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To save the life of the baby elephant, wildlife officials today (pictured) had to amputate half of her trunk at the Elephant Training Centre in Aceh Besar, Indonesia

Baby elephant is forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia

2021-11-16 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A baby elephant was forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia. She was rescued on Sunday in Alue Meuraksa, a village in the Aceh Jaya district which is forested, according to Agus Arianto, who is the head of Aceh province's conservation agency. To save the life of the baby elephant, wildlife officials today had to amputate half of her trunk at the Elephant Training Centre in Aceh Besar, Indonesia.


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Veterinarian team treats wounded female Sumatran elephant in East Aceh

2021-03-23 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

This wild Sumatran elephant was found abandoned in a forest near Srimulya Village in Peunaron Sub-district, East Aceh District, Aceh Province, in mid-March and received medical treatment on early Sunday (March 21), Anhar, the forum's veterinarian, noted: "The elephant is estimated to have been injured two or three weeks ago," Anhar remarked, adding that the local villagers, however, informed the FKL officers in Langsa District on March 16.


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Visitors looking at a Sumatran elephant in its enclosure at Ragunan zoo in Jakarta on July 21, 2015.

Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official

2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia.

Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants have been found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia´s Aceh province, an official said on Thursday (Oct 15). Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants, aged two and 15, bleeding from their mouths and rectums in the forest near Panggong village, in Aceh Jaya district, on Wednesday (Oct 14), local conservation agency chief Genman Suhefti Hasibuan told Agence France-Presse.


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Poisoned Sumatran elephant dies in Indonesian palm oil plantation

2012-05-01 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A ranger says an endangered Sumatran elephant has died in a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia, apparently after being poisoned by villagers trying to protect their crops. Fewer than 3,000 of the animals are left in the wild and environmentalists warn they could be extinct within three decades unless steps are taken to protect them.


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A photo taken on September 22, 2011 shows a Sumatran elephant under the care of the Conservation Response Unit roaming an area in the Ulu Masen forest in Aceh province, on western Indonesia

Sumatran Wildlife at Risk: Animal Activists

2012-04-03 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

The unbridled destruction of Sumatra’s forests over the past 20 years is the main reason for the 44 percent decline in the Sumatran elephant population during that period, wildlife activists said on Monday. Donny Gunaryadi, the elephant program coordinator at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia program, said the wild elephant population on the island had dropped from around 5,000 in 1992 to just 2,800 today


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Elephants run amok in Indonesia

2009-10-28 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A herd of wild elephants damaged houses and devoured crops as they rampaged through an Indonesian village, terrifying residents, officials said Wednesday. The elephants charged villagers and ran amok on Tuesday night in the latest incident of animal-human conflict in Indonesia, where the jungles that serve as wildlife habitats are being rapidly destroyed. Officials responded by using five tame elephants to chase out the invaders.


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Aceh authorities urged to deal with elephants running amok

2008-11-27 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Local residents of Cot Pangee village have urged authorities in Aceh Jaya District to deal with elephants which have run amok and killed one villager. "I notice that despite a casualty and damages in hectares of crops, there is no effort to solve the elephant problem in Cot Pangee village," Saudi M Daud, an inhabitant of Aceh Jaya, told ANTARA here on Thursday. Since November 25, 2008, a herd of elephants have run amok in Cot Pangee village, around 130 km west of Banda Aceh. The herd killed a lo...


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WWF demands official investigation into two elephants` deaths

2008-09-24 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

The Indonesian chapter of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is asking Indonesian authorities to investigate the death of two Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) in Southeast Aceh district, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) province, a spokesman said. "This is important. To prevent a negative interpretation of what happened, the authorities should investigate the death of the two Sumatran elephants so that the cause of their death is clearly established," WWF Indonesia Deputy Team Leader Dede Su...


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Increasing elephant attacks in Aceh Jaya

2008-09-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Elephant attacks have been occurring with increasing frequency in Pantee Purba/Ligan , Sampiniet sub district, Aceh Jaya District, during the past one month, local sources said. "Since they entered this region last August, the herds of wild elephants have destroyed crops on hectares of farm land," Abdul Hakim, a local farmer, told ANTARA on Saturday. Some 13 Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) were currently in the outskirts of Ie Jeureungeh village and in a forest bordering the SP-V...


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Elephants attack plantation areas in Aceh

2007-10-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A herd of Sumatran elephants (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus) recently again encroached on a residential area and attacked plantations at Patek, Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Province. Rahmatullah, a settler in the Patek transmigration area, said here on Tuesday the elephants` attack happened around a week before the Idul Fitri Islamic festivity. A herd of around eight elephants almost every evening approached the resettlement area, he said.


