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Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died

2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States.

Maggie, an African elephant that lived at the Alaska Zoo for 24 years, has died at a wildlife sanctuary in California. She was 41 years old. Maggie died at the Performing Animal Welfare Society wildlife sanctuary in San Andreas, where she lived for 13 years after being relocated there from Alaska. Alaska Zoo director Pat Lampi said in a statement that Maggie touched the lives of many Alaskans and people “all over the world.”


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How a 1960s publicity stunt landed a baby elephant named Annabelle in Alaska

2020-12-07 - Anchorage, United States. David Reamer

Annabelle (1964-1997) was a prize, literally. Earlier that year, paper products manufacturer Crown Zellerbach ran a promotion for their Chiffon Tissue. Whichever grocery store sold the most toilet paper won their choice of $3,000 (about $24,500 in 2020 dollars) or a baby Indian elephant. Jack Snyder, owner of the two Anchorage S & F Foodland grocery stores, won and chose the elephant. From this sitcom-quality beginning, Anchorage soon gained not only a zoo but one of its most famous artists.


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Popular Alaska river guide, author Karen Jettmar indicted

2011-12-22 - Anchorage, United States.

A man from Pennsylvania who planned to go fossil hunting in Alaska has learned the hard way that bragging about your ill-gotten stash can come back to haunt you. In this case, though, it´s the guide who helped him gain access to Alaska´s prehistoric treasures who´s suffering the consequences. On Dec. 14, a federal grand jury indicted author and outdoor guide Karen Jettmar on charges of conspiracy and removing a paleontological resource from federal land.


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Maggie feeling the California love

2008-05-27 - Anchorage, United States. Sean Doogan

Alaskans keep asking for updates on Maggie the elephant -- folks just can't seem to get enough. Maggie has joined the herd of four other African elephants at the Performing Animal Welfare Society, or P.A.W.S., Sanctuary in California.
Maggie has made friends with a pachyderm named Lulu Bell. But Pat Derby, P.A.W.S. co-founder, says Maggie is fitting in well with all of the elephants and is now a full-fledged member of the herd. "She loves this big habitat, she's learned how to knock down ...


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William J. Tobin is senior editor of the Anchorage Times.

How about a couple of African baby elephants?

2008-03-09 - Anchorage, United States. William J. Tobin

Don't know if the folks at the Alaska Zoo noticed, but the government of South Africa says it will start killing elephants because their herds have so increased in size that the land can't support the burgeoning numbers. Well, now. Isn't this the perfect opportunity to save a couple of baby African elephants from slaughter by offering them a home in Anchorage? When Maggie was removed to an animal park in California a few months ago, one of the rallying cries was that she was lonely — the only ...


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Maggie spent most of her 25 years at the Alaska Zoo.

Top 10 Stories of 2007: Maggie mania

2007-12-19 - ANCHORAGE, United States.

Putting a pachyderm amongst stories about war, corruption and environmental woes may seem crazy. Unless the elephant is named Maggie. Maggie captured the attention and hearts of people throughout the state and the Lower 48 this year when she became ill and collapsed. The event increased the pressure on the Alaska Zoo to find Maggie a new home in a warmer climate. After spending most of her 25 years in Alaska, the zoo decided it would best for the elephant to go some place warmer. Officials chose...


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Alaska"s only elephant heads to California this week

2007-10-28 - Anchorage, United States. MARY PEMBERTON

Alaska's only elephant is getting a one-way ticket out of town. After months of a tug of war between those wanting Maggie to stay and those advocating for a warmer climate where she could be in the company of other female elephants, the 25-year-old African elephant at The Alaska Zoo is heading to sunny California on Thursday. Her new home will be at the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in San Andreas.


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Goodbye Maggie

2007-10-18 - Anchorage, United States. Jason Moore

The Alaska Zoo is ready to say goodbye to Maggie the elephant and it's asking you to join in the send off. Maggie is preparing for her trip to an elephant park in California and a two-day going away party happens the weekend after next. The zoo says it doesn't know for sure when she will leave but expects the trip south will happen within the next few weeks. The going away part will feature a banner for signing, a Maggie slide show and an original Maggie painting will be raffled off.


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Maggies luggage arrives

2007-10-18 - Anchorage, United States. Steve Mac Donald

The Alaska Zoo took delivery this morning of a specially-made shipping crate that will house Maggie, Alaskas lone African elephant, during her trip to California. Maggie is being relocated to an elephant sanctuary there after twice being unable to stand up on her own earlier this year. The 10,000-pound steel crate is designed specifically for shipping elephants and contains restraining bars and heaters. The crate is currently attached to Maggie's outdoor pen. Zoo officials hope shell grow accust...


