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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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Munich baby elephant dies

2012-01-22 - Munich, Germany.

A three-month old elephant at a zoo in Munich died on Saturday of a pulmonary embolism, just before she was due to receive a heart surgery for a congenital defect. The elephant was taken to the Grosshadern Hospital for a CT scan, so that vets could take a closer look at her heart before operating. She was anaesthetized, but died during the scan, despite attempts to resuscitate her.


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Munich baby elephant first to get heart surgery

2012-01-20 - Munich, Germany.

A baby elephant in Munich will be the first in the world to undergo heart surgery, after vets at the zoo realised she had a congenital defect which will kill her within weeks if nothing is done. This is the only chance the little on has to survive,” said Christiane Reiss, spokeswoman for Hellabron zoo.


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Wuppertal zookeeper finds novel way of making calf do as she"s told

2011-12-29 - Wuppertal, Germany.

Zookeepers in Germany appear to have come up with a novel way of getting reluctant baby elephants to behave. These pictures, which some may find disturbing, show a young man dragging a resistant calf by the trunk to get it on to the weighing scales for a check-up at Wuppertal Zoo in Germany. Uli is one of around 5,000 animals of 500 different species living at the park, who all have to be counted, weighed and measured each year to see if they are developing as they should.


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The First European Elephant Management School

2011-11-14 - Hamburg, Germany.

The curriculum will cover the majority aspects of elephant management and elephant care, from husbandry and health care, to transport, training, reproduction and conservation.


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First European Elephant Management School

2010-11-15 - Hamburg, Germany.

Elephant Management School in Hamburg, is holding its held annual course in
November. The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management techniques and procedures will be trained.


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Fire kills 26 animals at Karlsruhe Zoo, elephants saved by director and keepers

2010-11-13 - Karlsruhe, Germany.

The elephants and hippos at Karlsruhe Zoo were rescued in dramatic circumstances on Friday night after a fire which had already killed a number of animals threatened to spread to their enclosure. Fire broke out in the petting area of the zoo, killing all 26 animals kept there, including sheep, African dwarf goats, alpacas, Shetland ponies and Sardinian dwarf donkeys. It would seem only the doves which were housed there could escape.


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Ebay: Berlin postcard. Baby elephant Kalifa at zoo, ca. 1930

2010-10-09 - Berlin, Germany.

Berlin postcard. Baby Indian elephant ("Kalifa") at the Zoologischer Garten (Berlin zoo). According to the card, Kalifa was born on September 20, 1928. Not posted. Corners rather worn, some small marks on the message side, otherwise in fair to good condition.


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Hungry elephant slings woman across field

2010-08-31 - Jena, Germany.

A woman in the eastern German city of Jena was flung across a field by a hungry elephant looking for a snack in her purse, according to the police on Monday. The 42-year-old woman had the unpleasant run-in with the rambunctious pachyderm after taking her 10-year-old daughter to the grounds of a visiting circus.


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Vilja, europes oldest elephant is dead

2010-07-12 - Stuttgart, Germany. Dan Koehl

The 61 year old Vilja in Stuttgart Zoo Wilhelma died saturday 10th. Visitors saw her suddenly knee down on her forelegs, and then she collapsed and fell into the dry moat. Although she lost weight the last years, she was seemlingly fit before her death.


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Asian elephant calf born in Hannover

2010-05-11 - Hannover, Germany. Rob Belterman

This morning an Asian bull calf was born in Hannover. Mother Farina, father Nikolai. This is Farinas first, and Nikolais third baby.


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List of artificial insemination (AI) of elephants at www.elephant.se.

2010-04-29 - Karlsruhe, Germany.

The page about elephant insemination on www.elephant.se is now further developed so you can see which elephants were born through AI (32 in the list), and which bulls have so far been used (16 in the list), and how many offspring they have. The list may be incomplete.


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OLD B & W PHOTO CIRCA.1930S-ELEPHANT IN BERLIN on Ebay

2010-04-29 - Ber, Germany.

OLD B & W PHOTO CIRCA.1930S-ELEPHANT IN BERLIN


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New Robotic Arm Design Based on Elephants Trunk

2010-04-23 - Esslingen, Germany.

The Bionic Handling Assistant (BHA) from Festo of Esslingen, Germany is a working concept inspired by the anatomy of an elephants trunk. Festos goal of developing the BHA was to study and improve the interaction between humans and robots. Perhaps the impression of elephants as being gentle giants was a big factor in the early stages of development.


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Dimas 2010. Photo: © <a href="http://www.elefanten-fotolexikon.eu/">Petra Prager, Berlin</a>

Baby elephant born at Berlin Zoo

2010-03-19 - Berlin, Germany.

Baby Asian elephant calf Dimas made his first public appearance today at the Tierpark in Berlin, Germany. The four-day old elephant was born on 15 March to mother elephant, Cynthia. He weights 194 kilograms and stands 94cm tall. Bimas is the 16th elephant to be born at the zoo, Europes largest landscaped zoo, since 1998 as part of its successful Asian elephant breeding and conservation programme.


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ABOVE: The tiny elephant was nearly trampled by her three-tonne mother

Baby elephant reunited with mother for Christmas

2009-12-24 - Munich, Germany.

