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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants belonging to the national park have died so far this fiscal year. The park has confirmed TB as the reason behind the death of two elephants while the cause of the third death has yet to be ascertained. The latest casualty is also linked to TB as the elephant had been sick for a long time and was onc...


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Elephant camp visists to learn their husbandry, habits and friendships were highlights for Tiger Tops guests in Chitwan. Photo: Lisa Choegyal

MUST READ ARTICLE: The elephant dilemma. By following the sound science, Nepal could lead Asia in tourism best practice

2020-10-04 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Lisa Choegyal

According to science, neither is there any moral high ground to be gained by not riding elephants. Studies show that rides are not necessarily a problem provided they are done the right way, in the right terrain and with the right professional care. Elephant treatment must be based on science and experience, not on emotion and sentiment.


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Medical test must for tuskers in games

2011-09-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fearing further spread of deadly tuberculosis among elephants, the Department of National Park and Wildlife Reserve (DNPWC) has barred government-owned tuskers from taking part in any kind of game where chances of physical contacts with privately-owned elephants without tuberculosis-free certificates are high.


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Nepal"s elephant drivers strike over pay

2010-12-06 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Elephant drivers in Nepal´s top wildlife park held a four-hour strike on Monday and threatened to stop working altogether in a protest over pay and conditions. The drivers, or mahouts, are employed by the hotel industry to take tourists on elephant-back safaris in the Chitwan national park, home to Nepal´s largest populations of rhinos and tigers as well as many rare bird and deer species.


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One-horned Rhino Bodyguards Deployed in Nepal Assisted by Zoological Society of London

2009-11-22 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Victoria Picknell

Nepals greater one-horned rhino population is on the road to recovery, following almost a decade of steep decline caused by poaching. Conservationists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have joined forces with local communities to form a team of rhino bodyguards on elephant-back to protect the species last remaining strongholds in Bardia and Chitwan National Parks. The new patrol guards, who are trained to recognise individual rhinos and adhere to strict scientific monitoring, are provi...


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Fund crunch may impede anti-poaching drive

2009-10-03 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The government´s plan to mobilize the national army within three months for its anti-poaching drive is likely to face a major set-back, thanks to the severe fund crunch facing the Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC). The additional financial aid, particularly for anti-poaching work, comes from NGOs and INGOs like the WWF and NTNC. Moreover, even the hattisars (elephant sheds) are understaffed. Usually, three persons -- mauthe, pachuwa and fadhert -- are deployed to loo...


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Nepal"s jumbo Picassos to hold 1st exhibition

2009-02-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

It was the first nation to end its monarchy by a bloodless vote and the first to introduce a unique calendar with 11 Picassos of the Jungle (Poster courtesy: Indigo Gallery) months. Now the new republic of Nepal will launch another revolutionary concept – art exhibitions by elephants. The sensational event will be inaugurated at the Indigo Gallery in Kathmandu owned by American James Giambrone, who has helped other expatriate activities like an Obama ball to celebrate the victory of new US Pre...


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4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal

2008-09-05 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Four people were killed in elephant rampage in southern Nepali districts, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Friday. In Dhanusa district, some 125 km south of the Nepali capital, six-year old Nisha Pokherel was killed on her way with her family at the Jalar river in the morning. Similarly Ram Ashis Mahatto, 65, was also killed by the wild elephant while 20-year-old Mira Pokherel was injured and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Wild elephants have increasingly been on the ...


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Poaching threatens endangered wildlife

2008-05-17 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

As time passes by, Nepal’s endangered wildlife population is decreasing thanks to unabated poaching even inside the national parks and wildlife centres.
The officials at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) also accepted that the domestic and international poachers targeted the endangered wildlife with the threats of total disappearance of several species in the not too distant future in absence of effective measures to preserve them.


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Wild elephant kills three, including boy, in Nepal

2008-03-12 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A wild elephant strayed into a village in east Nepal and trampled three people to death including a nine-year-old boy, forest officials said on Wednesday. "It first threw the boy...and then trampled him to death," forest official Tadhi Kandel said by telephone from Jhapa, 275 km (170 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. "We are trying to drive it back into the forest so that it does not cause further human losses." There are about 250 elephants in Nepal, including about 100 domesticated ones that are ...


