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The elephant house in Tierpark Berlin is now empty, first time since 1955

2020-09-25 - Berlin, Germany. Dan Koehl

The last elephants left East Berlin Tierpark to Leipzig today, leaving the elephant house empty for the first time since 1955. After renovation, which will take two years, only African elephants will be kept in the renovated house in Berlin Tierpark.


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Ice Age mystery unravels: 40,000-year-old carved mammoth tusk thought to be a musical instrument was used to make ROPE

2016-07-25 - Tübingen, Germany.

Archaeologists have discovered an eight inch long piece of mammoth ivory at a famous prehistoric site in Germany. The intricately carved tusk (pictured) was thought to be part of a musical instrument but new research has found that it may have actually be used to make rope


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A zookeeper feeds an elephant with Christmas trees at the zoo Tierpark in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Every year discarded Christmas trees are offered to the animals as a snack.

Berlin elephants enjoy late festive snack: Christmas trees

2016-01-08 - Berlin, Germany.

Zoo elephants in Berlin have enjoyed a light festive snack: a late delivery of Christmas trees. The New Year feeding of unsold pine trees has become an annual event. Zookeeper Mario Hammerschmidt says the trees are certified as pesticide-free. Hammerschmidt said Thursday that the trees are "a good supplement to the food the elephants get during winter time."


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Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy

2016-01-04 - Berlin, Germany.

Zoo workers in Berlin admitted on Monday that they had made a mistake about the sex of the newest member of their elephant herd. It´s easier than one might think with elephants, as pachyderms´ male member is discreetly hidden away in a pouch unless they are urinating or otherwise making use of it.


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Udo Wedekind on the elephant hunt in Botswana.

Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

2014-02-05 - Erfurt, Germany.

A German conservation official who caused uproar after he boasted about shooting an elephant in Botswana has been made president of a state agricultural institute rather than being sacked. Elephant hunting was, when Wedekind fired his shots, allowed to an extent in Botswana. The country banned it at the beginning of 2014. Wedekind will be the head of Thuringia´s Institute for Agriculture, the environmental ministry confirmed.


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9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife

2013-09-18 - Berlin, Germany. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

The aim of this conference is to foster an exchange of ideas between wildlife scientists from different disciplines with an interest in both wild and captive animals, with a focus on mammalian species.


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Trunk and Disorderly

2012-10-23 - Burladingen, Germany.

A circus elephant which smashed a 12-year-old boy´s jaw with its trunk is being investigated by safety and wildlife officials in Germany. But just two years ago the same elephant crushed a family against a wall, leaving the 24-year-old dad critically injured and breaking his nine-month-old son´s leg. In 2000, the tusker was also accused of attacking a mum and her six year old child with her trunk.


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Really wild show! Elephants hula with their trunks, dance on logs and even line up for a conga

2012-09-16 - Hannover, Germany.

These clever elephants were wowing visitors at a German zoo earlier this week as they put on a stellar dancing performance for the crowds. The group, consisting of both calves and adult beasts, performed on tree logs, played with hula-hoops and even got up to do the conga. The elephants may not make the cut for Strictly Come Dancing, but showed off some remarkable trunk-foot coordination.


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Werner Hadrich and "Pia".

BBC Radio Broadcast tonight: This New Strange World - Pia the elephant

2012-08-30 - Berlin, Germany.

Indian elephant called Pia who was brought over to East Berlin to perform in the GDR State Circus, I knew I´d found that strange kernel of truth from which a story could blossom. Imagining the contrasts was what intrigued me - I could picture this elephant´s journey from the wilds of India to communist Germany, and the disparity she found to encounter the sequined-sparkle and magic of circus life so totally incongruous with the grey bleakness of East Berlin.


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Goodbye little one: An adult elephant tenderly nuzzles the lifeless body of baby Lola at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany. The three-months-old calf was due for an operation on her defective heart but sadly died during a preliminary scan

We"ll never forget you: Elephants say a sad farewell to baby who died of a heart defect

2012-01-25 - Munich, Germany.

