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Baby elephant owned by Queen of Denmark and King of Sweden dies

2021-12-09 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

What has been quite unknown to most people, however, is that the Swedish King and the Danish Queen, also owns several elephan`s. Now one of the royal elephants has died. The elephant was the son of two elephants that were once given as a gift by another monarch. Prince died on December 7th 2021, to the great sorrow of the king and the zoo staff.


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Royal elephant at Swedish zoo has deadly herpes virus

2017-03-16 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Namsai, a three-year-old Asian elephant calf at the Kolmården zoo in central Sweden has contracted the EEHV elephant herpes virus and is seriously ill, the park announced on Tuesday. "There is no cure for EEHV, however treatment can suppress an outbreak and the elephant can survive if the disease is caught early and treatment begins quickly. Among the elephants that have been treated a few have survived," the park said on its website.


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Latest about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus

2012-10-30 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

With kind assistance of Professor Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Elephant.se page about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus is updated to latest level. (Database records of deceased elephants due to Herpes Virus, is presented further down the page)


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PAWS threatens to sue me? Heres the laywers letter.

2012-10-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

I have spoken out loudly against the idea of bringing healthy elephants from Toronto zoo, to PAWS, a Tuberculosis infected "sanctuary" in northern California. Now PAWS threatens to sue me. Only in In 2002, PAWS spent $67,000 in legal fees, according to its income tax return.


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Bua on walk outside the enclosure in 2009, with keeper Dan Koehl.

Swedish kings elephant Bua pregnant through AI

2012-03-20 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Bua, a gift from the king of Thailand, to the king of Sweden, living in Kolmarden Zoo since 2004, is pregnant through artificial insemination, performed by Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt and Dr. Frank Goeritz from The Leibniz-Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. Sperm donor is Raja in Woburn safari park, UK.


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Chipperfield to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baileys Circus in U.S.A.

2011-11-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

What started with a 100 year old picture of 12 Chipperfield elephants in Clonmel railway station, Tipperary, during tour in Ireland in 1952, has developed into an ambitious effort to research all their elephants from 1947.Inspired by this story about about travels, I pack my trunk and leave with air to Bangkok, for a five months journey in Asia, soon comes here pictures and reports from the elephant roundup in Surin!


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Elephant News on Facebook!

2010-10-03 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant News, being 10 years old and dating back to 2000, has now over 5000 articles, which you can search through. Recently it also got its own facebook page, where you are invited to join (below on this page). If you have a website, you can also place a newsticker on your own site, displaying the 10 latest news!


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Largest online elephant database now includes more than 6000 elephants spanning 1200 years.

2010-09-01 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

The elephant database now includes 6009 elephants (including 549 breeding cows and 210 breeding bulls), from 1780 location facilities in 108 countries.


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5000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2009-10-25 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some eight years later, the database reached 5000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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The elephant database has now 5000 records

2009-09-25 - Kolmården, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After three years of intensive work the database now include 5002 elephants (including 471 breeding cows and 185 breeding bulls) , from 1400 location facilities from 100 countries all over the world which is submitted in the database, ranging from year 802 until now. Thanks to Ryan Easley from USA who has made a great job updating american elephants!


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Catherine Reid

Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Medicine Group

2009-06-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

The Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Research Group website functions to provide current information concerning advances in elephant research in key topics that are relevant for wild and captive elephant management. This website provides not only basic explanations of elephant conservation topics such as endtheliotropic herpesvirus and tuberculosis but also an explanation of the implications of new findings for elephant management and conservation.


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Application with CV should be sent before 31 December 2008 Brigitte.Larsson@kolmarden.com

Elephant keeper in Kolmarden Wildlife Park, Sweden

2008-11-28 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Brigitte Larsson, Kolmarden

Kolmarden is looking for an experienced elephant keeper to join the staff in our pachyderm section, currently housing three female Asian elephants managed in free contact and four white rhinos. We are seeking an ambitious, team oriented, and outgoing person. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of elephant training, husbandry and management and is fluent in a Scandinavian language and/or English.