This baby elephant has been reunited with her mum after keepers rescued her from being trampled. Baby elephant Jamuno Toni - who already tips the scales at 17 stones - was in danger of being squashed to death by her three-tonne mum. Keepers were forced to separate the pair after the birth in Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich, Germany, while Jamuno took her first steps and learned how to dodge her mum Panang's massive bulk. Zoo boss Andreas Knieriem said: "New mothers can be clumsy so we needed to make sure...


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Your Morning Adorable

2009-12-23 - Munich, Germany.

It'll be a merry Christmas indeed at Munich, Germany's Hellabrunn Zoo: After a two-year gestation period, Asian elephant Panang gave birth to a healthy female calf Monday. The calf, named Jamuna Toni, weighed nearly 250 pounds at birth. For obvious (read: adorable) reasons, Jamuna Toni has quickly become a favorite among staff at the zoo -- she's shown here with keeper Robert Ostermeier, who didn't even get mad when her wandering trunk found its way to a place that, frankly, it didn't belong. (H...


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course

European Elephant Management School

2009-11-09 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management techniques and procedures will be trained. Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses eleven Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard. Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animals (e.g. foot trimming, transportation). The School is held in a nine-day-session. The course...


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Easy does it: Panang

Nelly-natal exercise: Panang the pregnant elephant practises her maternity stretches

2009-11-06 - Munich, Germany.

Like any expectant mother, Panang the elephant wants the very best for her baby, which is evident as she carefully performs her maternity exercises. Guided by her minder Andi Fries, the 20-year-old elephant did a series of stretches in her pen at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich. Panang, who is nearing the end of her two-year gestation period, is due to give birth this month or next.


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Jumbo stretch: The baby elephant perches on the edge of its enclosure and stretches out its trunk to grab a morsel from the child

Balanced diet: The amazing moment an elephant perched on tiptoes to grab food from a toddler visiting the zoo

2009-09-10 - Hamburg, Germany.

It hardly counts as one of the athletes of the animal kingdom, but even an elephant can have its agile moments. In this case, several tons of jumbo is balanced on a 4-in wide ledge to take a tidbit. The peckish pachyderm was in its enclosure when it spotted a toddler in his father's arms holding out a vegetable stalk.


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relocation

Drei Tierpark-Elefanten nach Rostow am Don

2009-08-29 - Berlin, Germany.

(Translated by Yahoo! Babel Fish) Three Asian elephants from the Tierpark Berlin Friedrichsfelde began the long journey on Monday into the zoo of Rostow at the Don in Russia. Animal park boss Bernhard Blaszkiewitz communicated that Horas, Cinta and Yoma in their future homeland in a new elephant house are to form their own group. On 7 November Tierpark is to be opened trunk trio born in Rostow the new at home for the 2005 in the citizen of Berlin. The transport of the animals by trucks was taken...


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A Baby Elephant"s First Steps (PHOTOS)

2009-08-03 - Hamburg, Germany.

Baby elephant Rani plays with her mother Tura outdoors for the first time in an enclosure at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg. Rani was born on July 3, 2009 and is now the youngest member of a family of 12 elephants that live in the zoo.


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Parting from Calvin, Arrival of a further Okapibullen

2009-05-12 - , Germany.

Against 9.45 o'clock went today since September 2008 at the Leipziger zoo lent elephant bull Calvin (geb. 1986 in Calgary) from the zoo Hanover on journeys into its new homeland zoo to Ostrava. From the outset it was certain that the 11-11-fache father inserts one intermediate stop into Leipzig only, in order to provide with the Leipziger elephant ladies for new generation. Whether the 4.5 tons heavy bull covered also successfully in Leipzig, is not certain. „ only in a few months can we a ...


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Parting from Calvin, Arrival of a further Okapibullen

2009-05-12 - , Germany.

Against 9.45 o'clock went today since September 2008 at the Leipziger zoo lent elephant bull Calvin (geb. 1986 in Calgary) from the zoo Hanover on journeys into its new homeland zoo to Ostrava. From the outset it was certain that the 11-11-fache father inserts one intermediate stop into Leipzig only, in order to provide with the Leipziger elephant ladies for new generation. Whether the 4.5 tons heavy bull covered also successfully in Leipzig, is not certain. „ only in a few months can we a ...


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Elephants roam Berlin suburbs

2009-04-26 - Berlin, Germany.

Three elephants that belong to a circus currently camped in a southern suburb of Berlin have been spotted roaming the area regularly, the daily Tagesspiegel reported Sunday. Residents in the district of Marienfelde report that the three African elephants walk the neighbourhood’s streets daily and spend time at a nearby field. There have been no reports of injuries, though passers-by often stop, stare and photograph the massive animals as they calmly make their way through the quiet area.
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Elephant cow Bibi shortly after their arrival one year ago in Rostock. There everything looked still well

Rostock mourns its elephant lady Bibi

2009-04-24 - Mecklenburg, Germany.