A herd of grieving elephants gathers round the lifeless body of a little calf after she died of a heart defect. Three-month-old Lola was due to receive groundbreaking surgery for her condition but passed away during a preliminary scan. Keepers at Munich´s Hellabrunn Zoo decided to return her body to the enclosure so mother Panang, 22, could say her goodbyes in peace.


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99 Headlines about Elephants from Germany2020-09-25 - Berlin, Germany - The elephant house in Tierpark Berlin is now empty, first time since 1955 2016-07-25 - Tübingen, Germany - Ice Age mystery unravels: 40,000-year-old carved mammoth tusk thought to be a musical instrument was used to make ROPE 2016-01-08 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin elephants enjoy late festive snack: Christmas trees 2016-01-04 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin zoo elephant baby is actually a boy 2014-02-05 - Erfurt, Germany - Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss 2013-09-18 - Berlin, Germany - 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife 2012-10-23 - Burladingen, Germany - Trunk and Disorderly 2012-09-16 - Hannover, Germany - Really wild show! Elephants hula with their trunks, dance on logs and even line up for a conga 2012-08-30 - Berlin, Germany - BBC Radio Broadcast tonight: This New Strange World - Pia the elephant 2012-01-25 - Munich, Germany - We"ll never forget you: Elephants say a sad farewell to baby who died of a heart defect 2012-01-22 - Munich, Germany - Munich baby elephant dies 2012-01-20 - Munich, Germany - Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery 2011-12-29 - Wuppertal, Germany - Wuppertal zookeeper finds novel way of making calf do as she"s told 2011-11-14 - Hamburg, Germany - The First European Elephant Management School 2010-11-15 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School 2010-11-13 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Fire kills 26 animals at Karlsruhe Zoo, elephants saved by director and keepers 2010-10-09 - Berlin, Germany - Ebay: Berlin postcard. Baby elephant Kalifa at zoo, ca. 1930 2010-08-31 - Jena, Germany - Hungry elephant slings woman across field 2010-07-12 - Stuttgart, Germany - Vilja, europes oldest elephant is dead 2010-05-11 - Hannover, Germany - Asian elephant calf born in Hannover 2010-04-29 - Karlsruhe, Germany - List of artificial insemination (AI) of elephants at www.elephant.se. 2010-04-29 - Ber, Germany - OLD B & W PHOTO CIRCA.1930S-ELEPHANT IN BERLIN on Ebay 2010-04-23 - Esslingen, Germany - New Robotic Arm Design Based on Elephants Trunk 2010-03-19 - Berlin, Germany - Baby elephant born at Berlin Zoo 2009-12-24 - Munich, Germany - Baby elephant reunited with mother for Christmas 2009-12-23 - Munich, Germany - Your Morning Adorable 2009-11-09 - Hamburg, Germany - European Elephant Management School 2009-11-06 - Munich, Germany - Nelly-natal exercise: Panang the pregnant elephant practises her maternity stretches 2009-09-10 - Hamburg, Germany - Balanced diet: The amazing moment an elephant perched on tiptoes to grab food from a toddler visiting the zoo 2009-08-29 - Berlin, Germany - Drei Tierpark-Elefanten nach Rostow am Don 2009-08-03 - Hamburg, Germany - A Baby Elephant"s First Steps (PHOTOS) 2009-05-12 - , Germany - Parting from Calvin, Arrival of a further Okapibullen 2009-05-12 - , Germany - Parting from Calvin, Arrival of a further Okapibullen 2009-04-26 - Berlin, Germany - Elephants roam Berlin suburbs 2009-04-24 - Mecklenburg, Germany - Rostock mourns its elephant lady Bibi 2009-03-21 - Berlin, Germany - Your morning adorable: Baby Asian elephant at the Berlin Zoo 2009-03-06 - , Germany - Elephant Cow Goni Moved to France 2009-01-16 - Cologne, Germany - Zoo Cologne - Elephant Bars 2009-01-16 - Dresden, Germany - Friday Cute Pic: Baby Elephant Eating a Christmas Tree 2008-12-14 - Berlin, Germany - 14th elephantcalf at Tierpark Berlin is born 2008-11-26 - Hamburg, Germany - Is this baby elephant the new Knut? 2008-11-23 - Hamburg, Germany - Newborn elephant in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg 2008-11-10 - Cologne, Germany - Elephant Park at Cologne Zoo 2008-10-18 - Berlin, Germany - Do elephants have good memories? 2008-08-19 - Stetten ob Lontal, Germany - Ice Age Ivory Carving Discovered 2008-07-24 - Hamburg, Germany - Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries 2008-06-16 - Hamburg, Germany - How Islam Came to Germany 2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany - 7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008 2008-04-26 - Berlin, Germany - Africa in Photographs on view in Camera Work Gallery in Berlin 2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany - Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). 