Tag - elephant



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 14, 2019
Typhoon-hit zoo in Chiba reopens thanks to help from volunteers
A zoo in Chiba Prefecture that was struggling to provide water for its animals due to Typhoon Faxai reopened Saturday, encouraged by a wave of moral and material support from the public.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2019
The Birthday's 'Vivian Killers' is a solid album, but lacks a killer tune
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2018
India's first elephant hospital cheers animal activists, draws tourists
At India's first hospital for elephants, opened last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, 49-year-old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones.
Japan Times
May 5, 2017
Statue of elephant Hanako unveiled in front of Kichijoji Station
A statue of Hanako, Japan's best-loved elephant, was unveiled Friday during a ceremony in front of Kichijoji Station in the western Tokyo suburb of Musashino.
Mar 12, 2017
Elephant kills Thai handler at Wakayama amusement facility
An animal handler died Sunday after being hit by the trunk of an elephant at an amusement facility complex in Wakayama Prefecture, police said.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2016
A conduit to China, Japan dodges pressure to ban ivory sales
Defying international pressure, Japan has stopped short of deciding to shut down its market for elephant ivory, traditionally used to carve hanko (personal seals). Instead it is promising to put trade on a tighter leash.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2016
If Japan slow to ban ivory trade, online shops even slower
Elephant ivory has long been used worldwide to make a host of items from jewelry, piano keys and billiard balls to art and personal seals.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 19, 2015
DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots
A DNA analysis of elephant tusks seized from poachers has revealed two main hotspots for the crime in Africa, a finding that could point law enforcement in the direction of the top criminal networks, a study showed.
Aug 22, 2014
Can the Chinese help save Africa's elephants?
Over the last two years, restaurants in Shanghai have dropped shark fin from their menus amid an awareness campaign against the shark-fin trade. Could a similar campaign curb the Chinese public's demand for ivory and help to save Africa's elephants?
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jul 9, 2014
Visit Japan's prehistoric past
It's hard to imagine, but millions of years ago elephants roamed Japan. Although they died out long before civilization, Tokyo's National Museum of Nature and Science can help us imagine these majestic creatures and other prehistoric mammals through a display of Japan-specific fossils. The "Ancient Mammals...
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2013
Keepers teach orphaned elephants to raise young
African elephants brought to zoos in Japan are often unable to raise their offspring because many lost their parents to poaching by ivory hunters.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2013
At home on the Maasai Mara range
Asuka Takita has a passion for Africa and its wildlife that took root during her childhood in Singapore and flourished in the soils of Kenya during her third year of university.


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