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The Calgary Zoo is closing down its elephant exhibit and shipping the animals out of the country.

Zoo’s plan to relocate elephants will stress animals, ex-veterinarian says

2013-05-03 - Calgary, Canada.

More than 30 years ago in a Sri Lankan jungle, then-Calgary Zoo veterinarian Darrel Florence fashioned a homemade device from a 7Up container and a garden hose, then used it to feed formula milk to three 200-pound infants.Florence, a zoo vet from 1975-1980, says to relocate the aged animals now to a new place is too stressful and not in the elephants’ best interest.


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Swarna, Maharani and Kamala will soon have a new home outside Canada as the Calgary Zoo has decided it doesn’t have enough room for its Asian elephants. The zoo also wants to relocate its male pachyderm, Spike

Calgary Zoo preparing to bid adieu to elephants. Officials checking possible new homes for pachyderms

2013-04-17 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is close to finding a new home for its three female elephants. After reviewing nine possible locations, the zoo said it is now completing on-site visits for about half of the facilities and will make the decision public in four to six weeks. “We are identifying the best possible place for them with the best possible timeline, keeping in mind the elephants’ needs,” said general curator Jamie Dorgan, who declined to divulge the locations of the facilities except to say they a...


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New director of conservation at the Calgary Zoo Dr. Jake Veasey by the Gorilla enclosure on Friday November 19 2010 in Calgary.  Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Veasey+best+elephant+breeds+again/7478288/story.html#ixzz2Ay8llUI9

Veasey: Its best if the zoos elephant breeds again

2012-11-01 - Calgary, Canada.

As the Calgary Zoos director of animal care, an animal welfare scientist and a captive elephant specialist, I’d like to respond to Jennifer O’Connor’s letter by respectfully encouraging her to consider the evidence relating to the psychological and physical impacts of denying elephants the opportunity to reproduce, before claiming it is “indefensible” and “self-serving” to allow Rani to breed again.


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Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft

Premature, stillborn calf of Maharani in Calgary

2012-10-24 - Calgary, Canada.

Zoo officials are deeply saddened to advise the community that Asian elephant Maharani delivered a premature, stillborn calf in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The calf was due in February/March 2013.


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Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft

Calgary Zoo elephant Rani pregnant again

2012-03-08 - Calgary, United States.

Calgary Zoo officials hope the female elephant´s third try at motherhood will be a lot more successful than her previous attempts. Known as Rani by zookeepers, the 22-year-old Asian elephant initially rejected both of her calves, which both subsequently died. Rani is now 10 months along in a 22-month gestation period, meaning that she´s not due to give birth until February.


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Calgary elephant gets 21 kg steel tusk caps

2010-08-07 - Calgary, Canada.

It took several hours of work by a team of eight experts backed by a machinist and a welder — plus a 10-tonne hoist just in case — but the Calgary zoo´s largest elephant has a new set of stainless steel tusk caps. Ganesha — or Spike, as he is nicknamed — was fitted with the 21-kilogram dental caps on Wednesday to replace the ones he has worn since 2002, according to zoo officials.


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Zoos Asian elephant Maharani may be pregnant for third time

2010-04-23 - Calgary, Canada.

Its a burning question for Calgary Zoo veterinary staff , who suspect that Maharani, a 20-year-old Asian elephant, is pregnant again. If blood tests confirm the pachyderm is indeed expecting a third calf, theres a heartbreaking possibility the newborn will fall ill to the same disease that killed Maharanis last offspring, Malti, in 2008.


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Zoo defends Asian-inspired elephant statue

2009-09-25 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo says the statue of an elephant that's the focus of criticism by a religious group is meant to symbolize the widely revered culture behind the Asian elephant exhibit. Spokesman Graham Newton tells the Morning News on QR77 says the statue will not come down. "The connection is with the Asian culture," Newton said. "Much like the bald eagle stands for the American culture."
He says the attraction has been the source of a handful of complaints but most people love it.


