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Old NC Zoo Elephant Needs Help Getting Up. 70-Ton Crane Brought In For Assistance

2011-05-19 - Asheboro, United States.

The oldest elephant at the North Carolina Zoo could not get to his feet after his Thursday morning training exercises, zoo officials said. Thirty-seven-year-old C’sar weighs 13,000 pounds, requiring the assistance of more than just a few zoo keepers to stand up.


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NC State Veterinarians Help a Young Elephant at NC Zoo

2009-01-26 - Asheboro, North Carolina, United States.

The North Carolina Zoo has on its staff some of the best and most experienced exotic animal veterinarians in the country. But sometimes even the best zoo doctors need assistance from other experts. That was the case recently when specialists from the North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine were called upon to help repair a broken tusk for a young female
Elephant Zoo chief veterinarian, Dr. Mike Loomis, tells us more about the case.
The elephant that broke t...


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North Carolina Zoo: ELEPHANT/RHINO ZOOKEEPER I

2008-04-15 - Asheboro, United States. AZA

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African Elephants and/or White Rhinoceros, a variety of African Antelope, and some African Birds, including Ostrich. The primary focus of this position will be African Elephants. Must have a basic knowledge of elephant natural history and husbandry to include feeding, nutrition, record-keeping, restraint, and safety. Knowledge of operant conditioning and/or environmental enrichment skills, basic computer knowled...


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This weekend officials are celebrating the grand opening of the brand new Watani Grasslands Reserve.

North Carolina Zoo unveils brand new Africa plains

2008-04-04 - Asheboro, United States.

It took the North Carolina Zoo 10 years to complete. But this weekend officials are celebrating the grand opening of the brand new Watani Grasslands Reserve. Its an $8.5 million expansion and improvement project for the zoos African Elephant and Southern White Rhinoceros. Friday was more than a ribbon cutting event, and more educational than a few good speeches. It was a new gateway to a bigger-than-life experience. Its the biggest exhibit weve built probably in 15 years, said one zoo official.


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North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER I - ELEPHANT & RHINO

2008-03-10 - Asheboro, United States.

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African Elephants and/or White Rhinoceros, a variety of African Antelope, and some African Birds, including Ostrich. Specific animal assignment will depend on the section needs and the skills and experiences of the candidate. Regardless of primary assignment, candidate will be expected to assist working with the care of other species within the work unit.


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North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER II - ELEPHANT & RHINO

2007-11-30 - Asheboro, United States.

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African elephants and/or white rhinoceros, a variety of African antelope, and some African birds, including ostrich. Specific animal assignment will depend on the section needs and the skills and experiences of the candidate. Regardless of primary assignment, candidate will be expected to assist working with the care of other species within the work unit. Responsibilities include daily assessment and care of exh...


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Two of the three elephants that arrived this weekend, an adult mother and her 5-year-old daughter, explore their holding facility.

Zoo adds 3 elephants

2007-10-29 - Asheboro, United States.

Three African elephants arrived at the North Carolina Zoo this past weekend, bringing the zoo's elephant collection to seven, the largest in its history. Artie, a 24-year-old male, arrived Friday. Tonga, a 29-year-old female, and her 5-year-old female calf, Batir, were delivered Sunday, according to a news release. All three traveled to Asheboro via truck from Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary near Greenbrier, Ark.


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Zoo keeper Jackie Buck gives a cool drink of water to Samantha. The North Carolina Zoo

Elephant Finds New Home at N.C. Zoo

2007-09-30 - Asheboro, United States.

In June, the N.C. Zoo, in Asheboro, struck a deal with the Valley Zoo in Edmonton, Alberta, to send Samatha south on a breeding loan. She arrived at the N.C. Zoo shortly after sunrise Sunday after a four-day truck ride. One of her Edmonton zoo keepers, Jackie Buck, accompanied her and will stay for five days to help Samantha acclimate.


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African elephants play in water at the North Carolina Zoo.

Increasing the elephant population

2007-08-07 - ASHEBORO, United States. Amy Guyer

Captive elephants are smart. But they aren't reproducing, and captive elephants are becoming extinct."We've been scratching our heads trying to (figure this out)," said Tom Gillespie, the North Carolina Zoo's public relations specialist. What the elephants needed was family. Six years and $8.5 million later, the plan is finally being realized. The expansion will be ready come spring 2008, and the zoo is in talks to bring in new elephants. If the zoo reaches its carrying capacity of 10 elephants,...


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Zoo leads blitz on breeding elephants

2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States.

Years of poaching, a shrinking habitat, and trouble breeding in captivity have landed elephants on the endangered species list according to Rod Hackney at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The 3-year, $8.5 million project includes a new state-of-the-art barn, twice the size of the last and more importantly space to do what comes naturally. The new elephant expansion should be complete by April 2008.


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North Carolina Zoo to add more space for elephants

2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States. Adrianne Flores

The North Carolina Zoo wants to change the future by preserving the present. The number of elephants worldwide has dropped by 50 percent in the last century, and now the animal is on the endangered species list. Officials at the zoo hope a new $8.5 million expansion will save the species.


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North Carolina Zoo will soon have premier elephant exhibit

2005-05-31 - ASHEBORO, United States.

The North Carolina Zoo will soon have one of the nation's premiere elephant exhibits. In August, construction will start to double the size of the exhibit. The elephant population will also quadruple from three to 12. Many elephant exhibits are closing nationwide because there is not enough space for them to live properly.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from ASHEBORO2011-05-19 - Asheboro, United States - Old NC Zoo Elephant Needs Help Getting Up. 70-Ton Crane Brought In For Assistance 2008-04-15 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ELEPHANT/RHINO ZOOKEEPER I 2008-04-04 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo unveils brand new Africa plains 2008-03-10 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER I - ELEPHANT & RHINO 2007-11-30 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER II - ELEPHANT & RHINO 2007-10-29 - Asheboro, United States - Zoo adds 3 elephants 2007-09-30 - Asheboro, United States - Elephant Finds New Home at N.C. Zoo 2007-08-07 - ASHEBORO, United States - Increasing the elephant population 2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States - Zoo leads blitz on breeding elephants 2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo to add more space for elephants 2005-05-31 - ASHEBORO, United States - North Carolina Zoo will soon have premier elephant exhibit

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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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