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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant about 20 minutes to get up. Now, its breathing and other physical signs are normal," said Ji Yang, a veterinarian of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo.


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Protecting China"s last elephant herd

2008-02-15 - Yunnan, China.

In addition to sharing a border – and the Mekong River – with Laos, Yunnan province also shares Chinas last herd of Asian elephants, which in recent years has dwindled to only 400 elephants. The herd lives in nature reserves near the border between China and Laos. This week the Yunnan Provincial Forestry Department met with their counterparts from Laos in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture to discuss ways to protect the endangered Asian elephant, which falls under China's grade-one prot...


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China and Laos work together protecting Asian elephants

2008-02-14 - Yunnan, China.

China and Laos reached an agreement to protect wild endangered Asian Elephants that live along the border between the two countries, during their annual meeting, held currently in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, Xinhua reported yesterday. According to the Yunnan Provincial Forestry Department, the two countries agreed on four items -- to promulgate animal protection knowledge to villagers; to tighten controls over hunting guns and their activity; to plan an agenda for c...


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Elephant recovers from heroin addiction

2007-08-31 - Yunnan, China.

The China Daily is reporting that a bull elephant from Xishuangbanna in southern Yunnan has recovered from a serious heroin addiction it picked up as a victim of illegal elephant trading. The elephant, nicknamed "Big Brother", was fed heroin-laced bananas in order to make it easier to control him and his herd, which they led westward to Dehong, near China's border with Myanmar.


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A herd of seven wild elephants are seen at the Wild Elephant Ravine in a forest park in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China

Wild elephants seen in S.W. China

2007-01-18 - Yunnan, China.

A herd of seven wild elephants are seen at the Wild Elephant Ravine in a forest park in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province January 17, 2006. Wild elephants are seen at the Wild Elephant Ravine in a forest park in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province January 17, 2006.


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Tourist injured in elephant attack

2006-11-29 - Yunnan, China. Chuncheng, Evening News China Daily

A female tourist from Yunnan Province was badly injured when four elephants attacked her on a road neighbouring a nature reserve in Xishuangbanna over the weekend. The woman was resting with her tour group at the side of the road when the four elephants attacked. Experts said such attacks were rarely reported and that the elephants may have been frightened by someone else nearby.


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China Plans to Build Asian Elephant Breeding Base

2002-07-19 - Yunnan, China.

The Chinese government will spend 50 million yuan (6.02 million US dollars) on building an Asian elephant breeding center in southwest China's Yunnan Province, to better protect the wild creatures from extinction. China began breeding Asian elephants in 1994 in the zoo at Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. Six Asian elephants have been born there so far.


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Yunnan2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China - Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan 2008-02-15 - Yunnan, China - Protecting China"s last elephant herd 2008-02-14 - Yunnan, China - China and Laos work together protecting Asian elephants 2007-08-31 - Yunnan, China - Elephant recovers from heroin addiction 2007-01-18 - Yunnan, China - Wild elephants seen in S.W. China 2006-11-29 - Yunnan, China - Tourist injured in elephant attack 2002-07-19 - Yunnan, China - China Plans to Build Asian Elephant Breeding Base

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