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ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

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Majestic tuskers of Sri Dalada Maligawa

2022-04-01 - Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The chief tusker who represents this Sacred Temple is Indi Raja who is 45-years-old. The tuskers are Sinha Raja, Thai Raja, Jana Raja, Migara, Kaveri Raja, Myan Raja, Buruma Raja and Pulasthi Raja. Th...


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Remembering when giant circus elephants paraded through Cambridge

This example featured Robert Brothers’ pachyderms - said to be the largest troupe in Europe at the time.

2022-03-30 - Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Elephants were another iconic symbol of circuses during this era. These images from almost 50 years ago show when these incredible beasts roamed the streets of Cambridge as part of the circus. Rather ...


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Seven jumbos intercepted on trucks near Teesta bridge. The animals were reportedly heading to Gujarat from the Northeast

2022-03-30 - Jalpaiguri, India.

The state forest department intercepted seven elephants on trucks from near the Teesta bridge on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. The animals were found from six trucks reportedly headin...


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Thailand"s elephants bear the brunt of both boom and bust

2022-03-30 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Elephants are a major engine of tourism in Thailand, which uses nearly three-quarters of the total number of elephants used in tourism in Asia, according to London-based World Animal Protection (WAP),...


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Cambodia: Elephant calf welcomed at Mondulkiri sanctuary

2022-03-29 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

A rescued elephant called Gee Pael (Pearl) gave birth to a baby girl named Gee Pich (Diamond) on March 25 at the Elephant Valley Project (EVP) sanctuary run by the NGO Elephant, Livelihood, Initiative...


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No excuse for dumping Limassol zoo animal remains in landfill

2022-03-26 - Limassol, Cyprus. Kyriacos Nicolaou

The Animal Party on Saturday accused Limassol Zoo of dumping dead animals in a landfill in municipal plastic bags instead of properly disposing of them, saying that the responsibility for such a viola...


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Extern Link Read about Limassol Zoo in the Elephant Database
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Odessa Zoo in Ukraine opens to visitors for first time since Russian invasion

Wendy in the Odessa Zoo on March 26, 2022.

2022-03-26 - Odessa, Ukraine.

With Russian forces bogged down about 85 miles northeast in Mykolaiv, Odessa has been spared shelling for the last several weeks, encouraging the port city to return to normal life. Stores have reopen...


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Vietnamese woman, 40, illegally imported 1,787 elephant tusks from Nigeria to S"pore worth S$3.3 million

2022-03-25 - Singapore, Singapore.

A 40-year-old Vietnamese woman, who is a Singapore permanent resident, imported a 40-feet container consisting of 1,787 elephant tusks from Nigeria to Singapore illegally in 2018. After the container ...


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Thailand’s elephant crisis: 22 elephants die during pandemic at Chiang Mai camp

2022-03-24 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Another elephant from Maesa elephant camp in Chiang Mai died on Friday, making it the 22nd elephant to die at the camp in the past two years. Without almost no income from tourists during the Covid-19...


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Miracle Elephant Twins That Had Little Chance of Surviving Found Alive

2022-03-23 - , Kenya.

Save the Elephants' Head of Field Operations, David Daballen said in a statement it was "incredible news." "Despite the terrible drought, Bora has managed to feed the babies and keep them alive. Twin ...


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Extern Link Read about Samburu National Reserve in the Elephant Database
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Poor waste management transforms dump sites into death traps for Sri Lanka’s elephants

2022-03-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

“We conducted a survey around Sri Lanka and listed 54 garbage open garbage dumps visited by elephants,” Chandana Sooriyabandara, director-general of Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservati...


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Elephant tusk DNA is used to expose poaching networks

2022-03-22 - Washington, United States.

As genetics reveals how various ivory shipments are connected, the world is learning how organized and extensive the ivory smuggling network really is. A study suggests that poachers credited to three...


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Quebec Senator introduces federal bill to ban having elephants in captivity

2022-03-22 - Quebec, Canada.

Paul Gosselin said the Granby Zoo has been thinking about getting out of the elephant business for the past few years. “Given that, and given the fact we have to agree that the elephant standards ar...


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Sidor Noke captured, returned to wildlife sanctuary

2022-03-22 - , Thailand.

Wildlife officials have captured "Sidor Noke", a roaming bull elephant who has been raiding farms in Krabin Buri district and killed one villager and returned him to his home in Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildl...


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Longtime caregiver for Shirley the Elephant, Solomon James, dies at 69

2022-03-16 - Monroe, United States. Ian Robinson

The longtime caretaker and friend of Shirley the Elephant at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, Solomon James, has died. He died on March 9. He was 69. Perhaps best known as the primary keeper a...


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Extern Link Read about Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Solomon James in the Elephant Database
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Thailand: Elephant camp in Chiang Mai put up for sale due to drop in tourists during pandemic

2022-03-15 - Chiang Mai, Thailand. Petch Petpailin

The owner of Mae Taeng Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai made the announcement on Sunday, which was National Elephant Day. Wassana Thongsook, who has been running the camp for 28 years, told Thai media that...


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Giant hopes for Elephant Day - Dept strives for ways to reduce conflicts with humans

Elephants enjoy a buffet of fruit and vegetables during the National Elephant Day celebration at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya on Sunday

2022-03-14 - Bangkok, Thailand.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has drawn up a 10-year action plan to mitigate human-elephant conflicts that have occurred wherever elephants and locals share t...


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Human-Elephant-Conflict (Elephant Encyclopedia)


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Human-Elephant-Conflict (Elephant Encyclopedia)
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Kerala: Rusty tuskers run amok at the slightest of provocation

2022-03-13 - Thiruvananthapuram, India. Dhinesh Kallungal

Around 20 instances of elephants running amok have been reported in the State, especially in Thrissur, Palakkad and Ernakulam districts, in March alone, though not many casualties have been reported i...


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San Antonio Zoo announces loss of beloved Asian elephant Karen

2022-03-12 - San Antonio, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo announced the death of one of their Asian elephants, Karen, Wednesday afternoon. Karen passed away this afternoon while under the loving care and comfort of her veterinarians and a...


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Extern Link Read about San Antonio Zoo in the Elephant Database
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African countries call for closure of Japan"s ivory markets because they contribute to poaching

2022-03-11 - Lyon, France. Lenin Ndebele

The African Elephant Coalition (AEC) has called for the closure of ivory markets in Japan, saying they contribute to poaching in Africa. This clarion call was made at the Convention on International T...


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Facts about Ivory and Ivory trade


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Facts about Ivory and Ivory trade


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