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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 said Yishuang was born on December 22, 2017 and is developing well after becoming the fifth calf born at their breeding centre.


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A herd of elephants crosses a rural road in Xishuangbanna on April 7.

Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna

2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China.

According to the local forest authority, human deaths and injuries from wild elephant attacks in Xishuangbanna have soared since 2016. In 2019 alone, 12 people were killed by wild elephants in the prefecture, compared with 33 over the two decades through 2010. So far in 2020, seven people have died in clashes with wild elephants.


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Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave

2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Xishuangbanna, the southern-most prefecture in China's Yunnan province, is known as a safe haven for wild Asian elephants where hundreds of the giant animals live in the sprawling tropical rainforests. But balancing modern human activities with protection of wildlife has never been easy. For some people in Xishuangbanna, coexistence with the wild elephants is becoming more and more challenging, or even fatal.


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In Land That Values Ivory, Wild Elephants Find a Safe Haven

2014-05-04 - Xishuangbanna, China.

At a time when tens of thousands of elephants across Africa are being slaughtered to feed the Chinese appetite for ivory, it turns out the best place to be a wild elephant may be here in the tropical forests of southwest China. Over the past two decades, the number of Asiatic elephants in Yunnan Province in China has roughly doubled, to nearly 300, thanks to government-financed feeding programs, wildlife education efforts and a strict elephant protection law unmatched anywhere else in the world....


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2 injured in elephants attack in China

2014-02-09 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Two tourists were injured by a group of wild elephants at a scenic spot in China´s southwestern Yunnan Province, local officials said today. The incident took place at the Wild Elephant Valley in the Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna yesterday when the elephants trying to cross a river attacked a family of five.


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Wild Asian elephant kills villager in SW China

2011-11-06 - Xishuangbanna Dai, China.

Local police confirmed the death of Cao Xiaoer, a resident of Xinshan village in the prefecture, was caused by a wild elephant, said a statement issued by the prefecture government´s information office. Since 1991, wild elephants in Xishuangbanna have attacked more than 140 people and destroyed 50,000 tonnes of grain, local forestry authorities said one year ago.


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The raiser looks at the new tooth of the wild Asian elephant "Yongyong" at the Xishuangbanna Asian elephant breeding base in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China

Asian elephants raised in breeding base, NW China

2009-08-25 - Xishuangbanna, China.

The breeding base, mainly aiming at protecting, rescuing and multiplying the wild Asian elephants, successfully protects the species diversity and promotes harmonious development between human and animals.


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6 Headlines about Elephants from Xishuangbanna2021-07-08 - Xishuangbanna, China - Frolicking three-year-old is the fifth calf to be born at the chinese park"s breeding centre 2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China - Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna 2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China - Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave 2014-05-04 - Xishuangbanna, China - In Land That Values Ivory, Wild Elephants Find a Safe Haven 2014-02-09 - Xishuangbanna, China - 2 injured in elephants attack in China 2009-08-25 - Xishuangbanna, China - Asian elephants raised in breeding base, NW China

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