The rust ochers elephant lady Bibi is dead. The grey lady had not no more recovered from a heart cycle attack. The directors of zoo Udo nail in Rostock and Trade Union of German Employees Encke in Nuremberg yesterday gave their Okay to o'clock shortly before 15 for putting to sleep.Still the previous evening Bibi discharges its male nurse Jörg kitchen master against 22 o'clock as used. But when the elephant dad goes past on the next morning with his two dogs at the Dickhäuter playpen, the 42-J...


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More photos of baby and mother after the jump!

Your morning adorable: Baby Asian elephant at the Berlin Zoo

2009-03-21 - Berlin, Germany. Lindsay Barnett

Ko Raya, a five-day-old female Asian elephant, made her big debut yesterday at the Berlin Zoo. She's the third offspring of her 22-year-old mother, Pang Pha. Her father is 15-year-old Victor.
Ko Raya is named for an island in Thailand. She weighed about 370 pounds at birth.


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Goni in its transportation crate and Roy Smith, responsible for transport.

Elephant Cow Goni Moved to France

2009-03-06 - , Germany.

The zoo Amnéville is the new homeland of elephant cow Goni. On Wednesday Goni was brought to this week with many patience and light tranquilizers to go into a transportation crate which was then shipped by crane on a low loader. Subsequently, was direction Amnéville, where they probably-keep meanwhile arrived. Gonis future herd consists of two adults cows and a bull.
In April 2004 the then eleven-year old Goni came from the zoo Rostock to Osnabrück and from the outset dominated it the ...


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Zoo Cologne - Elephant Bars

2009-01-16 - Cologne, Germany. Martin Junius

Zoo Cologne - Elephant Bars


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Friday Cute Pic: Baby Elephant Eating a Christmas Tree

2009-01-16 - Dresden, Germany.

It’s nice to know that if you do use a real, live pine tree at Christmastime it won’t necessarily be thrown on the waste heap. Over in Germany, Christmas trees are fed to the animals at Dresden Zoo. Elephant calf Thabo-Umasai joined camels, deer, and sheep in a traditional new-year feast of Christmas trees just after the new year. Each elephant received about five Christmas trees each. The pine trees’ unique oils are said to aid some animals’ digestion. Indeed, pine bark extract is being...


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14th elephantcalf at Tierpark Berlin is born

2008-12-14 - Berlin, Germany. Peter Stolk and Rob Belterman, Netherlands

Yesterday Kewa, at Tierpark Berlin, delivered her fourth calf. Father of this 14th elephantcalf at Tierpark Berlin is Ankhor. And .... it's a female calf!


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Baby elephant Russelchen seemed to be getting on with the tusk at hand - enjoying his first day with his family at the Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg!

Is this baby elephant the new Knut?

2008-11-26 - Hamburg, Germany.

Four-day-old Russelchen - which means 'little trunk' in German - had great fun exploring the elephant house, and is set to be a massive hit with the public.
But can he really be the new Knut, the cute polar bear who won the hearts of people around the world with his antics at Berlin Zoo? Russelchen bravely tried out everything his bigger friends were doing – blowing his trunk, having a hearty drink and going for a splash around. But his first swimming attempt was cut short by his cautio...


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Newborn elephant in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg

2008-11-23 - Hamburg, Germany.

A newly born elephant baby plays with its mother Yashoda at the Hagenbeck Tierpark (animal park) in the northern German city of Hamburg. The 90 centimetre in height and 95 kilo in weight baby Asian elephant was born on November 21.


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Architecture: Oxen + Römer Architekten, Hürth

Elephant Park at Cologne Zoo

2008-11-10 - Cologne, Germany.

The Elephant House at Cologne Zoo, built in 1863 in the Moorish style, and originally intended to be temperorary only, turned out to be very long lasting. Finally a new Elephant Park was opened on 19.09.2004. This new project took into consideration the latest knowledge about the way of life of Asian elephants and the best way to look after them in zoos.


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Do elephants have good memories?

2008-10-18 - Berlin, Germany.

Sara of the Alpha-Omega British School in Spain asks the scientists: Sara: Do elephants have good memories? The answer comes from elephant ecologist Stephen Blake, at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. He works to conserve habitat for elephants in Central Africa. Stephen Blake: Elephants do have fantastic memories. If you imagine an elephant that lives in a tropical rainforest, one of the most complicated systems on Earth, that elephant has to know where fruit trees are, where good forage...


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The mastodon was found immediately outside the cave during a 2006 dig. The dig continues into 2009; who knows what other treasures might be unearthed

Ice Age Ivory Carving Discovered

2008-08-19 - Stetten ob Lontal, Germany. Silke Jeklic

It was a cool afternoon. A small gathering of people assembled at the Swabian village Stetten ob Lontal, in Germany. They waited for a guided trip to Vogelherd Cave. It cannot be called a real cave, like one that allows you to descend deeply into the earth and that might feature artfully dripping stalactite and stalagmite sculptures, perhaps like the Charlotte Cave and other natural caves found in the Swabian Alps. Excursion leader Brigitta Roeck led the group in stages up a soft, rain-soaked fo...


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Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries

2008-07-24 - Hamburg, Germany.

Can I get a bucket of coffee with that? Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries.


