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Dak Lak approves 3 million USD elephant project

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Elephant kills boy in Dong Nai

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

Sydney zoo celebrates birth of Asian elephant

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 at 6:12 am

Rare white elephant caught in Myanmar

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 at 8:47 am

YANGON, June 29 (AFP) – A rare white elephant, historically considered an omen of political change, has been captured in the west of Myanmar, state media reported Tuesday.

The female pachyderm was captured by officials on Saturday in the coastal town of Maungtaw in Rakhine state, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper said.

A photo illustration of a boy making offerings to an elephant at a Buddhist shrine. (AFP files)

She is aged about 38 and seven feet four inches (more than two metres) tall, the English-language paper said, although it did not mention where she would be kept.

Kings and leaders in Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist country, have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald political change.

Source: SGGP

Traffickers of nearly 150 kg of elephant tusk arrested

In Social life on March 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Traffickers of nearly 150 kg of elephant tusk arrested

QĐND – Monday, March 22, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

The Quang Ninh Provincial Police put driver Le Van Cuong under arrest for illegally transporting 149.3kg of elephant tusk.

Born in 1976, Le Van Cuong, living in Long Thanh, Yen Thanh, Nghe An, was transporting a number of elephant tusks, including 30 tusks intact and 15 cut into pieces hidden under carpeting and hood and in the trunk, from Nghe An to Mong Cai, Quang Ninh on his truck with the number plate 29X-9797.

His companions, Ho Van Cuong (Born in 1979), Le Van Dien (Born in 1968), Doan Ngoc Hoang (Born in 1974), Doan Ngoc Tuan (Born in 1975), all living in the same town with Cuong, were also put under arrest.

The smugglers declared that the tusks were on their way to China.

Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Hoang Anh   

Source: QDND

Dak Lak pays tribute to elephant hunters

In Vietnam Culture on December 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak December 19 paid homage to the practice of elephant hunting by local ethnic people in Krong Ana Commune, Buon Don District.

A performance of hunting elephants during Dak Lak Province’s tourism and culture week December 16-20 (Photo: SGGP)

The event was part of the Buon Ma Thuot-Dak Lak Culture and Tourism Week, hosted by the province from December 16-20.

Tourists and locals watched December 19 as 31 hunters rode 15 tamed elephants to catch a wild elephant.

The father of elephant hunting is N’Thu K’Nul from Laos, who was born in 1928.

He was also the founder of Ban Don, a famous area of Buon Don District with a long tradition of hunting and taming elephants.

He captured hundreds of elephants including a rare white elephant, which he presented to Thai royalty in 1861.

The King of Thailand at the time conferred him the title of “Khunjunob,” meaning “elephant hunting king.”

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