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India wild elephant saved in dramatic rescue – BBC News

The animal was found stuck at one of the barrages on the Ganges river in Uttarakhand state. Officials in the Indian state of Uttarakhand have saved a wild elephant from drowning in the Ganges river. Forest guards at Rajaji Tiger Reserve near Rishikesh found the elephant stuck at one of …

Thai elephant polo tournament triggers animal rights row

DAMNING video footage has marred a controversial charity polo event involving elephants in Thailand, with activists calling for it to be shut down. Held in the capital Bangkok from March 8 to 11, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament styles itself as a fundraiser for elephant welfare programs and other …

Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000

Thai customs officials display seized ivory during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Thai authorities seized 148 kilograms full elephant tusk and 31 tusk fragments originating from Nigeria destined for China worth over 15 million baht ($469,800). (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have …

Quote of the Day: Falling Numbers in Indonesian Village of ‘Prosperous Elephant’ – The New York Times

“Villagers will always say they had no intention of killing the elephants, the poison was intended for wild pigs.” ~SUWARNO, director of Animals Indonesia, a conservation group that helps investigate illegal killings of wildlife, referring to cases involving farmers fed up with elephants that maraud their plantations. Source: Quotation of …