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Nepal"s endangered elephants threatened by tuberculosis

2007-07-30 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal's dwindling population of endangered Asian elephants, already under threat from expanding human settlements, is faced with danger from tuberculosis, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday. The warning came during a workshop on 'Disease Diagnosis and Treatment of Elephants' attended by experts from several national and international organizations working for the protection of the animals.


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Elephants with TB not given treatment in Nepal: report

2007-06-11 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

At least 10 elephants of Chitwan National Park (CNP) in central Nepal, suffering from tuberculosis (TB) for the last 18 months, are not getting treatment due to apathy of concerned authorities. As medication for each infected elephant costs no less than 50, 000 Nepali rupees (780 US dollars), curing them at the local level is not possible, said Rameshwor Chaudhary, chief of the section, adding, They need continuous medication for 18 months. This is not possible without help from the department, ...


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New trunk call of distress from Nepal

2007-06-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Though four countries have signed agreements with the Nepal government to build new hospitals and the SAARC regional centre for tuberculosis (TB) research is located in Nepal, the disease has become a jumbo menace, stalking elephants doing tourist duty in the southern plains. Three elephants have died of TB and 10 more been found affected in the Chitwan National Park in the Terai plains, a major tourist attraction, Nepal's official media said Friday.


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Nepalese villagers gather around the body of an elephant at Sunsari District, some 350kms east of Kathmandu

Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

A rouge bull elephant in Nepal's east was tranquilised and his tusks cut after 12 deaths were attributed to a three-month rampage by the endangered animal, a park ranger said. "On Saturday the team shot the elephant with tranquiliser darts. The elephant's tusks have been removed," said Shiva Kumar Budhatoki, a ranger from Sunsari district forestry office.


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Elephant that killed 12 people in Nepal captured

2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Yahoo News

Nepalese hunters have captured a wild elephant that trampled to death at least 12 people and injured several others in the country's southeast. A team of 15 forestry officials found the elephant on Saturday after a two week search and shot it with a tranquilizer in the jungles of Sunsari district, about 310 miles southeast of the capital, Katmandu, said Ajit Karna, chief forest official in the area.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Kathmandu2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan 2020-10-04 - Kathmandu, Nepal - MUST READ ARTICLE: The elephant dilemma. By following the sound science, Nepal could lead Asia in tourism best practice 2011-09-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Medical test must for tuskers in games 2010-12-06 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s elephant drivers strike over pay 2009-11-22 - Kathmandu, Nepal - One-horned Rhino Bodyguards Deployed in Nepal Assisted by Zoological Society of London 2009-10-03 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Fund crunch may impede anti-poaching drive 2009-02-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s jumbo Picassos to hold 1st exhibition 2008-09-05 - Kathmandu, Nepal - 4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal 2008-05-17 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Poaching threatens endangered wildlife 2008-03-12 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Wild elephant kills three, including boy, in Nepal 2007-07-30 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal"s endangered elephants threatened by tuberculosis 2007-06-11 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Elephants with TB not given treatment in Nepal: report 2007-06-08 - Kathmandu, Nepal - New trunk call of distress from Nepal 2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Authorities in Nepal capture, remove tusks from killer elephant 2006-11-19 - Kathmandu, Nepal - Elephant that killed 12 people in Nepal captured

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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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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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New family of Critically Endangered forest elephants spotted, including three babies

2021-07-27 - Ziama Forest, Guinea.

A previously unknown family of eight African forest elephants were recently captured by camera traps in Guinea.


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He"s back! Hungry wild elephant smashes into the same kitchen in Thailand

2021-07-27 - Hua Hin, Thailand.

A hungry wild elephant in Thailand has smashed his way through the same kitchen wall a month after his first raid. The 40-year-old bull named Plai Bunchuay rammed his head through the concrete buildin...


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Chinnathambi now a case study for TN forest department

2021-07-10 - Chennai, India.

