elephant

Police officers with a circus elephant that wandered into a garden in Ommen, 8 August 2018
Aug 9 '18 15:40

An Ommen resident had a very unexpected visitor on Wednesday afternoon. An elephant wandered into his garden and started eating his pear tree. The man called the police, and after convincing them that he was not joking, police officers responded to the scene. 

"On the way to the address - in the outskirts of Ommen - we wondered how in heavens name we were supposed to catch an elephant. This was a first for us", the Ommen police said on Facebook. 

African Elephant
Jun 25 '18 12:00

The Netherlands is up to its ears in illegal ivory trade and therefore directly complicit in the mass slaughter of elephants in Africa, American network Avaaz and action group Elephant Action League conclude in a scientific study that will be published next month, AD reports.

African Elephant
Nov 30 '17 13:20

A 64-year-old man from Roermond and a 67-year-old Belgian woman were killed by an elephant in Zambia earlier this month. It happened in a flash, the Dutch man's daughter, who saw it happen, said to De Limburger.

Wim van Griensven was visiting Zambia with his good friend from Belgium Sabine Goossens, his daughter Ellen and her boyfriend Erik. They were staying in the Maramba River Lodge in Livingstone when they saw two elephants around 70 meters away on November 12th. Ellen, her father and Sabine walked closer.

Oct 20 '16 15:03

Baby elephant Sanuk, , explored outside for the first time on Thursday afternoon, the zoo said on Twitter.

The baby Asian elephant stayed close to mother Thong Tai and hid under her belly from the rain, a spokesperson for the zoo said to news wire ANP. After some time outside, the mother and calf went back to their enclosure.

Oct 17 '16 13:00

A baby elephant was born at the Artis zoo in Amsterdam on Sunday, the zoo announced in a press statement. Baby girl Sanuk was born in just two minutes, after mother Thong Tai was pregnant for 631 days, or 21 months.

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Aug 20 '15 10:56

The Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam has a new resident. A brand new baby elephant was born around 3:30 on Thursday morning. This is the 16th elephant to be born in the Rotterdam zoo.

Aug 17 '15 13:00

The car boot sale in Noordwijkerhout had a strange visitor on Sunday - Buba the elephant, who had wandered away from the Freiwald circus and decided to browse through the stalls.

Aug 17 '13 07:11

That is a slogan currently being campaigned by The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to stop elephant back riding.

Aug 12 '13 04:53

The Asian elephant that was born on Saturday in the Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’, is a female. It is the second Asian elephant born in the Netherlands this year. In July, a male was  born in Emmen Zoo.

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