2008-04-16 - Berlin, Germany - Tierpark Berlin 2008-04-13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Nellie the Elephant, final call for boarding 2008-04-12 - Berlin, Germany - 2007: Rat-to-Elephant-to-Human Transmission of Cowpox Virus 2008-03-11 - Cologne, Germany - Stillbirth by Shu Thu Zar in Cologne Zoo 2008-01-29 - Heidelberg, Germany - Heidelberg Zoo: Head Keeper of the elephant department 2008-01-15 - Wuppertal, Germany - African elephant Tamo born in Wuppertal Zoo 2008-01-06 - Munster, Germany - Munster Zoo: Elephant keeper 2008-01-04 - Geldern, Germany - The elephant bull Shenka at Circus Alberti is dead 2007-12-11 - Munich, Germany - Stars in der Manege 2007 at Circus Krone 2007-11-12 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School in Hagenbecks Tierpark 2007-10-08 - Munich, Germany - Second elephant stillbirth in Munich Zoo 2007-09-01 - Berlin, Germany - Assisted reproduction in female rhinoceros and elephants - current status and future perspective. 2007-08-22 - Berlin, Germany - African elephant baby born in Berlin 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scientists map elephant evolution 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup 2007-07-19 - Osnabrück, Germany - Elephant Sikkim in Osnabrück Zoo is dead 2007-07-18 - Heidelberg, Germany - Heidelberg Zoo: position as head keeper of the elephant department. 2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany - What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. 2007-07-13 - Wuppertal, Germany - Elephant Tika born in Wuppertal Zoo in Germany 2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany - Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig 2007-05-23 - Berlin, Germany - Love is... a family that forgives and forgets 2007-04-20 - Cologne, Germany - Elephants Aung Bo and Aung Si transfered from Cologne Zoo to Sevilla in Spain 2007-04-16 - Cologne, Germany - Elephant baby in Cologne Zoo 2007-04-12 - Hamburg, Germany - Elephant baby in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg 2007-01-03 - Dresden, Germany - Dresden Zoo Baby Elephant Eats Christmas Trees 2006-12-15 - Berlin, Germany - Foetal age determination and development in elephants. 2006-12-15 - Colin Marshall, Germany - NZ zoos turn nose up at electricity from dung 2006-11-28 - Hamburg, Germany - Captive Elephants Get Pedicures 2006-11-06 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School 2006-11-02 - Munich, Germany - A Berlin girl moves to Munich! Asian elephant Temi transfered from Berlin to Munich 2006-10-28 - Hanover, Germany - elephant "Tarak" and his first birthday cake at the zoo in Hanover 2006-10-26 - Berlin, Germany - Elephants in Berlin Zoo Celebrate Halloween With Pumpkin Treat. Pumpkins Are Rich In Fiber 2006-10-01 - Berlin, Germany - Endotheliotropic elephant herpesvirus, the first betaherpesvirus with a thymidine kinase gene. 2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany - 61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006 2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany - Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths. 2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany - Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes. 2006-06-28 - Berlin, Germany - Endotheliotropic elephant herpes virus (EEHV) infection. The first PCR-confirmed fatal case in Asia. 2006-02-11 - Dresden, Germany - Joy over over elephant birth in Dresden Zoo 2006-01-02 - Erfurt, Germany - Day in pictures 2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany - Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae 2005-11-07 - Hamburg, Germany - European Elephant Management School - 7-15 November 2005 2005-06-08 - AUGSBURG, Germany - Augsburg Zoo to display black men with elephants 2004-09-28 - Heidelberg, Germany - Ilona from Hannover to Heidelberg Zoo 28 september 2004-09-12 - Platschow, Germany - One more elephant with Frankello 2004-09-09 - Cologne, Germany - New elephant park opening in Cologne Zoo, Germany 2003-12-00 - Berlin, Germany - "Right-trunkers" and "left-trunkers": side preferences of trunk movements in wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). 2000-11-30 - Berlin, Germany - Ultrasonography of the urogenital tract in elephants (Loxodonta africana and elephas maximus): An important tool for assessing male reproductive function 1999-06-01 - Berlin, Germany - Elephant herpes virus, a problem for breeding and housing of elephants. Report Kiba Berlin Zoo 1999-01-19 - Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany - Rare elephant birth creates sensation at Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin

