Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


unknown at Guwahati Zoo (Assam Zoo)

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Species: Asian elephant
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Dead date: 2010-03-24
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Location:Guwahati Zoo (Assam Zoo)
ArrivalGuwahati Zoo (Assam Zoo) 2010-02-28
Born:2010-02-28 wild
Parents: x noname (wild)
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Document updated2010-03-27: 
The nearly one-month old male elephant was under treatment after it was brought from Rani in an injured state on February 28. The male calf was born immediately after the mother elephant was hit by the train on February 28 at Rani near Guwahati. The mother elephant in an injured state ventured into the nearby forest but veterinary doctors had to go for mercy killing by administering euthanasia considering her deteriorating state.

Sources, among others

  • Narayan Mahanta, director Assam Zoo.

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