Two years ago, Chinnathambi, the famous lonely tusker of the Coimbatore forest circle was captured and converted into a captive elephant. Now the gentle jumbo is a case study for the young TN forester...


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Captured elephant dies in camp at MTR

2021-07-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

A male tusker that was recently captured in Gudalur died at the Abhayaranayam temporary elephant camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Friday evening. The animal, believed to be around 30-years...


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Four elephants died of electrocution in last 30 days

2021-07-09 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Since 2010, around 100 electrocution deaths of elephants have occurred in Odisha. The majority of the electrocution deaths are attributed to live wire poaching. An adult tusker died of electrocution i...


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Three-year-old Asian elephant calf, named Yishuang, uses the rain forest floor as a make shift

Frolicking three-year-old is the fifth calf to be born at the chinese park"s breeding centre

2021-07-08 - Xishuangbanna, China.

The young calf named Yishuang is the fifth elephant to be born at the park's breeding centre within the approximate 900acre valley that's home to hundreds of the giant mammals. A park spokesperson sai...


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Expert Comment: Rewilding African elephants from Howlett’s to Southern Kenya

2021-07-07 - Kent, United Kingdom. Olivia Miller

The Aspinall Foundation has announced that 13 African elephants are to be flown from Howlett’s Zoo (Kent) to Southern Kenya- Professor Keith Somerville of the School of Anthropology and Conservation...


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Legend has it that two elephants are buried beneath Fair Green in Diss

£46k project to tell story of Madame Abdella, elephant "buried in Diss"

2021-07-07 - Diss, United Kingdom.

Diss Corn Hall has received a £46,400 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop and produce a project about the legend of Madame Abdella. The 20-year-old Burmese elephant is believed to have...


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Baby elephants under treatment for Herpes in Kerala rehab centre stable?

2021-07-07 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Three baby elephants at the rehabilitation centre for pachyderms in Kottur here, who were showing symptoms of Herpes viral infection are stable now, the wildlife department said on Wednesday. The rema...


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Facts about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
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Kenya questions Carrie Johnson charity’s plan to fly in zoo elephants

2021-07-07 - Nairobi, United Kingdom. Ben Webster

Plans by Carrie Johnson’s animal conservation charity to fly 13 elephants from a zoo in Kent to live in the wild in Kenya have been questioned by the country’s wildlife ministry, which said it was...


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Kerala: Second elephant calf dies inside per week as a consequence of Herpes virus at rehab centre

2021-07-06 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A six-year previous elephant calf died as a consequence of Herpes virus an infection on the rehabilitation centre for pachyderms at Kottur right here, making it the second such casualty there inside o...


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Mammoth journey ahead as elephants leave Kent zoo for the Kenyan savannah

2021-07-05 - Hythe, United Kingdom.

A herd of elephants born and raised in a Kent zoo are about to get on a plane to travel almost 4,500 miles (7,000km) to Kenya, in order to reintroduce them to the wild in a first-of-its kind operation...


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Madikeri: Three elephants including baby elephant die in two separate incidents

2021-07-05 - Madikeri, India.

Two adult elephants and a baby elephant died in two separate incidents in Coorg district, here. A male elephant and a baby elephant among them have died at Nagarahole National Park, near Nittur gram o...


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Tusker Vikram On Truck Brings Back Gajapayana Memories

2021-07-05 - Mysore, India.

Along with seasoned elephants like Arjuna, Abhimanyu and Harsha, Vikram too is an expert in wild elephant capture operations. As such, he was taken from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District to Ramp...


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Shankar shifted to temporary elephant camp in Nilgiris

2021-07-05 - UDHAGAMANDALAM, India.

Elephant Shankar, which was undergoing training at a kraal in Abhayaranyam in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris for the last four-and-a-half months, was shifted to the nearby temporary ele...


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The forgotten zoo where a housing estate now stands that brought utter chaos to Halifax

2021-07-04 - Halifax, United Kingdom.

Most people in Halifax have never heard of the time the zoo came to town, but it remains one of the strangest sagas in its history. But the star attraction was an elephant who was often seen being tak...


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