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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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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

2021-03-05 - Fort Worth, United States.

A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said this week that the permit to import Emily and Nellie from Canada was withdrawn last year "following an internal decision" from management, and "those two ele...


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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Animal Keeper - Elephant Section (Permanent Role)

2021-03-03 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper with at least one ...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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