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Veasey: Its best if the zoos elephant breeds again

New director of conservation at the Calgary Zoo Dr. Jake Veasey by the Gorilla enclosure on Friday November 19 2010 in Calgary.  Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Veasey+best+elephant+breeds+again/7478288/story.html#ixzz2Ay8llUI9
New director of conservation at the Calgary Zoo Dr. Jake Veasey by the Gorilla enclosure on Friday November 19 2010 in Calgary. Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Veasey+best+elephant+breeds+again/7478288/story.html#ixzz2Ay8llUI9


2012-11-01 - Calgary, Canada
As the Calgary Zoos director of animal care, an animal welfare scientist and a captive elephant specialist, I’d like to respond to Jennifer O’Connor’s letter by respectfully encouraging her to consider the evidence relating to the psychological and physical impacts of denying elephants the opportunity to reproduce, before claiming it is “indefensible” and “self-serving” to allow Rani to breed again.



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2021-04-13 - New Delhi, India.

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Kusha was recaptured at Meenukolli Reserve Forest limits

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2021-03-30 - MADIKERI, India.

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Tusker Valiya Kesavan of Guruvayur Temple dies

2021-03-30 - Thrissur, India.

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