By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:55

A baby elephant in Thailand has died after his back legs snapped performing tricks for tourists at a zoo.

Last month, sickening footage of a distressed baby elephant being “forced to rave” for the amusements of tourists went viral.

The “skeletal” calf in the video was growing weaker every day as it was forced to dance and perform tricks — until April 13, when the animal’s two back legs snapped.

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:39

Cuttack: In a bizarre incident, a baby elephant lost its life in a stampede at Jamana village under Dalijoda Range in Cuttack forest division Wednesday.

According to Dalijoda Forest Range Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Manoranjan Swain, the baby elephant, assumed to be of one-month-old, was trampled to death by other elephants after a stampede ensued in the forests.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:46

The state-linked Chronicle newspaper reported that the elephants sold off to China and Dubai were between 2 and 3-years-old, and ranged in price from $13,500 to $41,500 each.

"The elephants were airlifted to Shanghai Wildlife Park, Jiangmeu-Hesham, Chimelong and Umurgi in China and to Dubai Safari Park," she said Monday. "There were no elephant deaths in transit"

MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANT AFTER WHIPPING IT TO SIT DOWN DURING A BATH

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:04

Leaders of five southern African nations met this week to demand the right to sell ivory, which is gotten mostly by killing elephants. Ivory sales have been banned to protect the elephants. (Denis Farrell/AP)

 

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:54
  • In one of the biggest busts in recent years, Chinese officials have seized 2,748 elephant tusks weighing more than 7 tonnes, the General Administration of Customs announced earlier this week.
  • The ivory was confiscated during a joint operation by customs authorities and police across six provinces on March 30.
  • Customs authorities added that since the beginning of 2019, they had filed 182 cases of smuggling of endangered wild species, seized more than 500 tons of end
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:28

When a 55-year-old man was defecating in the open in a village in Purulia district of West Bengal, little did he expect an elephant to disturb him in the process.

On Wednesday, at this small village near Ayodhya Hills in Purulia, the man identified as Niranjan Sahish was relieving himself on a field when an elephant approached him out of nowhere and picked him up on its trunk, reported The Times of India.

As both the elephant and the man panicked, the animal ran around the field carrying Sahish on its trunk and dropped him at a distance.

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