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The continual erosion of forested land by local people has narrowed the living space for elephants in Dong Nai Province, leading to more conflict

Declining forested land triggers elephant conflict

2016-12-17 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Between 2009 and 2011, up to nine elephants died in the southern province of Dong Nai, which were initially suspected of being killed by people. Recently, the only elephant in Tan Phu protective forest was also killed.
According to the forest management board, for many years, the elephants have destroyed sugarcane and crops grown by people. Conservationists warned that if more elephants continue to be killed, the species faces extinction in Dong Nai.


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4 suspects in the murder of a wild elephant in the southern province of Dong Nai in 2011

Vietnam police arrest suspects in elephant murder

2013-10-25 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Police in the southern province of Dong Nai have arrested five people on suspicion of killing a wild elephant in 2011 with military weapons, and for illegally trading and keeping the rare animals. According to police, they suspected the poachers of murdering a wild elephant in Tan Phu Forest, Dinh Quan District, nearly two years ago. The elephant was found dead on December 23, 2011, with one of its tusks missing.


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An elephant feeding itself on cassava from a farmer’s field in Hamlet 2, Phu Ly Commune, Vinh Cuu District, Dong Nai

Elephants fighting back in southern Vietnam

2012-02-25 - Dong Nai, United States.

A herd of wild elephants have been ravaging farmers’ fields in the southern province of Dong Nai for a week-and-a-half, according to local forest management authorities. The elephants have eaten up fields of corn, sweet potatoes, cassava and sugarcane in Hamlet 2 near the Vinh Cuu Nature Reserve in Phu Ly Commune, Vinh Cuu District.


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An elephant seen destroying cassava crops in Dong Nai Province.

Solar fence to safeguard humans and elephants

2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

A 30km solar electric fencing system will be installed in southern Dong Nai Province´s forest this year to minimize conflict between elephants from the Natural and Cultural Reserve and nearby villagers. Tran Van Mui, reserve director, told the Viet Nam News that the fencing, the first of its kind in the country, is expected to protect the living environment of both the people and dwindling elephants.


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Wild elephants trample crops in Dong Nai

2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Late night of February 21, a two hectare sugarcane plot belonging to five households in Phu Ly Commune of Vinh Cuu District in Dong Nai Province was completed trampled and devastated by a herd of ten wild elephants, foraging for food. Tran Van Mui, the Zone’s Director, said the herd included female and male elephants along with few baby elephants.


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Elephant rescued from well in Dong Nai

2012-02-12 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Forest rangers in the Dong Nai Natural and Cultural Conversation Zone in Dong Nai Province yesterday saved a 100-kg elephant that had fallen into a well. With the help of local residents, the rangers managed to take the elephant out of the 2-m deep well in Subzone 59, Phu Ly Commune, Vinh Cuu District, said Tran Van Mui, the zone’s director.


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Efforts to help save elephants end in failure

2011-12-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Half of the wild elephants in Dong Nai Province have been wiped out in recent years, despite steps taken by the Prime Minister to save them. A project that he initiated five years ago to provide them with sanctuary in three "elephant" provinces by the year 2010 failed to get underway in the province.


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The body of the elephant that was killed in Dong Nai Province on December 23

Bullet tips found in dead elephant

2011-12-28 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Police in Dong Nai Province said they had found 2 bullet tips in the body of the wild elephant that was killed 5 days ago. One of the tips was buried in the head of the elephant and the other in its right leg, the police said. Six holes similar to bullet-holes were found on the head and hip and two cuts, about 50 cm long each, were also found on the back.


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Elephant found dead in Vietnam forest

2011-12-27 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Forest rangers on Friday found the carcass of an elephant in a protected forest in the southern province of Dong Nai, the online newspaper Dan Tri reported.
The decaying elephant, which weighed around three tons, was found in the 14,000-hectare Tan Phu Forest in Dinh Quan District.


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A baby elephant found dead in the southern province of Dong Nai on Thursday. An expert said it was probably poisoned to death

Baby elephant likely poisoned to death in Dong Nai: expert

2010-05-31 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

A baby elephant found dead in the southern province of Dong Nai on Thursday was very likely poisoned, a forensic expert said Friday. The male elephant, weighing one ton, was found dead with its tongue sticking out, and tests found bleeding in its heart and liver.


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Elephant found dead near Dong Nai game reserve

2010-05-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

A three-year-old elephant was found dead on Thursday in a local residents mango orchard 100m from the edge of the Vinh Cuu Natural Reserve in southern Dong Nai Province. Rangers said that the 800-kilogramme animals carcass had been sent for an autopsy and the remains of some jackfruits, cassava, and mangoes had been found in its stomach.


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Seminar seeks ways to conserve elephants

2009-11-26 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

The Dong Nai provincial Forest Ranger Department in coordination with national parks in the southern region is seeking ways to raise public awareness of elephant conservation and expand the living environment for the animal.
At a seminar on November 26, local and foreign scientists agreed that it is necessary to quickly implement the project on elephant preservation, approved by the Prime Minister in 2006.


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Forest rangers investigate the carcass of an elephant found in Nam Cat Tien forest in July

Another elephant found dead in Dong Nai

2009-09-10 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

An elephant was found dead on Tuesday night in Dong Nai, the sixth such case in the last four months in the southern Vietnamese province, underlining the authorities’ failure to protect its elephant population.


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A house in the southern province of Dong Nai was destroyed by elephants. A herd, which left the Cat Tien National Park searching for food, is worrying residents. — VNA/VNS Photo Le Hien

Rogue elephants terrorise Dong Nai. Wild pachyderms wander off national parklands to forage for crops.

2009-04-25 - Dong nai, Vietnam.

A herd of wild elephants recently gone astray is becoming increasingly bolder, encroaching on inhabited land in southern Dong Nai Province’s Vinh Cuu District, according to officials. The 13 elephants, which are being kept unfenced in Cat Tien National Park in Central Highland province of Lam Dong, left the park in search of food, Tran Van Mui, the park director, has said.


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Wild elephants back in Dong Nai Province

2006-08-09 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

The Dong Nai forestry watch team has warned inhabitants not to stay late in forest areas as many wild elephants were sighted. A herd of eight to ten elephants was continuously sighted in Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province for over a week. The elephants often came in search of food in the mountain fields close to the forests or Gia Canh and Thanh Son communes.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Dong Nai2016-12-17 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Declining forested land triggers elephant conflict 2013-10-25 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Vietnam police arrest suspects in elephant murder 2012-02-25 - Dong Nai, United States - Elephants fighting back in southern Vietnam 2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Solar fence to safeguard humans and elephants 2012-02-23 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Wild elephants trample crops in Dong Nai 2012-02-12 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant rescued from well in Dong Nai 2011-12-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Efforts to help save elephants end in failure 2011-12-28 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Bullet tips found in dead elephant 2011-12-27 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant found dead in Vietnam forest 2010-05-31 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Baby elephant likely poisoned to death in Dong Nai: expert 2010-05-29 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Elephant found dead near Dong Nai game reserve 2009-11-26 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Seminar seeks ways to conserve elephants 2009-09-10 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Another elephant found dead in Dong Nai 2009-04-25 - Dong nai, Vietnam - Rogue elephants terrorise Dong Nai. Wild pachyderms wander off national parklands to forage for crops. 2006-08-09 - Dong Nai, Vietnam - Wild elephants back in Dong Nai Province

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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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