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West Midlands Safari Park "devastated" after death of African elephant Latabe

2021-07-03 - Bewdley, United Kingdom.

Latabe was just 28-years-old when she passed away after initial findings indicated a 'cardiac issue'. She had arrived at the park in 1998 with another female elephant, five, who she had become a close companion too. "She and Five both arrived at the Park as youngsters 23 years ago, after outgrowing an elephant orphanage in South Africa.


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Stephen, who raised £4.2m for Teenage Cancer Trust, was pictured hugging the baby

West Midlands Safari Park names baby elephant after Stephen Sutton

2014-06-12 - Bewdley, United Kingdom.

The first elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park has been named Sutton after cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton. The names ´Stephen´ or ´Sutton´ were frontrunners in a competition to name the male which was born on 5 May.


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Elephant helps give broken safari jeep push start

2010-04-28 - Bewdley, United Kingdom.

A frustrated zoo keeper at a UK safari park was given unusual assistance when his jeep broke down… an elephant gave him a push start. Lawrence Bates was all set to call for assistance to the animal reserve when his jeep broke down, until Five the elephant decided to give him a helping (hand) trunk. The keeper couldnt believe his eyes as the 18-year-old d African Elephant run behind the jeep and started pushing. In a matter of seconds the trusty nelly had pushed the car out of trouble and out o...


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Elephant Learns to Play Harmonica

2009-08-14 - Bewdley, United Kingdom. LILY FU

An African elephant at the West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire, Britain has acquired a unique skill the ability to play the harmonica. Five the elephant fiddled around with a harmonica after someone accidentally left one on the side of her enclosure, according to the Telegraph . Five picked it up and figured out how to make music on it. "It is very unusual for animals to actually get a sense of playing a tune," park spokewoman Wendy Jackson said. "Five was really curious about it when it...


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Elephants at West Midlands Safari Park have been played rock and roll music to help them relax.

Elephants enjoy rock riffs

2008-11-21 - Bewdley, United Kingdom.

Elephants at West Midlands Safari Park have been played rock and roll music to help them relax.


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Trunks at ready for watery cool off

2008-05-14 - Bewdley, United Kingdom.

You know how it is when the sun beats down and you just have to cool off? Well, Latabe, the 15-year-old African elephant at the West Midland Safari Park at Bewdley is being given extra long showers to help her enjoy the heat. Although the elephants at the park have access to a mud pool which is constantly topped up with water to ensure it never dries out, they do enjoy a pleasant cooling shower thanks to the efforts of their keepers. Elephant keeper Andy Plumb knows what they like best.


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6 Headlines about Elephants from Bewdley2021-07-03 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - West Midlands Safari Park "devastated" after death of African elephant Latabe 2014-06-12 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - West Midlands Safari Park names baby elephant after Stephen Sutton 2010-04-28 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - Elephant helps give broken safari jeep push start 2009-08-14 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - Elephant Learns to Play Harmonica 2008-11-21 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - Elephants enjoy rock riffs 2008-05-14 - Bewdley, United Kingdom - Trunks at ready for watery cool off

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