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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year-old elephant, named "Rahman", was found dead by its mahout on January 10, and its left tusk was cut off, according to the national park's head, Heru Sutmantoro when contacted for a confirmation on Thursday (January 11). The poacher might have poisoned the ill-fated elephant before cutting off its l...


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Riau Conservation Head Fatally Trampled by Elephant

2012-08-08 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The head of the Riau Elephant Conservation Center died on Friday after being trampled by a 20-year-old elephant at the center’s Minas training center. M. Taat was checking the health of an elephant named Reno when the large animal attacked him, conservation division head of Natural Resources Conservation Center Riau Syahimin, told Antara news agency on Wednesday.


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Two elephants found dead in Riau

2010-03-28 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

Two Sumatran elephants (Elephas Maximus Sumatranus) were found dead in the Tesso Nilo National Park, Riau province. "The two elephants are predicted to have died about a week ago and found in the national park," head of the Tesso Nilo national park Suprahman said here, Sunday. He said that the wild elephants were found dead in Air Hitam village, Pelalawan regency, Riau


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Elephants destroy hectares of plantations in Riau

2009-11-28 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

A group of wild elephants have demolished hectares of plantations of palm oil and rubber and paddy fields in Pekan Tebih village, Kepenuhan Hulu district, Rokan Hulu regency, Riau province in the past three months, an official said Friday. The district chief Damri Poti revealed that the elephants have destroyed 10 hectares of the plantations, including two hectares of paddy fields.


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Elephants trample plantation guard to death

2009-09-04 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia. Rizal Harahap

A horde of elephants have trampled to death a man guarding a palm oil plantation in the remote Sumatra hamlet of Lubuk Kandis, Riau. Rinto Lumbangaol, 27, was found dead by his wife Emiska, 25. Head of the Rengat Nature Conservation Agency Edi Susanto said Friday the newly wedded couple was asleep early on Thursday when about 15 elephants trampled their makeshift house near the plantation. Rinto asked his wife to run for help. When Emiska arrived with villagers from nearby, they found Rinto had ...


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Elephants Training in Riau, Indonesia

2008-04-26 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia. Mengenai Saya

At Sebanga-Duri that interval estimate from Pekanbaru City is 139 kilometers founded training and taming center for elephant at Riau Province. As one of attractive tourism objects at Riau found there is give some, entertain that seeing attraction and demonstration of elephants. As wild animal, elephant can tame at Sebanga School for Elephants. The elephants can attract as like: salute to visitor, step over big size of pieces of wood that was pile, pull up piece of wood using it trunk, step over ...


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Wild elephants kill farmer, destroy houses on Indonesia"s Sumatra island

2006-10-31 - PEKANBARU, Indonesia.

Indonesia Wild rampaging elephants trampled a farmer to death and destroyed several houses in a village on Indonesia's Sumatra island, witnesses said Tuesday. The people of Lubuk Embut, a village on Riau province 900 kilometers (600 miles) northwest of the capital Jakarta, have been terrorized over the last few days by a herd of around 20 starving elephants in search of food, said Jayok, a village chief who goes by a single name.


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Two Wild Elephants Enter Indonesian City Pekanbaru, Responding to habitat loss from brush fires

2006-09-03 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia. Aloysius Wisnuhardana

The residents of Pekanbaru, capital of Riau, a province in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, were in an uproar after two wild male elephants entered the city last Thursday night. Two-and-a-half hours later, and after much effort, the two elephants were evacuated and taken to the Elephant Training Center in Minas, Riau. It is hoped the giant animals will adapt to the new environment.


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Population of Sumatra elephants decreases

2006-04-17 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

Environmentalists have urged the Indonesian Government to investigate irregularities in elephant catching procedures which have caused a number of elephants had died in the past few years.According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia, the Riau Administration had caught 201 wild elephants since 2000, and at least 46 of the animals had been killed due to inappropriate procedures in relocating them, Media Indonesia daily reported here on Monday.


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Villagers" houses destroyed by tens of wild elephants in Riau

2006-02-24 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

At least 51 wild elephants destroyed a number of villagers houses and over tens hectares of palm oil plantation area at Balai Raja, Bengkalis District, Riau in the past two days. Two villagers were hurt in the attacks by wild elephants, Balai Raja Village Head Samudji AMP told ANTARA News here Friday. In the past two months, at least five times the wild elephants ran amok, he said.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Pekanbaru2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park 2012-08-08 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Riau Conservation Head Fatally Trampled by Elephant 2010-03-28 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Two elephants found dead in Riau 2009-11-28 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Elephants destroy hectares of plantations in Riau 2009-09-04 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Elephants trample plantation guard to death 2008-04-26 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Elephants Training in Riau, Indonesia 2006-10-31 - PEKANBARU, Indonesia - Wild elephants kill farmer, destroy houses on Indonesia"s Sumatra island 2006-09-03 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Two Wild Elephants Enter Indonesian City Pekanbaru, Responding to habitat loss from brush fires 2006-04-17 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Population of Sumatra elephants decreases 2006-02-24 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia - Villagers" houses destroyed by tens of wild elephants in Riau

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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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