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Malti died over the weekend from elephant herpes virus

Baby elephant died of heart failure

2008-11-03 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is learning more about the death of Malti the baby elephant. The little pachyderm died this weekend, less than a week after being diagnosed with elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV). The disease kills by attacking the cells that line an elephant's blood vessels in the heart, liver and other organs. The virus hits suddenly and causes internal bleeding and heart failure, killing the animal within a few days. The virus seems to lie dormant in adult elephants and is spread t...


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Baby elephant Malti dies

2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo's baby elephant has died, despite round-the-clock efforts to save her. Malti was diagnosed with a rare, but deadly disease called elephant herpesvirus on Friday. The disease attacks the lining of the blood vessels. It's suspected she got it from one of the adult elephants which can carry the virus without ever becoming ill themselves. The Elephant Crossing area of the zoo was closed to the public Saturday. All of the elephants were kept outside while staff worked feverishly to ke...


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Wearing a warm blanket, one-month-old elephant Malti wanders out to meet the public for the first time at the Calgary Zoo on Sept. 10, 2007

Baby elephant at Calgary Zoo gravely ill in herpes virus

2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada. DAWN WALTON

The baby elephant that has been drawing huge crowds at the Calgary Zoo is gravely ill with a virus that is almost always fatal and has been responsible for killing dozens of pachyderms in captivity and in the wild. Officials said Friday afternoon that blood tests have confirmed that Malti, an almost 15-month-old female Asian elephant, has elephant herpes virus, a condition that attacks the circulatory system. Zoo veterinarians are working around the clock and administer anti-viral medication to ...


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PETA and the Calgary Zoo

2008-05-20 - Calgary, Canada.

The injury of an animal keeper at the Calgary Zoo on Sunday, gave known animal activists PETA, a chance to attack their elephant management techniques. But Graham Newton, the Director of Corporate Services at the zoo tells 660News, PETA's accusations are unfounded. He says their information is filled with inaccuracies and shoddy research, because they already do use protected contact method with one of their elephants, and for others the free contact method is what they're used to, and is a safe...


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Elephant injures zookeeper at Calgary Zoo

2008-05-18 - Calgary, Canada.

Senior elephant keeper Brent Vanhooft, 48, was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon after an incident in the Tropical Eurasia building at the Calgary Zoo. Around 1:30 p.m., a crowd of people in the Elephant Crossing facility looked on in disbelief as one of the animals; a 33-year old elephant named Swarna, became agitated, and knocked the zoo keeper down. Swarna was in a pen with two other elephants, a mother, Maharani, and her 9-month old calf, Malti. Maharani is Swarna's sister. Zoo officials be...


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At six months old, 242-kg elephant baby gaining ground -- and plenty of pounds in spite of early rejection by mom

2008-02-18 - Calgary, Canada. MICHAEL PLATT

There are parents in Calgary with more mouths to feed, but at 25 litres of milk a day, there's no baby with an appetite like this 242-kg toddler. Such greedy guzzling has Malti the elephant gaining up to a kilogram of mass a day and half of that milk now comes directly from the baby's mom. Its a breast-feeding victory that's made Family Day all the more significant for keepers at the Calgary Zoo, who've been hand-raising Malti since her birth on August 9. "Each day we have another success and ea...


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Baby elephant Malti will be featured in the Calgary Zoo

Calgary Zoo boss plots a bright future for people, wildlife

2008-01-22 - Calgary, Canada. David Parker, Calgary Herald

The zoo's annual budget is $26 million and, of that, Harper's group brings in approximately $17 million -- $10 million of which is from admissions. This year, he is expecting a big boost to the visitor count as well as memberships, thanks to a couple of big attractions: Malti, a baby elephant, and a new stingray tank. Malti is a joy to watch as she kicks ball, throws around cardboard or takes her snack from the keeper's bottle. Directly across from the interior elephant enclosure, a big tank is ...


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Public debut

2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada.

Elephant-keeper David Percival walks one-month-old Malti to meet the public for the first time yesterday at the Calgary Zoo.


