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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. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Portland Vet and former circus handler for the animals founded charity to care for them in retirement Elephant tramples its carer to death A veterinarian and co-founder of Hope Elephants, which cares for retired circus elephants, was killed when one of the animals stepped on him, police said, ruling his death an accident. Deputies from the Knox County ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589500/founder-charity-caring-retired-circus-elephants-trampled-death
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The PetroChina proverbial elephant at the press conference

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... that the one really interesting question- the proverbial elephant in the room- was never asked. Like so much else that goes on these days, it's so much more convenient if the outcome can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1581913/petrochina-proverbial-elephant-press-conference
  5. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Taiwan's Elephant Gym bring back bass-driven math rock

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by RACHEL MOK

    ... Text: Rachel Mok Taiwanese trio Elephant Gym are revising the math-rock formula Gimme sum lovin' Math rock is typically a technical, complex and somewhat intense genre, but Taiwanese trio Elephant Gym add a touch of cuteness to the equation. Just look at the video for Light, the first single from their recently released debut album, Angle, which depicts a musical fairy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1569330/taiwans-elephant-gym-bring-back-bass-driven-math-rock
  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Third runway at Chek Lap Kok would be 'white elephant', say groups

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com New runway 'set to be a white elephant' A third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport will become another "white elephant", groups opposed ... efficiency then a third won't change anything. It will just be another white elephant." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570787/third-runway-chek-lap-kok-would-be-white-elephant-say-groups
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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