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The Story of Joa the African Elephant

The Story of Joa the African Elephant

Joa was probably born in 1992, and was brought to the Dehiwela Zoo in 1995. He was a 3 year old African Bush (or Savannah) elephant. There are two sub...

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Police will get expert report from Moratuwa University and finalise investigation into tusker death

Police will get expert report from Moratuwa University and finalise investigation into tusker death

By Sarasi Wijeratne – counterpoint.lk The Kekirawa Magistrate gave the police time to obtain an expert report from the University of Moratuwa during Monday’s court hearing of the death of...

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Jungle memories

Jungle memories

by H. I. E. Katugaha I have had a long innings of jungle trips. Many of these were with my uncle, Sam Elapata Dissawe, who had an unrivalled knowledge of...

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Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture

Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture

theguardian.com Six dead giraffes lie in a spiral on the dry earth, their bodies emaciated and interwoven. The aerial shot, taken by the photojournalist Ed Ram, shows the devastation of...

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activists continue to fight for captive elephants

activists continue to fight for captive elephants

Kalani Kumarasinghe – dailymirror.lk Last week the Court of Appeal issued an interim order preventing the Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department from granting permission for wild elephants to...

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A Disappointing Decision

A Disappointing Decision

By Risidra Mendis Ceylon Today Features They belong in the wild with their herds and their babies, or so we think. However, some people believe, elephants belong not in the...

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108 Elephants Privately Owned

108 Elephants Privately Owned

BY Pamodi Waravita – themorning.lk Amidst a national discourse on the merits and demerits of the private ownership of elephants, the Wildlife and Forest Conservation Minister C.B. Rathnayake yesterday (22)...

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Coexistence suggested instead of traps for leopards

Coexistence suggested instead of traps for leopards

Rapidly fading ‘cat’ population in Central Highlands a concern There is increasing evidence that leopards are now being killed for their body parts, as supposed aphrodisiacs, and their meat for...

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Elephants are not anatomically built to carry you around

Elephants are not anatomically built to carry you around

DIMITHRI WIJESINGHE – themorning.lk Elephant riding and hands-on interactions are hugely popular all across the globe, especially in South Asia. However, there is a dark side to these activities that...

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New unusually large species of gecko found at Kalthota

New unusually large species of gecko found at Kalthota

Ifham Nizam – island.lk A team of research scientists have discovered an unusually large gecko species at Kalthota, Sri Lanka. This new gecko species was named as Hemidactylus kimbulae. Due...

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