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Preparing Maggie for the big move

2007-10-17 - Anchorage, United States. Rich Jordan

Trainers at the Alaska Zoo have been working daily with Alaskas only african elephant tp prepare her for the trip to her new home in California


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Maggie the elephant in Alaska Zoo will be transfered to PAWS in California

2007-09-13 - Anchorage, United States. Steve Mac Donald

Maggie the elephant will soon be a California girl. The Alaska Zoo Board of Directors chose to send its beloved elephant to a sanctuary run by the Performing Animal Welfare Society, also known as PAWS. The board made the decision during a closed-door meeting last night, but the board didn't make that choice public until this afternoon. For nearly all of her 25 years, Maggie has called a pen at the Alaska Zoo home, but not much longer. After months of research, debate and pressure, the Zoo's boar...


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CA facility offers to take AK elephant

2007-08-24 - Anchorage, United States. JAMES HALPIN

A proposal is on the table to get Alaskas only elephant out of the state, and for the first time this summer the Alaska Zoo and animal rights groups could have something to agree on. The Performing Animal Welfare Society, located in Galt, Calif., has offered to take Maggie and pay for her relocation costs, including air transportation, veterinary evaluations and professional training to prepare her for crate travel, zoo officials said Friday. The facility would also pay for Maggie's keepers to t...


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Maggie the elephant turns 25

2007-08-19 - Anchorage, United States.

The controversy over Maggie the elephants health was set aside today as the Alaska Zoos lone pachyderm celebrated her 25th birthday. The zoo threw a little party to allow admirers to see Maggie. The birthday girl munched on treats full of hay, popsicles made with sugar-free Kool-Aid and her favorite fruit. Zoo officials said knowing that Maggie may move away next spring motivated them to make her birthday a special one.


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The Alaska Zoo Board of Directors says financial concerns and weather will likely keep Maggie the elephant in Alaska until spring.

Alaska Zoo postpones Maggie"s move until spring

2007-08-09 - Anchorage, United States. Bianca Slota

The Alaska Zoo Board of Directors says financial concerns and weather will likely keep Maggie the elephant in Alaska until spring. The board met last night to hear recommendations from zoo staff about potential new homes for the elephant. The list of homes apparently includes a mix of five zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. Zoo officials won't release the names or locations of potential new homes for Maggie, but says more work needs to be done before a move can happen.


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Alaska Zoo not ready for Maggie"s send-off. OPTIONS: Destinations narrowing; vets to decide if the elephant can travel.

2007-07-24 - Anchorage, United States. LESLIE ANNE JONES

Alaska Zoo officials say they continue to narrow down possible new homes for Maggie. They won't name the contenders, but one sanctuary run by the PAWS foundation and known to be under consideration has offered to foot the shipping bill for the zoo's only elephant. Zoo director Pat Lampi said he's looking for the best possible place that can care for Maggie for the rest of her life. He's asked the places under consideration for daily-life video footage of their elephants, financial records and th...


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List of homes for Maggie narrowed

2007-07-11 - Anchorage, United States. Megan Baldino

The Alaska Zoo Board of Directors said it is a little closer to knowing where Maggie the elephant may end up when she leaves the zoo, but they said its going to take time. After their regular monthly meeting tonight, board president Dick Thwaites said the list has been narrowed from about 80 possibilities to six. The board meets again August 8. Thwaites said of the six options, all are located in California, Florida or the Midwest.


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Alaska Zoo has eight possible homes for Maggie; process complex Choice may be made within week but there are still obstacles to move.

2007-07-11 - Anchorage, United States. MEGAN HOLLAND

The next home for Maggie, the Alaska Zoo's lone elephant, may be chosen this week but that's not quick enough for those who want her moved out of Alaska pronto. Zoo director Pat Lampi said he plans to present a list tonight to the Alaska Zoo board of several options picked from eight institutions that have told the zoo they want the African elephant. "We are looking for the best possible situation for Maggie," Lampi said.


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Maggie, an African elephant, stands in her enclosure at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, Alaska, in this May 14, 2007

Alaska Zoo Board to Relocate Elephant from Anchorage

2007-06-07 - Anchorage, United States.

Following an impassioned public outcry, the Alaska Zoo board has decided to relocate the state's only elephant to another state under certain conditions, the board president said Wednesday. Every effort will be made to expedite a move if and when all the factors for a successful move are favorably addressed, board president Dick Thwaites said in a prepared statement.


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Maggie decision soon?

2007-06-05 - Anchorage, United States.

The Anchorage Zoo board of directors are meeting Tuesday night to decide what to do with Maggie, the elephant. Many of you know, board members are trying to decide if the elephant should stay at the zoo or be shipped to a more suitable facility Outside. Board members are also wrestling with how Maggie would make the move if she were to go. They need to determine if it would even be possible to fly her and if there is a plane that is big enough to hold her.


