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

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

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

The gomphothere was likely hunted by the Clovis people.

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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Bus crashes into escaped circus elephant Hilda in Mexico

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

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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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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