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The elephant database has now 4000 records

2008-09-02 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

After two years of intensive work the database now include 4000 elephants (including 380 breeding cows and 154 breeding bulls), 1732 dead elephants and
2268 living, from 1121 location facilities in 92 countries, ranging from year 802 until now.


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4000 news about elephants in the searchable database

2008-08-12 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Dan Koehl

This website, www.elephant-news.com was created in october 2001. Today, some seven years later, the database reached 4000 articles, which are all indexed in the database, searchable, and therefore becoming a recource also for research and statistics. (Some of the original articles already deleted at the origial website) which you can search through from the searchfield in the upper left corner. You can even search the database from YOUR website


 
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Asiatisk elefant - Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

2008-08-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden. Mats Elting

Cute butt. The elephants at Kolmården is a gift from the King of Thailand to the King of Sweden


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Saba with keepers Emilie Olander and Dan Koehl. Right Sabas former keeper Guillioume Rebis

Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-15 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Zoo Le Pal for many years, and in PC the last three years, had difficulties to adapt to the newcomers, there was fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot o...


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden

2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden.

Saba, who had been alone elephant in Le Pal for many years, had difficulties to adapt to PC and newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans. In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two asian elephants belonging to the swedish king are worked in free contact. She was transfered at 7th of November, and was traight away worked hands on in free contact. She is now happier, and gets a lot of attention and care.


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New elephants in Kolmarden don"t understand Swedish

2003-07-18 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

When the Swedish royal couple visited Thailand earlier this year, they were presented with two elephants as a gift from the king of Thailand. But the giant mammals don't understand Swedish, so two zookeepers are traveling to Thailand to learn Thai. "The elephants must be able to understand commands in the languages they've been raised with, so that we don't have to teach them Swedish," Magnus Nilsson, chief executive of Sweden's Kolmarden safari park, Norrköping, told The Associated Press on Fr...


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Swedish zoo Kolmarden to put down TB-infected elephants

2002-12-11 - Kolmarden, Sweden.

Two elephants at one of Sweden's largest zoos may have to be put down after one of them tested positive for tuberculosis, health officials said on Wednesday. Three other elephants at the Kolmaarden zoo, located 150km south of Stockholm, have already been put down after succumbing to the disease. The two elephants, Sandai and Donkey, are 17 and 36-years-old respectively.


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20 Headlines about Elephants from Kolmarden2021-12-09 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Baby elephant owned by Queen of Denmark and King of Sweden dies 2017-03-16 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Royal elephant at Swedish zoo has deadly herpes virus 2012-10-30 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Latest about EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus 2012-10-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden - PAWS threatens to sue me? Heres the laywers letter. 2012-03-20 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Swedish kings elephant Bua pregnant through AI 2011-11-17 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Chipperfield to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baileys Circus in U.S.A. 2010-10-03 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant News on Facebook! 2010-09-01 - Kolmården, Sweden - Largest online elephant database now includes more than 6000 elephants spanning 1200 years. 2009-10-25 - Kolmarden, Sweden - 5000 news about elephants in the searchable database 2009-09-25 - Kolmården, Sweden - The elephant database has now 5000 records 2009-06-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant Conservation Science and Veterinary Medicine Group 2008-11-28 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Elephant keeper in Kolmarden Wildlife Park, Sweden 2008-09-02 - Kolmarden, Sweden - The elephant database has now 4000 records 2008-08-12 - Kolmarden, Sweden - 4000 news about elephants in the searchable database 2008-08-08 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Asiatisk elefant - Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) 2007-11-15 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2007-11-07 - Kolmården, Sweden - Asian elephant Saba transfered from PC in France to free contact in Sweden 2003-07-18 - Kolmarden, Sweden - New elephants in Kolmarden don"t understand Swedish 2002-12-11 - Kolmarden, Sweden - Swedish zoo Kolmarden to put down TB-infected elephants

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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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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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