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Grandpa Lin Wang, the worlds oldest Asian elephant in captivity died in Taipei yesterday. He was 86.

Oldest Asian Elephant Dies at Age 86 at Zoo

2009-01-31 - Taipei, Taiwan

Grandpa Lin Wang, the worlds oldest Asian elephant in captivity died in Taipei yesterday. He was 86. The old pachyderm was found dead in his pen pond at the Taipei City Zoo at Mucha at 200 a.m. ´He died in dignity from extreme weakness due to old age,´ a zoo spokesman said. Lin Hua-ching said the grand old elephant, brought here by former Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Army Sun Li-jen in 1947, showed signs of frailty after the Chinese New Year holiday early this month. Lin Wang (F...



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Mastodon fossil remains discovered in Taichung

2007-08-24 - Taipei, Taiwan

Fossil remains of a newborn mastodon were recently discovered in the dry riverbed of Dajia River near Shih-kang village in Taichung County, sources at the Taichung Mountainview Community University reported yesterday. They also noted that the discovery marks the first time that local archaeologists have found proof that Taiwan was once home to the prehistoric elephant species, which is estimated to have existed from about 28 million years ago to 10,000 years ago.



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A fossil of a mammuthus molar has been found in central Taiwan

2007-05-25 - Taipei, Taiwan

It is the first time fossils from the prehistoric elephant have been found outside the southern region of the country, the China Post newspaper said. The newspaper said the fossil belonged to a newborn mammuthus calf that lived in the area around Shih-kang village in Taichung County 1.6 million to 2.2 million years ago. Scientists say the discovery provides new evidence of the animals possible distribution through Taiwan.



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Taiwan Zoo Faces Serious Sex Issues

2007-03-05 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A Taiwan zoo has become the laughing stock for having mistaken a female elephant for a male for 28 years, a newspaper said on Sunday. The Shoushan Zoo in Kaohsiung, south Taiwan, received two baby African elephants from a US zoo in 1979, believing they were a male and a female, the Taipei Times reported. Since then, the Shoushan Zoo raised the two elephants, Ali and Annie, as a couple and even held a much-publicized wedding for them in 2002. Annie died in 2003. Although Annie never gave birth, z...



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Naughty Boy Theme Park Won"t Lift Elephant With Human Hair

2007-02-16 - TAIPEI, Taiwan

A Taiwanese theme park has dropped a plan to use a cable made of 320,000 human hairs to lift an elephant, a report said Friday. The United Daily News said the theme park made the decision after critics said the act could scare the animal. The Naughty Boy Theme Park had planned to attach the cable to a crane and use it to lift a 6-ton elephant to mark the opening of a wildlife zoo, the newspaper said.



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Asian elephants at the Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo: Asian Elephants with Zookeepers.

2006-10-18 - Taipei, Taiwan

Asian elephants with Zookeepers in Taipei Zoo. Photo by Danburg Murmur, taken on October 15, 2006, with a Canon PowerShot S2 IS.



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Ivory smuggling plot uncovered. Customs officials discovered 18 wooden boxes filled with about 350 elephant tusks, which were intended to be transferred to Manila

2006-07-05 - Manila, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Harbor officials yesterday discovered a large amount of ivory in cargo that had originated in Tanzania. The Kaohsiung Customs Office found an estimated 350 tusks in two containers, weighing around 2,500kg and valued at more than NT$100 million (US$3,100,775). "The two containers entered Kaohsiung Harbor on June 11 and June 15, respectively, from Tanzania.



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Taiwan seizes huge haul of smuggled ivory from Tanzania

2006-07-05 - TAIPEI, Taiwan

Taiwan custom officials have confiscated more than two tonnes of elephant tusks from Tanzania in what they said could be the largest illegal shipment of ivory uncovered on the island. The ivory, which included 350 tusks and some cut pieces, was discovered in two containers bound for Manila from the eastern African country via Taiwans southern Kaohsiung harbour, Kuo Shih-hsien, spokesman for Kaohsiung customs told reporters.



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Ling Wang on display at Taipei City Zoo

2004-10-17 - Taipei, Taiwan

A stuffed replica of the famous elephant, Ling Wang, is on display at the Taipei City Zoo. The eighty-six year old elephant is a common memory for many generations in Taiwan. After two years of construction, the life-sized specimen is now ready to greet the public today.



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Fibrosarcoma with lung and lymph node metastases in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

2004-10-06 - Taipei, Taiwan

A case of fibrosarcoma with lung and lymph node metastases in a 54-year-old female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) is described. After pododermatitis of 2 years duration in the right forefoot, a mass developed in the lateral toenail. At postmortem, metastasis to the right axillary lymph node and both lungs was noted. Microscopic examination of primary and metastatic sites revealed infiltrating bundles of spindle cells, with fairly distinct cell borders, variable amounts of eosinophilic cytoplas...



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10 Headlines about Elephants from Taiwan2009-01-31 - Taipei, Taiwan - Oldest Asian Elephant Dies at Age 86 at Zoo 2007-08-24 - Taipei, Taiwan - Mastodon fossil remains discovered in Taichung 2007-05-25 - Taipei, Taiwan - A fossil of a mammuthus molar has been found in central Taiwan 2007-03-05 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Taiwan Zoo Faces Serious Sex Issues 2007-02-16 - Taipei, Taiwan - Naughty Boy Theme Park Won"t Lift Elephant With Human Hair 2006-10-18 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Zoo: Asian Elephants with Zookeepers. 2006-07-05 - Manila, Taiwan - Ivory smuggling plot uncovered. Customs officials discovered 18 wooden boxes filled with about 350 elephant tusks, which were intended to be transferred to Manila 2006-07-05 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taiwan seizes huge haul of smuggled ivory from Tanzania 2004-10-17 - Taipei, Taiwan - Ling Wang on display at Taipei City Zoo 2004-10-06 - Taipei, Taiwan - Fibrosarcoma with lung and lymph node metastases in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).


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2009-01-31-Taipei
Oldest Asian Elephant Dies at Age 86 at Zoo
2007-08-24-Taipei
Mastodon fossil remains discovered in Taichung
2007-05-25-Taipei
A fossil of a mammuthus molar has been found in central Taiwan
2007-03-05-Kaohsiung
Taiwan Zoo Faces Serious Sex Issues
2007-02-16-Taipei
Naughty Boy Theme Park Won"t Lift Elephant With Human Hair
2006-10-18-Taipei
Taipei Zoo: Asian Elephants with Zookeepers.
2006-07-05-Manila
Ivory smuggling plot uncovered. Customs officials discovered 18 wooden boxes filled with about 350 elephant tusks, which were intended to be transferred to Manila
2006-07-05-Taipei
Taiwan seizes huge haul of smuggled ivory from Tanzania
2004-10-17-Taipei
Ling Wang on display at Taipei City Zoo
2004-10-06-Taipei
Fibrosarcoma with lung and lymph node metastases in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).