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Clad in a fall coat, baby elephant Malti makes public debut at Calgary zoo

2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoos newest all-star attraction made her public debut Monday in front of several hundred adoring fans. Just one month old and wearing a down coat to keep away the autumn morning chills, baby Asian elephant Malti sauntered up and down the paddock with zookeepers on either side like a movie star with her security guards. Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says while Malti is starting to gain more than a kilogram daily, the zoo is still concerned about her bonding with mom, Maharani.


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Elephants best friend gets nursery visit, Calgary teen who tried to save dying calf in 2004 given privilege of naming newborn

2007-08-26 - Calgary, Canada.

Nearly three years ago, when the Calgary Zoos baby elephant Keemaya was sick and dying, Nora Libin tried to help save the pachyderm's life. The 13-year-old took $5,000 raised at her bat mitzvah, combined that with money from her philanthropic grandfather, Alvin Libin, and presented Calgary Zoo officials with $25,000. But it was too late to save the elephant. A combination of infection and rejection by her mother Mahrani took her life at three weeks old.


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Baby elephant named Malti

2007-08-24 - Calgary, Canada. KATIE SCHNEIDER

The Calgary Zoos latest 308-pound bundle of joy now has her own name. A two-week old Asian elephant calf, born at 3:23 a.m. on Aug. 9, has been named Malti. Zoo donor Nora Libin gave the little one its Hindi name, which means moonlight, to be brilliant, or small fragrant flower, said zoo spokeswoman Laurie Herron. Libin chose the name from a list of Sri Lankan and Hindi names the zookeepers gathered before the baby was born, and Herron said it fits the calf perfectly because she was born during ...


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Mother elephant gets help

2007-08-18 - Calgary, Canada. Suzanne Goldman

A nervous new mom is getting around-the-clock support from a team of dedicated zookeepers anxious to see Calgary's latest baby elephant form a tight bond with her hulking mama. Working in shifts, the group of eight charged with the calf's care have set up cots and air mattresses in order to stay in close contact with the animals. We're getting very tired," laughed elephant keeper Scott Russell. "It's a lot of work, absolutely.


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Baby Elephant Still Thriving At Calgary Zoo

2007-08-17 - Calgary, Canada.

Only a week old, and the Calgary Zoos latest edition is proved she will be a force to be reckoned with. The female baby elephant is healthy, fun and cute for being over three-hundred pounds. Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says all is well with both mother and child. He says the yet-to-be named pachyderm is fine when she has a full stomach. Kam says it will still be a while before Calgarians get to see the baby elephant, as she still needs to get a little closer to her mom. The last baby elephant b...


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High hopes for newborn elephant in Calgary Zoo

2007-08-10 - Calgary, Canada. BILL KAUFMANN, SUN MEDIA

Zoo officials hope an elephant calf delivered yesterday wont meet the sad fate of an earlier newborn. Its hoped 17-year-old Maharani will bond with her 308-lb. daughter, nearly three years after the Asian elephant mom rejected infant Keeyama, which was suffering a digestive infection and died in December 2004. Mom and daughter are in isolation and the zoo's new Elephant Crossing complex is closed to the public, said Kevin Strange, manager of conservation and education. We're all holding our brea...


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Calgary Zoo Celebrates Elephant Calf Arrival

2007-08-09 - Calgary, Canada. Laurie Herron, Media Relations, Calgary Zoo

Following a 22-month pregnancy, the Calgary Zoo’s 17-year-old Asian elephant Maharani delivered a female calf early this morning at 3:20 a.m. The newest member of the herd weighs 308 pounds, and sired by the bull Spike. Our elephant team has long-awaited the arrival of this baby, says Bob Kam, lead elephant keeper at the Calgary Zoo. Every Asian elephant born is significant in the conservation efforts to save these wonderful animals from extinction. Today we are very proud to be part of that g...


