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Newborn elephant at Vienna Zoo

2013-09-05 - Vienna, Austria. Harald Schwammer, Vienna Zoo

This is the first calf which was sired through artificial insemination with frozen sperm and its father is a wild elephant bull at Phinda Reserve in Africa. Through a novel technique which was developed by a team from Berlin’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research the sperm gained in the bush was frozen and successfully thawed.


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How the elephant gets its infrasound. Blowing air through a pachyderm’s larynx offers hints to low-frequency communication

African elephants (shown here in Amboseli National Park) can send long-distance, low-frequency messages that depend on vocal mechanisms that are more like people singing than like cats purring.

2012-08-03 - Vienna, Austria.

Elephants don’t purr so much as sing when they unleash low-frequency rumblings at friends and foes kilometers away. Too low for humans to hear, the infrasonic components of elephants’ calls have at times been attributed to a process similar to a cat’s contented thrum. But new measurements made by blowing air through the voice box, or larynx, of a deceased zoo elephant suggest that the mechanism is actually a (much bigger) analog to a person speaking or singing.


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Schönbrunn Christmas tree provides new year menu for the zoo

2012-01-11 - Vienna, Austria.

The 16.5 metre high Christmas tree which has stood proudly in front of Schloß Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria, over the Christmas period, is to be taken down today (Tues) and turned into animal feed. "The tree serves as not only food for the elephants but also as a toy," said Zoo director, Harald Schwanner, who has watched the animals play with the shredded tree in previous years.


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Elephant-Keeper meeting and Protected Contact Training Workshop

2011-12-01 - Vienna, Austria.

This course is organized as a workshop and will be basically in English language but main parts of the presentations and live performances will be provided in English and German. The Workshop is turned specifically to elephant keepers but also veterinarians and curators. The program includes theory - and a lot of practical parts and deals with various topics related to advanced protected contact methods. Beneath preparation for birth, foot care and enrichment there is a special part of the works...


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Vienna Zoo elephant calf to be named Tuluba

Photo © Jutta Kirchner

2010-08-16 - Vienna, Austria.

The Vienna Zoo’s new male elephant calf born on 6 August will be named Tuluba, the zoo announced today. Some 61.4 per cent of the 10,000 voters on the internet chose the name, which means "big ears." Zoo Director Dagmar Schratter said: "Tuluba was my favourite since it is a very melodic name.


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African elephant Numbi and her newborn son (6.8.2010) from Tiergarten Schönbrunn Vienna

2010-08-11 - Vienna, Austria. Jutta Kirchner

Photographer Jutta Kirchner has portrayed the first day of public display of the new born african elephant in the oldest Zoo in the world, Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna.


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Tusker Packs Trunk

2010-08-09 - Vienna, Austria.

This tinky tusker has caused big trouble for zoo bosses in Austria - where his five year old big brother has been forced to pack his trunk to make way for him. The five week old male African elephant - as yet unnamed by keepers - was expected to be a girl and join the herd at Vienna´s Schoenbrunn Zoo. But because he´s a boy, his big brother Kibo - born to the same mum Numbi five years ago - has to be sent to another zoo to avoid causing conflict in the colony.


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African elephant baby born in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna

2010-08-06 - Vienna, Austria.

The as yet unnamed baby elephant was born this morning at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria and weigh in at 112 kilos. The mother Numbi already had a baby 5 years ago, Kibo, who lives also in Schönnbrunn and will be a play mate for the new baby, said Zoo director Dagmar Schratter.


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Elephants at Austrian zoo get to play with used Christmas trees

2010-01-14 - Vienna, Austria.

Elephants at Vienna's city zoo got a rare treat Monday: a Christmas tree. The 65-foot-tall spruce Christmas tree in front of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace was given to the zoo animals. The tree was taken down that morning and will be used as feed and toys for the elephants. This isn't the only creative way the Austrians are recycling their Christmas trees. Last week, Vienna city officials announced that the 88-foot-tall Christmas tree on the square in front of Vienna's city hall would be made into...


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Elephant bull Pambo has been moved from Venna Zoo to spanish safaripark Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno

Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna, Austria

2009-10-27 - Vienna, Austria.

The 17 year old bull Pambo, born in Basel Zoo in Switzerland, has been transfered from Vienna Zoo to spanish safaripark Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, as breeder for the group of females there. Next spring Vienna will recieve a female with calf from Wuppertal Zoo in Germany


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abstract

Articular cartilage in the knee joint of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, Blumenbach 1797.

