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Elephants belonging to wildlife researcher Prajna Chowta being shifted from Dubare forest to Ramapura Elephant Camp in Bandipur

Tamed elephants belonging to conservationist shifted to Rampura Elephant Camp

2021-12-16 - Madikeri, India.

The tamed elephants belonging to conservationist and wildlife researcher Prajna Chowta are being transferred to the possession of the forest department. Residents across Dubare alleged that the elephants from Prajna’s foundation often raided the crops and caused immense damage. Following this, in August this year, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden ordered the confiscation of the elephants owned by Prajna.


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Elephant calf stuck inside septic tank rescued by forest department in Karnataka

2021-07-27 - MADIKERI, India.

The Mathigodu Camp elephant Kunthi was called in for the rescue mission. A rope was tied around the neck of the calf and it was pulled out by Kunthi. We are tracking the herd across Devarapura Sacred Grove limits to reunite the calf with its mother,” confirmed RFO Ashok.


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Madikeri: Three elephants including baby elephant die in two separate incidents

2021-07-05 - Madikeri, India.

Two adult elephants and a baby elephant died in two separate incidents in Coorg district, here. A male elephant and a baby elephant among them have died at Nagarahole National Park, near Nittur gram of South Coorg. Experts suspect that the male elephant was about 12 to 15 years old and the baby elephant was about a month old. Veterinary doctor Chandrashekar performed the post mortem.


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Kusha was recaptured at Meenukolli Reserve Forest limits

Notorious jumbo that escaped from Karnataka elephant camp recaptured after a year

2021-03-30 - MADIKERI, India.

The elephant Kusha, which had escaped from the Dubare elephant camp over a year ago, has been recaptured by the forest department. The 29-year-old male elephant is now in the Meenukolli Reserve Forest area and will soon be shifted back to the Dubare camp with the efforts of four other tamed male elephants -- Dhananjaya, Prashantha, Sugreeva and Lakshmana


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Ranjan (4) and Shivagange (11).

Security: GPS fitted on two elephants in Kodagu

2012-09-03 - Madikeri, India. Shrikanth Kallammanavara

In an unique attempt, Global Positioning System (GPS) devices have been installed on the collars of two tamed elephants at Dubare elephant camp in Kushalnagar. It is for the first time that GPS has been installed on elephants. Two elephants that have got the privilege of GPS are Ranjan (4) and Shivagange (11). With the installation of GPS on Saturday, the path on which the elephants walk could be traced through the internet enabled system.


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Task Force visits Maldare

2012-03-08 - Madikeri, India.

Coffee Growers said that the elephants have started consuming coffee berries. If this is not checked, then coffee growers will be in distress. The growers aired their grievances before the Elephant Task Force constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on the direction of the High Court, to study the elephant menace, during their visit to Maldare on Wednesday.


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2 Tuskers leave for Mysore Dasara show.

2010-09-10 - Madikeri, India.

Two elephants from Kodagu Dubare elephant training centre, Harsha and Vikrama, are included in the team of elephants going to Mysore for the Heritage (Banni Mantapa) procession on Vijaya dashami next. They would leave soon to be in Mysore, the Range Forest officer Chinnappa informed. The two tuskers have already taken part in the Jumbo procession on Dasara Day in the last 15 years.


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Elephants trample man to death

2008-03-21 - Madikeri, India.

A 65-year-old man was trampled to death by a wild elephant at Gattadalla, police said here on Wednesday. Aravind was attacked by the elephant when he came out of a coffee estate on Tuesday morning, police said. Local people charged forest officials with not using funds allocated for solar fencing to prevent elephants from entering villages. Forest officials have assured payment of compensation to the victim's family, police said.


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Wild elephant- human conflict reaching its peak

2008-02-28 - Madikeri, India.

Deputy Conservator of Forests (Madikeri division), B B Mallesh expressed concern over the increasing wild elephant-human conflict in the district. Delivering the keynote address at a Rotary Misty Hills function on Wild Elephant- Human Conflict here recently, he said that the situation had reached its peak in the last one-and-half year due to which seven people had lost their lives. Speaking on crops and property loss, he said in the last ten years, 31 people were killed and 43 injured seriously ...


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Seminar on Man-elephant conflict

2008-01-20 - Madikeri, India.

A seminar on Man-elephant conflict organised by the World Wildlife Fund and the Coorg Wildlife Society was held at the Kannika International Hotel in Kushlnagar on Saturday. In his chief guest address, the Chief Wildlife Warden and the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, I B Sreevatsav said that the department would send a proposal to the state government to tranquilize the rogue elephants, for which the locations had already been identified by the district forest officials. The deputy conse...


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Forest Dept submits project report to shift wild elephants

2007-08-23 - Madikeri, India.

The Karnataka Forest Department has submitted a project report to the state government to shift wild elephants from Kodagu district as they faced problems due to severe loss of habitat, shortage of food and depleting forest. Deputy Forest officer Mallesh told newspersons here today that the project, costing Rs 15 crore, would also help solve the conflict between wildlife and the human beings. Due to erosion of its habitat the elephants had been entering villages and had killed five people in the...


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Jumbo attacks GP Secretary in Karnataka

2007-08-10 - Madikeri, India.

A Gram Panchayat Secretary was seriously injured when a wild elephant attacked two people at Nanjarayapatna in this hilly district. The incident occurred last evening when Nellihudikeri Gram Panchayat Secretary B E Veeraraju and another person were walking home when a jumbo charged at them from behind the thick foliage of trees at once. While Mr Veeraraju was seriously injured when the pachyderm pierced its ivory into his stomach, the other person ran to safety in time. Thinking that he must be ...


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Forest dept ignoring elephant attacks

2007-01-16 - MADIKERI, India.

Though Kodagu district has been bearing the brunt of wild elephant menace from Kutta to Shanivarashanthe, the government is paying scant attention to solve the problem. Recently, wild elephants destroyed five acres of paddy cultivation belonging to two people in Mekoor near Polibetta. Elephants descending from the forest have killed more than 20 and injured 30 people since 1999.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from MADIKERI2021-12-16 - Madikeri, India - Tamed elephants belonging to conservationist shifted to Rampura Elephant Camp 2021-07-27 - MADIKERI, India - Elephant calf stuck inside septic tank rescued by forest department in Karnataka 2021-07-05 - Madikeri, India - Madikeri: Three elephants including baby elephant die in two separate incidents 2021-03-30 - MADIKERI, India - Notorious jumbo that escaped from Karnataka elephant camp recaptured after a year 2012-09-03 - Madikeri, India - Security: GPS fitted on two elephants in Kodagu 2012-03-08 - Madikeri, India - Task Force visits Maldare 2010-09-10 - Madikeri, India - 2 Tuskers leave for Mysore Dasara show. 2008-03-21 - Madikeri, India - Elephants trample man to death 2008-02-28 - Madikeri, India - Wild elephant- human conflict reaching its peak 2008-01-20 - Madikeri, India - Seminar on Man-elephant conflict 2007-08-23 - Madikeri, India - Forest Dept submits project report to shift wild elephants 2007-08-10 - Madikeri, India - Jumbo attacks GP Secretary in Karnataka 2007-01-16 - MADIKERI, India - Forest dept ignoring elephant attacks

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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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