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One of China’s wandering wild Asian elephant returns home

One of China’s wandering wild Asian elephants has finally made it home. Meanwhile, the herd of 14 are still wandering in China’s Yunnan province and have moved 10.5 km in the southeastern direction, authorities said. The elephants entered Longwu Town in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture and are safe, Xinhua news agency reported. A […]

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Why are herd of elephants trekking across China?

A herd of elephants have been lumbering across China for more than a year now. They have strayed almost 500km away from their original habitat. It’s thought that they started their journey last spring from Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in the southwest of the country, near the border with Myanmar and Laos. They began moving […]

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15 wild elephants that escaped natural reserve last year have caused losses worth $1 million, 500km trail of destruction

A herd of 15 wild Asian elephants escaped from a nature reserve in south-western China in March last year and created a lot of destruction by smashing barnes and eating whole fields of corn. According to The Guardian, wild elephants were spotted meandering through the residential area. It is estimated that the trail of destruction […]

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Infectious bacterial disease kills 5 elephants within 13 days in India’s Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

Five elephants died inside the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in the Indian state of Odisha within a gap of 13 days, all their carcasses were found near water bodies. Officials suspect the elephant deaths were due to some bacterial infection. “The water bodies in the sanctuary may have been infected,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Sashi […]

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Namibia puts 170 high valued wild elephants on SALE amid drought, over population

Namibia has put about 170 high valued wild elephants for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the nation’s environmental ministry said on Wednesday. Advertisements carried by state-owned New Era said an increase in incidents of human-elephant conflict motivated the sale of the large mammal that is at risk of extinction due […]

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Sri Lanka is digging a trench around landfill where elephants go regularly looking for food

Sri Lanka is digging a trench around a rubbish dump to prevent elephants from scavenging for food among mounds of plastic waste. Regularly elephants swarm to the landfill site near a wildlife sanctuary in the eastern town of Ampara. Along with food scraps, they consume plastic, which slowly kills them, officials say. Plastic from landfill […]

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Suspected bacterial infection outbreak has killed 34 elephants in Zimbabwe

The total death toll from a suspected bacterial infection outbreak in elephants has risen to 34 in Zimbabwe, wildlife authorities said. “A total of 34 carcasses have been found… but some others have not been located,” Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority director Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya told parliament. The animals died between August 24 and […]

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China rubbishes viral images of drunk elephants passing out after consuming alcohol

A picture of two drunk elephants sleeping peacefully has gone viral on the internet. According to several posts doing rounds on social media, the elephants in the picture passed out after consuming alcohol. The posts claimed that the incident took place in Yunnan, China on March 11 when a herd of 14 elephants was taking […]

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Elephant named after Osama Bin Laden kills five villagers

Forest officials in northeast India conducted a major operation to contain a rogue elephant that killed five villagers. The male elephant dubbed “Laden” after Osama bin Laden, killed people in the Indian state of Assam. Laden would often attack villagers and destroy paddy fields. The animal was alone, forest officials were using domesticated elephants to […]