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  • Elephant escapes from circus, kills man in Germany

    BERLIN: A German man taking his regular morning stroll was killed by an elephant who had escaped from a nearby circus, police said on Saturday...

    The 65-year-old man was walking in the woods near Buchen, a town in southwest Germany, when the African elephant attacked him shortly after 5am, said Heidelberg police spokeswoman Yvonne Schmierer...

  • Top elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

    A leading conservationist who had worked hard to bring down notorious elephant poachers and stop ivory-trafficking, has been shot dead in Tanzania, his Protected Area Management Solutions (PAMS) foundation said Thursday...

    These include Chinese citizen Yang Fenlan known as the “Ivory Queen”, who is currently on trial in Tanzania for illegally trafficking 706 elephant tusks between 2000 and 2014...

  • Senate chairman wants Kavaan replaced with ‘younger elephant’

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday directed the Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz and two senators to contact Sri Lankan high commission for replacing Kaavan with a pair or young elephant...

    The Senate chairman issued the directive while chairing a meeting at the Parliament House to discuss the Kaavan- the lone elephant at Marghazar Zoo, whose case was also taken up by animals’ right activists from across...

  • Lahore Zoo's only elephant, Suzi dies

    The only elephant in the Lahore Zoo, Suzi, died on Saturday morning...

    Speaking to Dawn, the Director of the Lahore Zoo Mohammad Shafqat said, "We won't be bringing a solo elephant, instead we'll bring a pair the next time...

  • PU claims discovery of age-old elephant tusk

    LAHORE: The Punjab University’s Department of Zoology claims to have found 13-million-year old lower tusk of elephant in Chabbar Syeddan, Sohawa area...

    According to Zoology Department chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, the lower tusk belonged to Protanancus Chinjiensis species of elephant and its family was called Gomphotheriidae...

  • Zoo’s only elephant Suzi dies

    LAHORE: Saturday was a sad day at the Lahore zoo when it lost its most precious elephant, Suzi, after an association of 29 years...

    Suzi -- a female African elephant -- died at the zoo around 7am on Saturday after going through many hard and harsh years of captivity...

  • There is still time to save Kavaan, the lone elephant

    ISLAMABAD: Though it is too late to save Suzy, the African elephant who died aged 33 in Lahore under questionable circumstances last week, as elephants live well into their 80s in captivity, Kavaan the lone elephant at the Islamabad zoo can still be saved...

    The 32-year-old Asian elephant has been kept in chains for more than two decades...

  • CDA chains Kaavan the elephant again

    ISLAMABAD: Kaavan, the lone elephant at the Islamabad Zoo, has once again been chained by the Capital Development Authority (CDA)...

    Kaavan was unchained in September last year, after the prime minister intervened following criticism from international animal rights activists who had advocated that the elephant be sent to an international sanctuary...

  • Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans

    Schiffman and his colleagues compared how elephant cells reacted to radiation, compared with cells from 10 healthy humans and 10 patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome...

    The elephant cells self-destructed at twice the rate of healthy human cells and more than five times the rate of cells from patients with the syndrome...

  • The plight of the lone elephant continues

    ISLAMABAD: Kavaan, the lone elephant at Marghazar Zoo, whose case was taken up by animal rights activists from across the world because he did not have a partner and because of the conditions he is living under, does not have anywhere to take shade from the scorching sun under...

    His partner, Saheli, died in 2012 reportedly due to negligence by the zoo staff and he has been alone since though various promises were made for bringing...

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