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The Norman Foster-designed elephant house at the city zoo

2009-12-06 - Copenhagen, Denmark. David Owen

you can appreciate it at the Norman Foster-designed elephant house, where I arrive after a 20-minute bus ride and a 10-minute stroll past wolves and polar bears.
The building undulates with the terrain and is the colour of Africa, topped off with two curved glass cupolas that make me think of the Eden Project. It smells strongly of – what else? – elephant. It is overlooked by the old Elefanthus, home to the zoo’s pachyderms between 1914 and 2008, which surmounts a neighbouring hill ...


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26th Annual Conference of EAZA

2009-09-15 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 26th Annual Conference of EAZA will be hosted by Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark from 15 to 19 September 2009. The Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel located near the city centre and close to many of Copenhagen's attractions. Coordinators, however, will already have their first meetings earlier that day. After two conference days, a much-needed break in the full conference programme will be offered on Thursday (late) afternoon and evening, when all participants will b...


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Carlsberg gets cultured. Pink elephants and castrated weapons adorn the bottles of the world’s most artistic tipple

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2009-02-26 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Evaristti’s labels show pink-coloured weapons whose combustible parts have been ‘castrated and rendered harmless’, then replaced with elephant trunks symbolising ‘peace and harmony’. The mascot for the project is a pink elephant. And conveniently enough, the elephant has also been Carlsberg’s leading symbol since 1901, when the famous granite elephants were built on the brewery’s Valby site.


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Elephants go gardening in Denmark

Elephants during the gardening experiment

2008-09-21 - copenhagen, Denmark.

This might seem odd, but elephants are being used to help with the gardening at a nature reserve in Denmark. Apparently they're great at pulling out unwanted trees and bushes, without leaving big holes. It's part of an experiment to see if the animals could work as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to machinery like tractors and diggers. If it's a success, elephants will be called in help to maintain the Danish countryside for three months each year.


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Prince Christian and his grandpa visit elephants in their new home

The pair were off to help open the new elephant accommodation at Copenhagen Zoo, which is just round the corner from the royal family

2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Holding on tight to the hand of his grandfather Prince Henrik and with an elephant soft toy clutched in the other, little Christian of Denmark headed off to Copenhagen Zoo on Tuesday to help inaugurate its new elephant house. Once there, the two-year-old son of Crown Prince Frederik and his Australia-born wife Mary stuck close to his animal-loving grandpa - Henrik is honorary president of the Danish Dachshund Club - as they made their way to two glass-domed enclosures which house the pachyderms.


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Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo by Foster and partners

2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

The new Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo opened today following an official ceremony attended by His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark and his grandson, Prince Christian. This new Elephant House provides these magnificent animals with a stimulating environment, including easily accessible spaces for the public to enjoy them, and restores the visual relationship between the zoo and the park. The project has been driven by research into the behavioural patterns of elephants. The tendenc...


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Film: The asian bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen Zoo transfered to the newbuilt elephant house. (Flyttedag for elefanter i zoo)

Vicedirector in Cobenhagen Zoo, Bengt Holst, in front of the old elephant house dry moat

2008-03-12 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Today the breeding bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen were transfered to the newbuilt facility. Tomorrow the cows will be transfered. Visitors will be welcome in the new house from 10th of June. watch the film when the bull takes the first steps into his new stable.


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Elephant bull Tembo in Aalborg Zoo is dead

2008-03-02 - Aalborg, Denmark. Zoologist Jens Lilleør, Aalborg Zoologiske Have

The african bull elephant Tembo in Ahlborg, Denmark, was euthanised on wednesday 27 february. He has been ill for some time, but until now, it was impossible to make a diagnosis, until postmortum. Decision to euthanise was taken on ethical reasosn since he was in poor condition, and could hardly walk or stand on his legs. Tembo was imported from Southafrica 1985 together with the females Bibi, Tanja and Mai.


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Bons Ree at Givskud Zoo is dead, 59 years old

Bons Ree was Denmarks oldest elephant

2007-08-03 - Givskud, Denmark. Dan Koehl

BonsRee died on friday 13th of June, probably of Cerebral hemorrhage during anesthesia for a foot operation. Bons Ree was Denmarks oldest elephant, and the last animal with origin from Vejle Zoo, from where the founder of Givskude Zoo Jacob Hansen, moved his animal collection in 1971. The oldest danish elephant in Denmark is now the 48 year old breeding bull Chieng Mai in Copenhagen Zoo.


