Elephants at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo elephant departure; 14 questions answered

2017-03-14 - Atherstone, United Kingdom.

Bosses at Twycross Zoo have responded to questions posed by visitors over the departure of the attraction´s Asian elephant herd. A further statement by the zoo said: "Thank you for your feedback regarding our decision to find a new home for our all-female herd of Asian elephants. The statement then went on to provide answers to 14 frequently asked questions.

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Twycross Zoo to find new home for its herd of Asian elephants

2017-03-05 - Atherstone, United Kingdom.

Twycross Zoo has confirmed its herd of Asian elephants will be found a new home. The tourist attraction, which is Derby´s nearest zoo, says the decision to move the all-female herd will give them the opportunity to breed and help to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered species. The zoo, in Atherstone, is working in conjunction with European Endangered Species Breeding Programmes (EEP) to arrange the transfer. Its destination and the timescales will be announced as the plans pr...

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A Hindu Elephant Blessing by a Brahmin at Twycross Zoo

2009-10-13 - Atherstone, United Kingdom. Kim Riley

Ganesh Vijay, the first elephant calf born at Twycross Zoo by Artificial Insemination (A.I.), will be formally named and blessed for good health during a traditional Hindu ceremony. This will be carried out by a Brahmin (Hindu priest) on 21st October 2009 at 2.30 pm. The blessing will be led by Brahmin Shree Mahendra Pandya from Leicester who will pray that the baby brings happiness to the zoo and its visitors. During the ceremony a red dot will be placed on the head of the calf and a sweet will...

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3 Headlines about Elephants from Atherstone2017-03-14 - Atherstone, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo elephant departure; 14 questions answered 2017-03-05 - Atherstone, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo to find new home for its herd of Asian elephants 2009-10-13 - Atherstone, United Kingdom - A Hindu Elephant Blessing by a Brahmin at Twycross Zoo

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