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Odessa Zoo in Ukraine opens to visitors for first time since Russian invasion

Wendy in the Odessa Zoo on March 26, 2022.

2022-03-26 - Odessa, Ukraine.

With Russian forces bogged down about 85 miles northeast in Mykolaiv, Odessa has been spared shelling for the last several weeks, encouraging the port city to return to normal life. Stores have reopened and people are back out on the streets. Things aren’t quite normal, of course. But for a brief few hours, children were able to marvel at tigers and elephants and feed the goats.


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A blast-stressed elephant and an abandoned lemur: The war within Kyiv’s zoo

2022-03-06 - Kiev, Ukraine.

Horace the Asian elephant is so terrified of explosions that he’s been put on sedatives. The zebras are being kept inside after they panicked at the sound of shelling and ran directly into a fence. And Maya the lemur is so overwhelmed that she abandoned her newborn baby this week — nearly killing him.


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Neandertals mammoth building project

2011-12-03 - Molodova, Ukraine.

The new discovery comes from Molodova, a Ukrainian site first excavated in the 1950s. There, Neandertals erected a mammoth-bone structure thats unlike later mammoth-bone huts, suggesting that the two Homo species developed these practices independently, says study coauthor Stephane Pean, also of France’s National Museum of Natural History.


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Governmental commission to investigate Kiev Zoo deaths

2010-07-12 - Kiev, Ukraine.

On April 26, the Kiev Zoo´s symbol, an elephant by the name of Boy died. Local media reported that the animal was allegedly poisoned. Numerous deaths of animals in the Kiev Zoo raised strong concern from the Ukrainian Ministry of Environmental Protection and forced it to create a special commission to investigate the case.


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Poisoning suspected after Ukraine elephant drops dead

2010-04-28 - Kiev, Ukraine.

UKRAINE prosecutors are probing the suspected poisoning of a 40-year-old Asian elephant called Boy who dropped dead at Kiev zoo. "Boy was poisoned, theres no doubt," veterinary official Oleg Melnik told Kievskie Vedomosti daily after taking part in the autopsy. "We will know what poison was used in a few days."


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Dead elephant was poisoned, says Kiev zoo

2010-04-26 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The only elephant in Kievs zoo, 39-year-old Boy, died Monday in his enclosure, apparently after being poisoned, the zoos director said. This morning at 10.45 a.m. he let out a terrible cry and fell. I have the conclusions of veterinarians ... It was a poisoning," zoo director Svitlana Berzina told Reuters.


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Kiev mayor sacks zoo chief for failing to find mate for elephant

2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The mayor of Ukraine's capital Kiev said he sacked the head of the city's zoo after he failed to find a "wife" for a male elephant, Ukrainian media reported on Thursday. Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky said he sponsored the elephant through Kiev zoo's sponsorship program, and his deputies are also involved in the project.


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Kiev Mayor Sacks Zoo Chief For Failing to Find Mate for Elephant

2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine.

MOSCOW, January 29 (RIA Novosti) - The mayor of Ukraine's capital Kiev said he sacked the head of the city's zoo after he failed to find a "wife" for a male elephant, Ukrainian media reported on Thursday.
Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky said he sponsored the elephant through Kiev zoo's sponsorship program, and his deputies are also involved in the project.
"Today... I remembered that I feed the elephant 100,000 hryvnas ($13,000) per quarter or per month - I don't remember exactly," ...


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Pictures of Tarun in Odessa Zoo

2008-10-23 - Odessa, Ukraine.

On following site you can see some pictures of Taruns tusk-operation!


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Yesterday elephant Tarun died in Odessa Zoo

2008-10-20 - Odessa, Ukraine.

Yesterday, on October 19th, Indian elephant Tarun died in Odessa zoo, IA “Context-Prichernomorie” correspondent reports. This was reported to the agency correspondent today, on October 20th, during the telephone talk by the director of UE “Odessa zoological park” Yury Kucherenko. Yury Kucherenko reminded that in 2000 Odessa zoo refused from performing operation on removal of sore tusks, for performing of which a team of specialists from England came. During this period th...


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Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

2008-08-30 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The Kyiv zoo will celebrate the Elephant Day on August 30. According to the press-service of the Kyiv City State Administration, the holiday will begin at noon with presenting a “Summer Bouquet” to zoo’s elephant Boy. Specialists will tell interesting information about his life. Boy’s favorite delicacies – apples, oranges, carrots, and cabbage, will be hidden in his open-air cage. Those willing will be allowed to make photos with the elephant. Boy the elephant has been living in the Ky...


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Ukraine2022-03-26 - Odessa, Ukraine - Odessa Zoo in Ukraine opens to visitors for first time since Russian invasion 2022-03-06 - Kiev, Ukraine - A blast-stressed elephant and an abandoned lemur: The war within Kyiv’s zoo 2011-12-03 - Molodova, Ukraine - Neandertals mammoth building project 2010-07-12 - Kiev, Ukraine - Governmental commission to investigate Kiev Zoo deaths 2010-04-28 - Kiev, Ukraine - Poisoning suspected after Ukraine elephant drops dead 2010-04-26 - Kiev, Ukraine - Dead elephant was poisoned, says Kiev zoo 2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kiev mayor sacks zoo chief for failing to find mate for elephant 2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kiev Mayor Sacks Zoo Chief For Failing to Find Mate for Elephant 2008-10-23 - Odessa, Ukraine - Pictures of Tarun in Odessa Zoo 2008-10-20 - Odessa, Ukraine - Yesterday elephant Tarun died in Odessa Zoo 2008-08-30 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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