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Elephants attack plantation areas in Aceh

2007-10-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A herd of Sumatran elephants (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus) recently again encroached on a residential area and attacked plantations at Patek, Sampoiniet, Aceh Jaya District, Aceh Province. Rahmatullah, a settler in the Patek transmigration area, said here on Tuesday the elephants` attack happened around a week before the Idul Fitri Islamic festivity. A herd of around eight elephants almost every evening approached the resettlement area, he said.


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12 wild elephants ran amuck in two Aceh villages

2006-10-30 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

At least 12 wild elephants ran amuck in two villages in Trumon Timur sub-district in Aceh Selatan district recently, an official said. The wild elephants trampled down paddies and plantations, and also damaged clean water pipes in Naca village, Trumon Timur sub-district chief Said Azhar said in Trumon on Monday.


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Aceh elephants running wild

2006-10-11 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia.

Wild elephants who are losing their natural habitat are encroaching on residential areas in Trumon Timur, southern Aceh, destroying hectares of crops, when three elephants came down on a rice field and destroyed the crops. The frequency of elephant incursions into human settlements has increased over the past two weeks after the Leuser International Foundation withdrew two trained elephants that had been used to scare away the local elephants.


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Fair to use elephants in tsunami cleanup? Handlers say they enjoy work, activists fear injuries

2005-02-17 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Chris Brummitt, Associated Press

Rachmat has a nasty gash on his leg from walking over broken glass. Marni has a forehead laceration from bumping up against things. Their fellow workers are also nursing cuts and scrapes. Since the Asian elephants began helping clear debris in Indonesia’s Aceh province after the Dec. 26 tsunami, they have picked up minor on-the-job injuries. Officials and trainers say none of the wounds are serious, but conservationists and animal welfare activists say the endangered elephants shouldn’t be w...


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Banda Aceh Elephants join jumbo-sized clean-up chore

2005-01-28 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Mark Forbes

The elephants let out a mournful roar with each effort, clearing fallen trees and crushed cars, and exposing more bodies a month after the tsunami swept away much of Banda Aceh.

Trained in basic circus tricks, they wrap their trunks around fallen trees or shift small trucks, one pushing, one pulling.

Aceh's conservation chief, Andi Basrul, flew back to Banda Aceh the morning after the wall of water struck to find his house gone, along with his wife and son. He reali...


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Elephants aid in disaster relief

2005-01-03 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia. CNN

They may not carry the title "man's best friend," but elephants are providing priceless help as Indonesia struggles to recover from the tsunamis that killed more than 94,000 in that country alone and leveled entire towns. In Aceh province, Indonesia's ground zero, the gentle giants are doing the work of both man and machine. "The elephants help us evacuate survivors or bodies that could possibly be trapped under the rubble as heavy equipment has still not been able to get here," said Zaenal of t...


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16 Headlines about Elephants from Banda Aceh2021-11-16 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Baby elephant is forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia 2021-03-23 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Veterinarian team treats wounded female Sumatran elephant in East Aceh 2015-10-15 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Two rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Indonesia, poison suspected: official 2012-05-01 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Poisoned Sumatran elephant dies in Indonesian palm oil plantation 2012-04-03 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Sumatran Wildlife at Risk: Animal Activists 2009-10-28 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Elephants run amok in Indonesia 2008-11-27 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Aceh authorities urged to deal with elephants running amok 2008-09-24 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - WWF demands official investigation into two elephants` deaths 2008-09-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Increasing elephant attacks in Aceh Jaya 2007-10-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Elephants attack plantation areas in Aceh 2007-10-13 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Elephants attack plantation areas in Aceh 2006-10-30 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - 12 wild elephants ran amuck in two Aceh villages 2006-10-11 - BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Aceh elephants running wild 2005-02-17 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Fair to use elephants in tsunami cleanup? Handlers say they enjoy work, activists fear injuries 2005-01-28 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Banda Aceh Elephants join jumbo-sized clean-up chore 2005-01-03 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Elephants aid in disaster relief

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo holds naming competition for baby twin elephants born last month

2022-11-29 - Syracuse, United States. CNYCentral

The Onondaga County Executive Office has announced details of a naming competition for the rare twin elephants born earlier this year. Members of the community are encouraged to vote on names for the ...


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Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison

2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda.

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison - the longest sentence for such crimes in the country's history. A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or t...


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Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo elephant in danger of losing an eye

2022-10-17 - Albuquerque, United States.

Zoo veterinary staff have known for years that Irene suffers from lens luxation, a condition in which the lens in the eye is dislocated from its normal position, causing discomfort and blurry vision, ...


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In Vietnam, farmers show a willingness to work with the elephant in the room

It’s estimated there are only around 100 Asian elephants remaining in Vietnam. Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve is one of four locations identified as key to their survival in the country.

2022-09-30 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Solving human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue and a pressing concern for a wide variety of endangered species, none more so than the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). People living around Vietnam...


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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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