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A zoo in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don welcomes new arrival – a calf of an endangered Asian elephant.

Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo

2017-02-01 - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russian Federation

A zoo in Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don welcomed a new-born elephant female calf born on Wednesday (January 18) from two 11-year-old Asian elephants Sinta and Yuma. €An elephant calf stood up immediately (after the birth) and started eating. In about an hour it started eating. You can see now it is sleepy. This particular calf sleeps while standing up. Sitara used to sleep while laying down. It seems to be an individual feature,€ a zoo keeper Alexei Titov told journalists o...



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The brain of Yuka was very well preserved, and we could compare it to the brain of an African elephant

The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis

2015-11-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation

Elephants are famed for their intelligence, and now it seems likely that the long-gone woolly mammoths were just as clever. Scientists from Russia and South Africa combined to undertake the first-ever comparison between the brains of the two creatures, using remains of adolescent Yuka, found five years ago close to the Laptev Sea in the Ust-Yansky district of the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia.



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Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

2013-06-02 - Yakutsk, Russian Federation

Scientists in Siberia say they´ve extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included well-preserved muscle tissue, must be studied further to know its potential.



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Living Mammoth Cells Found In Eastern Russia

2012-09-12 - Yakutia, Russian Federation

Researchers leading an expedition in the far northeastern Russian republic of Yakutia has discovered what they are calling the living cells of a mammoth Researchers leading an expedition in the far northeastern Russian republic of In a unique area at the depth of about 100 meters we discovered some rich material for reasearch €´ soft and adipose tissues, fur and bone marrow of a mammoth,€ Semyon Grigoryev, chief of the Yana-2012 expedition, told a meeting at a university in th...



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Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Baby Found in Russia"s Permafrost

2011-08-19 - Moscow, Russian Federation

Another, new, near perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth has been discovered in Russia´s permafrost by a reindeer herder, authorities said on Friday. Local officials said that the carcass of the baby woolly mammoth was as perfectly preserved as Lyuba, a 40,000 year old mammoth calf discovered in the same region four yearse ago. The new, still be be "named" calf was discovered sticking out of the permafrost. Although unconfirmed by authorities, they have sent an expedition to the region, ...



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Female elephant born at Rostov Zoo

2010-12-27 - Rostov-na-Donu, Russian Federation

Is the present new-year than miracle newly born elephant calf - Sint´s cow-elephant presented in the outgoing year to zoo. On the night on December 22 was born [samochka]. First-born Sints (so they call cow-elephant- mom) saw zoologists early in the morning. This remarkable event the specialists of zoo " hid´ several days from the curious eyes for superstitious reasons. [Malyshka] was born by weight about 70 kg. now it [okrepla], she grew prettier. Like all little-ones, it is active ...



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Zoo Sued in Elephant Death

2010-09-14 - Moscow, Russian Federation

A Moscow woman is suing the Moscow Zoo for 4 million rubles ($130,000) after her adult daughter was stomped to death by a rampaging elephant in 2007, Interfax reported Monday. The daughter, Olga Grishina, 43, a single mother of three, worked in animal transportation at the zoo. Her mother, Tatyana Novikova, 70, said the zoo refused to compensate her for the death, claiming that it could not be held responsible for the actions of an animal. She accused the zoo of repeatedly violating wild animal ...



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Kholmogory Bone Carving

2009-10-13 - Moscow, Russian Federation

Since long ago dwellers of the Russian North procured seal bones and walrus tusks in the polar seas and gathered fossil mammoth bones on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. The bone carvings from Kholmogory were notable for excellent craftsmanship and perfected technique. The best carving masters from Kholmogory were invited to work in the Kremlins Armoury, which performed orders for the tsars court. The unique art of Kholmogory bone carving has existed for more than 400 years. The first archive dat...



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Scientists perform an autopsy and DNA analysis on Lyuba, a wooly mammoth.

Mammoth remains from the Russian permafrost offer up rich bounty

2009-10-11 - Yamal Peninsula, Russian Federation

It was 15 years ago when Vasily Ivanovich spotted something curious poking out of the side of a lake. Scrambling down a reed-lined bank, the reindeer hunter gently coaxed the object from the mud. "It was a mammoth tusk," Ivanovich said. "It wasnt very big," his wife, Valentina, pointed out. "There are lots of them," she added.



