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Sheila is bathed by Denise Austin and her mother Irene in their back yard on Whitewell Rd

Baby elephant was taken into North Belfast home to save her from Nazi bombs

2020-12-29 - Belfast, Ireland. Sammy Edwards


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Calf is mother Dina’s third baby born at Dublin Zoo in the last three years

It’s a girl! Elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo on Monday

2017-03-16 - Dublin, Ireland.

A female elephant calf was born at Dublin Zoo on Monday night weighing 80kg.
The mother elephant, named Dina, is the Dublin Zoo herd’s matriarch and gave birth to the healthy calf after a 22-month gestation period.
The new arrival is Dina’s third calf and the fifth elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo in three years.


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ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV

2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland.

From baby elephants to amateur cooks, there´s plenty to watch tonight! The Zoo – RTÉ One (7.00pm) The series is back to showcase the daily occurrences and major events happening at Dublin Zoo, including the arrival of three elephant calves.


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Pictured today Wednesday, 17th September 2014 at Dublin Zoo are The Natural Confectionery Company Facebook competition winners Katie Bushe (left) and Sally Cullen (right) with Gerry Creighton Operations Manager for Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo names new baby elephant calves Kavi and Ashoka

2014-09-17 - Dublin, Ireland. Freya Drohan

Siobhan Cullen, from Balgriffin in Co Dublin, suggested the name Kavi, an Indian word which means poet or wise man, for the bull calf. Katie Bush, from Malahide in Co Dublin, won the honour of naming the second calf Ashoka, born in August, after one of India’s greatest emperors.


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Ella Kiernan (6) and Mia Creighton (7) reading

Dublin Zoo getting ready for some jumbo deliveries

2013-12-02 - Dublin, Ireland.

ALL four female elephants in the herd at Dublin Zoo are pregnant, the keepers believe. The happy news, which was supposed to be kept secret until after Christmas, emerged at the launch yesterday of a new book for children titled ´Dublin Zoo Elephants´.


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Baby elephant Sheila with Denise Austin at her home on Belfast

Story of how Belfast Zoo"s baby elephant was kept in backyard of home during Second World War Blitz to be made into film

2013-11-04 - Belfast, Ireland. CLAIRE MCNEILLY

The true story of a Northern Ireland woman who kept a baby elephant in her backyard during the Second World War is going to be made in to a £5m film. Denise Weston Austin – better known as the "elephant angel" – rescued the calf from Belfast Zoo and kept it at her home on the Whitewell Road in the north of the city when we were being bombed by the Luftwaffe in the 1941 blitz.


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If I"d followed in dad"s footsteps, I"d be an elephant keeper now

2012-10-27 - Dublin, Ireland.

Pat Kenny reflects on the pleasure of summers in the Phoenix Park, where both dad and grandad worked in Dublin Zoo. Each morning he would look after the elephants, feed them and spend the rest of the day talking to the public. Even now, many years later, people still send me pictures or tell me with gratitude about how my father took time to talk to them. He became so well known, in fact, that the famous photographer John Hinde made him the subject of three of his famous coloured postcards.


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Belfast to host opera of Sheila the elephant

2012-10-23 - Belfast, Ireland.

The younger woman is Denise Austin, a zookeeper at Belfast zoo, and this moment, now frozen forever in black and white, was some time in April or May 1941. The German bombing raids, which were to become known as the Belfast blitz, were bringing terror to the city - and not just to its human citizens. At Belfast Zoo, Denise was looking after Sheila, an Asian elephant, and she was becoming increasingly anxious about the stress the terrible night-time raids were having on her charge.


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Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged

2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland.

TWO circus elephants involved in separate freak incidents were drugged with paracetamol and morphine, it has emerged. An investigation is under way after tests confirmed fears that the elderly animals´ food had been tampered with. The results of laboratory tests on blood and urine samples were carried out on the elephants from Courtney Brothers´ Circus.


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Joy Gärtner

Circus investigates elephant crush

2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker is fighting for his life in a Cork hospital after being crushed by Baby, the runaway elephant. Spanish national Justino Munez suffered severe internal injuries when the 2.5-ton animal accidentally crushed him as he was cleaning the elephant pen at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, on Saturday night.


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The scene outside the Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, shortly after a worker was injured by an elephant.

Circus worker injured by elephant

2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib following an incident with an elephant at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork. He was injured by an unintentional blow after one elephant charged another in a holding area. Medical workers and gardaí arrived on the scene shortly after 5pm and a male circus worker was taken by ambulance to hospital.


