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Rupa was found to have stones in her kidney.

Activists seek to free elephant from owner Sabha Shankar Pandey

2016-10-29 - Mumbai, India.

After Rupa, an elephant belonging to Sabha Shankar Pandey, passed away last week at Goregaon’s Film City where she had been brought for a photo shoot, experts have raised concern about the health and care of Lakshmi, Pandey’s other elephant.


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Jumbo death: NGO seeks police action against owner Sabha Shankar Pandey, Film City

2016-10-24 - Mumbai, India.

In the wake of the death of an elephant that was hired for a photoshoot in Goregaon’s Film City, the Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) wrote to the Aarey police demanding that it book its owner Sabha Shankar Pandey, the organisers and the Film City management.


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Elephants banned from Mumbai

2013-10-31 - Mumbai, India.

The Maharashtra wildlife department has passed an order prohibiting the entry of elephants into Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane regions. The directive was issued on Monday by additional principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) Suresh Thorat. The circular said that elephants were mostly brought into city limits to beg, entertain, "bless" people and even used for shoots though they were a Schedule-1 protected species under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.


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54-year-old elephant, Laxmi, and 55-year-old zoo keeper Prakash Gangaram Kadam are the oldest residents of Byculla zoo

2013-10-26 - Mumbai, India.

54-year-old elephant Laxmi is the oldest resident in Jijamata Udyan zoo, Byculla. And everyone is fond of her mahouts, keepers and the public. A few years back the elephants were supposed to be moved out of the zoo to a protected sanctuary. But because of their old age and inability to adapt to new surroundings they were kept back in the company of mahouts who are extremely fond of them.


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Don"t shed crocodile tears over elephant Bijlee: Rescuer to PETA, FIAPO

2013-06-23 - Mumbai, India.

An animal lover here Saturday rued the manner in which some prominent animal rights groups were suddenly concerned by the plight of an ailing elephant named Bijlee, and using her to garner publicity. "I request them not to shed crocodile tears for Bijlee, who is in our care and improving with each day of medication, proper diet and lots of love," Animals Matter To Me (AMTM) chief Ganesh Nayak told IANS.


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Mumbai Pooram hopes to recreate Kerala temple fest

2011-11-11 - Mumbai, India.

Kerala’s famous Thrissur Pooram festival will be replicated in the city from November 11 to 13 at the KDMC stadium in Dombivili. Complete with gold caparisoned elephants, colour, dance and fireworks, the festival will aim to increase cultural exchange between the two states.


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people
Lucky Prasad, the elephant, had appeared in movies like Asoka and Mangal Pandey

Buy 1, get 1 free offer on elephant backfires, Animal dealer trades his lucky elephant for a pregnant one, only to be told three years later that the latter is dead

2010-08-17 - Mumbai, India.

It took three years for Sarish Pandey, a dealer who supplies animals to films, to realise that he was undone by his greed. In June 2007, Pandey signed a gift deed with a Kerala-based animal dealer to trade his elephant for a pregnant one, hoping that he will get two in exchange of one. But little did Pandey know that giving away Lucky Prasad, who he had nurtured for 28 years since his birth, would rid him of all his luck.


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conflict

Intruder must have provoked elephant: Vet

2010-03-28 - Mumbai, India.

Laxmi and Anarkali, the two female elephants at the Byculla zoo, have no past record of unruly behaviour, say zoo officials. However, Sundays incident, where Laxmi, the 55-year-old female pachyderm killed a man who entered the enclosure, goes to prove that wild animals can be unpredictable, if provoked, say experts.


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Mumbai zoo elephant kills intruder

2010-03-28 - Mumbai, India.

A zoo visitor who had sneaked into an enclosure was killed by an elephant today, the first such incident in the 149-year history of the city zoo. Apparently alarmed by the presence of a stranger, Lakshmi, 70, kicked the man, who was in his forties, has not been identified and is suspected to have been on drugs. Another female elephant, Anarkali, 50, was in the enclosure with Lakshmi, but there were no mahouts or workers, all having gone for lunch.


