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Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo

2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary.

n elephant calf was born in the Budapest Zoo in the small hours of Wednesday, the zoo told MTI. The delivery went without complications and the calf weighing 80kg stood up and started feeding soon after, the zoo said. The zoo has published videos of the birth on its website and will present the newcomer in a live stream on Thursday.


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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 born during his stay – even though he had some encounters with Basel Zoo’s females, none of them became pregnant.


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Rene Casselly has become known as "elephant boy" with his TikTok stunts

TikTok fame: From Elephant Boy"s circus tricks to a Chinese teacher

2020-08-23 - Budapest, Hungary. Zhang Nini

Rene Casselly, a seventh generation animal trainer in Hungary, has risen to fame for his amazing stunts that have earned him the nickname Elephant Boy. He now has more than 1.5million followers.


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ELEPHANT BABY BORN ON VALENTINE’S DAY

2013-02-14 - Budapest, Hungary.

After 52 years, an elephant baby was born at the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden. The baby was born on Thursday morning, February 14. The baby and mother are hermetically closed off from the outside world. The public may not view them yet, and only designated keepers and veterinarians may enter the Elephant House.


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Asian bull elephant Assam transfered to Budapest

2009-10-28 - Budapest, Hungary.

The nine year old asian elephant bull Assam, born in Chester Zoo (Chang x Thai (Thi Ha Way), was transfered yesterday to Budapest Zoo in Hungary.


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Packed trunk

2009-10-20 - Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.

Orphaned elephant calf Jumanee may soon be packing his trunk as zoo bosses try to find him an adoptive mum. The heartbroken youngster lost his mum in August when she died of cancer and stood guard over the spot where her body fell for days trumpeting plaintively. Now keepers in Nyiregyhaza Zoo, Hungary, think they've found him a new mum in France. Zoo director Laszlo Gajdos said: "It really does hurt to see him being so sad. Accepting a substitute mum is not easy, but we hope, it will help the e...


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Orphaned 2-year-old African elephant Jumaane climbs on the back of his dead mother, Yoki, Friday in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park, 245 kilometres east of Budapest, Hungary. Yoki, 19, died the day before, apparently of a tumour in her spleen. Jumaane stayed

Big picture month: No greater love

2009-08-23 - Budapest, Hungary. ATTILA BALAZS

Today's photo was taken by Attila Balazs and shows elephants. Orphaned 2-year-old African elephant Jumaane climbs on the back of his dead mother, Yoki, Friday in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park, 245 kilometres east of Budapest, Hungary. Yoki, 19, died the day before, apparently of a tumour in her spleen. Jumaane stayed with his mother’s body for 14 hours. Keepers say the calf has been looking for his mother, weeping, since the body was removed from the elephant house. View our elephants photo gall...


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Real estate developer adopts elephant Zitta in Budapest zoo

2007-12-05 - Budapest, Hungary.

A real estate developer has paid half million forints (about 2,000 euros) to adopt a female elephant in the Budapest zoo and asked a popular actor to serve as stepfather, it was announced on Wednesday. Actor Sandor Csanyi said he would be delighted to be pachyderm Zitta's stepfather on behalf of Elephant Holding and stated that he had loved babar as a child and had written to Santa Claus asking for an elephant when he was eight years old.


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German drug maker saves baby elephant in NE Hungary

2007-10-05 - Budapest, Hungary.

A German pharmaceuticals company from Hamburg has saved a baby elephant born in the zoo of Nyiregyhaza, N Hungary, last month by supplying a special milk replacement feed after the mother was unable to feed the calf, a spokesperson said on Friday. The baby was the first African elephant born in Hungary, on September 4. The mothers milking glands got inflamed after giving birth and so the baby elephant had to be hand-fed at hourly intervals with the special milk supplied from the German company f...


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Employment Prospects Bleak for Cute New Elefant

2007-09-05 - Budapest, Hungary. Pestiside Staff

You may have read over on Caboodle that Hungary's first ever African elephant was born in captivity at Nyíregyháza Zoo yesterday. However, reading about it is nothing compared to seeing the supercute MTI snaps (the one above with a not-so-cute handler) via the supercute Cukiság, Index's blog dedicated to all things that make you want to go Awwww. However, when the baby bull's time comes to pack his trunk, government tightening of the animal labor market may leave him jobless.


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First ever African elephant born in Hungary

2007-09-05 - Sostoi ut, Hungary.

An elephant has been born in Hungary for the first time in 50 years at the Nyíregyháza Zoo Tuesday afternoon. Zoo Director László Gajdos said that this is also the first African elephant to be born in the country, as all previous elephant babies were Indian. The mother elephant, Yoki, arrived at the zoo from Israel last year. A few months ago, her pregnancy was revealed in a laboratory in Berlin. Yesterday afternoon, Yoki was walking in her runner when an attendant noticed that her water had...


