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Mexico City’s new airport site becomes ‘mammoth central’

2020-09-04 - Mexico City, Mexico.

The bones of some 200 mammoths have been found at the Santa Lucía Air Force Base site in México state, and more skeletons of the extinct mammal have been found there than anywhere else in the world.


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 Zoom, the baby elephant whose birth was live-streamed, is seen in the Africam Safari park in Puebla, Mexico on August 14, 2020

Mexican zoo live-streams birth of elephant named "Zoom"

2020-08-15 - Mexico City, Mexico.

A baby African elephant whose birth was live-streamed by a safari park in Mexico has been named Zoom after the video chat app made popular by the coronavirus pandemic


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The gomphothere was likely hunted by the Clovis people.

Prehistoric Clovis culture roamed southwards. Stone tools and bones of an ancient tusker found at extensive Mexican site.

2009-10-21 - Sonora, Mexico. Rex Dalton

Scientists have discovered a site containing the most extensive evidence seen so far in Mexico for the Clovis culture. The find extends the range of America's oldest identifiable culture, which roamed North America about 13,000 years ago. The bed of artefacts in the state of Sonora in northwest Mexico also includes the bones of an extinct cousin of the mastodon called a gomphothere. The beast was probably hunted and killed by the Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, who myste...


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Prehistoric Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Mexico

2009-08-19 - Oaxaca, Mexico.

Scientists have unearthed the skeleton of a prehistoric Mastodon in Mexico. The relative of today’s elephant roamed the earth many thousands of years ago. If scientists have it right, the remains of this beast haven't seen the light of day in at least 10,000 years. The skeleton of a prehistoric Mastodon has been unearthed in the Mexican state of Oaxaca after being discovered by a local farmer.


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70-Year-Old Elephant Dies at Mexico City Zoo

2009-03-17 - Mexico City, Mexico.

A 70-year-old female elephant died at Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico’s largest, after falling into the pit separating her from the public, the Mexico City mayor’s office said Sunday. The Asian elephant named Ranny on Saturday lost “strength in her extremities, could not keep her balance and fell to one side of her pen,” the Mexican capital’s government said. The accident occurred as a “result of her advanced age” and forced authorities to close part of the zoo while they undertook rescue ...


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Elefanta in Aragon passes away to the 70 years

2009-01-18 - , Mexico. Edith Martinez, THE UNIVERSAL ONE

Ciba surpassed the life expectancy of its species, arrived at the 70 years when the Asian paquidermos live between 40 and 45.
Elefanta of the zoological one of San Juan de Aragon passed away east Friday because of the natural aging of its body, informed Juan González, director of this dependency.
For four months, Ciba, that was characterized for being “arrogant and the dominant one” in the pair that Maid did with her companion, stopped being it and yielded its place in the h...


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Mexico seizes circus animals after tragic elephant accident

2008-09-26 - Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico has seized 12 animals from a circus a day after one of its elephants wandered onto a highway and was struck and killed by a bus. Mexico's Environmental Protection office said the two Asian elephants and 10 Siberian tigers were not properly contained and were at risk of escaping. The office said Wednesday in a statement that inspectors found the elephants tied to the tire of a trailer. Doors on several of the trailers also lacked proper locks.
On Tuesday, a 5-ton elephant named Indr...


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A man stands next to a dead elephant after it was hit by a passenger bus on the outskirts of Mexico City, early Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The five-ton elephant escaped from a circus and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus and died on T

Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico

2008-09-24 - Mexico City, Mexico.

A five-ton elephant escaped from Gran Circo Union and wandered onto a busy highway, where it was hit by a bus. Both the driver and pachyderm were killed early Tuesday. Bus driver Tomas Lopez, 49, was killed and at least four passengers were hospitalized after the pre-dawn collision in Ecatepec, just north of Mexico City. State police spokesman Juan Sanchez said the elephant escaped from its cage at the Circo Union, but he declined to give any other details. He said officials were investigating. ...


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8 Headlines about Elephants from Mexico2020-09-04 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico City’s new airport site becomes ‘mammoth central’ 2020-08-15 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mexican zoo live-streams birth of elephant named "Zoom" 2009-10-21 - Sonora, Mexico - Prehistoric Clovis culture roamed southwards. Stone tools and bones of an ancient tusker found at extensive Mexican site. 2009-08-19 - Oaxaca, Mexico - Prehistoric Mastodon Skeleton Discovered in Mexico 2009-03-17 - Mexico City, Mexico - 70-Year-Old Elephant Dies at Mexico City Zoo 2009-01-18 - , Mexico - Elefanta in Aragon passes away to the 70 years 2008-09-26 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico seizes circus animals after tragic elephant accident 2008-09-24 - Mexico City, Mexico - Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico

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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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Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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Wild elephant tests positive for herpes virus in Odisha forest

2021-08-11 - Bhubaneswar, India.

In 2019, five elephants had died within 33 days in Odisha after testing positive for herpes


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Apparently proving the saying that old habits die hard, Rivaldo, an elephant recently released into the wild in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district returned to Mavanallah near his old habitat.

Elephant Rivaldo released into Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, returns to village

2021-08-06 - Udhagamandalam, India.

The villagers reportedly noticed Rivaldo moving around their area in the wee hours of Wednesday, about 40 kms from the camp and alerted the forest department officials.Though the elephant was radio-co...


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Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died

2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States.

Maggie, an African elephant that lived at the Alaska Zoo for 24 years, has died at a wildlife sanctuary in California. She was 41 years old. Maggie died at the Performing Animal Welfare Society wildli...


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TN forest dept may release more camp elephants depending on success of Rivaldo"s rehabilitation

2021-08-03 - Chennai, India.

In a 10-hour operation, the iconic tusker Rivaldo, which was captured and put inside a kraal for nearly three months, was successfully released in Chikala in Theppakadu forest range of Mudumalai Tiger...


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OKC ZOO’S YOUNG ASIAN ELEPHANT, KAIRAVI, TESTS POSITIVE FOR EEHV

2021-07-31 - Oklahoma City, United States.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s dedicated animal and veterinary care teams have begun to treat its youngest Asian elephant, female Kairavi (Kai), 2, for elephant endotheliotropic herpes...


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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford

2021-07-30 - Miami, United States.

In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for con...


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Elephant of Guruvayur Anakotta suffers mysterious burn injuries on body

2021-07-28 - Thrissur, India.

The 28-year-old elephant Keerthi of Anakotta (elephant camp) in Guruvayur was found with burn injuries on his head and neck. Injuries on the upper parts of the body remains a mystery to the authoritie...


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African Elephant Born at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center

2021-07-28 - Pittsburgh, United States.

It’s a girl! An African elephant calf was born in the early morning hours of July 18th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s International Conservation Center (ICC) in Somerset, PA. Both mother a...


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