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The elephant herd in Sona Udyan, a park of RSP, on Thursday evening | Express photo

Elephant Herd Enters Rourkela

2016-04-30 - ROURKELA, India.

Panic gripped Sector-22 of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), located on the southern tip of the city, when a herd of seven elephants strayed into the area and damaged boundary walls of two buildings on Wednesday night. The herd was staying in Sonaparvat Reserve Forest (RF) for the last 45 days and used to frequent the connecting Bijay Sagar reservoir of IDL Explosives plant for water.


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Foresters trim tusk of rogue elephant

2013-01-09 - ROURKELA, India.

Wildlife experts on Monday tranquilized the rogue tusker, which had wrecked havoc in the region and killed at least six persons in the last 12 days, in Sundargarh district. The tusker has been tied to a tree in the forest. Its tusks have been trimmed, as a preventive measure.


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300 families leave Orissa villages in fear of elephants

2009-11-25 - Rourkela, India.

About 300 families in four villages in Orissa's Sundargarh district have left home due to fear of elephant attack, officials said. The residents of Ramjodi, Khatagbeda, Gosaitali and Baratoli villages along the Orissa-Jharkhand border left home last night and took shelter in school buildings, they said. A herd of 40 elephants have crossed over to Orissa from neighbouring Jharkhand and destroyed about 25 houses in these villages, besides damaging standing crops.


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Elephant poaching in Bonai forest

2009-10-02 - Rourkela, India.

Elephant poaching is on the rise in Bonai forest division of Orissa's Sundargarh district where two wild tuskers were killed within a week. Forest officials said an elephant was found dead in dense area of Barsuan forest range yesterday and its tusks were found missing. A similar incident was reported last week in Tamara range of the forest division.

B N Samal, ranger of Barsuan forest range said an inter-state gang of poachers was involved in the incidents.

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Elephants show solidarity

2008-10-20 - Rourkela, India.

The recent death of an elephant due to electrocution near Sanchebahal jungle some 10 kilometres away from Bamra also displayed a rare glimpse of the solidarity by pachyderms. The elephant which was electrocuted when its trunk touched a high tension wire hanging about 7 feet above the ground was surrounded by a herd of elephants soon after its death. Even though forest officials rushed to the spot upon getting information about the elephant’s death they were surprised to see as many as 18 eleph...


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5-year-old girl dies in elephant attack

2008-01-31 - Rourkela, India.

A five-year-old girl, Purnima Nayak lost her life in an elephant attack at Ganua village in Koira. A male elephant had strayed into the residential area and destroyed six houses. The kid was crushed to death when a wall collapsed after the pachyderm went on the rampage. Irate villagers gathered near the accident spot after the elephant had left. On being informed, a team of police and forest department officials reached the area. They were detained for over six hours by the agitated villagers.


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Elephants attack humans again

2008-01-06 - ROURKELA, India.

Close on the heels of the death of an old man in Lathikata block, after he was attacked by an elephant, two women were seriously injured in the district in two separate incidents. According to reports, Dulari Kandulina, of Jamsora village was attacked when she was busy harvesting kolath. She was attacked from behind by an elephant which strayed near the human habitat. Fortunately, the villagers came to her rescue. In the second incident, Rasmi Bare, had ventured into the Pahadtoli forest to coll...


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7 Headlines about Elephants from ROURKELA2016-04-30 - ROURKELA, India - Elephant Herd Enters Rourkela 2013-01-09 - ROURKELA, India - Foresters trim tusk of rogue elephant 2009-11-25 - Rourkela, India - 300 families leave Orissa villages in fear of elephants 2009-10-02 - Rourkela, India - Elephant poaching in Bonai forest 2008-10-20 - Rourkela, India - Elephants show solidarity 2008-01-31 - Rourkela, India - 5-year-old girl dies in elephant attack 2008-01-06 - ROURKELA, India - Elephants attack humans again
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Mali, the Philippines’ lone elephant, dies after more than 4 decades

2023-11-28 - Manila, Philippines.

Mali, the country’s lone elephant, confined in a Manila Zoo enclosure for over four decades, died on Tuesday. In a social media address, Manila Mayor Honey Lacuña said Vishwamali, commonly known as...


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Four-year-old elephant dies in zoo - herpes virus

2023-11-23 - Hamburg, Germany.

A young elephant at Hagenbeck Zoo has died within just two days, probably due to a herpes virus infection. Despite constant monitoring and treatment by the zoo vets, all measures were unsuccessful, th...


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Maryland Zoo Elephant Survives Deadly Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus

2023-11-21 - Baltimore, United States.

