a famous female safari elephant at the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, then Rajaji National Park, which died in 2007 after it was injured while on patrol.


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Grand trunk road; overpass for elephants at Rajaji park

2008-08-13 - Dehradun, India.

In A unique move, the authorities at Rajaji National Park have undertaken a project to build an overpass above a stretch of railway tracks and a motorable road for the movement of elephants. Once completed, this 1.5-km stretch between Motichur railway crossing to Raiwala in Haridwar district will be the first overpass of its kind in the world. It is being constructed at the directions of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court, in order to protect the corridor through which el...


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Injured, ageing elephant Arundhati dies

2007-10-02 - Dehradun, India.

Arundhati, an ageing elephant suffering for long due to a fractured leg, died Tuesday night even as forest officials were planning to put the pachyderm to sleep despite initial protests from wildlife lovers. Veterinarians attending the animal were set to administer a lethal dose of anaesthesia ahead of the mercy killing when the 70-year-old breathed her last. Arundhati broke her front left leg about three weeks ago while she was being taken for a walk by her keeper in the Chilla forest range, ab...


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Prolonged misery haunts elephant

2007-10-01 - Dehradun, India. Swati Thiyagarajan

The debate has ended and sadly so. Everybody agrees now that Arundhati, the ailing 72-year-old elephant, has to be put to sleep. Even the NGO and locals who had protested earlier seem to have reconciled with the situation. But the hitch is, forest department officials are still waiting for the drug required for the lethal injection. Sodium Pentathol, commonly used to put dogs to sleep is required in a large quantity by the officials, which is not available at the moment.


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A city cries and prays for an 80-year-old elephant

2007-09-29 - Dehradun, India. S M A Kazmi

By now, arundhati should have been dead. Killed by the needle that would have ended the agony of a multiple fracture on her massive, right foot. But Arundhati, 80, is alive. Arundhati, the elephant. Her life, scheduled to end today, has been kept on hold by the tears of an entire city, her mahout, the man who runs the park in which she lives, and the man who signed the death order. This leafy city has never come across anything like this before — the first mercy killing case of a domesticated ...


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Tusker found dead in U"khand

2007-09-20 - Dehradun, India.

An adult elephant was found dead in Barkot forest range of Doiwala area in the state, the official sources today said. The pachyderms death came to light last evening when villagers informed the forest guards patrolling the area about the animals body lying there. The sources, however, have ruled out any foul play behind the mammals death as his tusks and other vital organs were found to be intact. A postmortem is being conducted to ascertain the cause of the elephant's death.


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10% drop in elephant population in Uttarakhand

2007-08-12 - Dehradun, India.

After the decline in the tiger population, Uttarakhand has now reported a sharp drop of 10 per cent in the number of elephants, mainly tuskers, in the state. The latest census report of 2005-07 has revealed that the number has come down to 1,346 from 1,510 recorded two years ago. The population of elephants stood at 1,582 in 2003 which clearly indicates that the situation has worsened during the past four years. But the Uttarakhand Wildlife Department, which conducted the census, is not worried ...


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Three women trampled by elephants in Uttaranchal

2006-11-21 - DEHRADUN, India.

Three women were trampled to death by elephants in the Rajaji National Park in Haridwar district of Uttaranchal, police said here on Tuesday. Two women who had gone to collect fodder in Jattowali Bagh and Kadachh area near the wildlife reserve were trampled by a herd of elephants on Monday, they said. In another incident, a woman in Latowali area died after an elephant charged at here the same area of the park. The bodies of the women were later recovered and sent for post-mortem, police added.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from DEHRADUN2020-12-24 - Dehradun, India - Third elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand 2020-11-09 - Dehradun, India - Uttarakhand weighs denotifying elephant reserve 2020-10-15 - Dehradun, India - First elephant radio-collared in Uttarakhand with eye on Maha Kumbh 2021 2020-10-09 - Dehradun, India - Uttarakhand forest department uses solar repeller technique to check movement of wild animals 2020-10-01 - Dehradun, India - Uttarakhand forest department to radio collar wild animals for study 2016-11-26 - Dehradun, India - Elephant safari to resume in Rajaji reserve after 9 yrs 2008-08-13 - Dehradun, India - Grand trunk road; overpass for elephants at Rajaji park 2007-10-02 - Dehradun, India - Injured, ageing elephant Arundhati dies 2007-10-01 - Dehradun, India - Prolonged misery haunts elephant 2007-09-29 - Dehradun, India - A city cries and prays for an 80-year-old elephant 2007-09-20 - Dehradun, India - Tusker found dead in U"khand 2007-08-12 - Dehradun, India - 10% drop in elephant population in Uttarakhand 2006-11-21 - DEHRADUN, India - Three women trampled by elephants in Uttaranchal

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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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