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France"s doomed elephants go royal

2013-04-03 - Lyon, France

They once faced imminent death but have now been offered princely accommodation - two French zoo elephants who had been ordered put down are moving to a ranch belonging to Monaco´s ruling Grimaldi family. Baby, 42, and Nepal, 43, had faced an execution order since last year over a suspected tuberculosis infection deemed a threat to the health of other animals and visitors to the Tete d´Or zoo in the southeastern city of Lyon.



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Hollande dodges appeal to save sick elephants

2013-01-13 - Paris, France

French President Franois Hollande said Wednesday he would not intervene to spare two zoo elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis. The decision by Lyon authorities to put down the two pachyderms has caused an outcry among animal rights activists.



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Brigitte Bardot Protests Euthanasia of French Circus Elephants

2013-01-07 - Paris, France

Former French model and actress Brigitte Bardot is taking her animal activism to the next level by threatening to leave her home country and seek citizenship in Russia if two sick circus elephants are euthanized. According to the Huffington Post, France is scheduling to kill two 42-year-old elephants, named Baby and Nepal, who are suffering from tuberculosis at a Lyon zoo. Well, Bardot is not pleased.



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An elephant who has tuberculosis, one of two who had been slated to die, is pictured at the Parc de la Tete dOr Zoo in Lyon, France, on December 17, 2012. This elephant, along with another middle-aged companion, have been given a Christmas reprieve after

Doomed French elephants win Christmas reprieve

2012-12-19 - Lyon, France

Two ailing middle-aged elephants that French officials wanted to put down have been given a Christmas reprieve after an appeal to President Francois Hollande and an Internet campaign to save them. Baby and Nepal, who both have tuberculosis, had been deemed a threat to other animals at their zoo in the city of Lyon as well as to human visitors since the disease is highly contagious.



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French president Francois Hollande urged to show some jumbo love

2012-12-15 - Lyon, France

Gilbert Edelstein, the head of the Pinder circus who donated the two pachyderms Nepal and Baby to the Parc de la Tete d´Or in Lyon, sought the "supreme intervention" of Hollande in a letter. The mayor´s office had ordered euthanasia, citing public health concerns, because they have tuberculosis., and said it should be carried out before December 20.



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archeologists working along the Changis-sur-Marne riverbank about 30 miles (50 Km) east of Paris, after unearthing the rare near complete skeleton of a mammoth, which has been christened “Helmut". The remains which include four connected vertebrae and

Mammoth skeleton found in France

2012-11-07 - Paris, France

Archaeologists in France have unearthed a rather hairy fossil _ a nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth. The bones _ thought to belong to a creature that roamed the earth between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago _ were discovered by accident during the excavation of an ancient Roman site 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Paris. It may be only the third remains of a long-haired woolly mammoth discovered in France in the last 150 years. Such discoveries are more common in Siberia.



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Presenting Rungwe, the first elephant born in France via artificial insemination.

2012-08-06 - , France

Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, eats bamboo near his mother, N´Dala, at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. The African elephant, a male, named after a volcano in Tanzania, was born July 20 after a gestation of about 23 months.



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Elephant Haven, european elephant sanctuary on planning stage.

2012-04-08 - Corrze, France

A sanctuary on planning stage already starts with attacking all european elephant institutions with the words: "Europe is the only continent that can not provide safe care for elephants. Yet there are many elephants in Europe who need care", a competition strategy copied from elephant sanctuaries in USA and Thailand.



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Dovima with Elephants was taken in 1955 and fetched $1.15 million US.

Avedon auction reaps $7.5M

2010-11-20 - Paris, France

An auction of prints by fashion photographer Richard Avedon has netted more than $7.5 million US. Billed as the largest auction ever of Avedon works, 65 photos were put on the block. Avedon´s most famous picture may be Dovima with elephants, a 224-centimetre by 152-centimetre print that adorned the entrance to his New York City studio for more than two decades. It sold for $1.15 million US. The sales in Paris will benefit his eponymous foundation, which is seeking to establish an endowment...



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5th International Conference on Mammoths and their relatives.

