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Lakuna a Amalee. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

NAMES FOR PRINCESSES

2020-06-27 - Prague, Czech Republic. Miroslav Bobek

On Sunday we named both our baby elephants. The daughters of Tamara and Janita, our Prague elephant princesses. I’d like to remind you that the first was born on March 27th, when the zoo had been closed for a fortnight, and the second on May 9th, when it had been reopened, but many restrictions still applied. Of course, right after the baby elephants were born, we were inundated not only with questions about what they will be called, but also with suggestions for their names.


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Elephant tusk smuggler caught at Prague airport

2014-02-03 - Prague, Czech Republic.

A man smuggling 33 kilos of elephant tusks was caught at the Prague international airport on Tuesday, the Czech customs authority and the Czech environmental inspectorate told CTK Friday. The smuggler was heading to Asia where the tusks could be sold for up to $2500 per kilogramme on the black market, or for over $80,000.


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Young female elephant Tonya dies in Prague Zoo

2013-12-19 - Prague, Czech Republic.

The five-year female elephant Tonya died in the Prague zoo today, probably of a viral infection, director Miroslav Bobek has said in a press release, adding that she had shown signs of a disorder from Sunday afternoon. “On Monday, when her condition worsened, an intensive treatment was applied. Today, Tuesday, December 17, Tonya collapsed in agony in spite of all effort made,” Bobek wrote.


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      It takes ten to 15 minutes for a painting because Shanti can

Pachyderm Picasso picks up paintbrush to prepare perfect pictures

2012-09-04 - Prague, Czech Republic.

Paintings from a Czech elephant are selling for up to $2,000 (1,590 euros) and are expected to go up in value, as she appears to have retired. At the encouragement of her handlers, Shanti, a female elephant at the Prague Zoo took up painting last year. Her handlers had seen other elephants do the same on TV and thought Shanti might have a creative streak too. She did.


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First elephant born in Czech Republic two months ago dies

2011-05-06 - Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The elephant male born in Ostrava Zoo on March 11 as the first in the Czech Republic died during the night, the zoo´s spokeswoman Sarka Kalouskova told CTK today, adding the baby was too weak. The breeding of the Indian elephant was accompanied by problems from the very beginning. It was probably born prematurely, its weight was low and it was not putting weight on at all.


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Keeper survives attack by elephant

2011-02-24 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic.

An elephant attacked one of its keepers at Dvur Kralove Zoo on Friday morning. The incident happened during a routine visit to the elephants’ enclosure when the animals were being fed. Another keeper was in the enclosure at the time and helped get the injured man out. He was airlifted to hospital and doctors report that he escaped with severe bruises and is suffering from shock. It is not clear why the elephant attacked him. The last time an elephant attacked a keeper was in 2001 when the inci...


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Expectant elephant mothers make pregnancy exercises in Czech zoo

2010-08-18 - Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The two Indian elephants who expect young in the Ostrava zoo are undergoing special training for their delivery to be smooth and successful, zoo keeper Pavel Zvolanek told reporters, adding that simultaneous pregnancy of two elephants is the zoo´s international success. The elephants learn to have their legs fastened by chains, get accustomed to blood taking and make exercises to keep fit until the delivery.


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III eastern and central Europe Elephant Workshop

2010-05-03 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic.

The 3rd Elephant Workshop is organised by and will take place in our Zoo Dvur Kralove a.s. in the Czech Republic. The workshop is mainly for the zoos in eastern and central Europe so it will be presented in English and Russian.


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Transfers of elephants in Europe: Nikolai from Artis to Hannover, Jothi and her daughter Vistash from Belfast to Ostrava

2008-04-08 - Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Jothi and her daughter Vistash of Belfast Zoo are moving right now (April 8th) to Ostrava Zoo in the Czech Republic. Nikolai of Artis zoo in Amsterdam has moved back to Hannover Zoo on April 1st.


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Mammoth bones found in Czech Republic

2006-09-27 - Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

Bone fragments from a mammoth, along with the remains of another prehistoric animal were found, along with the remains of an auroch (prehistoric cow) or of a prehistoric horse," during excavations to build a commercial centre said Paleontologist Martin Holub, following Sunday's discovery in the city of Usti-nad-Labem. Stone-age hunters who lived in the area between 30,000 and 20,000 BC likely killed the mammal, Holub said.


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Usti zoo to adopt elephant "orphans" from Sri Lanka

2005-12-23 - USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic.

The zoological garden in Usti nad Labem may become a new home for one or two elephants from "an elephant orphanage" in Sri Lanka, zoo veterinarian Vaclav Pozivil has told CTK. The elephants are to be a gift from the Sri Lankan government to the Czech Republic for its aid to remove the consequences of the natural disaster that hit this southeast Asian country last December.


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Elephant kills Czech zoo employee

2001-08-06 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic. BBC

A zoo-keeper in the Czech republic has been killed after being attacked by an elephant.

The man - who worked in a zoo at Dvur Kralove in eastern Bohemia - died of throat injuries, which where inflicted when he gave the sick female elephant an injection.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Czech republic2020-06-27 - Prague, Czech Republic - NAMES FOR PRINCESSES 2014-02-03 - Prague, Czech Republic - Elephant tusk smuggler caught at Prague airport 2013-12-19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Young female elephant Tonya dies in Prague Zoo 2012-09-04 - Prague, Czech Republic - Pachyderm Picasso picks up paintbrush to prepare perfect pictures 2011-05-06 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - First elephant born in Czech Republic two months ago dies 2011-02-24 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic - Keeper survives attack by elephant 2010-08-18 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Expectant elephant mothers make pregnancy exercises in Czech zoo 2010-05-03 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic - III eastern and central Europe Elephant Workshop 2008-04-08 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Transfers of elephants in Europe: Nikolai from Artis to Hannover, Jothi and her daughter Vistash from Belfast to Ostrava 2006-09-27 - Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic - Mammoth bones found in Czech Republic 2005-12-23 - USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic - Usti zoo to adopt elephant "orphans" from Sri Lanka 2001-08-06 - Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic - Elephant kills Czech zoo employee

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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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