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Omaha zoo"s elephants loaded onto plane in Swaziland, should arrive in Omaha within 48 hours

2016-03-09 - Mbabane , Swaziland

The Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and its partner zoos sent an airplane to Swaziland, sedated 18 elephants and loaded them up Tuesday, forcing a judge to make an emergency decision to allow the transport. All signs point to elephants arriving in the U.S. late Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the travel itinerary. After temporarily freezing the import while he deliberated, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates decided to allow the import for fear that sedating the elephants an additional t...



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Swaziland sells off 18 elephants to US

2015-11-15 - Mbabane, Swaziland

The United States government is offering to pay $450, 000 to Swaziland€s Big Game Parks (BGP) in a deal to acquire 18 of 39 elephants blamed for destroying vegetation and causing negative impact on rhino conversation projects.€US government documents show that the elephants are fenced into a small portion of the reserves, denying them access to much larger areas of land and causing degradation,€ the Conservation Action Trust said.



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Swazi elephants get vesectomies

2009-08-10 - Manzini, Swaziland

In an effort to reduce the need for elephant culling, Disney Animal Kingdom vets have successfully performed vasectomies on seven Swaziland bull elephants. The elephants were from the Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve, both owned by Big Game Parks. The parks carry small elephant herds. While the operation helped to pave the way forward in finding environmentally sound, financially viable and humane methods of elephant population control, park managers said the vasectomy operation...



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2016-03-09-Mbabane
Omaha zoo"s elephants loaded onto plane in Swaziland, should arrive in Omaha within 48 hours
2015-11-15-Mbabane
Swaziland sells off 18 elephants to US
2009-08-10-Manzini
Swazi elephants get vesectomies