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The Pope"s Elephant

2016-11-28 - Rome, Italy

In 1514, King Manuel I of Portugal gave Pope Leo X a white Indian Elephant named Hanno. When Hanno arrived in the Vatican€´after sailing from Cochin, on India´s southwest coast, to Lisbon and from Lisbon to Rome, he was an enormous sensation.



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Residents of an Italian village were surprised to find an elephant relaxing in their garden on Tuesday after she escaped from a travelling circus, the ANSA news agency reported.

Escaped circus elephant squats Italian garden

2010-04-27 - Rome, Italy

Residents of an Italian village were surprised to find an elephant relaxing in their garden on Tuesday after she escaped from a travelling circus, the ANSA news agency reported. The elephant, named Dumbo and weighing around three-and-a-half tonnes, took a walk from her cage shortly after the Armando Orfei circus arrived in the village of Bassano, around 100 kilometres (65 miles) north of Rome.



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Flavio Togni, Circo Americano. Rome, January 2007.

2007-01-28 - Rome, Italy

A partial view of the 12 elephants. Costumes and harnesses glows in the dark. "I must say, this certainly puts things into proper perspective as compared to the crap Ken & Nicole keep cranking out these days." Buckles Woodcock



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3 Headlines about Elephants from Italy2016-11-28 - Rome, Italy - The Pope"s Elephant 2010-04-27 - Rome, Italy - Escaped circus elephant squats Italian garden 2007-01-28 - Rome, Italy - Flavio Togni, Circo Americano. Rome, January 2007.


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Flavio Togni, Circo Americano. Rome, January 2007.