Elephant

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 4th, 2012
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Majete Wildlife Reserve – Antelope, elephants, leopards and lions are grazing and reproducing again in a reserve in Malawi, resurrected through a repopulation project of biblical proportions. In only eight years, South African NGO African Parks Network reintroduced over 2 500 animals in the spr...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 26th, 2011
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Kenyan authorities have seized a container loaded with 87 elephant tusks and disguised as soapstone carvings destined for Hong Kong, a customs official said. The 20-foot container was impounded at a depot in Nairobi. As it was being inspected for clearance for shipment, officials scanning its content...
By benim
In News
Nov 24th, 2011
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More than 77 elephants have died in a three-month heat wave that has dried up watering holes in western Zimbabwe, wildlife authorities said Wednesday Rangers in the Hwange National Park have counted 18 calves and 21 adolescent elephants among the dead animals, the state Parks and Wildlife Authority s...
By benim
In Botswana
Nov 24th, 2011
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Cape Town – An estate agent from Knysna has described how her husband was killed by an elephant cow, which she had been photographing only minutes earlier, at a watering hole on a game farm in Botswana. Ling Dobson told the Cape Times newspaper on Thursday that her husband Mike, 67, had been ki...
By benim
In Cameroon
Aug 4th, 2011
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Cameroon and Chad have signed an accord to ramp up efforts to fight poachers who kill hundreds of elephants a year in a protected park on their common border, ministers from both nations said. Both central African countries suffer from rampant poaching of elephants and other species for ivory headed ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 14th, 2011
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Kenya will next week burn nearly five tonnes of ivory poached in eastern and southern Africa and stockpiled for nearly a decade, an official announced Thursday. The 4.967 tonnes (10,950 pounds) of elephant tusks were seized in Singapore in 2002, and stored since then at a wildlife rangers training ce...