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Rescuers hope to save baby elephant with severed leg

Rescuers hope to save baby elephant with severed leg | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A mission is underway to save a baby elephant in southwest China with what appears to be a severed leg.
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Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too

Rhino killed for its horn inside French zoo; rare old African elephant killed too | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Two brazen killings of iconic species.
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Mice don’t scare elephants, but there’s another tiny animal that definitely does

Mice don’t scare elephants, but there’s another tiny animal that definitely does | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Video: British soldiers confronted by elephant while training in Kenya

Video: British soldiers confronted by elephant while training in Kenya | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Combat medical technician Chris Abba got more than he bargained for when he and a colleague stopped to take footage of some passing elephants while training in Kenya.
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Number of wild elephants in Thailand on the rise

Number of wild elephants in Thailand on the rise | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The number of elephants in the wild in Thailand is increasing by up to 10 per cent, according to the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP).
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Wendy Stephanie Mora's curator insight, March 13, 3:34 PM
Protecting the forests ecosystem is something that should matter to all of us. This article is on elephants and how their population % is increasing as the people from this article were hoping. In the wild of Thailand the number of elephants is increasing by up to 10% as DNP deputy director-general Adisorn Noochdumrong shares in the article. This is great news for the conservations in the wild in Thailand! The locations that have seen the most increase in population was The Western Forest. Adisorn shares how they had been trying to place animals in the wild and get them used to the ecosystem and building a foo supply for them, so it is a great accomplishment for them and the ecosystem that the elephants are surviving in the wild and are increasing in quantity. 
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Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements

Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Amongst the techniques being used are LED lights with sirens, scare away guns and bio-acoustics "The LED lights and sirens are being used after the experience in Jaspur in Chhattisgarh," said the DFO
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Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements

Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Unique methods to keep elephants away from human settlements - Unique methods like use of LED lights with siren and bio-acoustics are being used by Forest department to keep elephants away from human settlements in interior areas of Odisha's Sundergarh district.
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Villagers are knitting jumpers for elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures

Villagers are knitting jumpers for elephants to protect them from near-freezing temperatures | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants in India are sporting colourful woollen jumpers after villagers knitted the super-size garments to protect the animals from near-freezing temperatures. Women in a village near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in the northern city of Mathura reportedly began producing the colourful, pyjama-like garments after staff at the centre warned temperatures were approaching sub-zero at night.
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Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Boreholes set up by local conservationists are saving drought-stricken elephants in Hwange national park
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Three elephants and four rhinos killed in a month, KWS confirms

Three elephants and four rhinos killed in a month, KWS confirms | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
The Kenya Wildlife Service has intensified its anti-poaching operations across all conservation areas to tame “increased organised crime, especially wildlife crime” in the past 19 days.This comes shortly after four rhinos and three elephants were killed for their trophies in less than a month. Contrary to reports that another rhino had been killed last Thursday in Lake Nakuru, KWS officials said it was a poacher who was gunned down as he attempted to kill a rhino.
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KWS heightens security after slaughter of four rhinos, three elephants

KWS heightens security after slaughter of four rhinos, three elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
KWS had denied claims that a rhino was killed last Thursday in Lake Nakuru National Park, saying it was the poacher who was gunned down.But they said anti-poaching operations have been heightened in national parks countrywide amid an apparent increase in organised criminal activities, especially wildlife crime in the last 19 days.This comes after reporting that four rhinos and three elephants have been killed in poaching incidents in the last month.
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Kenya Wildlife Service on high alert following spate of poaching incidents

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers and other security agencies are on high alert across the country after an apparent increase wildlife crime.
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Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China

Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Thursday it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sale…
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Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia

Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Orphaned at a few months old and nursed back to health by a local wildlife centre, Paichit’s story has serious implications for critically endangered Sumatran elephants
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Using bees to deter crop-raiding elephants

Using bees to deter crop-raiding elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
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Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests

Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Three wild elephants died within a span of 24 hours at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Gudalur Forest Range on Sunday and Monday.One of the elephants that died on Monday was a 25-year-old female and i
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Business leaders unit to stop ivory trade

Business leaders unit to stop ivory trade | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Top Thai business leaders on Monday pledged to protect elephants and end demand for ivory on the occasion of Thai Elephant Day,
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Abused tigers and orphaned elephants: The cruel truth behind animal selfies

Abused tigers and orphaned elephants: The cruel truth behind animal selfies | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Abused tigers and orphaned elephants: The cruel truth behind animal selfies
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Four States come together for elephant census

Four States come together for elephant census | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Odisha, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand have maximum number of human-elephant conflict
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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
OK, so they're not using Fitbits. But zoos across America are using software to minutely track the activity, behavior and physiology of captive elephants, and using that data to improve zoo life.
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The problem with Zimbabwe’s plan to pay off its decades old debt to China with elephants

The problem with Zimbabwe’s plan to pay off its decades old debt to China with elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
A bizarre story has recently come out of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe, the politically powerful wife of the aging president Robert Mugabe, has come up with a plan to settle a debt to China with 35 young elephants, eight lions, 12 hyenas and a giraffe. The debt was incurred in 1998 when Zimbabwe sent troop
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Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
With the new year comes a new baby at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Read more trending stories On Wednesday, the park announced the birth of Stella, a female elephant calf born to 28-year-old Donna.
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The Communication Techniques of Elephants

The Communication Techniques of Elephants | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants understand nature on a level we can’t duplicate, but they also share an abundance of traits with humans including the structure of their brains, their ability to mimic speech, and the broad range of emotions they experience.
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China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work

China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work | Pachyderm Magazine | Scoop.it
Elephants will only be safe when decisive action is taken against the ivory traffickers who have been operating under the cover of the legal trade
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