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Perth Zoo stalwart Tricia turns 60, "doing well" despite slowing down

2017-01-24 - Perth, Australia

A large crowd of families on school holidays were at the zoo to watch as Tricia enjoyed its birthday cake made from fruit and bran. Perth Zoo senior elephant keeper Kirsty Kerry said Tricia was doing well for its age, despite slowing down a little. "Tricia is showing her age these days, slowing down, getting a little bit stiff," Ms Kerry said. "But we are managing those by giving her a massage every day and walks around the zoo.



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Perth Zoo hits back at petition to stop elephant painting

2016-12-14 - Perth, Australia

PERTH Zoo is disappointed an online petition questions their elephant care and training methods, saying staff are 100 per cent dedicated to the welfare of the animals. The change.org petition calls for an end to elephant art, prompted by social media adverts offering Perth Zoo elephant paintings as a unique Christmas gift.



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Swimcam captures Taronga Zoo elephants under water

2016-12-12 - Sydney, Australia

To capture Tukta underwater, photographer Toby Zerna attached his camera to a five metre long pool scoop. €Tukta was interested in the camera, coming up to take a look but then she went off to continue swimming,€ Zerna said.



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Belle Lordan with elephant calf which she named Sabai. It means happy in Thai.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo: First Asian elephant calf named ‘Sabai’ after competition held for public to find best name

2016-11-26 - Dubbo, Australia

Belle, a self-proclaimed animal enthusiast, said she saw how much happiness the bub brought Dubbo and that was her inspiration. It€s only fitting she suggested €Sabai€ which means happy in Thai language. Her pitch was the overwhelming favourite. €I have a passion for animals and I really like them. I thought it was cool to name a new baby animal that€s going to be at the zoo for a long time,€ Belle said.



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Jessie the elephant is transported across Sydney Harbour in 1916 on a barge to the new Taronga Park Zoo.

Taronga Zoo to recreate "Operation Noah"s Ark" to celebrate 100th birthday

2016-09-24 - Sydney, Australia

At 5.30am on a Sunday exactly 100 years ago, Jessie, a four-tonne elephant, sauntered through Sydney´s CBD. Starting at the old zoo in Moore Park, she strolled down Macquarie Street to the spot where the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House would eventually be built. As the sun rose, she boarded an open-top barge to make the journey across Sydney Harbour to her new home at Taronga Zoo in Mosman.



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Nestled with mother, vets and keepers, "little fighter" Willow loses her battle

2016-08-02 - Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Zoo´s elephant calf Willow had endured a lot of pain and had gained a reputation as a fighter in her short life, but it was only on Monday that her keepers realised the "sweet, adorable little thing" was not going to make it.



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Pak Boon and previous baby Tukta. Taronga Zoo 2011

Taronga Zoo is expecting a baby elephant

2016-04-15 - Sydney, Australia

Sydney´s Taronga Zoo will hear the thump thump of little feet when expectant mother Pak Boon delivers her baby elephant after a 22-month pregnancy. The new calf, expected this time next year, will be the fourth born as part of the zoo´s conservation breeding program for Asian elephants.



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Bizarre photo of life size elephant and tiger statues on back of trailer

2015-11-20 - Sydney, Australia

Eerily life-like statues of an elephant and sabre-tooth tiger on the back of a trailer driving along the West Gate Freeway have been revealed as nothing more than a publicity stunt! 3AW Mornings listener Ziggy captured the bizarre photo and sent it into Neil Mitchell. He momentarily thought the elephant was real.



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DRONES ARE SAVING WILD ELEPHANT POPULATIONS FROM POACHERS IN AFRICA

2015-04-12 - Sydney, Australia

A partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Kenyan Wildlife Service has led to the creation of a drone protection program targeted at identifying and discouraging poachers. The vehicles allow monitoring and identification of elephant populations, and provide a window in the sky from which to search for poachers.



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International comedian and actor John Cleese surveys the elephant exhibit during his visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 2006.

"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 Towers and the cult Monty Python films will travel to the city in late March. The general manager confirmed that the 40-year veteran of stage and screen would perform at TWPZ.



