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Mammoth bone found in Helsinki sea bed

2006-11-16 - Helsinki, Finland.

A mammoth bone was found when the sea bed in front of Helsinki was dredged. The bone is at least 40,000 years old but it is expected to be 120,000 years old. It is 11th finding related to mammoths in Finland. The finding is somewhat weird because the sediment attached to the bone is not typical to the area but to Karelia. Additionally similar findings have not been done earlier from the same era. Thus the origin of the finding will be checked carefully.


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Prehistoric mammoth bone found in professor"s garage

She took the bone, neatly wrapped in a copy of Helsingin Sanomat from August 28th, 1960, to a meeting that was also attended by Professor of Paleontology Mikael Fortelius.

2006-10-05 - Helsinki, Finland.

Finlands most recent mammoth bone finding was made in an unusual place, namely in the garage of Professor of Genetics Marja Simonsuuri-Sorsas home in the Espoo suburb of Tapiola. A piece of a bone, a humerus from a mammoths left front leg, lay hidden in a cardboard box for over 40 years. Simonsuuri-Sorsa was a young biologist in 1960, when she found a large piece of bone in a summer cottage potato patch in Suomusjärvi. She had just finished a course in paleontology and wondered excitedly whethe...


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Mammoth - from their discovery and how to bring them the life (Paper from the NATHIST annual meeting 2005)

Conservator Eirik Granqvist

2005-06-14 - Söderkulla, Finland. Eirik Granqvist

The first mammoth skeleton to be mounted was that of "Adams mammoth" found at the shores of Lena in the late seventeen hundred. It got the left tusk to the right side and the right to the left! Looking very funny and giving model for plenty of very rongly drawed and reconstructed mammoths. Adams mammoth was shown like this in the Zoological Museum of the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg until just after the second world war when the tusks where moved to their correct sides!


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A mammoth history: the extraordinary journey of two thighbones.

0000-00-00 - Turku, Finland. Dahlbom TH. University of Turku

Since the renaissance, specimens have been central tools of knowledge production in zoological endeavours. The biographies of CN86 and CN87 of the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen--specimens formerly known as hip-bones of giants--have travelled through 300 years of human history, a journey that reveals how the accumulation of objects and changes in scientific methodology can give rise to radical reinterpretation. Although the material form of these specimens has hardly changed, ...


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44th Annual EMA conference

2023-10-02 - Fort Worth, United States.

The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) is proud to announce the dates for our 44th annual conference, hosted by both the Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas Zoo on October 2 to 5, 2023. The conference will inc...


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Oldest captive elephant in Malaysia dies

2023-09-10 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

The female elephant, which died at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (PKGK) in Lanchang, was brought to the country from Assam, India in 1974. Lokimala was brought to this country...


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Nong Nooch Pattaya celebrates fourth elephant birth this year

2023-08-28 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Following Thai tradition, the offspring of Pang Sarai, 22, and Plai Ningnong, 27, was named ‘Plai Boonmak,’ symbolizing ‘Abundant Merit.’ This ceremony expressed heartfelt wishes for the well-...


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Baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially named

2023-08-26 - Omaha, United States.

The baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially has a name; Amandra. Pronounced “ah-MON-dra,” the name means “strong woman.” The zoo said it was chosen by a donor and their family. ...


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Melbourne Zoo herd grieving after nine-year-old elephant dies

2023-08-24 - Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Zoo’s nine-year-old elephant Man Jai has died after a sudden illness. The Asian elephant was diagnosed with an incurable disease on Monday after zookeepers noticed lethargy and swelling in...


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Preparations At Palace To House Dasara Elephants

2023-08-22 - Mysore, India.

Preparations are in full swing at the Mysore Palace premises ahead of the arrival of the Dasara elephants. The jumbos will camp here for approximately two months, undergoing training and consuming nut...


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Poisoned watermelon given to elephant

2023-08-21 - Kataragama, Sri Lanka.

An individual who fed a poisoned watermelon to an elephant called “ Asela” of the Kataragama Abhinawarama temple was taken into custody by the Kataragama police on saturday. However, Veterinary S...


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How elephant populations are being controlled using contraceptives

2023-08-21 - Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Contraceptives are now being successfully used to prevent elephant overpopulation in South Africa. Approximately 75% of all breeding-age female elephants outside of the greater Kruger National Park ha...


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Baby Elephant Born at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

2023-08-21 - Sapporo, Japan.

19-year-old Asian elephant Pearl and her newborn baby stand together at the Sapporo Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo. According to the zoo, this is the first time in Japan that an Asian elephant has been born ...


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Elephants at Hanoi zoo unchained after electric fence replacement

2023-08-18 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

Two elephants at the Hanoi Zoo have been unchained after electric fences have been replaced anew. Le Si Dung, general director of the Hanoi Zoological Garden company, on Thursday said the two elephant...


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Sak Surin moved to new home in the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

2023-08-18 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Thai elephant, recently repatriated from Sri Lanka, Sak Surin, was moved to a new home today (Friday), at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang province, after the completion of its 30-...


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Wuhan Zoo works to build home for new Elephant family

2023-08-16 - Wuhan, China.

Born on June 26, 2022, the male elephant marked the first time that the zoo successfully bred an African elephant. The calf's father, named A Hai, and his mother, named A Nan, came to Wuhan in 1997 fr...


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Baby elephants to be born at Fresno Chaffee Zoo for 1st time ever

2023-08-14 - Fresno, United States.

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo celebrated World Elephant Day with a big announcement. Zoo officials say their female African Elephants are pregnant. They are expected to give birth between September and Octob...


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Sak Surin will not be returning to Sri Lanka : Varawut

2023-07-05 - Lampang, Thailand.

It is out of question that Sak Surin, now the most famous elephant in Thailand, will have to return to Sri Lanka, as he is now under the patronage of HM the King, said Natural Resources and Environmen...


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Tusker Muthu Raja (Sak Surin) airlifted to Thailand

2023-07-04 - Lampang, Thailand.

On 2 July 2023 at 07.00 hrs. the Tusker, Muthu Raja (Sak Surin), was transported from Sri Lanka to Thailand for medical treatment and rehabilitation by Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane, with cooperation fro...


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Ailing jumbo Sak Surin to be brought home

2023-05-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A team of veterinarians and experts will be sent to Sri Lanka next month to prepare for the return of Sak Surin, an ailing and ageing Thai elephant, to Thailand for medical treatment and physical reha...


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Karachi’s second elephant Madhubala catches fatal infection, a month after death of Noor Jehan

2023-05-21 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A month after the death of Noor Jehan, an elephant in Karachi Zoo whose illness revived criticisms of the zoos, a second elephant named Madhubala is sick with a potentially fatal infection. The 18-yea...


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African elephant to be moved from Omaha zoo to Kansas as part of conservation effort

2023-05-18 - , United States.

Callee, a 22-year-old male who has been at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium since 2019, will be moved to the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, the Omaha zoo announced on Thursday. Callee's move was...


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Iconic Elephant Says Goodbye to Infamous Puerto Rican Zoo

2023-05-15 - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

In the early evening of May 11, a small crowd gathered in front of the Zoológico Dr. Juan A. Rivero, hoping for one last peek of Mundi, the elephant symbol of the zoo shut down for animal abuse in M...


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Dallas Zoo elephant dies in Herpes

2023-05-09 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo made the heartbreaking announcement Tuesday that one of its elephants has died. The 7-year-old African elephant, Ajabu, passed away Monday after a 12-day battle with a viral infection, ...


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