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Vietnam Seizes Illegal Elephant Tusks

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese customs officials said Monday they seized at least a ton of elephant tusks that smugglers were attempting to take into China. Authorities said about 221 pieces of ivory were discovered over the weekend hidden on a boat on the Ka Long River, bordering the two countries. Officials say at least two men were detained […]

Wild Elephants Kill Refugees in Nepal

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Wild elephants have attacked a refugee camp in Nepal, killing two people. Authorities say two Bhutanese men were trampled to death Wednesday when the elephants entered a United Nations camp in the Jhapa district. Officials say some of the refugees were trying to chase the elephants away from corn fields when the animals attacked village […]

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Rampaging Elephants Trample Indian Man to Death

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two wild elephants went on a three-hour rampage in the Indian city of Mysore on Wednesday, trampling one man to death. Authorities said the elephants entered the city from a nearby forest and panicked residents in the southern Indian city. The elephants attacked a cow, roamed onto the campus of a women’s college and romped […]

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