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Elephant Ashok"s grieving mate attracts crowds to Kamla Nehru Zoo

2011-03-17 - AHMEDABAD, India.

Ashok and Roopa were one of the main attractions in the city zoo and after Ashoks sudden death on Monday, Roopa, the 22-year-old elephant who had spent 20 years of her life with him, stands alone today, calm and silent.


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Ahmedabad to get new zoo & pandas

2008-06-19 - Ahmedabad, India.

The Ahmedabd Municipal Corporation (AMC) has already begun frantic search for land for the new zoo in the city, to be spread over 100 acres. At present, the areas — near the Science City in Sola, Pirana and Hathijan — are high on the priority list. On the shopping list, apart from orangutans and pandas, are lions from Gir, the African elephant and the Himalayan Yak. “There is a proposal for a zoological park of international standards. We are looking for land which will be easily accessibl...


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Designer home for zoo elephants

2007-07-26 - Ahmedabad, India.

The Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (Cept) is planning a brand new house for Ashok and Roopa. Like their friends Ganesh, Raja, Seema, Danny and others, these two teenagers too will be proud owners of a sprawling one-acre estate soon. Ashok (17) and Roopa (15) are elephants at the Kamla Nehru Zoo in Kankaria. Ever since they were brought to Ahmedabad from Banerghatta National Park in Karnataka in 1992, they have lived separately in modest houses of 225 sq ft, having merely enough...


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Keeping rath yatra traditions alive with their graceful gait

2007-07-09 - Ahmedabad, India. Vikram Rautela

Shes tall, dark and graceful even at 60. Not only that, shes got a swinging gait. Mahants at the Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur will blow conch shells to welcome her on the morning of July 16. After all, she has the privilege of being the first one to bless Lord Krishnas rath yatra. We are talking about Gulab, one of the most revered elephants in the temple, who has been leading the rath yatra for the last 35 years.


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Ahmedabad2011-03-17 - AHMEDABAD, India - Elephant Ashok"s grieving mate attracts crowds to Kamla Nehru Zoo 2008-06-19 - Ahmedabad, India - Ahmedabad to get new zoo & pandas 2007-07-26 - Ahmedabad, India - Designer home for zoo elephants 2007-07-09 - Ahmedabad, India - Keeping rath yatra traditions alive with their graceful gait

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