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  1. News - World - KENYA

    Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenyan wildlife park

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 03:14pm by Associated Press in Nairobi

    ... Associated Press in Nairobi The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers are pursuing a poaching gang believed to have killed 11 elephants for their ivory tusks. KWS said on Monday that an entire family of elephants died in the gunfire attack on Saturday. The poachers chopped off the elephants’ tusks and carted them away. KWS believes a gang of 10 was responsible for the slaughter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1122934/poachers-kill-11-elephants-kenyan-wildlife-park
  2. Elephants still the biggest attraction at Indian fair

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of elephants is under way at a fair that is the oldest of its kind in India. Hundreds of elephants are sold and bought each year at Sonepur- a small, otherwise nondescript town in Bihar province. ... for the ultimate status symbol of a pet elephant. Centuries ago, traders from Central Asia used to come to Sonepur for elephants. Indian emperors used to buy elephants for their armies at this fair while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435161/elephants-still-biggest-attraction-indian-fair
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SENSES

    Elephants turn out to be best sniffers, Japanese researchers say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Elephants turn out to be best sniffers Elephants possess a sense of smell that is probably the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists. The African elephant's genome contains the largest number of olfactory receptor genes- nearly 2,000- said the study in the journal Genome Research. Olfactory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559902/elephants-turn-out-be-best-sniffers-japanese-researchers-say
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... labelled white elephants. Cyberport and Science Park weren't failures, but they also weren't huge successes Sin Chung-kai, former legisla Now, 12 years after the two facilities opened, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556997/just-how-useful-have-cyberport-and-science-park-been
  5. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ivory prices triple for China traders The price of elephant ivory for workshop owners in China, the world's biggest market, has tripled over the last four ... by craftsmen or factory owners for good quality, privately owned 1kg to 4kg elephant tusks in Beijing in early 2014 was US$2,100 [HK$16,275] per kilogram. The average price for similar tusks in 2010 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545197/ivory-prices-triple-chinese-workshop-owners
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Abu Camp, Botswana

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Martin Williams Abu Camp, Botswana Let me guess, Abu's the name of the founder, right? Almost. Abu was a bull elephant, born in the wild in South Africa. He was orphaned during a cull and shipped to a wildlife park in Texas, in the United States, before being brought to Botswana, along with fellow elephants Cathy and Benny, to appear in the 1989 movie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1549447/hot-spots-abu-camp-botswana
  7. Sport - Soccer - COLOMBIA V IVORY COAST

    Possession key to curbing Elephants' speed and power

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia For two unbeaten sides, victory in this group C match virtually guarantees passage into last 16 Possession key to reining in the Elephants Colombia ... to make their high-tempo, highenergy game plan work against the Africans but Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarin says the South Americans will look to bypass the physical advantages of the Elephants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1535681/possession-key-curbing-elephants-speed-and-power
  8. News - World - KENYA

    Kenya poachers kill Satao, famed giant African elephant, for his tusks

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Famed African giant falls victim to poachers One of Africa's largest elephants has died in Kenya after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows, wildlife officials revealed yesterday as they mourned the loss of an "old friend". The elephant known as Satao and famed for his giant tusks, was aged around 45. He was wounded in May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532924/kenya-poachers-kill-satao-famed-giant-african-elephant-his-tusks
  9. News - World - CONSERVATION

    African nations making progress in battle to protect elephants, UN says

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... way to go, however. The Cites report found that more than 20,000 elephants were poached across Africa last year alone. While the number is staggering, it actually signals a levelling off after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531917/african-nations-making-progress-battle-protect-elephants-un-says

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