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Nine jumbos travel 2700 km along with 16 mahouts to reach Corbett from Karnataka

2017-02-26 - NAINITAL, India.

Nine elephants from the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka reached the Corbett Tiger Reserve on Saturday after a journey of more than 2700 km. The elephants had started on their journey by road on Tu...


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Central Zoo Authority for ban on elephants in circuses

2017-02-26 - New Delhi, India.

The Central Zoo Authority has €fully backed€ a proposal to ban the use of elephants in circuses, a fading remnant of pre-liberalisation India. The CZA has written to the chief wildlife w...


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Wild Asian Elephants, Southern India

2017-02-22 - Trichur, India.

We tested 3 wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in southern India and confirmed infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an obligate human pathogen, by PCR and genetic sequencing. Our results ind...


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Free-Roaming Wild Asian Elephant -Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

2017-02-22 - New Delhi, India.

Postmortem examination of a wild Asian elephant at Rajiv Gandhi National Park, India, revealed nodular lesions, granulomas with central caseation, and acid-fast bacilli in the lungs. PCR and nucleotid...


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Elephant Blows Out 56 Candles On Birthday Cake

2017-02-20 - Guatemala city, Guatemala.

With a cake made of watermelon, papaya, bananas, carrots and corncobs, Guatemala´s elephant Trompita celebrated her 56th birthday on Sunday. The pachyderm, whose original name is Bombi, is an A...


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Never piss off an elephant

2017-02-13 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Elephant things are all over my desk at work. I have elephant clothes and elephant kitchen tools. I was also planning on getting an elephant bamboo tattoo while I was in Thailand, which I definitely d...


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Beloved Oregon Zoo elephant Packy dies after TB battle

2017-02-10 - Portland, United States.

Beloved Oregon Zoo elephant Packy was euthanized after a long battle with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis, zoo officials announced Thursday. At nearly 55 years old, Packy was the oldest male Asi...


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35 million year old fossils found at four new sites in Dhofar

2017-02-02 - Muscat, Oman.

A team of geologists has discovered four new fossil sites in Dhofar. Remains of elephants, monkeys and primitive giraffes dating back 35 million years have been found at these sites. Speaking to Musca...


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Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo

2017-02-01 - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation.

A zoo in Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don welcomed a new-born elephant female calf born on Wednesday (January 18) from two 11-year-old Asian elephants Sinta and Yuma. €An elephant calf st...


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Alice, Wildlife Safari"s Oldest Elephant, Dies

2017-02-01 - Winston, United States.

Alice, the oldest elephant at southern Oregon€s Wildlife Safari in Winston, died at age 44 this week. According to a post on the wildlife sanctuary€s Facebook page, Alice died from natur...


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