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175 Headlines about Elephants from Australia2017-01-24 - Perth, Australia - Perth Zoo stalwart Tricia turns 60, "doing well" despite slowing down 2016-12-14 - Perth, Australia - Perth Zoo hits back at petition to stop elephant painting 2016-12-12 - Sydney, Australia - Swimcam captures Taronga Zoo elephants under water 2016-11-26 - Dubbo, Australia - Taronga Western Plains Zoo: First Asian elephant calf named ‘Sabai’ after competition held for public to find best name 2016-09-24 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo to recreate "Operation Noah"s Ark" to celebrate 100th birthday 2016-08-02 - Melbourne, Australia - Nestled with mother, vets and keepers, "little fighter" Willow loses her battle 2016-04-15 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo is expecting a baby elephant 2015-11-20 - Sydney, Australia - Bizarre photo of life size elephant and tiger statues on back of trailer 2015-04-12 - Sydney, Australia - DRONES ARE SAVING WILD ELEPHANT POPULATIONS FROM POACHERS IN AFRICA 2014-02-27 - Sydney, Australia - "Basil Fawlty" to open accommodation 2014-02-06 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide, remember when Samorn the elephant and George the orangutan lived at the zoo? 2014-02-01 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo"s boisterous new baby elephant has plenty to trumpet about - he has a new name. 2013-12-04 - Melbourne, Australia - Baby elephant Sanook died accidentally while playing with favourite toy, Melbourne Zoo says 2013-11-22 - Perth, Australia - Perth Zoo elephant gets massage therapy 2013-11-20 - Sydney, Australia - Dubbo"s Western Plans Zoo plans for arrival of Asian elephant bulls Pathi Harn, Luk Chai and Gung from Sydney"s Taronga Zoo 2013-11-12 - Melbourne, Australia - Victoria"s top tourist attraction named at awards 2013-10-31 - Childers, Australia - Annual feed bill is low in fibreglass animal zoo 2013-10-29 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo elephant expecting second calf soon 2013-05-10 - Sydney, Australia - Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) to a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and humans in an Australian zoo. 2013-03-14 - Melbourne, Australia - Meet Sanook: Melbourne Zoo"s baby elephant named by Herald Sun readers 2013-01-16 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo says they were not at fault over Lucy Melo elephant attack 2012-10-31 - Sydney, Australia - Crushed Taronga Zoo elephant keeper Lucy Melo goes home from hospital 2012-10-23 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo elephant keeper Lucy Melo speaks for first time since being crushed 2012-10-21 - Sydney, Australia - Zoo cameras capture lead-up to accident 2012-10-20 - Sydney, Australia - Injured elephant keeper stable, zoo says 2012-10-19 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo elephant keeper Lucy Melo crushed by "miracle" baby 2012-05-27 - Sydney, Australia - Lucy Melo: Senior Elephant Keeper, Taronga Zoo 2012-02-02 - Tasmania, Australia - Introduce elephants to solve bushfire risks: professor 2012-01-31 - Melbourne, Australia - Elephants took 24 million generations to get to their current size, a study has shown 2012-01-25 - Perth, Australia - Tricia the elephant marks 55th birthday 2011-12-16 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo: Keepers, Elephant Unit 2011-10-29 - Perth, Australia - Perth Zoo: Elephant keeper 2011-02-05 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo elephant diagnosed with TB 2010-11-02 - Sydney, Australia - Tarongas Third Elephant Calf Born On Anniversary Of Herds Arrival 2010-10-04 - Dubbo, nsw, Australia - Australia"s oldest African elephant dies 2010-09-10 - Melbourne, Australia - Baby elephant arrives at Melbourne Zoo 2010-05-28 - Adelaide, Australia - Bioethics of a Mammoth Size 2010-03-25 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga elephant baby named Pathi Harn 2010-03-10 - Sydney, Australia - Dead baby elephant calf born alive in Sydney zoo 2010-03-08 - Sydney, Australia - Baby elephant dies during Taronga birth 2010-03-04 - Melbourne , Australia - Elephant Keeper - Trail of the Elephants 2010-02-25 