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More elephun at Calgary zoo

2007-06-23 - Calgary, Canada. SHANNON WOODWARD, SUN MEDIA

The Calgary Zoo's most prominent and largest residents were introduced to their new enclosure yesterday. Ganesha, Kamala, Swarna and Maharani, the zoo's four Asian elephants, stepped out of the great doors and into the sand-filled outdoor space that will become their playground for years to come. Elephant Crossing, part of the $35-million Project Discovery plan to rejuvenate the zoo, has expanded the elephants' outdoor living space by more than three times and more than doubled their indoor spac...


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Media Invitation - Official Opening - Elephant Crossing at Calgary Zoo. Media are invited to attend

2007-06-19 - Calgary, Canada. Laurie Herron, Media Relations, the Calgary

The official opening of the much-anticipated Elephant Crossing will take place on Friday, June 22, 2007. Elephant Crossing is the exciting new home for the Calgary Zoo's elephant family and will present state-of-the-art technology and learning opportunities that will enhance the zoo visitors' experience. The new indoor and outdoor amphitheatres will showcase interpretive programs and provide animal encounters that will inspire people to protect this fascinating endangered species.The exhibit hal...


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Calgary tourist attraction upgrades

2007-03-07 - Calgary, Canada.

The City of Calgary has voted $30 million and the Province of Alberta $34 million toward the expansion of the elephant exhibit, upgrading of the conservatory and establishment of Arctic Shores. The zoo already received $3 million from the city for a feasibility study and preliminary design and was expecting the balance in June.


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The bull elephant Spike in Calgary Zoo

Maharani, the Calgary Zoo elephant that shunned baby is pregnant again

2007-02-06 - Calgary, Canada. Gwendolyn Richards, Calgary Herald

An elephant that rejected her first baby immediately after giving birth two years ago is pregnant again. Maharani is about 16 months pregnant and expected to deliver this summer, Calgary Zoo veterinarian Sandie Black confirmed Monday. Vets have been unable to get a good ultrasound picture of the fetus because of its position, but Black said they expect to begin monitoring the level of pregnancy hormones in the next couple of weeks, as they will drop in advance of the birth.


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Wild market increases costs of Zoos expansion plans

2006-12-02 - Calgary, Canada. SHAWN LOGAN, CALGARY SUN

Calgary zoo's massive Project Discovery expansion, which will include a new elephant enclosure and Arctic Shores exhibit, was originally given a price tag some 18 months ago. But Calgary's booming construction market has forced the zoo to rethink its plans, looking to shave costs by breaking the expansion into smaller phases and determine a more accurate price for the project, said Grahame Newton, the zoo's director of corporate affairs.


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Elephants can"t fly but they sure can paint!

2005-02-21 - Calgary, Canada. Judi McLeod

Kamala, one of the Calgary Zoo’s four elephants, really DOES paint. And according to Canada Free Press business manager Brian Thompson who visited the Calgary Zoo, Kamala’s art is more Van Gogh than kindergarten.
In the wild, elephants have been observed picking up sticks or rocks to draw in the sand or soil, proving that doodling is not just a human pastime.

Those in the know say that giving an opportunity to paint provides Kamala with an interesting activity that stim...


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Baby Asian elephant dies at Calgary Zoo

2004-12-08 - Calgary, Canada. CTV.ca News Staff

The three-week-old baby elephant rejected by its mother at the Calgary Zoo has died. The Asian elephant, who had yet to be named, had been fighting an infection and slipped into a coma Tuesday afternoon.

"It's a tough time for us here at the Calgary Zoo," zoo president Alex Graham told a news conference Wednesday.

"In a very short time, we became very fond of a very special little girl. And yesterday, we said good-bye," Graham said, tearing up.

Late W...


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Calgary Zoos baby elephant at risk after mother"s rejection

2004-11-25 - Calgary, Canada.

The life of a nine-day-old Asian elephant at the Calgary Zoo is at risk after she was rejected by her mother. Born to first-time mother Maharani, the calf is being kept inside and out of sight for the next few days, until zookeepers determine whether her mother might change her mind.

Maharani's nine-day-old baby Head elephant keeper Bob Kam says it's uncommon, but not unheard of, for first-time mothers to avoid their babies.


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Asian elephant calf born at Calgary Zoo

2004-11-17 - Calgary, Canada.

