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GPS collars help track elephants approaching inhabited areas

GPS collars for elephants have proved to be helpful by enabling officials to know when the animals wander out of national parks and into inhabited areas,” said a senior National…

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“Indy Jumbo” arrives in Lampang

The elephant has become famous after her mahout posted a video of her relaxing on a beach, looking at the sea and sky. The clip went viral and Thai netizens…

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Experts urge policy rethink as elephant population boom sparks escalating conflicts

2023 was a bloody 12 months in the ongoing saga of human-elephant conflicts in Thailand, marking the sixth consecutive year of escalating incidents. Records for 2023 show a disconcerting surge…

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Drought forcing elephants to venture further in search of food and water

Acute water shortages in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary in Uthai Thani province have led to several elephants venturing out of the sanctuary to forage for water and food on…

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An elephant with a shackled leg is pictured at the Hanoi Zoo in Hanoi on August 16//AFP

Push to free chained elephants at Hanoi zoo

Legs in iron chains and unable to roam freely, the treatment of two elderly elephants at the Hanoi public zoo has drawn outrage in Vietnam, with animal rights groups demanding…

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Two herds of elephants forage for food in fruit orchards in Trat province

Wildlife officials in Thailand’s eastern province of Trat have been trying to push two herds of wild elephants back into the forest, after they emerged to search for food on…

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About 40 elephants sighted near resort in Nakhon Nayok looking for food

A herd of about 40 elephants, including several calves, were spotted yesterday (Tuesday) heading for a resort in Mueang district of Nakhon Nayok province from Khao Yai National Park to…

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File photo by Budda Chotimarnvijit

Second park ranger killed by elephants in three days

Another park ranger was killed by an elephant at a longan plantation in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi last night. He was the second ranger to be killed by elephants…

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Thai elephants fitted with GPS to monitor their movements, behaviour

Wildlife officials in Thailand have recently captured a third wild elephant in the Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary, in the north-eastern province of Loei, and fitted it with a GPS collar,…

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Thailand’s Doi Mon Jong nature trail closed after student attacked by wild elephant

Omkoi wildlife sanctuary chief Navee Silsuphakul has ordered the indefinite closure of a nature study trail on the Doi Mon Jong peak, which straddles Chiang Mai and Tak provinces, after…

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Thailand’s Khao Kheow Open Zoo defends elephant swimming shows

Khao Kheow Open Zoo, in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri, will continue holding elephant swimming shows for tourists despite social media criticism, alleging cruelty to animals, after a picture,…

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Five elephants fall sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat weed killer

Three elephants, which have fallen sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat, in Om-goi district of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, have arrived at the elephant hospital in Lampang…

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Haew Narok waterfall declared off-limits after six elephants fell to their deaths

Haew Narok waterfall, in Khao Yai national park, has been closed to all as of today (Saturday) after six elephants fell into a deep ravine and drowned. According to a…

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Wildlife groups want review of regulations on elephant exports 

Wildlife conservation groups and Chart Thai Pattana MP Nikorn Chamnong oppose the export of Thai elephants and are demanding that the Commerce Ministry review its elephant export regulations. Opposition to…

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Thailand to export elephants after 10-year ban

After a decade long ban on the export of Thai elephants, Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department has eased restrictions to pave way for the export of the protected species for non-commercial…

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Elephants join search for 2-year-old Myanmar boy missing for 6 days in Suphan Buri sugarcane plantation

Four elephants were this morning employed to help some 300 police, military personnel, local administration officials and private rescue workers in a massive search for a two-yearขold Myanmar boy who…

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