2008-01-01 - Vienna, Austria. Egger GF, Witter K, Weissengruber G, Forstenpointner G. University of Veterinary Medicine

Knee joints of one adult and three juvenile African elephants were dissected. The specific features of the articular cartilage with particular reference to matrix components were studied by light and electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. The elephant knee joint cartilage contains an unusually low concentration of proteoglycans resulting in rather eosinophilic staining properties of the matrix. The very thick collagen fibers of the cartilage possibly represent collagen I.


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2007 Annual meeting for International Committee for museums and collections of natural history

Natural History Museum in Vienna

2007-08-20 - Vienna, Austria. Brigitta Schmid

Bernd Lötsch, the director general, and my team are looking forward to welcoming you at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. You will get the first Newsletter from ICOM-Austria in autumn. However, we succeeded in making some special arrangements for the members of ICOM-NATHIST, therefore an early information may be useful in advance.


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8th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment

International Conference on Environmental Enrichment

2007-08-05 - Vienna, Austria.

The ICEE is a meeting for the exchange of ideas about both theoretical and applied research on enrichment for animals under human care. The conference is held every two years in internationally diverse locations. Deadline for the receipt of abstracts for paper, poster and video submissions is March 1, 2007. Authors will be notified of the results of the review process by April 1, 2007.


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Loxodonta africana - African elephant

2007-06-18 - Vienna, Austria. Nicole Weissenböck

Thermogram of the front surface of the right pinna, 30 days after the injury. A regular medical evidence of the ear. The wound is healed.


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Call repertoire of infant African elephants: first insights into the early vocal ontogeny.

2007-06-01 - Vienna, Austria. AS Stoeger-Horwath, S Stoeger, HM Schwammer, and H Kratochvil

African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) have a complex acoustic communication system, but very little is known about their vocal ontogeny. A first approach in ontogenetic studies is to define the call repertoire of specific age groups. Twelve hundred calls of 11 infant elephants from neonatal to 18 months of age recorded at the Vienna Zoo in Austria and at the Daphne Sheldrick's orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Kenya were analyzed. Six call types were structurally distinguished: t...


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Renaut bodies in nerves of the trunk of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana.

2007-03-27 - Vienna, Austria. Witter K, Egger GF, Boeck P. University of Veterinary Medicine

Samples of the trunk wall of an adult African elephant (Loxodonta africana) were examined histologically using conventional staining methods, immunohistochemistry, and lectin histochemistry. Architecture of nerve plexuses and occurrence of Renaut bodies in the elephant trunk were compared with those in tissues surrounding the nasal vestibule of the pig. Prominent nerve plexuses were found in all layers of the elephant trunk.


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The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

2006-12-20 - Vienna, Austria. Weissengruber GE, Egger GF, Hutchinson JR, Groenewald HB, Elsässer L, Famini D, Forstenpointner G. Veterinary University of Vienna

The cushions in the feet of African elephants were examined by means of standard anatomical and histological techniques, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The micromorphology of elephant feet cushions resembles that of digital cushions in cattle or of the foot pads in humans but not that of digital cushions in horses. Besides their important mechanical properties, foot cushions in elephants seem to be very sensitive structures.


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The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana)

2006-11-23 - Vienna, Austria. Weissengruber GE, Egger GF, Hutchinson JR, Groenewald HB, Elsasser L, Famini D, Forstenpointner G.Department of Pathobiology, Veterinary University of Vienna

The uniquely designed limbs of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, support the weight of the largest terrestrial animal. The micromorphology of elephant feet cushions resembles that of digital cushions in cattle or of the foot pads in humans but not that of digital cushions in horses. Besides their important mechanical properties, foot cushions in elephants seem to be very sensitive structures.


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Stone Age Neanderthals Twins Discovered Buried Under Mammoths Shoulder Blade

two bodies that might be twins were buried together in red pigment.

2006-11-15 - Vienna, Austria. JR Minkel

Researchers have unearthed the graves of three Stone Age infants that may ultimately bear on the question of whether humans interbred with Neandertals. The rare find, from a 27,000-year-old site in Austria, includes two bodies that might be twins sheltered under a mammoth's shoulder blade. The twins had been protected from the elements by the mammoth bone and were very well preserved, says team member Christine Neugebauer-Maresch of the Prehistoric Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ...


