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Sri Lanka: Elephant gives birth to twins for the first time in nearly 80 years

An elephant in Sri Lanka gave birth to twins on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 80 years, wildlife authorities said. The twins, both males, were born to 25-year-old Surangi at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in the central hills of the country, an orphanage spokesperson said. Their father, 17-year-old Pandu, is also an orphanage resident. […]

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Sri Lanka trims working hours of elephants, bans drunk driving of elephants

Sri Lanka to issue biometric identity cards to their captive elephants and ban their riders from drinking on the job under a wide-ranging new animal protection law. Sri Lankans who keep elephants as pets to show off their wealth, but complaints of ill treatment and cruelty are widespread. The new measures are aimed at protecting […]

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Nigeria seizes elephant tusks, pangolin scales and claws worth $54 million

Nigeria seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said. The seizure, worth 22 billion naira ($54 million), included 17,137 kg of pangolin scales, 44 kg of elephant tusks and 60 kg in pangolin claws, Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Ali, […]

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Elephant killed in his sleep by another male at British zoo, investigation launched

A zoo has launched an investigation after one of its bull elephants fatally injured another in a brutal night-time attack. M’Changa, a 12-year-old African elephant, had been sleeping when the other struck in the early hours. He died shortly after the incident at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, near Wraxall, North Somerset. Noah’s Ark has three […]

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Father arrested for taking two-year-old daughter into elephant enclosure

A¬†visitor at the San Diego Zoo was arrested¬†shortly after taking his two-year-old daughter into an elephant enclosure, according to a press release from the San Diego Police Department on Friday. Jose Navarrete, 25, made it into the elephant enclosure with his daughter after passing multiple barriers, the release said. Once the father and daughter were […]

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Burning tyre hurled at elephant by humans gets stuck in its ear killing it

Man-animal conflicts are increasing as humans stray into animal habitats. A wild elephant strolling on its lost land, now a resort, died after humans hurled a burning tyre, badly injuring the mammal. Forest officials found the injured elephant with ears bleeding, but it died before it was taken for treatment to a facility at the […]

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Man revives baby elephant using CPR after fatal motorbike accident

A baby elephant survived a fatal motorbike accident after it was revived by an off-duty rescue worker in Thailand. In a viral video Mana Srivate can be seen performing a two-handed compressions to the elephant lying on its side in the middle of a dark road. The elephant stood up after 10 minutes. A motor […]

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World’s loneliest elephant rescued from a life of MISERY arrives in Cambodia

An overweight elephant, Kaavan, dubbed as the world’s loneliest arrived in Cambodia after being rescued from a life of misery in a Pakistani zoo. Kaavan spent 35 years in a barren, substandard zoo enclosure, living in isolation after his mate died in 2012. In Cambodia he will live in a wildlife sanctuary and roam in […]

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Pet cat chases away an elephant that wandered into its territory looking for food

Cats are territorial creatures, much more than dogs. When someone intrudes their space an aggression kicks in, hence they use the chase and ambush tactic to quell the intrusion apart from making hissing sounds. In a viral video a pet cat was successful in chasing away an elephant that wandered into its garden looking for […]

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Baby elephant tries to hide behind light pole after getting caught while eating sugarcane

The actions of an elephant calf in Thailand has left viewers in awe after it was caught eating sugarcane in a field. It was pictured hiding behind a light pole after realising that humans had caught him eating sugarcane in a field. Despite its big size, the calf believed it could hide behind the narrow […]

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Sale of elephant dung skyrockets in Namibia over rumors that it treats coronavirus

The sale of elephant dung as a so-called cure for coronavirus has skyrocketed in Namibia despite lack of scientific research or approval. People in Namibia use elephant dung as traditional medicine, a rumor that it now cures coronavirus has resulted in a high demand. The spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Romeo […]

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5-million-year-old elephant fossils found while scouting for new tiger reserve

A camera-trap study in the reserve forests near Dehradun, to develop a new tiger reserve, led to the discovery of one of the world’s oldest fossil remains of elephants, dating back to 5 million years. “During lockdown, such a rare discovery was a pleasant surprise, we are taking help of ‘van gujjars’ (a forest tribe), […]