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Future elephant conferences, courses, events, jobs, films and workshops2014-08-01 until 2014-08-11 Event in Kandy: Kandy Perahera 2014 2014-08-28 until 2014-08-31 Event in Bangkok: 13th King's Cup Elephant Polo in Thailand

100 forest department employees on election duty could not cast vote; boss puts it as "natural"

2014-04-20 - GARUMARA, India.

Over 90 captive elephants of West Bengal Forest Department are inseparable part of Election process in Northern part of the state that hosts a vast forest area under many reserved and unreserved fores...

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Fragile Seattle mammoth tusk must dry out before DNA is tested (with photos)

2014-02-27 - Seattle, United States.

The fossilized mammoth tusk discovered at a Seattle construction site will reveal its age, gender and life story, but probably not for another year, because that´s how long it will take scientis...

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2014-02-27 - Windhoek, Namibia.

Namibias successful implementation of conservation policies has seen the countrys wildlife population rebound dramatically in the past two decades. More than 25 000 elephants exist in Namibia currentl...

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"Basil Fawlty" to open accommodation

2014-02-27 - Sydney, Australia.

International comedian and actor John Cleese is coming to Dubbo to put on a show and help open new accommodation at Taronga Western Plains Zoo (TWPZ). The unforgettable star of shows like Fawlty Tower...

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Elephant becomes pregnant for the first time in Okinawa

2014-02-25 - Okinawa, Japan.

The Okinawa Zoo & Museum has announced on February 10 that 13-year-old Asian elephant Ryuka is pregnant. It is the first time that an elephant has become pregnant in Okinawa. She is scheduled to g...

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Ringling Bros. Wins $9.3 Million In Settlement From ASPCA Over Claims Of Elephant Abuse

2014-02-22 - Washington, United States.

A decade-long legal battle is finally coming to a close after the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) agreed to pay the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & B...

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Elephant "bullhook" guide is safe and widely accepted, says Ringling Bros. director of animal stewardship

2014-02-21 - New York, United States.

Our animals are inspected by animal welfare officials and routinely inspected and are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Despite this heavy regulatory scrutiny, many animal-rights groups c...

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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Buta the elephant arrives at her new home

2014-02-21 - Wraxall, United Kingdom.

NOAH´S Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall welcomed a new arrival at its Elephant Eden site on Thursday. Buta, a female African elephant, became the first to move into the largest purpose-built elephant hab...

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Chinese zookeeper dies in elephant enclosure

2014-02-20 - Kunming, China.

A zookeeper died in an elephant enclosure on Wednesday afternoon in southwest China´s Yunnan province, a source at the zoo said. The man, 46, was found dead at about 4:30 p.m. He had injuries to...

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New elephant Mila/Jumbo at San Diego Zoo meeting her zoo-mates

2014-02-11 - San Diego, United States.

Animal care staff has been introducing Mila to one the female elephants of the herd -- the most dominant of the group -- an Asian elephant named Mary. They say the interactions have been largely posit...

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