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Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

Suspected poachers sit on the defendant’s benches during their trial hearing at a district court in Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The court opened the trial against the group of men accused of poaching endangered elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation groups have hailed as a milestone. (AP Photo/Riska Munawarah)

2021-11-22 - Calang, Armenia.

An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation officials have hailed as a milestone. The case includes nine men accused of killing wild elephants by setting electrified wire traps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and two others accused of buying ivory from the elephant killings.


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Yerevan zoo not to purchase many elephants

2012-02-23 - Yerevan, Armenia.

The exaggerated information published in the media stating that Yerevan zoo is allegedly going to purchase several elephants is not true, the press service of Yerevan zoo informs Armenian News-NEWS.am adding that works are done towards improving the living conditions of the only elephant, Grand. Besides that, it is planned to acquire only one elephant, a girlfriend for Grand. To remind, according to the information that had appeared in the media, Yerevan zoo is planning to purchase not one, but ...


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Grand Elephant Is Still Alone

2009-04-03 - Yerevan, Armenia.

These days one can find few visitors in Yerevan's zoological garden. The employees say visitors will increase with the start of the season, from May 1. The director says the zoo had no losses in the winter. Just on the contrary, the number of the "residents" rose during the winter months as some of them had baby animals. "As the winter was comparatively milder we were able to secure minimum conditions in cages. The zoo has about 2300 animals of 210 species," says the zoo director Sahak Abovyan. ...


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Two elephants marry in Armenia

2007-12-16 - Yerewan, Armenia.

The zoo in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has marked the wedding of two elephants Grand and Candy. Hundreds of guests attended the ceremony, complete with traditional Indian dances. The bride came all the way from Moscow. She was a star of Moscow's Animal Theatre, but abandoned her career to be with the elephant she loved. New living quarters were built at the zoo especially for the newlyweds. To watch the story click the VIDEO button.


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The bride from the North: Armenia’s bachelor elephant gets a wife from Russia

2007-12-14 - Yerevan, Armenia. Marianna Grigoryan

Armenia’s bachelor elephant, who has been desperate for a wife already for several years, has finally found his match. The “wedding of the year” between Grand and Masha from Russia took place at Yerevan’s Zoo on Sunday and proceeded in a pompous atmosphere in the presence of hundreds of guests.


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Armenia"s Only Elephant Needs A Girlfriend

2007-01-06 - Yerevan, Armenia. Rhyne

Hrantik is the only elephant in Yerevan's Zoo; his "real" name is Elbrus. Hrantik came to Armenia from Moscow Zoo in 1999 - his parents still live there - in the form of a gift. Being twelve, he has started noticing a need for something very special: a female elephant!


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6 Headlines about Elephants from Armenia2021-11-22 - Calang, Armenia - Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia 2012-02-23 - Yerevan, Armenia - Yerevan zoo not to purchase many elephants 2009-04-03 - Yerevan, Armenia - Grand Elephant Is Still Alone 2007-12-16 - Yerewan, Armenia - Two elephants marry in Armenia 2007-12-14 - Yerevan, Armenia - The bride from the North: Armenia’s bachelor elephant gets a wife from Russia 2007-01-06 - Yerevan, Armenia - Armenia"s Only Elephant Needs A Girlfriend

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