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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, Chaudhary was attacked by a tiger while he had gone to graze a domestic elephant into Kumroj Intermediate Community Forest, Chaudhary was cutting grass and collecting foliage when suddenly, the big cat pounced on him.


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Elephant Safari launched in western Chitwan

2016-12-14 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Four community forests located in Chitwan´s western part have introduced elephant safari with an aim to boost tourism. The elephant safari has been started from Devnagar Post, Chitwan National Park (CNP) Chief Conservation Officer, Ram Chandra Kandel said.


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Tusker attack kills man in Chitwan

2014-02-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A man died after a wild elephant attacked him at Gardi VDC-1 in the district on Wednesday night. The victim is identified as 43-year-old Sher Bahadur Darjee of Gardi VDC. Notorious elephant called Dhrube had killed other three people in a row of attacks after it first took one’s life at Ameliya village in the Madi area last year. The government had spent 1,600,000 rupees in a bid to take Dhrube under control.


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Hard life of Nepal"s first female elephant drivers

2013-12-28 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Breaking into the all-male profession, Meena Chaudhary and Meena Mahato are the first female mahouts of Nepal. Taking control of the elephant rides, they spoke Saturday with Xinhua of the challenges of being one of the few females into the stereotyped male profession.


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Elephants, mahouts at Chitwan breeding center underfed

2012-12-22 - Chitwan, Nepal.

For the last six months, 56 elephants reared in Sauraha Elephant Breeding Center at Chitwan National Park (CNP) have not been fed properly. Not only the elephants but the mahouts also are facing hand to mouth situation as the supply of allocated ration has become irregular.


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Elephant Pedicures, Face Paint & More At Nepal Festival

2011-12-30 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The lucky ellies got their toes painted in Nepal as part of a a three-day, elephant-themed festival. The event, which includes elephant races, elephant soccer and an elephant beauty pageant (!!), is intended to attract positive attention to Nepal, encourage tourism and raise awareness of conservation efforts. You know how many cool nail designs you could fit on those things? Check it out.

But what they really raised awareness of (for us, at least) was how awesome it would be to d...


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No private elephants in Chitwan Nat"l Park for now

2011-12-18 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Chitwan National Park (CNP) has decided not to allow the entry of private-owned tuskers for now after all political parties unanimously opposed the government decision to allow private elephants in CNP. CNP was preparing to allow entry from Monday after the government gave its permission despite serious concerns raised by conservation activists about the negative impact of the movement of private-owned elephants on bio-diversity and animal conservation.


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Tuskers destroy houses in Chitwan

2011-11-02 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A group of wild elephants has dismantled two houses at Ayodhyapuri VDC of Madi in Chitwan. The wild tuskers entering from the Chitwan National Park area broke down the houses of Bhim Prasad Neupane and Nawaraj Goudel of Ayodhyapuri-3 last night. Losses incurred due to the breakdown of houses by elephants is estimated at around Rs. 100,000, informed Chitwan District Police Office.


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Wild elephant kills woman in Chitwan

2011-04-26 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A woman was killed in an attack by a wild elephant at Meghauli of west Chitwan on Tuesday. Local resident Bhim Maya Tamang, 45, had gone to collect fodder when she was attacked by the wild elephant at the bank of Rapti River. The elephant had come to the place from Chitwan National Park, local resident Chudamani Chaudhari told Kalika FM. More than 12 other locals had joined Tamang to collect fodder for their cattle however managed to escape unhurt.


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Nepal’s eldest ‘gentle giant’ dies

2010-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The eldest elephant in Nepal has died on Wednesday.The female elephant, named Tribhuvankali, was believed to be around 80 years of age. It had been brought to the Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve from India in 1952. Reserve officials say the female elephant died due to natural causes. The elephant was sick from the past few days and had suddenly fallen down while grazing today morning. Doctors at the reserve declared it dead shortly after.


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2009 World Elephant Polo Championship

2009-11-29 - Chitwan, Nepal.

The World Elephant Polo Association was founded 28 years ago by Brits James Manclark and Jim Edwards in Nepal. It has now become a World Series of world class events embodying superb skill and daring, undertaken in a spirit of fun and goodwill, and at the same time contributing to the welfare of the elephants.


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Chinese tourist killed in elephant attack

2009-09-25 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A Chinese tourist died after being attacked by an elephant at Sauraha, near Chitwan National Park on Friday. Wang Heung was attacked by Laxmikali, belonging to Holiday Safari, after he returned from an elephant safari. The elephant suddenly attacked him while he tried to feed fruits to it. The elephant pulled him down and crushed with a leg. Wang died on the way to Bharatpur Medical College hospital, according to the police. Wang was accompanied by his wife


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Elephant Found Dead in Chitwan National Park

2007-10-16 - Chitwan, Nepal.

A wild elephant named Ronaldo was found dead at the gate of the Elephant Breeding Farm at Khorsor in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) on Monday, Rajendra Panohar of the farm said, adding that the elephant might have died due to shock from an electric wire. Chief conservation officer at the CNP Megh Bahadur Pandey declined to comment on the matter. Locals said the elephant died due to shock from the high-voltage electric wire. Ronaldo had attacked and killed a four-month-old child of Dil Bahadur T...


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Wild elephants create terror in Chitwan

2006-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal.

As wild elephants spread terror in Patpani village of western Chitwan, a dozen of families here have fled their homes for fear of their lives. A 51-year old Kampari Tamang, a local resident is reported to have been killed by wild elephant yesterday. Fatally injured, she died while being rushed to Bharatpur hospital.


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Elephant polo stars just champion

2004-12-06 - Chitwan, Nepal.

Scotland are celebrating sporting glory after being crowned world champions of elephant polo. The Duke of Argyll captained the Chivas team to victory in the Elephant Polo World Championships in Nepal. They beat National Parks of Nepal 12-6 to regain the world title they last won in 2001. Arriving back in the UK, the jubilant Duke said: "No one can deny Scotland are one of the world's sporting heavyweights."


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Chivas Regal won annual Elephant Polo

2001-12-07 - CHITWAN, Nepal.

Chivas Regal from Scotland are the new World Champions following their success in the final held on Friday 7th December at the 20th Annual World Elephant Polo Championships (WEPA).


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16 Headlines about Elephants from CHITWAN2020-09-28 - CHITWAN, Nepal - Elephant mahout killed in tiger attack in Chitwan National Park 2016-12-14 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Safari launched in western Chitwan 2014-02-06 - Chitwan, Nepal - Tusker attack kills man in Chitwan 2013-12-28 - Chitwan, Nepal - Hard life of Nepal"s first female elephant drivers 2012-12-22 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephants, mahouts at Chitwan breeding center underfed 2011-12-30 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Pedicures, Face Paint & More At Nepal Festival 2011-12-18 - Chitwan, Nepal - No private elephants in Chitwan Nat"l Park for now 2011-11-02 - Chitwan, Nepal - Tuskers destroy houses in Chitwan 2011-04-26 - Chitwan, Nepal - Wild elephant kills woman in Chitwan 2010-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal - Nepal’s eldest ‘gentle giant’ dies 2009-11-29 - Chitwan, Nepal - 2009 World Elephant Polo Championship 2009-09-25 - Chitwan, Nepal - Chinese tourist killed in elephant attack 2007-10-16 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant Found Dead in Chitwan National Park 2006-01-13 - Chitwan, Nepal - Wild elephants create terror in Chitwan 2004-12-06 - Chitwan, Nepal - Elephant polo stars just champion 2001-12-07 - CHITWAN, Nepal - Chivas Regal won annual Elephant Polo

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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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