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Baby with owner Joy Gärtner

Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines

2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A video of an elephant escaping from a Cork circus during the week has become a global sensation. The Indian elephant named Baby broke free from her keepers at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool on Tuesday, after apparently deciding she was in no mood to have a shower.


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Keeper Brendan Walsh cools down elephant Jasmine at Dublin Zoo

All roads to beaches jammed on hottest day of the year

2010-05-24 - Dublin, Ireland. Paul Melia and Patricia McDonagh

THOUSANDS of families were forced to cope with traffic tailbacks as they descended on beaches and parks to make the most of the hottest day of the year so far. Up to 8,000 families flocked to Dublin Zoo for the opening of the new petting farm, beaches were inundated with day-trippers, while hundreds took part in the Killarney fun run and thousands attended sporting events including the 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.


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Ivory highlights elephant threat

2009-09-02 - Dublin, Ireland.

The impact of the ivory trade on the future of elephants was revealed at Dublin Zoo as Customs officers handed over seized jewellery for display.
The ivory necklaces and bracelets from South Africa were confiscated from a posted parcel at Dublin Airport. Dublin Zoo Director, Leo Oosterweghel, said the items will be put on show to inform visitors about the impact of the ivory trade.


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The elephants were from the Sydney Circus

Police report elephants" parade

2008-10-21 - Bangor, Ireland.

A circus has been reported to Northern Ireland's Parades Commission for leading elephants through a street in Bangor, County Down. Alexander Scholl from the Sydney Circus said the elephants were being exercised last week when the police arrived and told him to put them back in a trailer.


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My week: Pat Kenny. Saying goodbye to the Irish summer in a celebrity garden

2008-09-07 - Dublin, Ireland.

I am asked to recreate a John Hinde picture postcard of my late father, an elephant keeper in Dublin Zoo, which was taken in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I dress in the uniform and cap and get the elephant to salute with her trunk. For my dad it was Sarah, for me it is Yasmin. The result will be seen on TG4 in a few weeks’ time on a programme called Cartai Poist. It turns out to be an afternoon full of memories because, in my childhood, Dublin Zoo was virtually a second home.


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Patter of heavy feet set to draw one million to zoo

2008-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland.

AN UNPRECEDENTED baby boom at Dublin Zoo is set to draw a record one million visitors this year for the first time in the zoo's 177-year history. A total of 905,000 people entered the Phoenix Park attraction in 2007, but the patter of heavy feet has boosted interest among families and schools so far in 2008. The past year has seen the arrival of two young giraffes, a white rhino baby and a Californian sea lion calf. In coming weeks the veritable animal creche is expected to see the arrival of a ...


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Meet Budi

Dublin Zoo names its newest elephant

2008-04-24 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has officially named its new elephant calf Budi following a competition that attracted over 1,000 entries. 11-year-old Tallaght student Cian Cooke picked the Indonesian name, which means 'wise one', to reflect the elephant's Asian heritage. Budi was born in February, just the second elephant born in Ireland.


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Anak (large) and the newborn unnamed elephant

Zoo celebrates jumbo delivery

2008-02-21 - Dublin, Ireland.

A zoo's not-so-little latest arrival made his first public appearance on Thursday. The four-day-old baby elephant - which weighs in at 80kgs (176lbs) - was revealed to visitors to Dublin Zoo with his mother Yasmin. The bouncing boy, who has not yet been named, is thriving since his delivery early on Sunday morning. The natural birth was observed by zoo staff through several infrared cameras, with the calf walking after just 30 minutes. The jumbo delivery is the latest addition to the facility's ...


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As The Man Says - The Sound Barrier

2008-02-21 - Longford, Ireland.

A Longford man recently sued an Irish circus for ¤20,000 damages, after he alleged that he had been head-butted by an elephant. The circus owners claimed that the man had fallen against the elephant's forehead. The case was settled out of court and all parties agreed to forgt about the incident... with the possible exception of the elephant.


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Dublin Zoo, Mother and baby doing well

New baby elephant born at Dublin Zoo

2008-02-18 - Dublin, Ireland.

A male elephant has been born at Dublin Zoo - the second elephant to be born at the zoo in the past year. The calf, who has not yet been named, was born to mother Indian elephant mother Yasmin at 5.27am in the zoo's elephant enclosure. The birth was unassisted but was observed by zoo staff through several infrared cameras. Mother and baby are both doing well. The other four elephants at the zoo, all female, are smelling and touching the new arrival. Last May, a female elephant, Asha, was born.


