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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 28, 2012

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that are used by airlines. They are light, thin and come with a small illuminating device and toggle. But older styles of life jackets can still save lives. Philip S. K. Leung, Pok Fu Lam   Elephants ... to satisfy someone's desire to win greater admiration in society. The practice of hunting elephants for their tusks must come to an end. Anita Chan, Tseung Kwan O   New purpose for Wan ...

  2. Jumbo tussle turns wild

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Sacred in Thai culture, Asian elephants are revered by kings and even appeared on the national flag. But the jumbo creatures and humans don't always live in harmony- ... people and elephants turned against each other to fight for shrinking resources. Belinda Stewart-Cox, who co-founded the Elephant Conservation Network, still remembers Salakpra as the pride ...

  3. Elephant plays tunes on harmonica

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... An elephant named Shanthi at the U.S. National Zoo in America plays the harmonica with her trunk and appears to love doing it. A video released by the zoo shows the 36-year-old Asian elephant playing tunes on a harmonica attached to her stall. Debbie Flinkman, the elephant keeper, said Shanthi likes music a lot. Apart from playing the harmonica, she also likes to tap on things, ...

  4. Elephant's rescue pulls in jumbo donations

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong charity that rescued a badly injured, three-tonne elephant from a life of misery on the streets of Cambodia had a rush of donations after its work was highlighted by the Sunday Morning Post. Now the Elephant Animal Rescue and Survival Foundation (EARS) run by expatriate Louise Rogerson is preparing to rescue more animals with the support of well-wishers who have ...

  5. Comment

    Manila, free Mali the elephant now!

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Manila, free Mali the elephant now! Mali is the Philippines' only captive elephant and one of the world's saddest and loneliest. Captured in Sri Lanka in 1977, she has spent the past 35 years inside a very small, barren concrete pen at the Manila Zoo. While there, she has never seen another elephant, a highly sociable species that requires ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    150 elephants died for ivory load seized at port in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Customs' third big seizure in a year underlines a disturbing trend of growth in Asian demand 150 elephants died for ivory load Customs officers have ... together, but I'd say around 150 elephants died for this shipment," said Alfred Wong Kwong-Chiu, an Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department endangered species protection ...

  7. Mammoth mummy makes HK debut

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... digestion, like many modern elephants do,' Karzanova said. Cook said: 'We encourage people to come and learn about vanishing species, and the importance of conservation. The next to go might be lions, tigers and elephants.' ...

  8. News - Asia - SCIENCE

    Asian elephant Koshik speaks Korean

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Scientists believe Koshik learned to 'talk' by using his trunk in a bid bond with trainers Seoul's talking elephant only speaks Korean An elephant ... their 5.5-tonne tusker Koshik can talk, an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent. The 22-year-old Asian elephant can reproduce five Korean words by tucking his trunk inside his mouth to modulate ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Children can help save the elephants

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Children can inspire a ban on ivory to save the elephants Congratulations to Celia Ho for her excellent letter ("Ivory market an example of inhumanity", October 3). While she pointed out many key facts on elephant conservation, the most important point is that she is a Form Three student. That makes the letter even more special because one of the only hopes ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recent seizure of ivory in Hong Kong underlines need to save the elephants

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rapidly growing appetite for elephant tusks puts us on the firing line. There is little more we can do than be as vigilant as is practical, though; protecting the giant mammals is largely about ... in China and elsewhere in Asia, where it is prized as a source of wisdom, sign of nobility and symbol of wealth. Elephant populations were so threatened in the 1980s that trade in new ivory ...




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