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Salvador Dali And Ashtrays: Why Air India Flew An Elephant To Geneva

2021-12-12 - Cadaques, Spain. Jake Hardiman

In 1967, Air India asked surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, to design a series of porcelain ashtrays for their passengers. Following Dalí’s request for a baby elephant as his payment for the ashtrays, Air India also flew both the trainer and the elephant to Europe from Bangalore/Bengaluru. While Dalí was based in Spain at the time, the elephant’s journey by air only took it as far as the Swiss city of Geneva.


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Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

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

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

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

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

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

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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11 Headlines about Elephants from Spain2021-12-12 - Cadaques, Spain - Salvador Dali And Ashtrays: Why Air India Flew An Elephant To Geneva 2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain - Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk. 2012-04-25 - Madrid, Spain - "Inhabitants of Madrid" ate elephants" meat and bone marrow 80,000 years ago 2010-09-07 - Madrid, Spain - Woolly Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros and Reindeer Lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 Years Ago, Findings Show 2009-02-06 - Barcelona, Spain - Campaign launched to save Barcelona"s sad elephant 2008-10-05 - Barcelona, Spain - The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2008-03-04 - Barcelona, Spain - Female African elephant Alicia in Barcelona Zoo is dead 2007-02-06 - Benidorm, Spain - Sad elephant cheered by Falla adoption 2006-11-10 - Benidorm, Spain - the waif look is out...even in the animal kingdom 2006-10-03 - Madrid, Spain - 23rd EAZA Annual Conference 2006 2001-08-14 - Cantabria, Spain - African elephant born in Carbaceno, Spain

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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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