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Mysuru Dasara

2020-10-26 - Mysore, India.

Mysuru Dasara is the “Nadahabba” or the State-Festival of Karnataka. With fairs, cultural events, dance performances and musical concerts, the ten-day festival is celebrated with pomp and pageantr...


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Jack the elephant bull (27) has moved from Basel Zoo and returned home to Sosto Zoo in Hungary.

2020-10-22 - Sosto, Hungary.

Jack moved into the new, recently opened Tembea elephant enclosure in May 2017. He spent three and a half years at Basel Zoo. Last Tuesday, he returned to Hungary as agreed. There were no offspring bo...


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Central Highlands province mulls ban on elephant rides on safety, welfare concerns

2020-10-21 - Dak Lak, Vietnam. Tran Hoa, Nguyen Quy

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are considering calling a halt to the famous elephant-back tours following accidents and animal protection concerns. Nguyen Thuy Phuong Hieu, deputy director of the Cen...


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Kester Vickery and Emma Fearnhead of Conservation Solutions administer some necessary drugs to ensure the Tusker is safely transported to its new home.

‘Majestic giants’ introduced into community owned reserves to strengthen elephant gene poole

2020-10-21 - Mkuze, South Africa.

in a joint operation between WILDLANDS – a programme of the WILDTRUST, the Aspinall Foundation (in partnership with Albus Environmental), Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Conservation Solutions, a 20-year-...


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Caught out in a virus world: Elephant camps across Thailand are attempting to reinvent their image as they shift their focus to domestic tourism in a bid to survive

2020-10-21 - Bangkok, Thailand.

Focusing on animal welfare, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working with the Department of Livestock Development, veterinarians and elephant experts to seek a solution in enhancing the stan...


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Karnataka: Elephant Ekadanta Dies In Shivamogga Due To Cardiac Arrest

2020-10-21 - New Delhi, India.

A 35-year-old elephant, named Ekadanta, passed away at Sakrebailu camp in Shivamogga. According to Sakrebailu forest officers, the death of the elephant was caused by cardiac arrest.
His body w...


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Odisha forms state-level task force to reduce man-animal conflict

2020-10-20 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In its bid to reduce the man-animal conflict, the Odisha government on Tuesday set up a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years, official sources said. The state leve...


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A herd of elephants crosses a rural road in Xishuangbanna on April 7.