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne baby elephant named Mali 2010-02-16 - Melbourne, Australia - Names shortlisted for baby elephant 2010-02-11 - Melbourne, Australia - Zoo urged to move elephant herd to Werribee 2010-02-09 - Melbourne, Australia - Baby elephant to make big debut 2010-02-09 - Melbourne, Australia - 2010-01-16 - Melbourne, Australia - DOKKOON DELIVERS 2009-12-04 - Melbourne, Australia - Vet awaits big day - the birth of an elephant 2009-12-02 - Sydney, Australia - Special gift benefits zoo 2009-08-26 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney names its favourite attraction 2009-07-05 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo In Sydney has welcomed the first elephant born in Australia. 2009-03-31 - Mudgee, Australia - Jumbo Sized Runaway 2009-03-18 - Queensland, Australia - South America needs elephants: ecologist 2009-02-21 - Melbourne zoo, Australia - Bong Su the elephant is set to become a father 2009-02-19 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo celebrates second elephant pregnancy 2008-12-03 - Melbourn, Australia - Where elephants walk 2008-11-25 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo"s super-stud could help save species 2008-11-12 - Melbourne, Australia - Magical role for a young princess 2008-11-07 - Melbourne, Australia - Siam"s a big star 2008-10-25 - Fairfax, Australia - Trade Me urged to join ivory sales ban 2008-10-10 - Mosman, Australia - Taronga Conservation Society: 2008-08-28 - Melbourne, Australia - Three elephants pregnant in Australia 2008-08-19 - Melbourne, Australia - 2008-06-03 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne elephant breaks fertility record 2008-06-02 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo celebrates elephant pregnancy 2008-04-24 - Beerwah, Australia - Australia Zoo: Elephant keeper 2008-04-24 - Dubbo, Australia - Infra-red helps with elderly elephants" problems 2008-03-19 - Sydney, Australia - Pampering and pedicures keep Gigi a happy resident - Elephants make great progress 2008-03-19 - Melbourne, Australia - A Day at Melbourne Zoo (March 14th) 2008-03-18 - Dubbo, Australia - A stroll with the elephants at dawn 2008-02-26 - Sydney, Australia - Elephant Thong Dees years come and go 2008-02-24 - Sydney, Australia - Why was Thong Dee put at risk. THONG DEE should never have been allowed to mate, argues Peter Stroud, former senior curator at Melbourne Zoo and independent zoo consultant. 2008-02-24 - Sydney, Australia - Doubts cast on elephants origins 2008-02-24 - Melbourne, Australia - Hopes for patter of elephant feet 2008-02-22 - Sydney, Australia - Lustful romp among consenting adults 2008-02-21 - Dubbo, Australia - Killer ex-circus elephant finds zoo home 2008-02-15 - Brisbane, Australia - Whiff of scandal as young bull plays the field 2008-02-14 - Sydney, Australia - Elephant"s pregnancy sparks row 2008-02-14 - Sydney, Australia - Zoo rejects elephant too young for pregnancy 2008-02-13 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga"s elephant is expecting 2008-02-13 - Sydney, Australia - Outcry over pregnant underage elephant 2008-02-12 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo stays mum over jumbo pregnancy 2008-01-23 - Melbourne, Australia - Zoo chief"s home became menagerie for fund-raising event 2008-01-21 - Melbourne, Australia - Victorian Government asks Melbourne Zoo to answer animal cruelty accusations 2008-01-20 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo denies cruelty claims 2008-01-19 - Melbourne, Australia - Zoo elephant abuse 2008-01-19 - Melbourne, Australia - Animal rights and wrongs 2008-01-19 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo rocked by abuse allegations 2008-01-16 - Dubbo, Australia - Life no longer a circus for duo 2008-01-15 - , Australia - Circus elephants find the quiet life at Dubbo 2008-01-14 - Dubbo, Australia - Zoo welcomes killer circus elephant 2008-01-11 - Sydney, Australia - New life looms for Arna, the killer circus elephant 2008-01-09 - Sydney, Australia - Killer circus elephant"s fate uncertain 2008-01-06 - Yamba, Australia - Elephant Arna may go to zoo 2008-01-04 - Sydney, Australia - Stardust"s Arna officially a killer 2007-12-28 - Yamba, Australia - Circus worker Ray Williams had suffered minor heart attack 2007-12-28 - Yamba, Australia - Authorities investigate elephant trainer"s death, elephants on show again 2007-12-28 - Yamba, Australia - Elephants life a scandalous circus 2007-12-28 - Yamba, Australia - Circus struggles with tragedy 2007-12-27 - Sydney, Australia - Mystery of "elephant crush" death 2007-12-27 - Sydney, Australia - Circus elephant falls and kills Australian handler 2007-12-25 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga elephants a happy herd 2007-11-24 - Melbourne, Australia - Finding Stories both tragic and suprising 2007-10-10 - Sydney, Australia - Mammoth task for polo players 2007-10-01 - Western plains zoo, Australia - Semen collection in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) under combined physical and chemical restraint. 2007-09-17 - Sydney, Australia - Move the Elephants 2007-09-16 - Sydney, Australia - The Elephant"s Guide to Sex. An attention-grabbing hook for a serious look at the crisis facing the animal kingdom. 2007-09-11 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo elephants in DNA tests 2007-08-15 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo and Western Plains Zoos cleared of cruelty 2007-08-03 - Melbourne, Australia - DNA key in dung deal to save Cambodian elephants 2007-07-20 - Perth, Australia - How to save an elephant at the zoo in Alexandria 2007-07-18 - Sydney, Australia - World through Bindi Irwins eyes 2007-06-19 - Sydney, Australia - Elephant keeper Jason Kauntze-Cockburn alleges elephants were cold, neglected for years 2007-06-16 - Sydney, Australia - How to X-ray an elephant 2007-06-11 - Dubbo, Australia - Elephant Cheri dies at Dubbo zoo 2007-05-14 - Perth, Australia - Perth Zoo puts down sick elephant 2007-05-09 - Sydney, Australia - Yoga a daily ritual for Taronga"s playful pachyderms 2007-04-24 - Sydney, Australia - Rain fires elephant passions 2007-04-01 - Sydney, Australia - Filmmaker Mario Andreacchio wanders from the digital herd 2007-03-10 - Sydney, Australia - Animals to wash in recycled water 2007-02-22 - Sydney, Australia - Cool shower for Tarongas new elephants 2007-02-21 - Sydney, Australia - Elephants smarter than we thought. The latest research suggests animals may be self-aware in similar ways to humans. 2007-02-01 - Sydney, Australia - RSPCA at odds with Taronga Zoo over elephant"s care 2007-01-07 - Beerwah, Australia - Australia Zoo celebrate new elephant exhibit 2006-12-28 - Dubbo, Australia - Dubbos Western Plains Zoo loses big attraction, asian elephant bull Heman dead. 2006-12-06 - Melbourne, Australia - Elephants settle into new home in Melbourne Zoo 2006-11-29 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo has denied claims it is struggling to attract visitors and will have trouble repaying a loan to build its new Asian elephant enclosure. 2006-11-17 - Bowen hills, Australia - Book: Elephant by Steve Bloom. An ode to elephants 2006-11-14 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo breeding programs criticised by previous keeper Rebecca McKeough 2006-11-13 - Sydney, Australia - TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT: Taronga Zoo under fire for elephant breeding plans. Broadcast: 13/11/2006 2006-11-13 - Sydney, Australia - Thai handlers will never forget their much-loved elephants 2006-11-10 - Sydney, Australia - Bull Jumbo splashdown in Taronga Zoo 2006-11-06 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo: Elephants are here! 2006-11-05 - Sydney, Australia - Another jumbo delivery to Australia 2006-11-04 - Sydney, Australia - Moving in: Thai elephants splurge with a roll in the dirt in Taronga Zoo 2006-11-03 - Sydney, Australia - Thai Elephants at Sydneys Taronga Zoo 2006-11-02 - Dubbo, Australia - U.S. News comes as no schock, WPZ keeper Linda Gardiner says 2006-11-02 - Sydney, Australia - RSPCA fears for imported Thai elephants 2006-11-02 - Sydney, Australia - Unpacking the thai pachyderms in Sydney 2006-11-01 - Sydney, Australia - Thai Elephants to arrive in Sydney 2006-10-08 - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Zoo"s new elephants due by Christmas 2006-10-07 - Cocos islands, Australia - For a good time, you"ve gotta try this 2006-10-07 - Sydney, Australia - Immigrating elephants pass quarantine 2006-09-20 - Beerwah, Australia - Bindi Irwin, daughter of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, touches the trunk of an elephant 2006-08-01 - Sydney, Australia - Elephants in quarantine before heading to new homes 2006-07-09 - Sydney, Australia - Thai activists risking elephants welfare 2006-07-06 - Sydney, Australia - Call to keep Thai elephants in Thailand from animal welfare groups in Australia 2006-07-05 - Sydney, Australia - Elephants "happy" as zoo fight continues 2006-07-04 - Sydney, Australia - Australia-bound elephants Stuck again in Thailand 2006-06-19 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo appeals for funding for elephants 2006-06-14 - Sydney, Australia - The fuss over Thai elephants misses the point 2006-02-18 - Sydney, Australia - Aussie animals for troubled Thai zoo 2006-02-07 - Melbourne, Australia - Spy cams to watch over zoo elephants 2006-02-06 - Sydney, Australia - Eight Thai elephants to be allowed in Australia 2006-01-16 - Sydney, Australia - Celebrity backs campaign to save wild elephants 2005-12-24 - Sydney, Australia - Zoos told they are not fit for elephants 2005-12-19 - New south wales, Australia - ELEPHANT KEEPER/TRAINERS Taronga and Western Plains Zoos 2005-12-08 - Sydney, Australia - Home and hosed … jumbos cleared for take-off 2005-10-12 - Sydney, Australia - Stoush over elephants" stamping ground 2005-10-05 - Sydney, Australia - Opposition to importing of Asian elephants to Australia gains momentum 2005-07-29 - Sydney, Australia - Elephants face year in quarantine 2005-07-25 - Sydney, Australia - Bangkok paper slams Aussie elephant deal 2005-07-20 - Sydney, Australia - Welfare groups stymie bid to import elephants 2005-07-11 - Sydney, Australia - Doubt raised over Thai elephants - Campaigners say some animals bound for Australian zoos may be wild. 2005-06-09 - Western plains, Australia - Elephantastic! 2005-05-14 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo defends new elephant enclosure 2005-05-04 - Sydney, Australia - Australian taxpayers could face an extra hefty fee to get five Asian elephants to their new home at Taronga Zoo. 2005-04-03 - Sydney, Australia - Taronga Zoo ready but no elephants 2005-03-25 - Sydney, Australia - Jumbos stuck in holding pattern 2005-03-01 - Sydney, Australia - Groups seek assurance on elephants 2005-02-14 - Melbourne, Australia - Fossil find complicates story of how the elephant got its ears 2004-11-30 - Sydney, Australia - Experts tell: zoo elephant demand fuels illegal trade 2002-09-10 - Newcastle, Australia - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell 2002-05-17 - Sydney, Australia - Elephant Arna wins court case 2001-11-01 - Taringa, Australia - Life behind bars. 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2017-01-24-Perth
Perth Zoo stalwart Tricia turns 60, "doing well" despite slowing down
2016-12-14-Perth
Perth Zoo hits back at petition to stop elephant painting
2016-12-12-Sydney
Swimcam captures Taronga Zoo elephants under water
2016-11-26-Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo: First Asian elephant calf named ‘Sabai’ after competition held for public to find best name
2016-09-24-Sydney
Taronga Zoo to recreate "Operation Noah"s Ark" to celebrate 100th birthday
2016-08-02-Melbourne
Nestled with mother, vets and keepers, "little fighter" Willow loses her battle
2016-04-15-Sydney
Taronga Zoo is expecting a baby elephant
2015-11-20-Sydney
Bizarre photo of life size elephant and tiger statues on back of trailer
2015-04-12-Sydney
DRONES ARE SAVING WILD ELEPHANT POPULATIONS FROM POACHERS IN AFRICA
2014-02-27-Sydney
"Basil Fawlty" to open accommodation
2014-02-06-Adelaide
Adelaide, remember when Samorn the elephant and George the orangutan lived at the zoo?
2014-02-01-Melbourne
Melbourne Zoo"s boisterous new baby elephant has plenty to trumpet about - he has a new name.
2013-12-04-Melbourne
Baby elephant Sanook died accidentally while playing with favourite toy, Melbourne Zoo says
2013-11-22-Perth
Perth Zoo elephant gets massage therapy
2013-11-20-Sydney
Dubbo"s Western Plans Zoo plans for arrival of Asian elephant bulls Pathi Harn, Luk Chai and Gung from Sydney"s Taronga Zoo