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Sri Lankan Tusker Rewatha found dead in Kala Wewa

2021-03-09 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

A Sri Lankan Tusker Rewatha, named by Samagi Jana Balawegaya leader MP Sajith Premadasa, has been found dead. It has been reported that the Tusker found in the Balalu Wewa wildlife forest reserve in Kala Wewa, had died due to electrocution.
The majestic Tusker of Sri Lanka is said to have been electrocuted by unauthorized electric fences set up for the protection of illegal farmlands within the forest reserve.


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Two jumbos killed, another wounded

2012-11-13 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Yasaratne Gamage

Wild life officials in Anuradhapura have commenced investigations into the death of two jumbos, a tusker found dead in Koongollwewa, Medawachchiya and another, poisoned in Herathgama, Kurunegala. They also found another adolescent elephant, seriously wounded by a trap gun in Kalagama, Galkiriyagama. The carcass of the huge tusker with its tusks removed was found in a jungle in Koongollewa, Medawachchiya by the Wild Life rangers attached to Vavuniya on Monday following information received from a...


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The injured elephant is being pulled out by the people in the area.

Jumbo out of mud-hole; treated

2010-07-12 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Athula Bandara

A government hospital doctor is labouring hard to save the life of an elephant, which had been abandoned by Wildlife Officials as there was no improvement in the animal’s health despite medical treatment by them. At the request of the Ven. Thanthirimale Chandrarathana Nayake Thera and the Wilachchiya Divisional Secretary Sugath Kithsiri, Dr. Dhammika Kumara Dias volunteered to treat the animal lying in a mud hole for over a week in Medadangaswewa, Thanthirimale


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Moves to minimise human - elephant conflict underway

2010-03-29 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nimal Wijesinghe

The Wildlife Conservation Department has reinforced remedial measures to minimise human-elephant conflict which is on the increase. Special attention has been focused to strengthen existing electrified fences and create a number of protective fences. North Western Wildlife Conservation Zone, Conservation Officer S.A. Sarath told the Daily News that a 45 kilometre long new electrified fence will be created from Kalawewa (South) range towards Undhuruwa via Dambewatawa.


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She elephant shot dead

2010-03-02 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

A she elephant accompanied by her calf had been shot dead at Nellikulama in Anuradhapura, Wildlife officials said. Veterinary Surgeon of the Wild Life Department, W.A. Dharmakeerthi who conducted the post mortem examination the day before yesterday said the elephant had died on the spot, following gun shots.


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Measures to detain wild elephants

2008-10-11 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Nimal Wijesinghe

The Wildlife Conservation Authorities have planned to set up a number of 'holding grounds' to detain wild jumbos who frequently invade the hamlets. Manjula Amararatne, Assistant Director-in-Charge of North Western Wildlife Conservation Zone told the Sunday Observer that steps are being taken to start two wild elephants detention grounds at Ritigala along the Banks of Yanoya in Mihintale and at Lunugamwehera in the South. The Ritigala holding ground will consist 1,000 hectares with a electrified ...


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There are nearly 4,000 wild elephants in Sri Lanka

Elephants caught in Sri Lanka war

2008-06-03 - Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka. Roland Buerk

The renewed civil war between Sri Lanka's government and the separatist Tamil Tigers is claiming many victims, among them increasing numbers of the island's wild elephants. Of the 74 elephants which died in the north and north-west region last year, 44 were killed by gunfire. The others fell victim to poison, were deliberately electrocuted by farmers who connected wire fences to the mains, or fell down wells. Just four died of natural causes.


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Man-jumbo conflict again in Anuradhapura

2008-03-24 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Athula Bandara

The residents of several areas including Shravastipura, Siyambalawewa and Aluthwewa in Anuradhapura are facing problems from wild elephants. They have complained to the police and the Wildlife Conservation Department that a herd of wild elephants that roam the human habitat after dusk had destroyed more than 400 acres of cultivated land and 15 houses. They accused the Wildlife Conservation Department of not taking any steps to chase the elephants into a forest reserve. However the Department’s...


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Sri Lanka express hits elephants

2004-12-23 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

"A very tragic incident, but no one's fault"
An express train has collided with a herd of wild elephants in Sri Lanka.
One elephant was killed and two others badly injured in the accident in Anuradhapura district, about 160km (100 miles) north of the capital Colombo.

The train's engine was derailed in the collision, but none of the 500 passengers was hurt.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from Anuradhapura2021-03-09 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Tusker Rewatha found dead in Kala Wewa 2012-11-13 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Two jumbos killed, another wounded 2010-07-12 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Jumbo out of mud-hole; treated 2010-03-29 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Moves to minimise human - elephant conflict underway 2010-03-02 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - She elephant shot dead 2008-10-11 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Measures to detain wild elephants 2008-06-03 - Anuradhapura , Sri Lanka - Elephants caught in Sri Lanka war 2008-03-24 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Man-jumbo conflict again in Anuradhapura 2004-12-23 - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka express hits elephants

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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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Wild elephant tests positive for herpes virus in Odisha forest

2021-08-11 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In 2019, five elephants had died within 33 days in Odisha after testing positive for herpes


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Apparently proving the saying that old habits die hard, Rivaldo, an elephant recently released into the wild in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district returned to Mavanallah near his old habitat.

Elephant Rivaldo released into Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, returns to village

2021-08-06 - Udhagamandalam, India.

The villagers reportedly noticed Rivaldo moving around their area in the wee hours of Wednesday, about 40 kms from the camp and alerted the forest department officials.Though the elephant was radio-co...


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Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died

2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States.

Maggie, an African elephant that lived at the Alaska Zoo for 24 years, has died at a wildlife sanctuary in California. She was 41 years old. Maggie died at the Performing Animal Welfare Society wildli...


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TN forest dept may release more camp elephants depending on success of Rivaldo"s rehabilitation

2021-08-03 - Chennai, India.

In a 10-hour operation, the iconic tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger...


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OKC ZOO’S YOUNG ASIAN ELEPHANT, KAIRAVI, TESTS POSITIVE FOR EEHV

2021-07-31 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s dedicated animal and veterinary care teams have begun to treat its youngest Asian elephant, female Kairavi (Kai), 2, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes...


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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford

2021-07-30 - Miami, United States.

In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for con...


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Elephant of Guruvayur Anakotta suffers mysterious burn injuries on body

2021-07-28 - Thrissur, India.

The 28-year-old elephant Keerthi of Anakotta (elephant camp) in Guruvayur was found with burn injuries on his head and neck. Injuries on the upper parts of the body remains a mystery to the authoritie...


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African Elephant Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center

2021-07-28 - Pittsburgh, United States.

It’s a girl! An African elephant calf was born in the early morning hours of July 18th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset, PA. Both mother a...


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Elephant calf stuck inside septic tank rescued by forest department in Karnataka

2021-07-27 - MADIKERI, India.

The Mathigodu Camp elephant Kunthi was called in for the rescue mission. A rope was tied around the neck of the calf and it was pulled out by Kunthi. We are tracking the herd across Devarapura Sacred ...


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