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How Islam Came to Germany

2008-06-16 - Hamburg, Germany. Ursula Spuler-Stegemann, University of Marburg

Various sources relate that Charlemagne established diplomatic relations with this Abbasid ruler Caliph Harun al-Rashid in the year 797 or 801. Both sides reportedly guaranteed freedom of belief for members of the other religion in their respective empires. It is in any case an established historic fact that the elephant Abul Abbas died in 810. This magnificent animal had been sent by the caliph to Charlemagne in Aachen as a token of his friendship.


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7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008

2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany. Prof. K. Eulenberger and Dr. A. Bernhard

The congress will be held in Leipzig from 30 April until 4 May 2008 – and we are delighted to have this opportunity to make such a valuable contribution to the important scientific debate among veterinary colleagues in the interests of maintaining the health of our stocks of animals. We therefore hope very much that you will accept this invitation to Leipzig – not just to meet your colleagues but also to find out more about this vibrant, international city at first hand!


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© Nick Brandt: Elephant with exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004, Photo courtesy of Camera Work Gallery

Africa in Photographs on view in Camera Work Gallery in Berlin

2008-04-26 - Berlin, Germany.

This group show hopes to provide an insight into the landscape and wildlife as well as the culture of individual countries on the African continent. Some of this work is familiar, such as Leni Riefenstahl's excellent work for the beautiful tribe of the Nuba. Nick Brands' portraits of African animals are quite good, notably the Elephant seires


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Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany. Aupperle H, Reischauer A, Bach F, Hildebrandt T, Göritz F, Jäger K, Scheller R, Klaue HJ, Schoon HA. Institut für Veterinär-Pathologie

A 48-yr-old female Asian elephant with a history of pododermatitis developed recurrent hematuria beginning in 2002. Transrectal ultrasonography and endoscopic examination in 2004 identified the uterus as the source of hematuria and excluded hemorrhagic cystitis. Treatment with Desloreline implants, antibiotics, and homeopathic drugs led to an improved general condition of the elephant. In July 2005, the elephant was suddenly found dead. During necropsy, the severely enlarged uterus contained abo...


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 I took this picture... what a creative (or desperate) elephant! :)

Tierpark Berlin

2008-04-16 - Berlin, Germany. Kelli

Because Berlin was split into two different cities for quite a while, it has two of everything, like its two zoos! We've been to the Zoo Berlin (West Berlin) many times, but this past Saturday, April 12, we visited the Tierpark Berlin (East Berlin). It was very different! It is a large zoo (the largest landscape zoo in Europe), so you do a lot of walking. The animals seem to be more plentiful, and the spaces are a lot bigger and more open, so we were able to see them closer. Here are some pics:


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A view of Frankfurt Airport

Nellie the Elephant, final call for boarding

2008-04-13 - Frankfurt, Germany.

Complete with a chill-out area for exhausted elephant keepers and a resuscitation room for distressed tropical fish, Frankfurt Airport's new Animal Lounge opened its doors on Friday. The new 3,750-square-metre (40,000-square-feet) hangar has 42 stalls for large animals like the huge number of polo ponies and racehorses that pass through continental Europe's biggest hub every year, or even for the odd rhino or elephant. The new facility replaces two older hangars and will have 25 vets and 60 care...


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2007: Rat-to-Elephant-to-Human Transmission of Cowpox Virus

2008-04-12 - Berlin, Germany. Andreas Kurth

In February 2007, a circus elephant (Elephas maximus) in northern Germany exhibited disseminated ulcerative lesions of the skin and mucosal membranes caused by CPXV infection; the elephant was euthanized after treatment attempts failed. Electron micrographs of negative-stained biopsy specimens of tongue lesions showed orthopoxvirus particles.


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Shu Thu Zar (right) and the bull Bindu (left) Photo: © Stephanie Wroben, Germany

Stillbirth by Shu Thu Zar in Cologne Zoo

2008-03-11 - Cologne, Germany. Dan Koehl

Tuesday morning a stillborn asian elephant calf was found by the elephant keepers in Zoo Cologne. The birth was sceduled for late April. This was the first baby for the mother, 13 year old Shu Thu Zar, and Cologne veterinarians belive that the baby was dead for over half a year in the mothers uterus.


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Heidelberg Zoo: Head Keeper of the elephant department

2008-01-29 - Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Klaus Wünnemann

We are looking for an experienced elephant keeper who shares our ideas and wants to develop the future of our program with us. We care for Elephants. The Heidelberg Zoo has developed from an outdated system of elephant keeping to an institution giving the welfare of our elephant the utmost importance. We believe in the importance of an ever challenging enrichment program for the physical and mental health of elephants. Our enrichment program for elephants fits to the highest standards.


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Tamo and head elephant keeper Filipe von Gilsa

African elephant Tamo born in Wuppertal Zoo

2008-01-15 - Wuppertal, Germany. Filipe von Gilsa

Tamo was born on Sunday 13 January after 641 days. He was 97 kg heavy and 90 cm high. The birth went well and he was drinking after 30 minutes.


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Munster Zoo: Elephant keeper

2008-01-06 - Munster, Germany.

Munster Zoo is searching for a Zookeeper with interest in elephant management. Munster Zoo keeps On-Hand six Asian elephant cows and a bull. If you are educated Zookeeper with Elephant experience, Munster Zoo offer you the chance to develop further.


