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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries some three hours later.


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Researchers have found cut and percussion marks in elephant bones in the site of Preresa.

"Inhabitants of Madrid" ate elephants" meat and bone marrow 80,000 years ago

2012-04-25 - Madrid, Spain.

Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow. This is what a Spanish study shows and has found percussion and cut marks on elephant remains in the site of Preresa.


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Spanish researchers found the fossil remains of fauna of glacial climate in 72 Iberian sites, mostly in the north of the peninsula.

Woolly Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros and Reindeer Lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 Years Ago, Findings Show

2010-09-07 - Madrid, Spain.

A team made up of members of the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have gathered together all findings of the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and the reindeer in the Iberian Peninsula to show that, although in small numbers, these big mammals -- prehistoric indicators of cold climates -- already lived in this territory some 150,000 years ago.


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Campaign launched to save Barcelona"s sad elephant

2009-02-06 - Barcelona, Spain.

A Spanish animal rights group has launched a campaign to have Susi, the only elephant in Barcelona's zoo, moved to a parkland, saying she could otherwise die of sadness. The Barcelona-based group Libera says Susi's "life is in serious danger" from the depression she is reportedly suffering since her female companion, Alicia, died last year. Libera says Susi is 36 years old and was born in the wild in Africa.


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The IUCN World Conservation Congress

2008-10-05 - Barcelona, Spain.

More than 8,000 of the world’s leading decision makers in sustainable development: from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia. Together in one place for 10 days: to debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide. The objective: ideas, action and solutions for a diverse and sustainable world. 1’500 participants in the World Conservation Congress will build their skills for conservation action by participating in one of 50 (4-8 hours) practical and experiential workshops. Ma...


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Female African elephant Alicia in Barcelona Zoo is dead

2008-03-04 - Barcelona, Spain. Jessica Jeniu Perez

Alicia died on february 29, 2008 from an intestinal colic, 46 years old. Alicia arrived in Barcelona Zoo in 1963. African female Susi (arrived September 2002) is now the only elephant at the Barcelona zoo.


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Sad elephant cheered by Falla adoption

2007-02-06 - Benidorm, Spain. valencialife.net

Petita, the loneliest elephant inside the Terra Natura theme park in Benidorm has now become a true star after being adopted by the Antiga de Campanar Falla Chapter. Petita had been scorned by her fellow elephants as she was unable to put on any weight, and she was left to her own devices by the group -much to the astonishment of staff at the park who admitted that they never thought that a herd of elephants could turn on one of its number.


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the waif look is out...even in the animal kingdom

2006-11-10 - Benidorm, Spain. JASON QUINN

This week, the Spanish Media has devoted a lot of space towards Petita, a female Asian elephant in Benidorm's Terra Natura. Petita seems to fall short of the current elephantine standards of beauty. Weighing in at just 2,900 kilos, in a world where the average female elephant weighs 4,000 kilos, Petita is too waif-like for any self-respecting elephant. Her clearly visible jaw line and long thin legs seem only to provoke displeasure among her peers who evidently have no time for 'heroin-chic'.


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23rd EAZA Annual Conference 2006

2006-10-03 - Madrid, Spain.

The 23rd Annual Conference of EAZA will be hosted by Zoo Aquarium Madrid, Spain from 3 to 7 October 2006. The Conference itself will take place at Palacio Municipal de Congresos, a highly modern conference centre, conveniently located at only one metro stop away from the international Madrid Barajas airport.


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African elephant born in Carbaceno, Spain

2001-08-14 - Cantabria, Spain. Alexander Haufellner, EEG

About 06.00 in the morning), was again a birth of a female African elephant in Europe. Location was Carbaceno in Spain, the mother was Csambi and the father Cisco. This was Csambis 3:rd baby, and Carbacenos 8:th. With 8 births in the last ten years since its opening, this Zoo has the best records of african elephant breeding in Europe (Ramat-Gan in Israel not counted) The baby and the mother joined the herd the very same day.


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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

2021-03-05 - Fort Worth, United States.

A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said this week that the permit to import Emily and Nellie from Canada was withdrawn last year "following an internal decision" from management, and "those two ele...


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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Animal Keeper - Elephant Section (Permanent Role)

2021-03-03 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper with at least one ...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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