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How the elephants really do make their trunk calls. Irish-American scientist Cailtin O"Connell reveals how elephants use their feet and trunks to communicate

2008-02-17 - Dublin, Ireland. Christina Park

ELEPHANTS can stand on tiptoe -- they can run on tiptoe and hardly make a sound. And they can use their sensitive feet to hear through the ground. You would think such behaviour would have drawn attention before but, as the writer Henry David Thoreau (quoted in this book) points out, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see". And Irish-American scientist Dr Caitlin O'Connell, author of The Elephant's Secret Sense, has a keen eye. Employed in 1992 by the Namibian government to s...


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Dublin Zoo sees record 2007 numbers

2008-01-15 - Dublin, Ireland.

Over 900,000 people visited Dublin Zoo last year in what was a 20 per cent jump on 2006 and the highest number in its 176-year history, it was announced today. Officials cite the birth of Ireland's first ever baby elephant and a litter of kune kune pigs - a domestic breed rarely bred successfully in Ireland - as some of the highlights that contributed to the record numbers. Zoo director Leo Oosterweghel said they were hoping for similar success in 2008 with a number of new animal arrivals expect...


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Trunk call at online birth of elephant

2008-01-08 - Dublin, Ireland. Anne-Marie Walsh

IT will be the ultimate in Zoo TV. Special cameras are set to capture the birth of an elephant at Dublin Zoo with the live images available on the internet. Officials have installed hi-tech CCTV cameras in the elephant enclosure in the Phoenix Park to follow expectant Indian elephant Yasmin's labour and delivery in March . Technology company DNA IT solutions, based in Ireland, has been employed to put two cameras in her enclosure to deliver high quality images. The new cameras have replaced trad...


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Axis and DNA IT Solutions help Dublin Zoo watch over birth of baby elephant

2008-01-07 - Dublin, Ireland.

Network cameras from Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, have been installed by one of Ireland's premier network integrators, DNA IT Solutions, inside the Kaziranga Forest Trail Habitat at Dublin Zoo. The birth, which is due to take place within the next few weeks, will be the second elephant birth ever caught on camera in Europe. Traditional analogue-based CCTV cameras have been replaced by Axis network cameras, because the old ones were not delivering the high quality im...


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Local company built gates to house a herd of elephants o Ireland.

2007-09-19 - Dublin, Ireland. Robert Cox

If you're thinking of getting a closer look at Dublin Zoo's latest addition, - the baby Indian elephant recently christened Asha, be sure to admire the gates of the elephant enclosure when you're there. And when you come back you can congratulate local company, Globe Metalworks, based in Rooskey, who designed and installed the 12 gates between the enclosure and the elephant house.


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First baby elephant in Dublin zoo named

2007-09-05 - Dublin, Ireland.

There were jumbo celebrations in Dublin Zoo today as its first baby elephant was officially named. Asha, meaning hope in Hindi, was chosen for the bouncing baby girl who arrived almost four months ago weighing in at 80kg (176lb). Zookeepers trumpeted Asha’s arrival in the early hours of May 7 when she became the first elephant to be born in Ireland. Infrared cameras capture the natural birth and showed her taking her first steps within eight minutes. Asha can be seen with her mother Bernhardin...


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Circus elephant in Ireland died from heart attack after being hassled by dogs

2007-08-07 - Ulster, Ireland. Victoria OHara

The USPCA last night confirmed they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an elephant which was part of a circus touring Ulster. It is understood Kenya, an African elephant, died from a heart attack after being harassed by dogs recently. It is unclear exactly where the incident occurred, but it is understood the animal died within the last two weeks. Mr Wilson said a post-mortem was carried out by a local vet after the elephant had died from a heart attack. "The explanati...


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The first elephant born in the Republic of Ireland still needs a name.

Name the Dublin baby elephant competition. What"s My Name?

2007-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland.

I was born at the Dublin Zoo on 9 May, 2007. My wonderful keepers tell me that I am the first elephant ever born in the Republic of Ireland. My timing was perfect as I get to stomp around the new Kaziranga Forest Trail with the rest of my ‘family’ Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak. The problem is: I still don’t have a name. So I need your help. Find out details for the ‘Name the Baby Elephant (me!)’ contest below and check out my baby photos and video of my birth. Send me your suggestion fo...


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Dublin Zoos rainforest opens

2007-06-28 - Dublin, Ireland.

Elephants will make their first appearance at Dublin Zoo for almost two years when a spectacular rainforest enclosure is opened. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is to unveil the sprawling Kaziranga Forest Trail habitat, which includes water pools and dense vegetation. It will be home to the zoo's two new adult Asian elephants, Bernhardine and Yasmin, which have been in quarantine since arriving from Germany earlier this year. A two-month-old baby elephant born at the zoo in May has yet to be named.


