Gulf Times - elephant
Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend

Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend

It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years. Reaching out with his trunk, Kaavan tentatively greeted a fellow inhabitant of the Cambodian sanctuary ...

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher

'World's loneliest elephant' lands in Cambodia, greeted by Cher

An elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" landed in Cambodia Monday from Pakistan, receiving a warm welcome from American superstar Cher who will accompany him to a sanctuary housing potential mates.

Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well

Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well

Forest officials in India's southern Tamil Nadu state said on Friday they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well, after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.

Pakistan to relocate lonely elephant to Cambodia sanctuary

Pakistan to relocate lonely elephant to Cambodia sanctuary

A Pakistani court approved the relocation of a lonely and mistreated elephant to Cambodia on Saturday after the pachyderm became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher.

Botswana investigates 154 elephant deaths, rules out poaching

Botswana investigates 154 elephant deaths, rules out poaching

Botswana is investigating the mysterious deaths of at least 154 elephants over two months in the northwest of the country, a wildlife official said on Monday, although poaching or poisoning have been ruled out.

India arrests man over shocking death of elephant

India arrests man over shocking death of elephant

Indian police have arrested a plantation worker and are hunting two others after a pregnant elephant died after eating fruit laced with explosives, officials said Saturday, in a case that shocked the country.

Pregnant elephant dies in India after eating explosive fruit trap

Pregnant elephant dies in India after eating explosive fruit trap

A pregnant elephant was killed in India after eating fruit stuffed with explosives, officials said Wednesday, sparking outrage over the use of such traps to protect crops and homes.

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a religious festival, police said.

Endangered Malaysian elephant killed on highway

Endangered Malaysian elephant killed on highway

An elephant died after being hit by a truck on a Malaysian highway, police said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to be killed as their habitats are destroyed.

Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead on Borneo

Endangered pygmy elephant shot dead on Borneo

The male elephant, believed to be about four years old, was found on Monday by the side of a road in the state of Sabah, on the Malaysian part of Borneo.

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.

Tourists taking pictures trampled by elephant in Zambia

Tourists taking pictures trampled by elephant in Zambia

A Dutch and a Belgian tourist were trampled to death by an elephant in Zambia as they got too close to the animal when trying to take pictures, police said on Sunday.