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Elephant escapes from Hungarian National Circus

2007-07-02 - Balatonlelle, Hungary. All Hungary News

An elephant owned by the Hungarian National Circus escaped from the company's tent in Balatonlelle on Saturday, one day after the circus premiered its new show in the town. Szandra, a 30-year-old female elephant who has starred in James Bond movies, pulled the poles of the "electric shepherd" from the ground, then stepped over the wires and left the camp. Early Saturday morning, she was seen grazing on a nearby field. The circus director was immediately notified, and did not have any problems he...


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Mammoth fossils discovered in Southern Hungary

2006-08-09 - Budapest, Hungary.

A fossilized mammoth skull, including a meter-and-a-half section of a tusk and several teeth, was discovered in Zok, a village near the city of Pecs in South Hungary, a spokesman for Pecs University said on Wednesday. Initial digs suggested that the mammoth had been hunted and killed by humans, which makes the find even more interesting. Mammoth fossils were last found in July, when a calf and an adult were unearthed at the shore of Lake Balaton in W Hungary, while constructing a road.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Hungary2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary - Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo 2020-10-22 - Sosto, Hungary - Jack the elephant bull (27) has moved from Basel Zoo and returned home to Sosto Zoo in Hungary. 2020-08-23 - Budapest, Hungary - TikTok fame: From Elephant Boy"s circus tricks to a Chinese teacher 2013-02-14 - Budapest, Hungary - ELEPHANT BABY BORN ON VALENTINE’S DAY 2009-10-28 - Budapest, Hungary - Asian bull elephant Assam transfered to Budapest 2009-10-20 - Nyiregyhaza, Hungary - Packed trunk 2009-08-23 - Budapest, Hungary - Big picture month: No greater love 2007-12-05 - Budapest, Hungary - Real estate developer adopts elephant Zitta in Budapest zoo 2007-10-05 - Budapest, Hungary - German drug maker saves baby elephant in NE Hungary 2007-09-05 - Budapest, Hungary - Employment Prospects Bleak for Cute New Elefant 2007-09-05 - Sostoi ut, Hungary - First ever African elephant born in Hungary 2007-07-02 - Balatonlelle, Hungary - Elephant escapes from Hungarian National Circus 2006-08-09 - Budapest, Hungary - Mammoth fossils discovered in Southern Hungary

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Ancient mammoth tusk recovered from bottom of the ocean

2021-11-24 - Monterey, United States.

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI) have found and extracted mammoth tusks from a Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), deep in the ocean. According to MBARI, their team discov...


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Suspected poachers sit on the defendant’s benches during their trial hearing at a district court in Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. The court opened the trial against the group of men accused of poaching endangered elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation groups have hailed as a milestone. (AP Photo/Riska Munawarah)

Trial opens against accused elephant poachers in Indonesia

2021-11-22 - Calang, Armenia.

An Indonesian court on Monday began a trial against a group of men accused of poaching endangered Sumatran elephants and trading in illegal ivory, in a case that wildlife conservation officials have h...


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Hadi Shrine Circus puts animals at the forefront in their annual charitable performances

2021-11-22 - , United States.

Tim Frisco, an employee with Miller Equipment Company, leads a group of elephants down the ramp into Roberts Stadium while preparing for the 72nd annual Hadi Shrine Circus on Nov. 22, 2005


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Hachaliah Bailey (1775-1845), Artist unknown, oil on canvas SHS75.8.1 The William & Nancy Bailey Collection

Why a Farmer from Alfred Killed One of the First Circus Elephants

2021-11-22 - Alfred, York County, United States.

It's an interesting tale that starts with Hachaliah Bailey. Yup, that Bailey, as in the Barnum and Bailey circus. Bailey was a farmer in upstate New York when he bought an elephant for about $1,000. A...


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Elephant Nature Park Updates

2021-11-22 - Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Article about the relocation of Asian female elephant Kamu to ENP.


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To save the life of the baby elephant, wildlife officials today (pictured) had to amputate half of her trunk at the Elephant Training Centre in Aceh Besar, Indonesia

Baby elephant is forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia

2021-11-16 - Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A baby elephant was forced to have her trunk amputated after being snared by cruel poachers and left behind by her herd in Indonesia. She was rescued on Sunday in Alue Meuraksa, a village in the Aceh ...


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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Three Asian elephants pregnant at Melbourne Zoo

2021-11-13 - Melbourne, Australia.

For the first time in Melbourne Zoo’s history, three Asian elephants have become pregnant naturally and will give birth next year. New mum Mali, who was also born at the zoo 11 years ago, is sharing...


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The list of elephant people is growing!

2021-11-13 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The latest addition to the Elephant Database, presenteation of elephant people is growing, now over 300 names of legandary Circus trainers, Asian Mahouts, and head elephant keepers in Zoos.


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Remembering Karma

2021-11-10 - Mathura, India.

On 10 November 2021, we bid farewell to our beloved Karma. A few days before she passed, Karma collapsed out of exhaustion. Our team would lift Karma up with the help of a crane, without which they f...


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Elephant attacks mahout in ATR

2021-11-03 - COIMBATORE, India.

A mahout was injured in the attack of a camp elephant at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve near Top Slip on Monday. A Forest Department official said the mahout, Jayachandra...


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Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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