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death

The elephant bull Shenka at Circus Alberti is dead

2008-01-04 - Geldern, Germany. Dan Koehl

The attraction at Circus Alberti in Germany, the giant elephant Shenka, is dead. The five ton heavy elephant did not only impress in the ring, but also as walker on streets and helper when building up the tents, died in heart failure, says Marcel Frank from Circus Alberti. He was very old, 49 years, and grandfather to many babies.


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Stars in der Manege 2007 at Circus Krone

2007-12-11 - Munich, Germany. Michaela Rehle

German actress Wolke Hegenbarth and elephant trainer Rene Casselly perform on an elephant's back during the charity circus gala night with VIPs as participants in Munich's circus Krone December 1, 2007. The well-known TV gala 'Stars in der Manege' will be broadcasted on December 26 on German television.


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First European Elephant Management School in Hagenbecks Tierpark

2007-11-12 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained.


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Panang and the bull Gajendra (left) Photo: © Heike Klabunde

Second elephant stillbirth in Munich Zoo

2007-10-08 - Munich, Germany.

The elephant cow Penang in Munich Zoo (born 1989 in Zuerich) gave birth yesterday to a stillborn bull elephant calf, several months before expected birth. Munich Zoo (Hellabrunn Tierpark) will probably provide more information on their website tomorrow.


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abstract

Assisted reproduction in female rhinoceros and elephants - current status and future perspective.

2007-09-01 - Berlin, Germany. Hermes R, Göritz F, Streich W, Hildebrandt T., Leibniz Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research

Over the last few decades, rhinoceroses and elephants became important icons in the saga of wildlife conservation. Recent surveys estimate the wild Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) elephant populations to be, at most, 50 250 and 637 600 respectively. For the five rhinoceros species, black (Diceros bicornis), white (Ceratotherium simum), Indian (Rhinoceros unicornis), Javan (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus Sumatrensis), the population estimates ...


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birth

African elephant baby born in Berlin

2007-08-22 - Berlin, Germany.

A female african elephant was born in Berlin wednesday morning, 92 centimeter and 95 kilo heavy. The 22 years old mother Bibi was mother for the second time, the father Tembo has now sired seven babies.


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evolution
The African elephant is known for its large, floppy ears

Scientists map elephant evolution

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany.

Scientists say they have calculated the date at which the African and the Asian elephant went their separate ways. The two elephant species diverged from a common ancestor some 7.6 million years ago, experts working in the US, Germany and Switzerland say. They came to their conclusion after comparing a genetic analysis of the two species with material derived from the extinct woolly mammoth and mastodon.


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Appearance and Location of Origin of the Mastodon Tooth (IK-99–237) Used for Sequencing of the mtDNA Genome

Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany. Nadin Rohland, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas,Joshua L. Pollack2, Montgomery Slatkin, Paul Matheus, Michael Hofreiter

We have sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of the extinct American mastodon (Mammut americanum) from an Alaskan fossil that is between 50,000 and 130,000 y old, extending the age range of genomic analyses by almost a complete glacial cycle. The sequence we obtained is substantially different from previously reported partial mastodon mitochondrial DNA sequences. By comparing those partial sequences to other proboscidean sequences, we conclude that we have obtained the first sequence of m...


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death

Elephant Sikkim in Osnabrück Zoo is dead

2007-07-19 - Osnabrück, Germany. Dan Koehl

Sikkim is dead. The elephant cow, which was confiscated from Circus Giovanni Althoff in 2003, was euthanised on tuesday. The apr. 30 year old african elephant was suffering from cronic joint problems, which gave her a lot of pain, and reduced her movements. Her last years with the herd in Osnabrück Zoo in Lower Saxony gave her social comfort, but in the end not even painkillers could reduce her pain.


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job

Heidelberg Zoo: position as head keeper of the elephant department.

2007-07-18 - Heidelberg, Germany.

You have at least five years of experience working with elephants hands on. You have experience with health care, enrichment, and training of elephants. You are willing to work with elephants in protected contact as well. You are determined curious to shape and train our team in cooperation with our elephant program advisor Alan Roocroft. You are a team player, reliable, hard working and looking to work in a zoo where you can influence development.


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Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. But one can watch evolution in progress by examining enough mammoth carcasses.

What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute.

2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany. Anwen Roberts

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of an almost perfectly preserved baby mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia. SPIEGEL spoke to evolution scientist Michael Hofreiter from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig about what the young female means for science. Researchers are falling all over themselves to examine the intact baby mammoth found in the permafrost of Siberia. Will scientists be able to clone it? Hofreiter: Cloning a mammoth isn't possible!


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birth

Elephant Tika born in Wuppertal Zoo in Germany

2007-07-13 - Wuppertal, Germany.

In Wuppertal Zoo the female african elephant Tika was born on friday morning 02.40. The birth was rather long and complicated, but mother and the 75 kgs heavy baby are OK. Tika was drinking milk from her mother already after three hours.


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European Elephant Keeper and Manager Association (EEKMA)

Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig

2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany. Harry Schwammer, EEKMA

For this meeting the board plans to reorganize EEKMA, involve regional members of different countries to establish news-network.