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Lakshmi and Anarkali, both in their fifties, were brought to the zoo when they were just 15

Trunk-ating a bond

2009-12-09 - Mumbai, India. Lata Mishra and Mitali Parekh

After years of campaigning by animal rights organisations, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) passed an order last month making it mandatory for circuses and zoos across the country to free their elephants and relocate them in sanctuaries, camps and reserves. However, authorities at the Byculla zoo - which received a notice to this effect last week - are worried the shift will be too traumatic for their two elephants.


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Little big story

2009-12-02 - Mumbai, India. Alaka Sahani

After impressing critics at the Mumbai Film Festival, director Aijaz Khan’s debut feature film White Elephant is being shown in the Indian Panorama section of the Goa Film Festival. How was it directing an elephant? Oh! it was difficult and it needed patience, but it was such an exhilarating, enriching and moving experience that I’ll never ever forget it.


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Zachariah Mathew an engineer from Mumbai has designed and developed remote operated devices which controls the elephants

Indian engineer comes up with invention to stop elephants attacking humans

2009-11-23 - Mumbai, India.

The elephant may be an enduring, lovable icon which draws thousands of wildlife tourists to India every year, but officials are desperate to find ways to control them amid increasing numbers of attacks on humans. A Mumbai engineer has discovered the answer: The 'Violent Elephant Control Gear', a remote control immobiliser which tethers marauding pachyderms at the press of a button.


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State plans electric fence to keep elephants away

2008-07-30 - Mumbai, India.

The state government has mooted a plan to put up a fence with electric current at the Maharashtra, Goa-Karnataka border to overcome the increasing menace of elephants in the state. At a meeting held in Mantralaya on Tuesday, revenue minister Narayan Rane suggested a fence that will work on solar energy to stop elephants from entering the Konkan region. The meeting was attended by the state finance minister Jayant Patil and forest minister Babanrao Pachpute as well as other officials from the for...


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Two full-sized tusks seized from Dahisar. Accused confessed to having stolen the tusks from a temple in Sindhudurg

2008-03-10 - Mumbai, India.

The crime branch of the Mumbai police arrested two persons and seized elephants tusks worth over Rs7 lakh from them on Friday in Dahisar. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Raju Gawde alias Vishram, 24, and Aniruddh Sawant alias Kishore, 48, at the Nancy Colony bus depot while they were looking for prospective customers to sell the full-sized ivory tusks. According to the police, the duo was intercepted and the ivory tusks weighing 4.5 kg were found in their possession without any legal do...


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On the ivory trail

2007-11-23 - Mumbai, India. B K Sharma

The author, Inspector General of Police and head of the State Crime Branch of Orissa, has an abiding interest in wildlife and is recognised as one of India’s leading experts on the illegal wildlife trade. It will come as no surprise to readers of Sanctuary that the world’s largest terrestrial mammal continues to be besieged from all sides. In addition to threats to its habitat throughout Africa and Asia, smuggling and illicit trade in ivory pose major challenges to law enforcement authoriti...


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Mumbai Elephants banned, but no strategy

2007-07-26 - Mumbai, India. Nitya Kaushik

The Forest department on Tuesday decided to ban elephants on the city roads, ‘confiscate’ them from their owners and order the latter to leave the city precincts with immediate effect. However, with no strategy in place, no rescue or rehabilitation centres, and no sanctuary in the city to send the animals to, the ban appears headed nowhere.


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people

Rahul Khanna"s new campaign for elephants

2007-04-11 - Mumbai, India.

Posing next to the tagline "Beaten, Shackled, Abused- Elephants Don't Belong in Zoos," actor Rahul Khanna stars in a brand-new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India,. In the ad Rahul Khanna is shown shackled in chains, with bruises painted onto his body. The ad has been shot by top photographer Colston Julian.


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Rajkumar leaves Mumbai to find love at Thiruvanantapuram

2007-04-07 - Mumbai, India.

Subsequent to the orders of the Bombay High Court, Rajkumar—the male elephant at Veermata Jijamata Prani Sanghralaya (Byculla Zoo), was dispatched on Saturday evening to the zoo in Thiruvanantapuram, Kerela. The eighteen-year-old elephant was in Byculla Zoo for the past eight years in forced celibacy, since the two female elephants the zoo houses are ageing.


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6 months on, only 2 tuskers fitted with microchips

2007-04-01 - Mumbai, India. Nitya Kaushik

Only two tuskers in the city have been digitally tagged, almost six months after the state forest department, Thane division, launched its grand plan to implant elephants with microchips in an effort to stop unlicenced entry. Their lackadaisical approach has prompted the Bombay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) to take matters into their hands.


