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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.

India issues order to kill elephant that crushed 15 people to death

India issues order to kill elephant that crushed 15 people to death

Wildlife rangers and hunters were on the prowl in eastern India to track and kill a rogue elephant that has crushed 15 people to death in a months-long rampage.

Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces culling

Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces culling

An elephant that has killed 15 people in eastern India over a months-long rampage could be shot within days if it is not brought under control, an official said Wednesday.

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said on Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape".

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

Elephant tramples four to death in southern India

An elephant trampled four people including a 12-year-old girl to death when it rampaged through a village in southern India on Friday, police said.

France's last ivory carvers faced with extinction

France's last ivory carvers faced with extinction

Annick Colette-Fremond is the fifth generation of her family to practise the art of ivory carving -- and she may be the last of her line, due to new rules in France.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.