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15th International rhino and elephant conservation and research symposium

2016-11-14 - Singapore Zoo, Singapore

The fourth joint International Elephant and Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium is a forum for elephant and rhino conservationists and researchers from around the world to present conservation projects and research outcomes, new technologies in field conservation and conflict mitigation, studies in disease, reproduction and behavior, and other issues that impact the long term survival of elephants and rhinos.



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The fourth Conference of the International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ)

2012-09-09 - Singapore, Singapore

Wildlife Reserves Singapore is proud to host in conjunction with the ICZ the 4th International Congress on Zoo Keeping, from September 9th to 13th, 2012. This conference themed ´Many Voices, One Calling´ hopes to bring together keepers and zoo professionals from around the World for the objectives of enhancing the professionalism of Zoo Keepers and the welfare of the wild animals in their care.



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162 Elephants Head to Singapore

2011-11-10 - Singapore, Singapore

In January, Sothebys will auction off the statues and donate part of the proceeds to the Asian Elephant Foundation and the conservation fund of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The funds will pay for elephant hospitals and land for elephants to roam in the wild.



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Nila Utama, the five-month-old Asian elephant calf which is the latest addition to the Night Safari

Baby takes a big step forward for Night Safari

2011-04-04 - Singapore, Singapore

The parks first baby elephant in nine years makes his first public appearance at the April launch of an exhibit on the Asian elephant, whose population in the wild is dwindling fast. It´s estimated that there are now only some 30,000 to 50,000 left in the forests of India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia. In Singapore, the latest addition to the Night Safaris brood of endangered Asian elephants is the first to be born at both the Night Safari and Singapo...



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Water way to enjoy nature

2008-10-14 - Singapore, Singapore

Nature lovers looking for more to do will be excited to know that the Singapore Zoo has just introduced boat rides. Since the start of this month, adult visitors can pay $4 for a single trip ticket ($2 for children) for a 20-minute guided ride along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to learn about the areas wildlife. The rides are offered daily. Each of the four boats is named after one of the zoos animal stars: Pedro the otter, Omar the white tiger, Komali the elephant, and Ah Meng, the zoos world-fa...



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Singapore Airlines Cargo partners Wildlife Reserves Singapore

2008-03-21 - Singapore, Singapore

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) and Singapore Airlines Cargo recently formed a partnership to jointly promote wildlife conservation. SIA Cargo is WRS partner in the freightage of wildlife to zoos globally to boost the gene pool of endangered animals. Animals which have been relocated to boost the gene pool of the species globally included Sang Raja the Singapore-born Asian elephant to Cologne Zoo on September 28, 2004.



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Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is the parent company of the award-winning attractions Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park.

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FACTBOX:Where are Asia"s endangered wild elephants?

2008-03-16 - Singapore, Singapore

Asias elephants once roamed across nine million square kilometres of forests from the Iranian coast to the Indian subcontinent, Java, Sumatra and Borneo, and China. Now extinct in west Asia, Java and most of China, about 40,000 to 50,000 remain in pockets of forest in 13 states. About 15,000 Asian elephants live in captivity as work animals, mostly in India, Myanmar and Thailand. By contrast, there are only about 500 captive African elephants, mostly in western zoos, and a wild population of 400...



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Singapore elephants get boots to relieve jumbo pain

2007-12-12 - Singapore, Singapore

Sexy Manolos or Jimmy Choos may top the wishlist of many women this Christmas, but huge waterproof boots were the ideal festive gift for two jumbo females at Singapores zoo. Vets on Wednesday fitted Asian elephants Tun and Jamilah with specially-made protective boots made from a durable, breathable fabric in a bid to relieve their chronic foot lesions. Tun, 20 years old, has one front leg longer than the other. Her problems started when a male elephant in the same exhibit mounted her and caused ...



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Singapore zoo heals animals with herbs, acupuncture

2007-05-18 - Singapore, Singapore

Acupuncture for a limping elephant? Herbal tea for a constipated orangutan? The Singapore Zoo has tried it all, and it works. Treating an elephant with acupuncture requires some industrial-size needles to pierce its 2.5 centimeter (one inch) thick hide and sometimes through 15 centimeters of muscles.



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Elephant Chawangs sperm count good

2007-04-11 - Singapore, Singapore

Singapore Zoos elephant Chawang has had his semen quality tested and results showed his sperm count is good. Chawang, the largest and heaviest animal at the zoo, is almost 3 metres tall and weighs 3,480kg. He has already sired three elephants. Zoos in Australia, like the one in Perth, have shown interest in taking samples of Chawangs semen to impregnate their female Asian elephants. But no plans have been confirmed yet.



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14 Headlines about Elephants from Singapore2016-11-14 - Singapore zoo, Singapore - 15th International rhino and elephant conservation and research symposium 2012-09-09 - Singapore, Singapore - The fourth Conference of the International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ) 2011-11-10 - Singapore, Singapore - 162 Elephants Head to Singapore 2011-04-04 - Singapore, Singapore - Baby takes a big step forward for Night Safari 2008-10-14 - Singapore, Singapore - Water way to enjoy nature 2008-03-21 - Singapore, Singapore - Singapore Airlines Cargo partners Wildlife Reserves Singapore 2008-03-16 - Singapore, Singapore - FACTBOX:Where are Asia"s endangered wild elephants? 2007-12-12 - Singapore, Singapore - Singapore elephants get boots to relieve jumbo pain 2007-05-18 - Singapore, Singapore - Singapore zoo heals animals with herbs, acupuncture 2007-04-11 - Singapore, Singapore - Elephant Chawangs sperm count good 2006-11-11 - Singapore, Singapore - Elephants escape, Singaporeans unpreturbed 2005-02-28 - Singapore, Singapore - Singapore Zoo Uses Acupuncture on Ailing Elephant 2004-09-30 - Singapore, Singapore - Cologne welcomes Singapore Zoo"s most famous elephant 1999-07-24 - Singapore, Singapore - Captive Singapore Elephant Dies


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2016-11-14-Singapore zoo
15th International rhino and elephant conservation and research symposium
2012-09-09-Singapore
The fourth Conference of the International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ)
2011-11-10-Singapore
162 Elephants Head to Singapore
2011-04-04-Singapore
Baby takes a big step forward for Night Safari
2008-10-14-Singapore
Water way to enjoy nature
2008-03-21-Singapore
Singapore Airlines Cargo partners Wildlife Reserves Singapore
2008-03-16-Singapore
FACTBOX:Where are Asia"s endangered wild elephants?
2007-12-12-Singapore
Singapore elephants get boots to relieve jumbo pain
2007-05-18-Singapore
Singapore zoo heals animals with herbs, acupuncture
2007-04-11-Singapore
Elephant Chawangs sperm count good
2006-11-11-Singapore
Elephants escape, Singaporeans unpreturbed
2005-02-28-Singapore
Singapore Zoo Uses Acupuncture on Ailing Elephant
2004-09-30-Singapore
Cologne welcomes Singapore Zoo"s most famous elephant
1999-07-24-Singapore
Captive Singapore Elephant Dies