The Calgary Zoo is delighted to announce the arrival of a 110 kg. (242 lb.) female Asian elephant calf born to parents Maharani (14 years) and Spike (23 years) at 11:42 pm on November 16, 2004, following a 21 month gestation period. Grandma Kamala (29 years) and Auntie Swarna (29 years) looked on when the baby emerged onto a soft bedding of wheat bran.


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An elephant"s casual shrug almost killed zookeeper Katie Hrynewich.

2004-03-25 - Calgary, Canada. BILL KAUFMANN

As a group of Grade 3 students looked on, the pachyderm handler at the Calgary Zoo took a header from pregnant, 3,000 kg Asian elephant Maharani. "A flash went in front of my eyes and when I recovered my vision, I was lying at her feet -- I gave her two opportunities to finish me off," says Hrynewich, 41, of the March 25, 2004, incident. Moments before, Hrynewich had been rewarding Maharani with herbal cookies for a successful bath. "I had a really, really good rapport with that elephant and eve...


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33 Headlines about Elephants from Calgary2013-05-03 - Calgary, Canada - Zoo’s plan to relocate elephants will stress animals, ex-veterinarian says 2013-04-17 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo preparing to bid adieu to elephants. Officials checking possible new homes for pachyderms 2012-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Veasey: Its best if the zoos elephant breeds again 2012-10-24 - Calgary, Canada - Premature, stillborn calf of Maharani in Calgary 2012-03-08 - Calgary, United States - Calgary Zoo elephant Rani pregnant again 2010-08-07 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary elephant gets 21 kg steel tusk caps 2010-04-23 - Calgary, Canada - Zoos Asian elephant Maharani may be pregnant for third time 2009-09-25 - Calgary, Canada - Zoo defends Asian-inspired elephant statue 2008-11-03 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant died of heart failure 2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant Malti dies 2008-11-01 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant at Calgary Zoo gravely ill in herpes virus 2008-05-20 - Calgary, Canada - PETA and the Calgary Zoo 2008-05-18 - Calgary, Canada - Elephant injures zookeeper at Calgary Zoo 2008-02-18 - Calgary, Canada - At six months old, 242-kg elephant baby gaining ground -- and plenty of pounds in spite of early rejection by mom 2008-01-22 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo boss plots a bright future for people, wildlife 2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada - Public debut 2007-09-11 - Calgary, Canada - Clad in a fall coat, baby elephant Malti makes public debut at Calgary zoo 2007-08-26 - Calgary, Canada - Elephants best friend gets nursery visit, Calgary teen who tried to save dying calf in 2004 given privilege of naming newborn 2007-08-24 - Calgary, Canada - Baby elephant named Malti 2007-08-18 - Calgary, Canada - Mother elephant gets help 2007-08-17 - Calgary, Canada - Baby Elephant Still Thriving At Calgary Zoo 2007-08-10 - Calgary, Canada - High hopes for newborn elephant in Calgary Zoo 2007-08-09 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoo Celebrates Elephant Calf Arrival 2007-06-23 - Calgary, Canada - More elephun at Calgary zoo 2007-06-19 - Calgary, Canada - Media Invitation - Official Opening - Elephant Crossing at Calgary Zoo. Media are invited to attend 2007-03-07 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary tourist attraction upgrades 2007-02-06 - Calgary, Canada - Maharani, the Calgary Zoo elephant that shunned baby is pregnant again 2006-12-02 - Calgary, Canada - Wild market increases costs of Zoos expansion plans 2005-02-21 - Calgary, Canada - Elephants can"t fly but they sure can paint! 2004-12-08 - Calgary, Canada - Baby Asian elephant dies at Calgary Zoo 2004-11-25 - Calgary, Canada - Calgary Zoos baby elephant at risk after mother"s rejection 2004-11-17 - Calgary, Canada - Asian elephant calf born at Calgary Zoo 2004-03-25 - Calgary, Canada - An elephant"s casual shrug almost killed zookeeper Katie Hrynewich.

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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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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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