Human-elephant conflict escalates in China"s Xishuangbanna

2020-10-20 - Xishuangbanna, China.

According to the local forest authority, human deaths and injuries from wild elephant attacks in Xishuangbanna have soared since 2016. In 2019 alone, 12 people were killed by wild elephants in the pre...


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The year four top-flight circuses came to Cedar Rapids

2020-10-20 - Cedar Rapids, United States. Joe Coffey, The History Center

The Van Amburgh circus that came to Cedar Rapids was run by his longtime manager, Hyatt Frost. It boasted its three tents held “300 men and horses,” the “largest elephant in captivity” and a ...


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Why We Should Be Alarmed By This Wild Elephant Getting Its Foot Badly Hurt By A Hunter’s Trap In Kelantan

2020-10-20 - Kelantan, Malaysia. AKMAL HAKIM

Wildlife authorities managed to rescue an endangered female Asian elephant that sustained injuries to its right foot after being ensnared in a trap near Kampung Renyuk in Jeli. Fortunately, authoritie...


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Baby elephant rescued from pond in southwest China

2020-10-20 - Pu'er City, China.

A baby Asian elephant was rescued on October 17 after it got trapped in a pond in Pu'er City, Yunnan Province. Forest service center staff members discovered the elephant at around 22:30. After freein...


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The twin bull elephants Sujay and Vijay in Theppakadu (captive-born 1971 in Top slip). Photo © Jackie Chiger

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve gets a dedicated wildlife veterinarian

2020-10-19 - UDHAGAMANDALAM, India.

After more than two years, the post of wildlife veterinarian at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) has finally been filled. According to officials, Rajesh Kumar, a veterinarian from the Department of A...


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Cover Story: Death Follows as People Push Into Elephant Enclave

2020-10-19 - Xishuangbanna, China.

Xishuangbanna, the southern-most prefecture in China's Yunnan province, is known as a safe haven for wild Asian elephants where hundreds of the giant animals live in the sprawling tropical rainforests...


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Big tuskers arrive in Eastern Cape

2020-10-19 - Makhanda, South Africa. GUY ROGERS

Two elephants from Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal have arrived at Buffalo Kloof near Makhanda as part of a project to secure their big tusker genetics.


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relocation

Two female pachyderms, 25 rangers help to relocate Kuala Krai wild elephant

2020-10-18 - Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

A 2.5-tonne wild male elephant, caught yesterday after it entered a village presumably in search of food, has been relocated to the Kelantan National Park in Kuala Koh. 25 rangers were involved in the...


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Elephant Lakshmi dies in Mukoodal

2020-10-18 - Tirunveli, India.

A 54-year-old female elephant, Lakshmi, died at Mukoodal in the district on Sunday. The elephant was owned by one Dawood Meeran (50) of Ravanasamudram, near Ambasamudram, for the last five years. On S...


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Nandankanan Zoological Park finds adoption therapy

2020-10-18 - Bhubaneswar, India. Sudarsan Maharana

Elephant at Rs 2.5 lakh is the costliest species for adoption for a year. A State PSU like Odisha Mining Corporation has adopted 17 animals at a cost of Rs 16 lakh which include two Indian elephants a...


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conflict
Man-elephant conflicts have risen over the years due to the shrinking habitat of the tuskers, argue some experts.

Lift ban on elephant catching to curb man-jumbo conflict- Wildlife experts

2020-10-17 - Lucknow, India.

The rapidly rising graph of man-animal conflicts and consequent fatalities have not only left UP’s wildlife experts but also lone elephant catcher Kamaal Sheikh, worried. Expressing concern over the...


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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Z...


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Deaths signal the return of tuberculosis among captive elephants in Chitwan

2020-10-16 - Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandan Kumar Mandal

Captive elephants of Chitwan National Park have once again started dying from tuberculosis, bringing back the memories of deaths among elephants due to TB at a worrying rate. Three domestic elephants ...


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