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Anchorage Zoo founder Sammye Seawell torn as she considers Maggie"s exit

2007-06-03 - Anchorage, United States. GEORGE BRYSON

Right now I feel very torn, said Seawell, speaking by telephone from her home in Anchorage. I'm not sure which way is right. And I don't want to be adamant on either side until I make up my own mind. But when she contemplates the danger of trying to truck an adult elephant such a long distance, she tends to change her mind. She knows of three instances in which elephants have died from panic and injury in the process of being transported far shorter distances. Unless they agree to ship her by a...


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Wildlife corridors: People are moving into their usual routes.

Jumbo tales

2007-06-03 - Anchorage, United States. ANTARA DAS

Dhritikanto Lahiri Chowdhury’s book on elephants throws light on these giants of the wild. The story of Harjit is one of the numerous poignant tales in Hatir Boi (The Book of Elephants) by Dhritikanto Lahiri Chowdhury, an academic who has had a lifetime association with elephants spanning more than seven decades. Engaging as well as endearing, they chronicle the traits of this gigantic creature of the wild, so fascinatingly simple yet one that obstinately refuses to submit to well defined cate...


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Anchorage Assembly tells Alaska Zoo to make a decision on elephant

2007-05-23 - Anchorage, United States.

The Anchorage Assembly wants the Alaska Zoo to make a decision on the future of Maggie the elephant. Assembly members Tuesday night approved a resolution telling the zoo board it should consider moving the elephant and making the decision soon. The resolution adds to the growing number of voices calling for the animal to be moved to a warmer climate where it could be with other elephants.


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Ailing Alaska elephant put in a sling

2007-05-18 - Anchorage, United States.

Zookeepers have put Alaska's only elephant in a sling until they find out why she's having trouble getting back on her feet after lying down. The sling is providing Maggie the elephant relief from her 8,000-pound bulk if she wants to get off her feet, said zoo director Pat Lampi. Zoo officials were awaiting results of a second round of blood work. The initial round, taken after the elephant was found lying on her side the first time, showed nothing abnormal, Lampi said.


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Firefighters help Anchorage zoo elephant to her feet

2007-05-13 - Anchorage, United States.

Firefighters perform all sorts of heroics, from putting out blazes, to helping the injured, to dealing with car wrecks. Maggie, the Anchorage Zoo’s beloved African elephant, had lain down inside her indoor enclosure, and she wouldn’t get up. Zoo employees asked firefighters from Station 8 on O’Malley Road to help. All told, the pachyderm was down for some 12 hours, said Young Suenram, an Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief. Firefighters worked with urgency to raise her up, he said.


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Maggie working on her New Year"s resolution, Making progress on her treadmill

2006-12-22 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Lauren Maxwell

It was more than a year ago when we first told you that Maggie, the elephant at the Alaska Zoo, was getting the first-ever elephant treadmill in the country. We wanted to bring you an update now. In the months since the treadmill was installed, Maggie has been getting used to it...very slowly. Her keepers have been working with her every day and say Maggie will now venture into the confined area that holds the treadmill and stand on top of it. Although, they have yet to actually turn it on.


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Elephant Shuns Jumbo Treadmill in Anchorage

2006-05-19 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Blake de Pastino

You can lead an elephant to a treadmill, but you can't make her walk. That's the lesson zookeepers are learning in Anchorage, Alaska, where they have been struggling to get the zoo's resident elephant to exercise. Maggie, a 23-year-old African elephant (pictured here on May 16), is the only pachyderm at the Alaska Zoo, where she is kept indoors much of the time to protect her from the cold.


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Treadmill arrives for Alaska elephant - 16,000-Pound Treadmill Designed to Exercise Maggie the Elephant Arrives at the Alaska Zoo

2005-09-14 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States.

A 16,000-pound treadmill specifically built to exercise Maggie the elephant arrived at the Alaska Zoo, but the question remains: Just how do you get a more than 4-ton animal fighting the battle of the bulge to use a treadmill? Zoo director Tex Edwards is optimistic she can do it. "Every time we've undertaken to teach Maggie something new she has always learned it faster than we anticipated," Edwards said Tuesday. "She seems to enjoy new challenges."


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Maggie mail, pro and con

2005-02-13 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States.

The Daily News asked readers what they thought should happen to Maggie the elephant in Alaska Zoo. Here's a sampling of the many responses.


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American Zoo and Aquarium Association: Alaska"s only elephant should be moved

2005-01-26 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Mary Pemberton, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alaska's only elephant should be moved to a zoo with better facilities and programs where she can enjoy the company of other female elephants, the head of a national zoo group said Wednesday.