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Love is... a family that forgives and forgets

2007-05-23 - Berlin, Germany. Allan Hall

After his mother tried to trample him to death and drown him, an unnamed four-day old baby elephant is now reunited with its mother, Pori. The calf is suckling normally and enjoying all the re-found maternal affection that its three-ton mother Pori, 26, can lavish on him. "Mother and son are getting along magnificently now and the baby is able to stand up fully ," said Claus Pohle, deputy director of the animal park where the calf was born on Sunday.


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Elephants Aung Bo and Aung Si transfered from Cologne Zoo to Sevilla in Spain

2007-04-20 - Cologne, Germany. Dan Koehl, Stephanie Wroben, Raesfeld, Germany

Today the young asian bulls Aung Bo and Aung Si, six and five yers old and both born in Emmen Zoo in Netherlands, left Cologne Zoo for Sevilla in Spain. Sevilla Exotic animals reserve Castillo de las Guardas in Spain has now 6 asian bulls between five and ten years, and no cows.


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Elephant baby in Cologne Zoo

2007-04-16 - Cologne, Germany. Dan Koehl

Sometime during the night to monday morning the 23 year old elephant Tong Koon gave birth to a male calf in Cologne Zoo. When the keepers left in the evening, there was no indication for birth, and next morning the 100 kgs heavy calf was there. Tong Koon was imported pregnant from Thailand.


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Elephant baby in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg

2007-04-12 - Hamburg, Germany. Dan Koehl

Elephant Lai Sinh delivered wednesday morning a female elephant baby, her first succesful after the stillbirth in 2003. Father is the 34 year old bull Hussein. Theres now altogether 11 elephants in Hagenbecks Zoo, celebrating 100 years.


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Elephant calf Thabo-Umasai at Germany

Dresden Zoo Baby Elephant Eats Christmas Trees

2007-01-03 - Dresden, Germany. Ted Chamberlain

Holiday leftovers aren't just for humans. "Elephants around the country will enjoy a delicious lunch today consisting of about five Christmas trees each," Ragnar Kuehne of Zoo Berlin told the Reuters news service on January 3 (Germany map). Unlike the pie, pudding, and honeyed ham that may be haunting your fridge, though, pine trees' unique oils may actually help some animals' digestion, Kuehne said.


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abstract

Foetal age determination and development in elephants.

2006-12-15 - Berlin, Germany. Hildebrandt T, Drews B, Gaeth AP, Goeritz F, Hermes R, Schmitt D, Gray C, Streich WJ, Short RV, Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Hitherto, it has only been possible to estimate foetal ages from theoretical calculations based on foetal mass. The recent development of sophisticated ultrasound procedures for elephants has now made it possible to monitor the growth and development of foetuses of known gestational age conceived in captivity from natural matings or artificial insemination.


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facility

NZ zoos turn nose up at electricity from dung

2006-12-15 - Colin Marshall, Germany.

A German idea of using animal dung to generate electricity is not about to be adopted in New Zealand where zookeepers say they will stick to using it to make fertiliser and compost. Muenchner Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich has installed a biogas plant to be fuelled by manure from elephants, rhinos, buffalos and antelopes, and any left-over animal food.


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Captive Elephants Get Pedicures

2006-11-28 - Hamburg, Germany.

At the Hamburg Zoo in Germany, elephant experts train zoo keepers on how to handle the giant animals, particularly on how to properly trim their toenails.


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First European Elephant Management School

2006-11-06 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained.


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A Berlin girl moves to Munich! Asian elephant Temi transfered from Berlin to Munich

2006-11-02 - Munich, Germany. PR Munich Zoo

On the 28.10.06 the young elephant cow "Temi" arrived in Hellabrunn with a special transporter. She was placed here by the zoo Berlin Friedrichsfelde. She was accompanied by her animal keeper, Mr Thomas Günther, who will stay with us until Sunday in order to help "Temi" (Burmese "daughter") settle in. Before that two of our elephant keepers went to Berlin for 14 days to get to know the animal.


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elephant "Tarak" and his first birthday cake at the zoo in Hanover

2006-10-28 - Hanover, Germany.

One-year old elephant "Tarak" (2nd R) enjoys his first birthday cake made of rice and cereals with his mother Khaing Hnin Hnin and his aunts Dunja and Manari 28 October 2006 at the zoo in Hanover. (Photo by Jochen Luebke/AFP/Getty Images)


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Elephants in Berlin Zoo Celebrate Halloween With Pumpkin Treat. Pumpkins Are Rich In Fiber

2006-10-26 - Berlin, Germany.

The elephants at the Berlin Zoo celebrated Halloween Tuesday with a special treat: wheelbarrows full of pumpkins. Some of the elephants like to roll the pumpkins before breaking them with their feet, but all of them ate the gourds. The pumpkins are a perfect treat for the animals. They are rich in fiber but have a high sugar content.


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abstract

Endotheliotropic elephant herpesvirus, the first betaherpesvirus with a thymidine kinase gene.