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Humans, elephants, trees, bacteria share similar metabolic rates

2008-10-14 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Metabolic rate and body mass do not have any consistent relationship, according to a new study. Anastassia Makarieva, a researcher from Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, says that most groups of organismsbe it a tiny bacterium, a growing tree, or a gigantic mammalfavour the same optimum metabolic rate. While it has been found in past studies that smaller species within many groups of organisms generally produce more energy within each cell than their larger counterp...



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22 Headlines about Elephants from Russian federation2017-02-01 - Rostov-on-don, Russian federation - Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo 2015-11-12 - Yakutia, Russian federation - The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis 2013-06-02 - Yakutsk, Russian federation - Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk 2012-09-12 - Yakutia, Russian federation - Living Mammoth Cells Found In Eastern Russia 2011-08-19 - Moscow, Russian federation - Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Baby Found in Russia"s Permafrost 2010-12-27 - Rostov-na-donu, Russian federation - Female elephant born at Rostov Zoo 2010-09-14 - Moscow, Russian federation - Zoo Sued in Elephant Death 2009-10-13 - Moscow, Russian federation - Kholmogory Bone Carving 2009-10-11 - Yamal peninsula, Russian federation - Mammoth remains from the Russian permafrost offer up rich bounty 2008-10-14 - St. petersburg, Russian federation - Humans, elephants, trees, bacteria share similar metabolic rates 2008-06-07 - Stavropol, Russian federation - Ancient Bones in Guinness Record Book 2008-05-13 - Yakutsk, Russian federation - Siberia"s tusk hunters risk all in search of mammoth payoff 2008-04-10 - Moscow, Russian federation - Lyuba gives scientists glimpse of mammoth insides 2007-10-10 - Moscow, Russian federation - Elephant kills handler in Moscow zoo 2007-09-24 - Stavropolsky, Russian federation - Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered 2007-09-18 - St. petersburg, Russian federation - Big Beasts To Roam in New City Zoo 2007-08-10 - Kaliningrad, Russian federation - Russian zoo insists elephant will stay despite global petition 2007-07-10 - Siberia, Russian federation - Baby mammoth discovery unveiled 2007-07-07 - Moscow, Russian federation - Russia to send frozen fossil of mammoth calf for studies 2006-09-05 - Moscow, Russian federation - Russian Villagers Plunder Unique Mammoth Skeleton in Siberia 2006-03-30 - Moscow, Russian federation - Reproduction of cowpox virus strain EP-2 isolated from an elephant in primary fibroblast cultures and chorion-allantoic chick embryos 2006-02-17 - Moscow, Russian federation - Mammoth is the brother of the Asian elephant, and the African elephant is their grandfather


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2017-02-01-Rostov-on-don
Calf of endangered Asian elephant born in Russian zoo
2015-11-12-Yakutia
The extinct woolly mammoth was as smart as African elephant, says pioneering new brain analysis
2013-06-02-Yakutsk
Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk
2012-09-12-Yakutia
Living Mammoth Cells Found In Eastern Russia
2011-08-19-Moscow
Perfectly Preserved Woolly Mammoth Baby Found in Russia"s Permafrost
2010-12-27-Rostov-na-donu
Female elephant born at Rostov Zoo
2010-09-14-Moscow
Zoo Sued in Elephant Death
2009-10-13-Moscow
Kholmogory Bone Carving
2009-10-11-Yamal peninsula
Mammoth remains from the Russian permafrost offer up rich bounty
2008-10-14-St. petersburg
Humans, elephants, trees, bacteria share similar metabolic rates
2008-06-07-Stavropol
Ancient Bones in Guinness Record Book
2008-05-13-Yakutsk
Siberia"s tusk hunters risk all in search of mammoth payoff
2008-04-10-Moscow
Lyuba gives scientists glimpse of mammoth insides
2007-10-10-Moscow
Elephant kills handler in Moscow zoo
2007-09-24-Stavropolsky
Rarest Southern Elephant Discovered