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Vienna: elephant bull Abu and mother Sabi to Halle Zoo in Germany

Abu and Sabi in Vienna Zoo 2006

2006-07-21 - Vienna, Austria. Vienna Zoo Press release

The 5-year old Abu, born with artificial insemination in Vienna Zoo, and his mother Sabi, owned by Munich Zoo but living in Vienna since 1992, arrived early morning the 20th in Halle Zoo in German Sachsen-Anhalt, after a nightly transport performed by the company Interzoo.


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Viennese elephant house in mourning after casualty

2005-02-21 - Vienna, Austria. Press-information, Vienna Zoo

Yesterday, on Sunday Feb. 20th, 2005 around 10.40 am the head keeper of the elephant house, 39 year old Gerd Kohl was attacked and deadly injured by the young elephant bull “Abu”. Gerd Kohl was considered one of the most experienced elephant keepers in Europe and therefore was also the one who took care of and trained the 4 year old Abu (born on April 25, 2001) in Schoenbrunn.

The accident occurred during the daily morning shower of the elephants. Unforeseeably, the 1.6-ton-e...


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Elephant bull Abu impales Zookeeper Gerd Kohl in Vienna Zoo

Elephant keeper Gerd Kohl and Abu

2005-02-20 - Vienna, Austria. AP

An elephant crushed a keeper to death Sunday at the Vienna Zoo, police said. Zookeeper Gerhard Kohl, 39, was killed after he had showered the elephant, Abu, as part of the morning routine, the Austria Press Agency said, citing veterinarian Thomas Voracek. The elephant, an almost 4-year-old bull, pinned Kohl to the wall and speared him with his tusks, APA reported.


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Elephant Jumbo in Vienna Zoo dead

2005-02-13 - Vienna, Austria. Tiergarten Schönbrunn

The female africant Jumbo in Vienna Zoo is dead. When the elephant keepers came for work in the morning, she was dead.

During the nights, the elephants are filmed on video, and the vido shows that the rest of the elephant herd tried without success, to push Jumbos 3.5 ton heavy body up, but she died in the early morning due to circulation problems and general weakness.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Austria2013-09-05 - Vienna, Austria - Newborn elephant at Vienna Zoo 2012-08-03 - Vienna, Austria - How the elephant gets its infrasound. Blowing air through a pachyderm’s larynx offers hints to low-frequency communication 2012-01-11 - Vienna, Austria - Schönbrunn Christmas tree provides new year menu for the zoo 2011-12-01 - Vienna, Austria - Elephant-Keeper meeting and Protected Contact Training Workshop 2010-08-16 - Vienna, Austria - Vienna Zoo elephant calf to be named Tuluba 2010-08-11 - Vienna, Austria - African elephant Numbi and her newborn son (6.8.2010) from Tiergarten Schönbrunn Vienna 2010-08-09 - Vienna, Austria - Tusker Packs Trunk 2010-08-06 - Vienna, Austria - African elephant baby born in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna 2010-01-14 - Vienna, Austria - Elephants at Austrian zoo get to play with used Christmas trees 2009-10-27 - Vienna, Austria - Elephant bull Pambo has been moved from Venna Zoo to spanish safaripark Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno 2008-01-01 - Vienna, Austria - Articular cartilage in the knee joint of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, Blumenbach 1797. 2007-08-20 - Vienna, Austria - 2007 Annual meeting for International Committee for museums and collections of natural history 2007-08-05 - Vienna, Austria - 8th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment 2007-06-18 - Vienna, Austria - Loxodonta africana - African elephant 2007-06-01 - Vienna, Austria - Call repertoire of infant African elephants: first insights into the early vocal ontogeny. 2007-03-27 - Vienna, Austria - Renaut bodies in nerves of the trunk of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana. 2006-12-20 - Vienna, Austria - The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana). 2006-11-23 - Vienna, Austria - The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) 2006-11-15 - Vienna, Austria - Stone Age Neanderthals Twins Discovered Buried Under Mammoths Shoulder Blade 2006-07-21 - Vienna, Austria - Vienna: elephant bull Abu and mother Sabi to Halle Zoo in Germany 2005-02-21 - Vienna, Austria - Viennese elephant house in mourning after casualty 2005-02-20 - Vienna, Austria - Elephant bull Abu impales Zookeeper Gerd Kohl in Vienna Zoo 2005-02-13 - Vienna, Austria - Elephant Jumbo in Vienna Zoo dead

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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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