2006-10-01 - Berlin, Germany. Ehlers B, Dural G, Marschall M, Schregel V, Goltz M, Hentschke J. . Robert Koch-Institut Berlin

Endotheliotropic elephant herpesvirus (elephantid herpesvirus 1; ElHV-1) is apathogenic for African elephants (Loxodonta africana), but causes fatal haemorrhagic disease in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). This is thought to occur through transmission from African elephants in places where both species are housed, such as zoological gardens. The virus has caused considerable losses in North American and European zoological gardens and thus severely impedes breeding of the endangered Asian elep...


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61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006

2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig Zoo

Conference theme: Sustainable management of flagship species for conservation.

Agenda
- Global elephant management issues
- Relationship between WAZA and regional associations
- Prioritisation of field projects
- Conservation psychology
- Global standards/ substandard zoos
- Amphibian crisis
- ZIMS demonstration in English
- ZIMS demonstration in German
- Focus on aquariums
- Marketing (questionnaire)
-...


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Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths.

2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany. Rompler H, Rohland N, Lalueza-Fox C, Willerslev E, Kuznetsova T, Rabeder G, Bertranpetit J, Schoneberg T, Hofreiter M.. Molecular Biochemistry, Uni Leipzig

By amplifying the melanocortin type 1 receptor from the woolly mammoth, we can report the complete nucleotide sequence of a nuclear-encoded gene from an extinct species. This finding suggests that mammoths may have been polymorphic in coat color, with both dark- and light-haired individuals co-occurring.


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evolution

Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes.

2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany. Michael Hopkin

An analysis of 43,000-year-old DNA from these prehistoric creatures suggests that some of them were blondes. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took samples from a 43,000-year-old bone found in Siberia, and extracted the portion of DNA containing a key pigmentation gene, Mc1r. They publish the results in this week's Science.


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Endotheliotropic elephant herpes virus (EEHV) infection. The first PCR-confirmed fatal case in Asia.

2006-06-28 - Berlin, Germany. Reid CE, Hildebrandt TB, Marx N, Hunt M, Thy N, Reynes JM, Schaftenaar W, Fickel J.. Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin

Since 1995, 4 suspected cases of Endotheliotropic Elephant Herpes Virus (EEHV) infection, i.e. based on clinical presentation, have occurred in Asia without resulting in epidemic outbreaks, which brings many of the traditional theories into question. Herpes is still ramped in captive elephant populations worldwide, devastating particularly the neonatal and weaning-age population.


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birth

Joy over over elephant birth in Dresden Zoo

2006-02-11 - Dresden, Germany. Dan Koehl

After 629 days of pregnancy Dresden Zoos first elephant baby was born on saturday 4th of February. The mother, the 16 year old african elephant Drumbo, had a fast birth, which is germanys first elephant birth through artificial insemaniation. Father is Tembo, an elephant bull from the zoo in Colchester, England. The baby was 87 cm tall and weighed 107 kg.


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pictures

Day in pictures

2006-01-02 - Erfurt, Germany.

Elephants at Erfurt Zoo in eastern Germany enjoy a seasonal diet, enriched by unsold Christmas trees.


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abstract

Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae

2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany. Krause J, Dear PH, Pollack JL, Slatkin M, Spriggs H, Barnes I, Lister AM, Ebersberger I, Paabo S, Hofreiter M. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Our phylogenetic analyses show that the mammoth was more closely related to the Asian than to the African elephant. However, the divergence of mammoth, African and Asian elephants occurred over a short time, corresponding to only about 7% of the total length of the phylogenetic tree for the three evolutionary lineages.


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European Elephant Management School - 7-15 November 2005

2005-11-07 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained. Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses eleven Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard. Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animal (e.g. foot trimming, transportation). The School is held in a nine-day-session.


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Augsburg Zoo to display black men with elephants

2005-06-08 - AUGSBURG, Germany.

The addition of black actor in grass skirts to the elephant and rhino exhibits at a zoo in Augsberg, Germany, has sparked accusations of exploitation.
Brochures for an upcoming 3-day promotion called "Discover the Dark Continent," the zoo plans to hire blacks to conduct traditional African activities such as basket-weaving, woodwork and various rituals such as tribal dancing, The Scotsman said Wednesday.


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Ilona from Hannover to Heidelberg Zoo 28 september

2004-09-28 - Heidelberg, Germany. Dan Koehl

Because of Califa und Farina, the last elephant baby births in Hannover Zoo, peace was over, and the kindergarten became a little bit too much for Ilona. At the 29 of September 2004 she was transfered to Zoo Heidelberg, in a seventeen meter long vehicle, during eight hours journey at the german autobahn.


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One more elephant with Frankello

2004-09-12 - Platschow, Germany.

The elephant trainer Sonny Frankello has bought yet one more elephant. A few months ago he received the female elephant Sandra and now he has bought a male elephant – Moritz. The elephant comes from the German Scholl family. Sonny has now 6 African elephants. 2 males Sahib and Moriz and four females Mala, Sandra, Kenia and Timba. Only 3 of the elephants have been on tour this year.


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New elephant park opening in Cologne Zoo, Germany

2004-09-09 - Cologne, Germany. Barbara Brem

On September 9th, the “Elephant Park” was officially opened in Cologne. Three bulls and two cows from Holland and England, as well as a six-year old bull from Singapore now live on 5,000 square meters interior enclosure and in a 15,000 square meters outdoor park. The 20,000 square meter facility takes up approximately ten percent of the overall zoo property.


