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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. ...

  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 ...

  3. News - World - NATURE

    Elephants can identify voices of human enemies, says study

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Elephants can identify human voices, says study Elephants may be known for their long memories, but it seems they are incredible listeners, too. African elephants who hear human voices can tell people of different sexes, ages and even ethnic groups apart, according to a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Such keen ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - Lifestyle

    Fancy an 'elephant dung' coffee? Visit Macau to taste most expensive beans in the world

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Adventurous visitors to Macau line up to try unusual beans costing US$1,500 a kilogram Coffee lovers embrace the elephant in the room Whether its description involves an expletive that has to be deleted or it is hailed as God's gift to caffeine aficionados, "elephant dung" coffee is the most expensive cup on the planet. Also known ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    When do we declare the cruise terminal a white elephant?

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 12:33am by Howard Winn

    ... Kowloon East Office of the Development Bureau. At what stage, we wonder, do we declare the terminal a white elephant?   Women's business The Women's Foundation has produced yet another ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Handicrafts chain Chinese Arts and Crafts claims its now only selling mammoth, not elephant ivory

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Shop claims mammoth move from ivory The Chinese Arts and Crafts chain appears to have bowed to public pressure and is no longer selling elephant ivory in its Hong Kong stores. "We only sell mammoth tusk," an employee of the company said yesterday, but declined to elaborate. In the middle of last month, two staff members at two Hong ...

  7. News - Asia - NATURE

    Elephants console each other using trunks, researchers find

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Touching behaviour from elephants When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help their pals feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend's- um- private parts, according to new research. For a study, published in the journal PeerJ, animal behaviourists observed 26 captive elephants in a sanctuary in northern Thailand. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Future fund could create 'white elephants', lawmaker warns Tsang

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:37pm

    ... the use of a “future fund” for infrastructure projects – as outlined in John Tsang Chun-wah’s budget speech yesterday – with one fearing it could be used to create “white elephants”. Unionist ... amid an ageing population. “You would easily create white elephants if you build too many infrastructure projects,” said the pan-democratic lawmaker. “This government would rather spend its ...




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