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A new four generation elephant baby born in Netherlands

2013-08-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

The female Asian elephant baby was born this morning at 5 AM at the outside habitat. Mother is Throng Nhi born 2003 in Rotterdam (her father Alexander was born 1978 in Tel Aviv Zoo), father is Timber. Timber was born in Rotterdam 1998, Timbers father Ramon was born 1970 in Hannover Zoo, Germany.



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Elephants to be moved from Emmen zoo after family dispute

2012-11-13 - Emmen, Netherlands

A mother elephant, her two sons and a daughter are to be found a new home by Emmen zoo officials after a power struggle within the herd. The problems began earlier this year when the matriarch of the herd died and two rival strands of the family began fighting it out for control. The dispute has become so serious that the two groups cannot exercise at the same time and have to be kept separated, Nos television said.



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Amsterdam elephant gets contact lens

2012-01-25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

An elephant at Amsterdams Artis zoo has become the first elephant in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens. Her eye was injured during a scuffle with another elephant, the zoo says. Asian elephant Win Thidas eye began streaming and she was evidently having trouble keeping it open because of the pain. Vet Anne-Marie Verbruggen was called in, and an examination revealed that the elephants cornea had been damaged, most likely by a twig.



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2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium

2011-10-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Rotterdam Zoo in association with the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) would like to invite you to participate in the 2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium scheduled for October 10-14, 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This year IEF welcomes to the elephant symposium our colleagues working with all species of rhinos, both in human care and in the wild. Elephants and rhinos face similar problems in the wild (habitat loss and poaching), and many animal managers, ...



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Newborn male calf, Dierenpark Emmen, Feburary 2011.

Emmen Zoo Birth

2011-02-10 - Emmen, Netherlands

The Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands celebrated the birth of a male calf on February 6, the second to be born in the outdoor exhibit with the herd. The calf was the fourth for the thirty year old Burmese cow Htoo Yin Aye. It was sired by the zoos breeding bull Radza. The forty four year old male arrived at Emmen in 2003 from Latvia. Since his arrival, he has sired twelve calves. The new calf brought the zoos herd size to thirteen, seven of which are males.



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Elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo

2010-07-21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam´s Blijdorp Zoo has announced the welcome addition of another elephant. The calf weighed in at 75 kilograms which zoo authorities say is "on the small side". Despite this, the baby was up on its feet and suckling less than two hours after birth.



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Olifant Swe San Thay overleden

2010-02-18 - Emmen, Netherlands

The elephant attendants of animal park Emmen found gisterochtend elephant Swe San Thay inanimately in the stable. Nor to the body of the elephant, nor to camera pictures, which are at night made in the stable, is see something what can an indication for the cause of death be. The elephant has been transmitted for section to the department animal medicine of the university of Utrecht. Swe San Thay (Burmese for golden abundance) were one of the seven Asian elephants, which came in 1988, from Burma...



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Twitter"s 100,000 Twelephants Can Aid 100,000 Elephants

2009-12-05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Twelephants" is a unique campaign that seeks to provide a safe haven for 100,000 elephants in the Elephant Corridor of Africa. In an interview recently conducted with Femke Hulsenbek, Pifworlds program officer, she noted that "Twelephants is one of the most ambitious projects on the Pifworld platform...established to raise awareness for the Elephant Corridor, enabling elephants in Botswana to roam freely across the border to Zambia."



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Elephant baby born in Amersfoort Zoo, Netherlands

2009-11-10 - Amersfoort, Netherlands

Indra of Amersfoort got a baby around 5:30 am this morning. According the the official website of the zoo everything seems to be fine. Gender is unkown yet. Indra got her baby in the new barn. She stood there together with Mimi while her moter was separated in one of the boxes. The public can watch the new baby in the new barn.



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Elephant Parade - Amsterdam

2009-09-17 - Museumplein, Netherlands

From September onwards, a hundred full size art elephants will swarm the streets of Amsterdam: together, they form a remarkable open-air exhibition, the Elephant Parade, that is dedicated to the Asian elephant. After the successful editions in Rotterdam and Antwerp, the exhibition in Amsterdam will be the largest so far. The Elephant Parade is founded by father and son Mike and Marc Spits. With their project, they aim to raise attention for the Asian elephant, that is threatened with extinction.



