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Five unemployed elephants and their owners begin walking from Pattaya to their native province of Surin, in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday.

Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Napalai Mai-ngam, 26, said five years ago she had brought her relatives and their tamed elephants from Surin to work at an elephant resort in tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung. After waiting in vain for tourists near Pattaya for more than a year, five elephants and their owners are heading back to their northeastern home province of Surin – a 500km journey, on foot.


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Baby Opal born at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens Pattaya

2020-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand. Patcharapol Panrak

At 09.09 on October 26, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya president Kamphol Tansajja held a religious ceremony to welcome a new born female elephant. The baby jumbo was born on October 19 to parents father Ning Nong, 25, and mother Pailin, 19, and was given the name Opal. Pailin had given birth to three babies before, Tubtim, 9, Mukda, 6, and Paetai, 2 and a half.


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Thailand: Nong Nooch Garden Welcomes New Baby Elephant

2016-11-08 - PATTAYA, Thailand.

The Nong Nooch Pattaya Garden and Resort welcomed a new baby girl elephant into its family Tuesday, during which the garden also organised a blessing ceremony for the adorable animal, Thai News Agency (TNA) reports. Phang Took Jai was born to 19-year-old mother ´Phang Nong Porn´, an elephant performer, and 15-year-old father. ´Plai Mai Muang´, through natural mating.


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Revered mahout leads celebration of Thai Elephant Day

2013-03-22 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Of the 28 elephants that wander the Pattaya Elephant Village, only one greets tourists and poses with pictures. And that great mammal is mastered by the area’s most-revered mahout. Ya Sukhree of Surin and his 16-year-old cow Birdy took center stage at the camp’s Thai Elephant Day ceremonies March 13.


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35 year old Elephant gives birth at Nong Nooch Gardens

2012-05-03 - Pattaya, Thailand.

A 35 year old Elephant has given birth at Nong Nooch Gardens after a 24 month gestation period. We understand this is the 39th child of the father of the newborn. After a 10 hour labour, the new baby boy was born to the delight of workers at Nong Nooch who monitored the birth throughout the night.


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New Baby Elephant at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

2012-02-25 - Pattaya, Thailand.

It was indeed happy news announced on Friday at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Na-Jomtien, when management proclaimed that one of their female elephants, Pangubon had successfully given birth to a baby elephant. Both mother and baby are in good health.


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Apparently Phungbunma had been tied up for about a month and had grown more and more weak, eventually falling over. She was given medication from the vets and will hopefully soon make a full recovery.

Emergency services and local residents help neglected elephant

2011-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Residents help ´Phungbunma´, female elephant that had fallen in the eucalyptus jungle and could not get up on her own, she is a tour elephant that the mahout had tied from being ill in an area vegetated with Eucalyptus not far from the Maaprachan reservoir.


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Local residents help the dazed and confused pachyderm back onto his feet, with help from a crane.

Thailand’s oldest elephant rescued after fall

2011-09-30 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Thailand’s most-famous living elephant nearly went to the big pachyderm park in the sky after a veterinarian’s injection prompted a stagger and fall into a muddy pool at the Pattaya Floating Market. Somrak, whose handler claims is a record-shattering 115 years old, was rescued by staff and residents near the market’s elephant camp Sept. 21.


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ROGUE ELEPHANT GORES TODDLER AT PATTAYA FLOATING MARKET

2009-10-21 - Pattaya, Thailand.

a 3-year-old boy was gored by an apparently rogue elephant during an elephant show at Pattaya Floating Market, sustaining serious injuries. When the boy’s father later approached the market management for recompense he was callously kept waiting for six hours before they deigned to see him. Mayor Ittipon Khunpleum says there will be no more elephant shows at the market.


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Little girl born at Nongnooch Tropical Gardens

2009-09-23 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Gardens was informed of the birth of a baby elephant, born at the gardens the previous evening around 11.45pm. This was excellent news for the venue and an excellent edition to their existing troop of 43 elephants. In the early hours of the 4th of September, the Director of the Nongnooch Tropical. The young elephant’s mother, 16 year old Phang Sombat, has been entertaining the crowds at the Tropical Gardens for many years showing off her skills with bowling, basketball and carrying visitors ar...


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2008 International Elephant Conservation and Research

2008-11-24 - Pattaya, Thailand. Dr. Harald M. Schwammer

The International Elephant Foundation and Mahidol University are pleased to announce the International Elephant Research Symposium November 24-26, 2008 (New Date) at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Pattaya, Thailand, to match with the Surin Elephant Round-Up. This will make the Surin Elephant Round-Up the pre-tour to the 2008 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. This important symposium will concentrate on the research and conservation needs of captive and wild pop...


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Elephant Birth at local Park

2008-02-22 - Pattaya, Thailand.

A nice story now from the Million Year Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm located on the Eastern Outskirts of Pattaya. On Thursday Afternoon, staff at the farm welcomed a new arrival in the form of a newly born male elephant. The dramatic birth involved Gaesorn a 16 year old elephant who gave birth to her new son after a 21 month gestation period. We understand that the elephant park will run a competition involving Tourists, who will decide the name of the new-born.


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RAMPAGING PREGNANT ELEPHANT ATTACKS TRUCK IN PATTAYA

2007-05-25 - Pattaya, Thailand.

On 24th May 2007, just after midnight, a truck driver had to run for his life after his pickup truck was viciously attacked by a rampaging pregnant elephant in a field in Huay Yai. His truck was stomped on and wrecked. The mahout, Mr. Loon Jongjai-gnarm, (27) from Surin, told the police that he regularly brought the pregnant elephant from Nong Nooch village to eat the grass in the area, but she had never acted like this before. He assumed that “Phang Dao Rueng” was frightened and moody as sh...


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Local Personalities: former elephant keeper Martin Smith

2003-09-12 - Pattaya, Thailand. Dr. Iain Corness

Martin Smith is Mein Host at the Old Speckled Hen Pub in Jomtien, and a man who has spent more than half his working life working with elephants. He was sent around the world by Aspinalls to study elephant management. This took him to the US, Singapore and Thailand to study handling methods and enclosures. The answer was total zero handling, with studies showing that male elephants would look upon the ‘keepers’ as rivals and would therefore eventually attack their adversary one day to gain s...


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Pattaya2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand - Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home 2020-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand - Baby Opal born at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens Pattaya 2016-11-08 - PATTAYA, Thailand - Thailand: Nong Nooch Garden Welcomes New Baby Elephant 2013-03-22 - Pattaya, Thailand - Revered mahout leads celebration of Thai Elephant Day 2012-05-03 - Pattaya, Thailand - 35 year old Elephant gives birth at Nong Nooch Gardens 2012-02-25 - Pattaya, Thailand - New Baby Elephant at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden 2011-10-26 - Pattaya, Thailand - Emergency services and local residents help neglected elephant 2011-09-30 - Pattaya, Thailand - Thailand’s oldest elephant rescued after fall 2009-10-21 - Pattaya, Thailand - ROGUE ELEPHANT GORES TODDLER AT PATTAYA FLOATING MARKET 2009-09-23 - Pattaya, Thailand - Little girl born at Nongnooch Tropical Gardens 2008-11-24 - Pattaya, Thailand - 2008 International Elephant Conservation and Research 2008-02-22 - Pattaya, Thailand - Elephant Birth at local Park 2007-05-25 - Pattaya, Thailand - RAMPAGING PREGNANT ELEPHANT ATTACKS TRUCK IN PATTAYA 2003-09-12 - Pattaya, Thailand - Local Personalities: former elephant keeper Martin Smith

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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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