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2.5 million-year-old mastodon unearthed. Romanian miners dig up one of the best preserved specimens in Europe

2008-08-12 - Bucharest, Romania

Miners in Romania have unearthed the skeleton of a 2.5 million-year-old mastodon, believed to be one of the best preserved in Europe, a local official said Friday. They stumbled on the remains of the mammoth-like animal during excavations in June at a coal mine in the village of Racosul de Sus, around 100 miles (170 kilometers) northwest of Bucharest, according to Laszlo Demeter, a historian and local councilor. "This is one of the most spectacular finds in Europe," paleontologist Vlad Codrea, w...



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Sex and elephants woo voters ahead of Romania polls

2008-05-19 - Bucharest, Romania

From parading an elephant through the streets to wrapping a condom on a finger or posing as Jesus, Romanian politicians are finding new ways to woo voters ahead of municipal elections on June 1. In the Black Sea port of Constanta, a bulky candidate for mayor, nicknamed "the elephant", publicised his campaign by walking the animal through the town centre. "It eats peas," the candidate Victor Manea said, poking fun at the current mayor of Constanta, whose last name, Mazare, means peas in Romanian.



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Stress kills elephant Gaya in Bukarest Zoo

2007-06-14 - Bukarest, Romania

The most admired animal in the Bucharest Zoo, Gaya the Elephant, died in fall 2006, leaving behind a handful of commissions and discussion boards. According to the Analysis Commission report, Gaya was killed by the respiratory problems caused by the extreme stress she was submitted to. The report, based on the opinions of several foreign specialists, also proves that some Zoo animals were sacrificed and used as food for the reptiles.



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3 Headlines about Elephants from Romania2008-08-12 - Bucharest, Romania - 2.5 million-year-old mastodon unearthed. Romanian miners dig up one of the best preserved specimens in Europe 2008-05-19 - Bucharest, Romania - Sex and elephants woo voters ahead of Romania polls 2007-06-14 - Bukarest, Romania - Stress kills elephant Gaya in Bukarest Zoo


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2008-08-12-Bucharest
2.5 million-year-old mastodon unearthed. Romanian miners dig up one of the best preserved specimens in Europe
2008-05-19-Bucharest
Sex and elephants woo voters ahead of Romania polls
2007-06-14-Bukarest
Stress kills elephant Gaya in Bukarest Zoo