Category Archives: Elephant-matters

Outrage over death of tame Sumatran elephant

A critically endangered Sumatran elephant which worked on wildlife conservation projects in Sumatra, Indonesia, has been found killed. Yongki, said by locals to have had a “friendly nature”, worked with keepers to stop wild elephants destroying villages on the western … Continue reading

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Tech for tuskers: protecting Africa’s elephants with Google

SAMBURU, Kenya (AFP) – As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too. In the remote wilds of northern Kenya’s Samburu reserve, … Continue reading

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Thai elephant gores handler to death and runs off carrying three tourists

Chinese family had to be rescued by other ‘mahouts’ after animal suddenly turned on its new ‘mahout’ keeper Read more in The Guardian

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Judge blocks Fulton elephant bullhook ban in Atlanta; BOYCOT RINGLING!!!

The circus is coming to Atlanta, and the troupe will bring its elephant bullhooks with it. Judge halts elephant bullhook ban A Fulton Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks the county’s ban on the use … Continue reading

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Phuket Baby Elephant Stalk: Police Raiders Check Performers’ Credentials (Thailand)

Special police from Bangkok raided a five-star Phuket resort and two elephant camps today amid accusations of the illegal transfer of three baby elephants. The group conducted simultaneous raids on the five-star Angsana Phuket Resort at Laguna Phuket, the Big … Continue reading

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Video: Baby elephant orphaned for ivory trade (Thailand)

Phachi is an orphan, her mother was shot and killed by suspected poachers at her home in Ratchaburi Province. She now lives in Thailand’s Lampang Elephant Conservation Centre, about 700km north of Bangkok. The roughly five-year-old pachyderm was taken there … Continue reading

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Elephant herd grieves for baby who died of a heart defect (Germany)

This is the moving moment a grieving herd of elephants said their goodbyes to a little calf who tragically died of a serious heart defect. Advertisement >> Baby Lola was due to be the world’s first elephant to have heart … Continue reading

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