"In our view, the elephant could thrive better elsewhere," said Sydney J. Butler, executive director of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C.

The AZA represents 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Hong Kong. The...


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Editorial: Alaskans rally "round elephant

2005-01-12 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

There are African elephants and there are Asian elephants, but there is only one Alaskan elephant. To animal-rights groups, the national zoo-accreditation group -- and, probably, most anyone who thinks a modern zoo should not condone suffering -- that's one too many.


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Alaska frets about its elephant, A $100,000 treadmill may not satisfy the angry demands of animal liberationists.

2005-01-09 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Sarah Kershaw, New York Times

She played in the snow. She played the harmonica. She snacked on hot dog buns and hay, chewed on birch bark and snorted.

Still, it was impossible to answer the question that is causing so much consternation: Is Alaska's only elephant happy?

Maggie, the African elephant who has resided at the Alaska Zoo since 1983 -- a creature of the tropics amid snow leopards and polar bears -- is, after all, said to be rather moody and prickly.

But whether Maggie, a...


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Alaska Zoo to Build Elephant Treadmill

2004-10-07 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Mary Pemberton, Associated Press Writer

Alaska zoo is to build what it believes to be the world's first elephant treadmill as part of plans to enrich its only elephant's life with better accommodation and activities.


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Maggie the lonely elephant to stay in Alaska

2004-08-17 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

America's and the world´s northernmost elephant is staying put, to the relief of many visitors at the Alaska Zoo and the consternation of some animal advocates who say the African-born pachyderm needs a warmer climate, more space and the company of her own kind.


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Quinton Barnes, 12, holds the mammoth leg bone he found in the eroded bank of the Nigiliq River on Friday, Aug. 21.

Arctic youth finds woolly mammoth bone

- Anchorage, United States. Jenna Kunze

Twelve-year-old Quinton Barnes was out playing by the river when he found something more than 1,000 times his age: a mammoth leg bone, found lying on the eroded ground of a ledge on the Nigiliq River, which connects to the Colville River, in Nuiqsut.

"I thought it was a rock and then I got closer and saw what I think is a dinosaur bone," Barnes told The Sounder this week. "I just picked it up and started walking with it."


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25 Headlines about Elephants from Anchorage2021-08-05 - Anchorage, United States - Maggie the elephant, longtime former resident of the Alaska Zoo, has died 2020-12-07 - Anchorage, United States - How a 1960s publicity stunt landed a baby elephant named Annabelle in Alaska 2011-12-22 - Anchorage, United States - Popular Alaska river guide, author Karen Jettmar indicted 2008-05-27 - Anchorage, United States - Maggie feeling the California love 2008-03-09 - Anchorage, United States - How about a couple of African baby elephants? 2007-12-19 - ANCHORAGE, United States - Top 10 Stories of 2007: Maggie mania 2007-10-28 - Anchorage, United States - Alaska"s only elephant heads to California this week 2007-10-18 - Anchorage, United States - Goodbye Maggie 2007-10-18 - Anchorage, United States - Maggies luggage arrives 2007-10-17 - Anchorage, United States - Preparing Maggie for the big move 2007-09-13 - Anchorage, United States - Maggie the elephant in Alaska Zoo will be transfered to PAWS in California 2007-08-24 - Anchorage, United States - CA facility offers to take AK elephant 2007-08-19 - Anchorage, United States - Maggie the elephant turns 25 2007-08-09 - Anchorage, United States - Alaska Zoo postpones Maggie"s move until spring 2007-07-24 - Anchorage, United States - Alaska Zoo not ready for Maggie"s send-off. OPTIONS: Destinations narrowing; vets to decide if the elephant can travel. 2007-07-11 - Anchorage, United States - List of homes for Maggie narrowed 2007-07-11 - Anchorage, United States - Alaska Zoo has eight possible homes for Maggie; process complex Choice may be made within week but there are still obstacles to move. 2007-06-07 - Anchorage, United States - Alaska Zoo Board to Relocate Elephant from Anchorage 2007-06-05 - Anchorage, United States - Maggie decision soon? 2007-06-03 - Anchorage, United States - Anchorage Zoo founder Sammye Seawell torn as she considers Maggie"s exit 2007-06-03 - Anchorage, United States - Jumbo tales 2007-05-23 - Anchorage, United States - Anchorage Assembly tells Alaska Zoo to make a decision on elephant 2007-05-18 - Anchorage, United States - Ailing Alaska elephant put in a sling 2007-05-13 - Anchorage, United States - Firefighters help Anchorage zoo elephant to her feet - Anchorage, United States - Arctic youth finds woolly mammoth bone

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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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