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Bulgaria: Fossil of elephant ancestor on display

2008-12-05 - Sofia, Bulgaria

The fossilized jawbone of an 18-million-year-old ancestor of the elephant has gone on display in a Bulgarian museum. The rare fossil at the Black Sea city of Varnas Natural Science Museum belongs to what experts call the 8.2-foot-tall (2.5-meter-tall) prodeinotherium bavaricum. Museum curator Stoyan Vergiev says the jawbone was found in 2005 at a construction site in northeastern Bulgaria, but never shown to the public until now.



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Source & © Sapundzhiev E, Pupaki D, Zahariev P, Georgiev G, Ivanov I., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry

Fibroleiomyoma in elephant uterus

2007-11-01 - Sofia, Bulgaria

The result of the histological diagnosis from postmortal investigation of the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) uterus structure is presented in the current study. The rare anatomical finding showed altered nodular part from the uterus wall. Through conventional and histochemical staining neoplasmatic formations were determined and diagnosis Fibroleiomyoma was established, which should not be accepted as the prime cause for the animals death.



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Sofia Zoos only elephant Artaida to be provided with a bed by months end

2007-03-04 - Sofia, Bulgaria

The cow elephant of the Sofia Zoo will have a bed by the months end, Dr. Ivan Ivanov, director of the zoo, told FOCUS News Agency. ´The bed is in fact a wall, alongside which sand will be piled at a 45 degree angle and 65 degrees at some places. The elephant will lean upon the sand to rest´, Ivanov explained. At present the elephant doesnt have a bed.



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Sofia Zoo Eldest Elephant Dies Aged 58

2006-01-30 - Sofia, Bulgaria

One of the symbols of Sofias Zoo the elephant Sivitri passed away Monday morning aged 58, which is equal to 100 human years. The elephant named after an Indian goddess was first transported to Sofia from India at the age of 7. Sivitri was first transported to Sofia back in 1955. In India she "worked" at a school for lumbermen. Sivitri was the eldest animal at Sofia Zoo.



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2008-12-05-Sofia
Bulgaria: Fossil of elephant ancestor on display
2007-11-01-Sofia
Fibroleiomyoma in elephant uterus
2007-03-04-Sofia
Sofia Zoos only elephant Artaida to be provided with a bed by months end
2006-01-30-Sofia
Sofia Zoo Eldest Elephant Dies Aged 58