2010-08-30 - Le Puy-en-Velay , France

250 scientists from all over the world will present new and unpublished results on many topics such as : evolution, the environment, associated fauna, absolute dating, ancient DNA. This scientific symposium will be accompanied, in the summer, with an important exhibition, intend a wide public, associating fossils and life-sized models of some of these pachyderms. Pr Yves Coppens (Collge de France) and Dr Frdric Lacombat are the chairmen of the Scientific Commitee.



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26 Headlines about Elephants from France2013-04-03 - Lyon, France - France"s doomed elephants go royal 2013-01-13 - Paris, France - Hollande dodges appeal to save sick elephants 2013-01-07 - Paris, France - Brigitte Bardot Protests Euthanasia of French Circus Elephants 2012-12-19 - Lyon, France - Doomed French elephants win Christmas reprieve 2012-12-15 - Lyon, France - French president Francois Hollande urged to show some jumbo love 2012-11-07 - Paris, France - Mammoth skeleton found in France 2012-08-06 - , France - Presenting Rungwe, the first elephant born in France via artificial insemination. 2012-04-08 - Corrze, France - Elephant Haven, european elephant sanctuary on planning stage. 2010-11-20 - Paris, France - Avedon auction reaps $7.5M 2010-08-30 - Le puy-en-velay , France - 5th International Conference on Mammoths and their relatives. 2010-05-18 - Paris, France - African police seize $1 million in rhino horns, ivory 2009-12-06 - Val d'oise, France - Buckles Blog: Casselly courier 2009 (From Don Covington) 2009-08-29 - Nantes, France - Fantasy island 2009-02-21 - Collioure, France - Hussein: An Entertainment, by Patrick O"Brian 2008-10-06 - Paris, France - Excerpts and Extracts: Paris Besieged in 1870, elephant dinner January 6th 1871 2008-09-30 - Paris, France - APROCOFF denounces frequent slaughter of elephants in Chad 2008-09-02 - Auvergne, France - Mammoth Skull Discovered Intact 2008-05-11 - Dompierre-sur-besbre, France - A new born asian elephant in Zoo Le Pal, France! 2008-03-27 - Dieppe, France - Elephant hit me as I tried to free it from prison 2008-03-02 - Chambry, France - 2007-04-24 - Paris, France - Ban on Ivory Proposed in Africa 2007-02-22 - Lyon, France - Does the 43 bp sequence from an 800,000 year old cretan dwarf elephantid really rewrite the textbook on mammoths? 2007-01-22 - Monte carlo, France - Monte Carlo 2007 Circus Festival #1 (From Raffaele De Ritis) 2006-06-28 - Paris, France - Babar the Elephant turns 75 2006-01-19 - Dompierre-sur-besbre, France - 2nd French elephant workshop at Zoo Le Pal 2005-03-03 - Paris, France - A case study of apparent conflict between molecular phylogenies: the interrelationships of African elephants


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2013-04-03-Lyon
France"s doomed elephants go royal
2013-01-13-Paris
Hollande dodges appeal to save sick elephants
2013-01-07-Paris
Brigitte Bardot Protests Euthanasia of French Circus Elephants
2012-12-19-Lyon
Doomed French elephants win Christmas reprieve
2012-12-15-Lyon
French president Francois Hollande urged to show some jumbo love
2012-11-07-Paris
Mammoth skeleton found in France
2012-08-06-
Presenting Rungwe, the first elephant born in France via artificial insemination.
2012-04-08-Corrze
Elephant Haven, european elephant sanctuary on planning stage.
2010-11-20-Paris
Avedon auction reaps $7.5M
2010-08-30-Le puy-en-velay
5th International Conference on Mammoths and their relatives.
2010-05-18-Paris
African police seize $1 million in rhino horns, ivory
2009-12-06-Val d'oise
Buckles Blog: Casselly courier 2009 (From Don Covington)
2009-08-29-Nantes
Fantasy island
2009-02-21-Collioure
Hussein: An Entertainment, by Patrick O"Brian
2008-10-06-Paris
Excerpts and Extracts: Paris Besieged in 1870, elephant dinner January 6th 1871