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800,000 year old mammoth DNA, modern elephant DNA or PCR artefact?

2007-02-22 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Binladen J, Gilbert MT, Willerslev E. , Niels Bohr Institute and Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen

Poulakakis and colleagues (Poulakakis et al. 2006: Biol. Lett. 2, 451-454), report the recovery of 'authentic' mammoth DNA from an 800,000-year-old fragment of bone excavated on the island of Crete. In light of results from other ancient DNA studies that indicate how DNA survival is unlikely in samples, which are recovered from warm environments and are relatively old (e.g. more than 100,000 years), these findings come as a great surprise.


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2006 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2006-10-21 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Harald Schwammer, Debbie Olson

The International Elephant Foundation and the Copenhagen Zoo are pleased to announce the International Elephant Research Symposium October 21-22, 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This important symposium will concentrate on veterinary issues, including the Endotheliotropic Elephant Herpes Virus (EEHV), reproductive, physiological, and behavioral research and in situ elephant conservation issues. In addition, the symposium will host a special poster session of elephant facility design.


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Goundbreaking for the Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo

2006-10-17 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Foster and Partners’ first zoological building – the new Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo - marked its’ groundbreaking today in an official ceremony attended by the His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark. The event incorporated burying a time capsule with Lord Foster’s signed sketches, which will serve as a unique reminder of the project for future generations.


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Fatal enterocolitis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) caused by Clostridium difficile.

2006-09-10 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Bojesen AM, Olsen KE, Bertelsen MF. Dept. Veterinary Pathobiology uni Copenhagen

Two cases of fatal enteritis caused by Clostridium difficile in captive Asian elephants are reported from an outbreak affecting five females in the same zoo. Post mortem examination including histopathology demonstrated fibrinonecrotic enterocolitis. It is speculated that the feeding of large quantities of broccoli, a rich source of sulforaphane, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of many intestinal microorganisms may have triggered a subsequent overgrowth by C. difficile.


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The Copenhagen Zoo"s family of elephants welcomed its newest member to the world on Monday

2006-03-23 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

There must be something in the water at the Copenhagen Zoo - at least in the elephant house. The 11th elephant born in captivity in the zoo came to the world on Monday, at precisely 21.40. Copenhagen Zoo's 11 elephant births are among the most of any zoo, officials stated on Tuesday. The newest addition to the flock is a healthy, 130kg calf who, with a little help from his mother, Ida, was on his feet less than 10 minutes after being born.


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Swedish Circus elephant Tuffie dead

2002-07-26 - Århus, Denmark. Roger Malmer, Ole Simonsen

Tuffie died in 2 July during a tour with Circus Benneweis in Denmark. Tuffie, one of Diana Rhodin's two elephants died in 2 July 2002 in Århus, Danmark during the current tour of Danish Circus Benneweis. According to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten did the lab test show that the cause of death was Samonella poisoning.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Denmark2009-12-06 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Elephants in Copenhagen 2009-09-15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 26th Annual Conference of EAZA 2009-02-26 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Carlsberg gets cultured. Pink elephants and castrated weapons adorn the bottles of the world’s most artistic tipple 2008-09-21 - copenhagen, Denmark - Elephants go gardening in Denmark 2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Prince Christian and his grandpa visit elephants in their new home 2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo by Foster and partners 2008-03-12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Film: The asian bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen Zoo transfered to the newbuilt elephant house. (Flyttedag for elefanter i zoo) 2008-03-02 - Aalborg, Denmark - Elephant bull Tembo in Aalborg Zoo is dead 2007-08-03 - Givskud, Denmark - Bons Ree at Givskud Zoo is dead, 59 years old 2007-02-22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 800,000 year old mammoth DNA, modern elephant DNA or PCR artefact? 2006-10-21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2006 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium 2006-10-17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Goundbreaking for the Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo 2006-09-10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Fatal enterocolitis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) caused by Clostridium difficile. 2006-03-23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Copenhagen Zoo"s family of elephants welcomed its newest member to the world on Monday 2002-07-26 - Århus, Denmark - Swedish Circus elephant Tuffie dead

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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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