Thanks to early detection and intensive therapy, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Md., announced that its 15-year-old African bull elephant, Samson, has survived an episode of a strain of the Elephant E...


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19th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2023-11-14 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The International Elephant Foundation, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Chiang Mai University, the National Elephant Institute, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Kasetsart University happily an...


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Critically endangered Sumatran elephant born in Indonesia

2023-11-13 - Way Kambas, Indonesia.

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant was born in western Indonesia over the weekend, according to officials, weighing about 108 kilograms (238 pounds), the yet-to-be-named male calf was born at ...


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Donna, Saint Louis Zoo elephant, euthanized after health decline

2023-11-10 - , United States.

Donna, an Asian elephant at the Saint Louis Zoo, was euthanized Thursday morning after her health saw a rapid decline, the zoo announced. She was 52. Donna was born in the wild and arrived at the zoo ...


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Cincinnati Zoo’s Asian Elephant Herd Just Got a Lot Bigger!

2023-11-08 - Cincinnati, United States.

Four Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), two adult females and their young male calves, arrived at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Sunday, November 5. The new elephants, SheRa, Kabir, Anak, an...


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Pakistan’s Last Female African Elephant to Be Relocated from Karachi Zoo

2023-11-03 - Karachi, Pakistan.

International animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS has initiated efforts to relocate Madhubala from Karachi Zoo to Safari Park, where she will join fellow elephants Sonia and Malika. A training sessi...


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Elephant collapses, dies while training at elephant camp at Bandipur Tiger Reserve

2023-11-01 - Bandipur, India. Vartha Bharati

In a tragic incident, an elephant named Vinayaka, also known as Akkiraja, residing at the Rampura elephant camp in the Bandipur tiger reserve, passed away on Tuesday. The sudden demise occurred after ...


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The Elephant Sanctuary announces the passing of African elephant Jana

2023-10-25 - Hohenwald, United States.

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announces the passing of African elephant Jana at the age of 43. Jana was The Sanctuary’s 31st resident. In recent weeks, Jana's declining health and reduced mobi...


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In rare incident, female elephant Netravathi delivers baby on Dasara procession day

2023-10-24 - Shivamogga, India.

In a rare incident, Netravathi, a female elephant, which had been brought from the Sakrebaiu camp to Shivamogga, for the Jumboo Savari to be held on Vijayadashami festival day (today), delivered a fem...


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44th Annual EMA conference

2023-10-02 - Fort Worth, United States.

The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) is proud to announce the dates for our 44th annual conference, hosted by both the Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas Zoo on October 2 to 5, 2023. The conference will inc...


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Oldest captive elephant in Malaysia dies

2023-09-10 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

The female elephant, which died at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (PKGK) in Lanchang, was brought to the country from Assam, India in 1974. Lokimala was brought to this country...


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Nong Nooch Pattaya celebrates fourth elephant birth this year

2023-08-28 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Following Thai tradition, the offspring of Pang Sarai, 22, and Plai Ningnong, 27, was named ‘Plai Boonmak,’ symbolizing ‘Abundant Merit.’ This ceremony expressed heartfelt wishes for the well-...


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Baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially named

2023-08-26 - Omaha, United States.

The baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially has a name; Amandra. Pronounced “ah-MON-dra,” the name means “strong woman.” The zoo said it was chosen by a donor and their family. ...


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Melbourne Zoo herd grieving after nine-year-old elephant dies

2023-08-24 - Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Zoo’s nine-year-old elephant Man Jai has died after a sudden illness. The Asian elephant was diagnosed with an incurable disease on Monday after zookeepers noticed lethargy and swelling in...


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Preparations At Palace To House Dasara Elephants

2023-08-22 - Mysore, India.

Preparations are in full swing at the Mysore Palace premises ahead of the arrival of the Dasara elephants. The jumbos will camp here for approximately two months, undergoing training and consuming nut...


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Poisoned watermelon given to elephant

2023-08-21 - Kataragama, Sri Lanka.

An individual who fed a poisoned watermelon to an elephant called “ Asela” of the Kataragama Abhinawarama temple was taken into custody by the Kataragama police on saturday. However, Veterinary S...


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How elephant populations are being controlled using contraceptives

2023-08-21 - Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Contraceptives are now being successfully used to prevent elephant overpopulation in South Africa. Approximately 75% of all breeding-age female elephants outside of the greater Kruger National Park ha...


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Baby Elephant Born at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

2023-08-21 - Sapporo, Japan.

19-year-old Asian elephant Pearl and her newborn baby stand together at the Sapporo Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo. According to the zoo, this is the first time in Japan that an Asian elephant has been born ...


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