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NAMES FOR PRINCESSES

Lakuna a Amalee. Photo: Petr Hamerník, Prague Zoo

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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smuggle

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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death

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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misc

Pachyderm Picasso picks up paintbrush to prepare perfect pictures

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

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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death

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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conflict

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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medical

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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workshop

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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relocation

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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fossil

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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relocation

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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accident

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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