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"Right-trunkers" and "left-trunkers": side preferences of trunk movements in wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus).

2003-12-00 - Berlin, Germany. Martin F, Niemitz C., Freie Universität Berlin

In this article, the side preferences of feeding-related trunk movements of free-ranging Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) were investigated for the first time. It is hypothesized that a functional asymmetry of the trunk is necessary to perform skillful feeding movements more efficiently. This might be connected with a corresponding hemispheric specialization. Video recordings of 41 wild elephants provided frequencies and durations of the following trunk-movement categories: object contact, retr...


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Ultrasonography of the urogenital tract in elephants (Loxodonta africana and elephas maximus): An important tool for assessing male reproductive function

2000-11-30 - Berlin, Germany.

The success rate of captive elephant breeding programs worldwide is poor. Along with undiagnosed reproductive disorders in females and fatal diseases such as the newly discovered herpesvirus infection, male infertility now is considered a major contributing factor in the failure to maintain self-sustaining captive populations.


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Elephant herpes virus, a problem for breeding and housing of elephants. Report Kiba Berlin Zoo

1999-06-01 - Berlin, Germany. Burkhardt S, Hentschke J, Weiler H, Ehlers B, Ochs A, Walter J, Wittstatt U, Goltenboth R. Institut fur Lebensmittel, Arzneimittel und Tierseuchen

This is a report on the case of 'KIBA', an eleven year old male elephant at the Zoological Garden Berlin, infected with the endotheliotropic elephants herpesvirus. 'KIBA' was born at the Zoo in Houston, Texas, and raised within his herd. In June 1998 he already serviced three females of his new herd several times. In August 1998 he died after passing a peracute progression of the disease after residenting in Berlin for only 9 months.


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Rare elephant birth creates sensation at Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin

1999-01-19 - Friedrichsfelde, Berlin, Germany.

A tiny, 4-day-old elephant was introduced to an entirely different species at Berlin's Friedrichsfelde Zoo on Tuesday: a herd of television and still cameras accompanied by a pack of journalists. The infant female African elephant, one of only seven born in captivity in Germany, appeared a little shaky on her legs as she was presented to the media.


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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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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
YouTube: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - That's An Elephant! Scene (1/10) | Movieclips
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Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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Rangers Accused of Demanding Cash to Return Marauding Elephants to Murchison Park

2021-01-10 - Masindi, Uganda. Michael Ojok

According to Jalon Lakony Opiyo, every time elephants invade the area, each member of the village which has around 2000 households contributes 1000 shillings for the rangers to rescue them and their p...


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Citing health of animals, Centre says stop elephant rides at Jaipur Amer Fort

2021-01-06 - Jaipur, India. Deep Mukherjee

Ride operators however, say that they ensure care for the elephants and that closing down the rides would be unfair to mahouts. “How is it fair for this report to say that the elephant rides should ...


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An Elephant Response Unit (ERU) patrolling Way Kambas National Park for illegal activities.

For Sumatran elephant conservation, involvement of local people is key

2021-01-05 - , Indonesia. Roderick T.J. Buiskool

For critically endangered Sumatran elephants, a long-term conservation strategy must include community involvement in mitigating human-elephant conflict, in addition to securing viable habitats. In or...


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India Forest Dept. uses elephants for tracing leopards in Koppal

2021-01-04 - Koppala, India.

Two days after a person who was away for cattle grazing at Virupapura Gaddi Islet in Gangavathi taluk was killed by a leopard, the Forest Department officers have introduced two elephants — a male a...


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Giants roam near Yangon

2021-01-04 - Yangon, Myanmar.

Khaing Khin Sein lives at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp, which is located between Taik Kyi and Okekan township in the Yangon Region. More than 30 elephants reside at the Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Cam...


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Thanks to an approach with NASA, the researchers have managed to detect elephants from space with an accuracy comparable to that of the human eye, using satellite images ‘Worldview 3’, owned by ‘Maxar Technologies’, which can ‘comb’ and collect more than 5,000 km. in a single image, in a matter of minutes.

Wow! Elephants can now be tracked and counted from space

2021-01-03 - , United States.

The department of Zoology, the Machine Learning Research Group in collaboration with Dr. Olga Isupova, from the University of Bath and Dr. Tiejun Wang, professor at the University of Twente, in the Ne...


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DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO CHASE ELEPHANTS

2021-01-02 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has taken steps to use drone technology to chase away elephants; the pilot project of this initiative is currently underway in the Naula Rathgammana area in Mat...


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Smugglers jailed as China"s "biggest ever" illegal ivory network smashed

2021-01-02 - Beiiing, China.

Seventeen people have been jailed -- including two for life -- for running China's largest ever ivory smuggling ring, moving millions of dollars of tusks from west Africa into the mainland's vast dome...


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Rejected Elephant Calf Shifted To Kapilash Rescue Centre

2021-01-01 - Berhampur, India.

The elephant calf, rejected by its herd in Sunapur village on the outskirts of Berhampur has been shifted to Kapilash rescue centre in Dhenkanal district. The baby elephant was part of the herd which ...


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