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Project Elephants is here to stay

2006-10-28 - Mumbai, India. Aditya Ghosh

"Learning to live with elephants" is now the mantra of the Maharashtra forest department and in that, they are now been told by the Centre to prepare the areas in Kolhapur for elephant habitation. With funds under Project Elephants promised for the state, the forest department is trying desperately to reduce man-animal conflict and make the area a safe home for the pachyderms.


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conservation

Elephants "sighted" in Indian Maharashtra after 100 years

2006-10-24 - Mumbai, India. Aditya Ghosh

While the Government of Maharashtra has been allowed to add elephants in its variety of wildlife 'officially' after a century of no records of the animal in the state, the forest officials are busy inviting experts from different states to teach them and the villagers how to tackle these creatures.


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Micro solution for Mumbai"s jumbo problem

2006-10-06 - MUMBAI, India.

Elephants in India's financial capital are to be microchipped to make sure unlicensed pachyderms don't give authorities a jumbo-sized headache. "A microchip is like a voter identity card: if an elephant doesn't have one, we'll know it's in the city illegally," said Sarfaraz Khan, deputy conservator of forests for Mumbai's Thane district and the driving force behind the initiative.


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Roopkali rests in peace

2006-09-22 - Mumbai, India.

Veterinarians and animal lovers at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hospital at Parel bid farewell to Roopkali, the 33-year-old female elephant who was injured in a truck accident on Tuesday. She died at 4.30am on Friday, BSPCA Secretary Colonel JC Khanna said.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Mumbai2016-10-29 - Mumbai, India - Activists seek to free elephant from owner Sabha Shankar Pandey 2016-10-24 - Mumbai, India - Jumbo death: NGO seeks police action against owner Sabha Shankar Pandey, Film City 2013-10-31 - Mumbai, India - Elephants banned from Mumbai 2013-10-26 - Mumbai, India - 54-year-old elephant, Laxmi, and 55-year-old zoo keeper Prakash Gangaram Kadam are the oldest residents of Byculla zoo 2013-06-23 - Mumbai, India - Don"t shed crocodile tears over elephant Bijlee: Rescuer to PETA, FIAPO 2011-11-11 - Mumbai, India - Mumbai Pooram hopes to recreate Kerala temple fest 2010-08-17 - Mumbai, India - Buy 1, get 1 free offer on elephant backfires, Animal dealer trades his lucky elephant for a pregnant one, only to be told three years later that the latter is dead 2010-03-28 - Mumbai, India - Intruder must have provoked elephant: Vet 2010-03-28 - Mumbai, India - Mumbai zoo elephant kills intruder 2009-12-09 - Mumbai, India - Trunk-ating a bond 2009-12-02 - Mumbai, India - Little big story 2009-11-23 - Mumbai, India - Indian engineer comes up with invention to stop elephants attacking humans 2008-07-30 - Mumbai, India - State plans electric fence to keep elephants away 2008-03-10 - Mumbai, India - Two full-sized tusks seized from Dahisar. Accused confessed to having stolen the tusks from a temple in Sindhudurg 2007-11-23 - Mumbai, India - On the ivory trail 2007-07-26 - Mumbai, India - Mumbai Elephants banned, but no strategy 2007-04-11 - Mumbai, India - Rahul Khanna"s new campaign for elephants 2007-04-07 - Mumbai, India - Rajkumar leaves Mumbai to find love at Thiruvanantapuram 2007-04-01 - Mumbai, India - 6 months on, only 2 tuskers fitted with microchips 2006-10-28 - Mumbai, India - Project Elephants is here to stay 2006-10-24 - Mumbai, India - Elephants "sighted" in Indian Maharashtra after 100 years 2006-10-06 - MUMBAI, India - Micro solution for Mumbai"s jumbo problem 2006-09-22 - Mumbai, India - Roopkali rests in peace

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Third elephant tests positive for virus at Dublin Zoo

2024-07-10 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has confirmed that a third elephant has tested positive for a virus which has left two other elephants dead over the last ten days. Eight-year-old Avani and seven-year-old Zinda died from E...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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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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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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