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First elephant born in Ireland

2007-05-09 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has been trumpeting the arrival of the baby girl elephant who was up and walking just eight minutes after she was born. Zoo keeper Leo Oosterweghal said mum Bernhardine and baby are both well. The baby Asian elephant, which has not yet been named, was born in darkness while zookeepers kept watch by using a special camera.


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Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak from Rotterdam to Dublin Zoo.

2006-10-18 - Dublin, Ireland.

There used to be two Asian Elephants in the Dublin Zoo (Judy and Kirsty from Chester zoo in 1991) but they have been moved to Neunkirchen zoo in Germany. A new enclosure was built in Dublin, 50% bigger than the old one, which is now the new home for the dutch elephants from Rotterdam.


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Zoo ready to bid sad farewell to elephants

2005-08-23 - Dublin, Ireland.

It’s going to be an emotional farewell for Dublin Zoo’s two popular elephants when they head to a new home in Germany in a few weeks, the zoo’s assistant director said today. Elephants Judy and Kirsty, who have been at the zoo for a decade, will be moving to Neunkirchen Zoo in western Germany in mid September. Paul O’Donoghue, Dublin Zoo’s assistant director, said the decision to move the elephants was a difficult one, but the zoo was committed to an elephant breeding programme.


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Circus rigger shouldnt have been in elephant enclosure

2005-07-01 - Waterford, Ireland. David O’Mahony

A KERRYMAN is in a “stable but comfortable” condition in Waterford Regional Hospital after being gored by an elephant in Tramore. The animal was part of Circus New York, which has now left the area. Paul Dineen, 35, from Ballyheigue in Co Kerry, underwent emergency surgery on Sunday. He worked at the circus as a rigger, putting up the big top.


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34 Headlines about Elephants from Ireland2020-12-29 - Belfast, Ireland - Baby elephant was taken into North Belfast home to save her from Nazi bombs 2017-03-16 - Dublin, Ireland - It’s a girl! Elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo on Monday 2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland - ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV 2014-09-17 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo names new baby elephant calves Kavi and Ashoka 2013-12-02 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo getting ready for some jumbo deliveries 2013-11-04 - Belfast, Ireland - Story of how Belfast Zoo"s baby elephant was kept in backyard of home during Second World War Blitz to be made into film 2012-10-27 - Dublin, Ireland - If I"d followed in dad"s footsteps, I"d be an elephant keeper now 2012-10-23 - Belfast, Ireland - Belfast to host opera of Sheila the elephant 2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland - Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged 2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus investigates elephant crush 2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus worker injured by elephant 2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland - Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines 2010-05-24 - Dublin, Ireland - All roads to beaches jammed on hottest day of the year 2009-09-02 - Dublin, Ireland - Ivory highlights elephant threat 2008-10-21 - Bangor, Ireland - Police report elephants" parade 2008-09-07 - Dublin, Ireland - My week: Pat Kenny. Saying goodbye to the Irish summer in a celebrity garden 2008-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland - Patter of heavy feet set to draw one million to zoo 2008-04-24 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo names its newest elephant 2008-02-21 - Dublin, Ireland - Zoo celebrates jumbo delivery 2008-02-21 - Longford, Ireland - As The Man Says - The Sound Barrier 2008-02-18 - Dublin, Ireland - New baby elephant born at Dublin Zoo 2008-02-17 - Dublin, Ireland - How the elephants really do make their trunk calls. Irish-American scientist Cailtin O"Connell reveals how elephants use their feet and trunks to communicate 2008-01-15 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo sees record 2007 numbers 2008-01-08 - Dublin, Ireland - Trunk call at online birth of elephant 2008-01-07 - Dublin, Ireland - Axis and DNA IT Solutions help Dublin Zoo watch over birth of baby elephant 2007-09-19 - Dublin, Ireland - Local company built gates to house a herd of elephants o Ireland. 2007-09-05 - Dublin, Ireland - First baby elephant in Dublin zoo named 2007-08-07 - Ulster, Ireland - Circus elephant in Ireland died from heart attack after being hassled by dogs 2007-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland - Name the Dublin baby elephant competition. What"s My Name? 2007-06-28 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoos rainforest opens 2007-05-09 - Dublin, Ireland - First elephant born in Ireland 2006-10-18 - Dublin, Ireland - Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak from Rotterdam to Dublin Zoo. 2005-08-23 - Dublin, Ireland - Zoo ready to bid sad farewell to elephants 2005-07-01 - Waterford, Ireland - Circus rigger shouldnt have been in elephant enclosure

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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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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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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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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

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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