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DNA research supports captive breeding programmes in zoos

2020-09-29 - Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr. M (Mirte) Bosse

Researchers from the Animal Breeding and Genomics group at Wageningen University & Research now join forces with studbook keepers from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) by performing DNA research to...


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Elephants at the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh unveils elephant adoption scheme in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

2020-09-29 - Bopal, India.

The Madhya Pradesh forest department has launched a scheme for wildlife lovers to adopt old and retired elephants which gave joyrides for at least five decades in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. The elepha...


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Peggy left, and Booper, the sanctuarys last living elephant.

Peggy at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary has died

2020-09-29 - Greenbrier, United States.

Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary announced on their Facebook the death of † Peggy, one of the oldest elephants in North America. Peggy peacefully passed away from natural causes.


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Deforestation pushes elephants from Chhattisgarh to Madhya Pradesh, increasing conflict

2020-09-28 - Bhopal, India. Manish Chandra Mishra

Elephants have migrated from Chhattisgarh to Madhya Pradesh primarily because of deforestation in their habitat.
About 50 villages near Bandhavgarh National Park in M.P. are affected by an incr...


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Dhenkanal’s Man-Killer Tusker ‘Rakesh’ Now ‘Tamed’ & Let Loose To Natural Enclosure

2020-09-28 - Dhenkanal, India.

The Forest Department has finally freed the killer tusker into an open enclosure in Kapilash area after treating it medically and getting it tamed by an elephant trainer from Assam. Earlier, Rakesh ha...


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One of the elephant decorated on the festival

Elephant Festival concludes at Bandhavgarh Reserve

2020-09-28 - Bathan, India. Staff Reporter

A week-long Elephant festival concluded at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR) with medical treatment, feast, fitness and care to the jumbos on Sunday. Oldest elephant Gautam (70) was the main centre of a...


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Elephant mahout killed in tiger attack in Chitwan National Park

2020-09-28 - CHITWAN, Nepal. TILAKRAM RIMAL

The deceased has been identified as Babana Chaudhary (55) of Ratnanagar Municipality-6 in Chitwan district.
According to information officer and assistant conservation officer at CNP, Ashok Ram...


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A Thai elephant could be in your next Zoom call. (Photo: Anantara Hotels)

For US$75, you can Zoom with elephants in Thailand and help fund their care

2020-09-28 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Pioneering elephant welfare charity, The Human Elephant Learning Programs Foundation (H-ELP), is partnering with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) to launch a global service that s...


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The rising human-elephant conflicts and loss of habitats and corridors are key issues discussed with states for the action plan. Officials said they want coordinated efforts to reduce human-animal conflict through mitigation works in elephant corridors

Environment ministry seeks legal status for elephant reserve, states ask for the draft

2020-09-28 - Kolkata, India. Sanjoy Dey and Joydeep Thakur

The Union environment ministry has proposed an amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act to protect elephant reserves and corridors on the lines of those of the tiger and sought responses of states to ...


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Zimparks spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo

ZimParks Lament Elephant Overpopulation

2020-09-27 - Harare, Zimbabwe.

We are battling an over population of this species, against an ecological carrying capacity of around 15 000 we are talking of between 45 000 and 53 000 between Hwange-Matesti block. For years this ha...


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Mahaveli is a success. But ….

2020-09-27 - Mahaveli, Sri Lanka. Chanaka Bandarage

Mahaveli Development Program is a national development program of Sri Lanka with irrigation development of about 365,000 hectares of land and development of hydro power. Thanks to the accelerated Mah...


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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage runs risk of being blacklisted: Minister

2020-09-26 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka.

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage was facing a risk of being blacklisted for tourists due to various reasons including the overcrowding of the orphanage, and Bottle feeding was stopped as it was not go...


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Asian elephant Bambi arrived to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (ESB) from Ribeirão Zoo

2020-09-26 - Chapada dos Guimaraes, Brazil. Elephant Sanctuary Brazil Blog

Bambi is home at the sanctuary! The crate is being unloaded now. The Facebook Live feed of her arrival is in progress.


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arrival in Leipzig

The elephant house in Tierpark Berlin is now empty, first time since 1955

2020-09-25 - Berlin, Germany. Dan Koehl

The last elephants left East Berlin Tierpark to Leipzig today, leaving the elephant house empty for the first time since 1955. After renovation, which will take two years, only African elephants will ...


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Der Letzte macht das Licht aus . The last one close the lights (German)
Link to translated version of "Der Letzte macht das Licht aus . The last one close the lights (German)" with Google Translate)
Fünf neue Dickhäuter für den Elefantentempel Ganesha Mandir (German)
Link to English translation version of "Fünf neue Dickhäuter für den Elefantentempel Ganesha Mandir (German)" with Google Translate)
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One of Delhi"s last begging elephant, 41-year-old Jasmine, celebrates one year of freedom

2020-09-24 - Tahri, India. Falah Gulzar

In July 2019 the female elephant, previously named Laksmi, had made headlines after the Forest Department claimed that she was missing. Now, the rescued animal is celebrating one year of freedom after...


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2700 Captive Elephants To Get ‘Aadhaar Cards’ For All The Right Reasons Finally, Aadhaar cards would have cute pictures on them!

2020-09-24 - Delhi, India. Diksha Singh

An initiative has been launched under the aegis of ‘Project Elephant’ which aims to allot Aadhaar cards to 2700 captive elephants across the country. The basic plan is to collect the blood and fae...


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Elephants will be released in 2,500-acre habitat in northeastern Florida

White Oak Welcomes the Largest Asian Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

2020-09-23 - Yulee, United States. Melissa Harris

White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Most of these elephants previously traveled throughout the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & ...


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The elephant calf after it was rescued

Elephant calf rescued after falling into abandoned pit in Kerala, released in wild

2020-09-22 - KOCHI, India.

An elephant calf that fell into an abandoned pit was rescued and released in the wild by the forest department on Tuesday. The herd had entered a farm land close to the forest in search of food when t...


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Dulal Chandra Roy, a farmer from Lalmonirhat’s Panchagram union, has sold his lands to buy his wife an elephant to fulfil her dream

Farmer buys elephant to fulfil wife’s dream

2020-09-22 - Lalmonirhat , Bangladesh. United News of Bangladesh

Dulal Chandra Roy, a farmer from Lalmonirhat’s Panchagram union, sold his lands to buy an elephant for his wife. His wife Tulsi Rani Dasi said that she had received a divine instruction in her dream...


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West Bengal Forest Dept To Introduce Rubber Strips On National Highway To Control Elephant Deaths

2020-09-22 - Siliguri, India. Tarak Sarkar

The West Bengal Forest Department has taken steps to introduce rubber strips on the National Highway, state highway and the Asian Highway in the North Bengal region to control elephant deaths. The for...


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