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38 Headlines about Elephants from Netherlands2013-08-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - A new four generation elephant baby born in Netherlands 2012-11-13 - Emmen, Netherlands - Elephants to be moved from Emmen zoo after family dispute 2012-01-25 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amsterdam elephant gets contact lens 2011-10-10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - 2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium 2011-02-10 - Emmen, Netherlands - Emmen Zoo Birth 2010-07-21 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo 2010-02-18 - Emmen, Netherlands - Olifant Swe San Thay overleden 2009-12-05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Twitter"s 100,000 Twelephants Can Aid 100,000 Elephants 2009-11-10 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Elephant baby born in Amersfoort Zoo, Netherlands 2009-09-17 - Museumplein, Netherlands - Elephant Parade - Amsterdam 2009-05-20 - Safaripark beekse bergen, hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009 2009-03-02 - Emman, Netherlands - Olifant Annabel in dierenpark Emmen overleden 2009-03-01 - Emmen, Netherlands - Breakdown truck for Emmen elephant 2008-09-04 - Emmen, Netherlands - Elephant baby born in Emmen Zoo 2008-03-19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Thong Tai at Amsterdam Artis Zoo is pregnant 2008-03-17 - Hoogeveen, Netherlands - Circus combats animal rights activists using elephant pee 2008-03-03 - Emmen, Netherlands - 2008-02-26 - Emmen, Netherlands - Birth of a male asian elephant in Emmen Zoo, Netherlands 2008-02-21 - Vlaardingen, Netherlands - Return to the Wild broadcasted worldwide 2008-01-02 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Unborn elephant in Blijdorp (Rotterdam Zoo) probably dead 2007-09-04 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Art project vandalised in Rotterdam. A painted elephant sculpture, part of an art project to raise money for threatened elephants in Thailand and India, was vandalised on Sunday night. 2007-08-09 - Emmen, Netherlands - Female asian elephant Swe Zin Born in Emmen Zoo 2007-06-14 - The hague, Netherlands - African nations reach compromise on ivory sales under UN-backed ban 2007-06-14 - The hague, Netherlands - Africa"s elephants get 9-year ivory export break 2007-06-06 - The hague, Netherlands - eBay announces ban on ivory trade on its sites 2007-06-05 - The hague, Netherlands - CITES OKs sale of 60 Ton of ivory to Japan 2007-06-05 - The hague, Netherlands - Illegal ivory imports flourish in U.S.- report 2007-06-03 - The hague, Netherlands - Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in CITES 2007-04-18 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Asian elephant bull Alexander relocated from Rotterdam Zoo Netherlands, to Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. 2007-04-18 - Delft, Netherlands - Nothing "dung" about elephants" pooh 2007-04-04 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Baby elephant trampled to death in Amersfoort zoo 2006-05-13 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rotterdam Zoo celebrating its 10th elephant baby 2006-02-22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Rotterdam elephants moving to Dublin 2005-10-02 - Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Royal elephants auctioned for conservation 2005-08-03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - First elephant ever born in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam 2005-02-23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Dutch customs seize elephant parts 2003-10-14 - Emmen, Netherlands - Emmen zoo struggling to cope with giant elephant Radza from Riga Zoo 2003-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Elephant keeper Perry Haans killed in Safari Beekse Bergen


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2013-08-10-Rotterdam
A new four generation elephant baby born in Netherlands
2012-11-13-Emmen
Elephants to be moved from Emmen zoo after family dispute
2012-01-25-Amsterdam
Amsterdam elephant gets contact lens
2011-10-10-Rotterdam
2011 Elephant and Rhino Research and Conservation Symposium
2011-02-10-Emmen
Emmen Zoo Birth
2010-07-21-Rotterdam
Elephant born in Rotterdam Zoo
2010-02-18-Emmen
Olifant Swe San Thay overleden
2009-12-05-Amsterdam
Twitter"s 100,000 Twelephants Can Aid 100,000 Elephants
2009-11-10-Amersfoort
Elephant baby born in Amersfoort Zoo, Netherlands
2009-09-17-Museumplein
Elephant Parade - Amsterdam
2009-05-20-Safaripark beekse bergen, hilvarenbeek
International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals 2009
2009-03-02-Emman
Olifant Annabel in dierenpark Emmen overleden
2009-03-01-Emmen
Breakdown truck for Emmen elephant
2008-09-04-Emmen
Elephant baby born in Emmen Zoo
2008-03-19-Amsterdam
Thong Tai at Amsterdam Artis Zoo is pregnant