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Hogle Zoo"s 55-year-old elephant hoisted to its feet with crane

2015-05-10 - SALT LAKE CITY, United States.

The oldest African Elephant in North America and long-time Zoo favorite, 55-year-old Dari, had a difficult time getting up Friday morning. Zoo staff found Dari lying on the ground unable to stand. Wit...


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evolution

Mammoth genome sequence completed

2015-04-23 - Stockholm, Sweden. Pallab Ghosh

A US team is already attempting to study the animals´ characteristics by inserting mammoth genes into elephant stem cells. The new genome study has been published in the Journal Current Biology,...


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event

Probably Not A Hero But Definitely A Mascot, Jumbo The Elephant Is Honored With A Statue At Tufts

2015-04-21 - CRAIG LEMOULT, United States.

Maybe you remember your school mascot as just a classmate in a bear outfit or some kind of pirate get-up at half time. But at Tufts University, the mascot is much more specific €´ and hist...


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zoo

Lanka’s first Open Air Zoo will open today

2015-04-20 - Pinnawala, Sri Lanka.

The Zoological Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports took the initiative of expediting the construction work of the Open Air Zoo in Pinnawala. It has come up in adjacent ...


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misc

Athagarh gears up for elephant census

2015-04-20 - CUTTACK, India.

Athagarh forest division has chalked out elaborate measures to ensure an error-free elephant census. It will be carried out from May 26 to 28. Official sources said forest officers will sight the pach...


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smuggle

5 arrested for possessing elephant tusks in Namibia

2015-04-20 - Kavango, Namibia.

Police in Namibia said on Monday that they have arrested five men for possessing nine elephants tusks, a few days after reports that more than 11 elephants have been killed by poachers in the country ...


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smuggle

Thailand seizes smuggled elephant tusks worth $6 million

2015-04-20 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country€s history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant t...


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poaching

Fifth elephant dies in Dak Lak in four months

2015-04-20 - Dak Lak, Vietnam.

The authorities are still conducting investigations to clarify the cause of death of an elephant named H´Lun (38 years old), under the management of Mr. Y Nhuan Hmok, 69, of EaWer commune, Buon ...


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welfare

New SC Bench to hear PIL on elephant cruelty

2015-04-18 - New Delhi, India.

Justice Madan B. Lokur of Social Justice Bench of Supreme Court on Friday didn´t take up the public interest litigation petition filed against preventing cruelty to elephants by parading them in...


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circus

The Elephant"s No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers

2015-04-17 - San Francisco, United States. Bill Shireman

Now that Ringling Brothers has committed to end its elephant shows, for example, it would be tempting for many advocates to go for the kill, and seek to shut down every circus, zoo, or aquarium where ...


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