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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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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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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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Blood Institute’s OKC Zoo gift elevates research, spotlights donation needs

2022-03-11 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The longstanding partnership between the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Oklahoma Blood Institute was newly solidified this week with the donation from OBI of a centrifuge to the zooâ€...


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Nandankanan Zoo closed for visitors as two elephants stray into zoo

2022-03-10 - Bhubaneswar, India.

Visitors’ entry into Nandankanan zoo was restricted for a day after two wild elephants strayed into the zoological park by breaking the fences near Daruthenga early on Wednesday. The elephants that ...


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Mutara Becomes a Mother

2022-03-10 - Nairobi, Kenya.

On the night of 8th March 2022, just as our Ithumba team was getting ready for bed, Mutara and her herd appeared outside the stockades. And... we were delighted to find a newborn in their midst! He wa...


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Namibia exports 22 elephants to UAE

Photo taken on April 5, 2021, shows elephants in Omaruru, Namibia.

2022-03-07 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibia has exported 22 of the 37 auctioned elephants to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), sold as part of conservation efforts amid an increase in population and rising cases of human-wildlife conflict...


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Kenya plans to build Sh47 million monument for Big Tim

A past photo of Big Tim. Courtesy Ryan Wilkie

2022-03-07 - Namanga, Kenya.

The Kenya Wildlife Service has requested money from the Ministry of Tourism to build a monument in honour of the late Big Tim, a beloved elephant who was one of Africa's last giant tuskers. The Tim me...


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Sri Lanka: Ceremonial tusker ‘Nadungamuwa Raja’ dies

2022-03-07 - , Sri Lanka.

‘Nadungamuwa Raja’ the tusker which had carried the sacred relic casket of the Kandy Esala Perahera the most number of times, has died this morning at the age of 69 years. Nadungamuwa Raja, was a ...


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A blast-stressed elephant and an abandoned lemur: The war within Kyiv’s zoo

2022-03-06 - Kiev, Ukraine.

Horace the Asian elephant is so terrified of explosions that he’s been put on sedatives. The zebras are being kept inside after they panicked at the sound of shelling and ran directly into a fence. ...


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A first for large African mammals: DNA used to count Gabon’s endangered forest elephants

2022-03-06 - , Gabon.

Gabon holds roughly half of all forest elephants, which occur across almost the entire country’s area (about 250,000km2). Thanks to a collaborative approach between the Wildlife Conservation Society...


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Ivory dealer fined for illegal possession of elephant tusks

The Cape Town magistrates’ court has fined Cosmus Ziwande R10,000 for unlawful possession of ivory.

2022-03-05 - Cape Town, South Africa.

A Zimbabwean has been fined R10,000 in Cape Town for unlawful possession of ivory. Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said Cosmus Ziwande, 38, was sentenced in the Cape Town magistrate's court on Thursday....


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Other than a few scratches, the circus elephant named Tuffi was relatively unharmed during the incident.

2022-03-05 - Wuppertal, Germany.

Did an Elephant Jump out of a Suspension Rail Car? No word if the elephant had to pay extra for trunk space. The latest Tweet by snopes.com states, 'Other than a few scratches, the circus elephant nam...


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Colchester Zoo elephant keeper speaks about her dream job

2022-03-05 - Colchester, United Kingdom.

CLAIRE Bennett still recalls the day Colchester Zoo’s manager called her into his office and asked if she would like to try working with the elephants. “Since that moment I have never looked back,...


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Injured elephant in Coimbatore under treatment in special kraal

2022-03-03 - , India.

Tribal people and officials of Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Tuesday night set up a special kraal with wooden flooring at Kozhikamuthi to treat an elephant that has severe injuries in the leg. The e...


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Baby elephant"s stem cells to help zoos across U.S.

2022-03-02 - Powell, United States.

Frankie the baby elephant could be a lifesaver someday thanks to a project he jump-started the day he was born at the Columbus Zoo last summer. Tissues from Frankie's umbilical cord have been used to ...


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The Elephant In The Courtroom

2022-02-28 - New York, United States.

Habeas petitions are not often heard in court, which was only one reason that the case before New York Supreme Court Justice Alison Y. Tuitt—Nonhuman Rights Project v. James Breheny, et al.—was ex...


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Vaccine trial for killer elephant virus begins

2022-02-03 - Chester, United Kingdom.

Groups of researchers around the world study EEHV, but Chester Zoo is now taking an important step with the vaccine trial, as the lead scientist behind its development, Prof Falko Steinbach from the U...


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