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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section. The successful candidate will be working in a protected contact keeping system.


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EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER

2020-09-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section. The successful candidate will be working in a protected contact keeping system and will be assisting in all aspects of the section’s work, including the delivery of the zoos current Elephant care program to our existing 1 male and 5 female Asian Elephants.


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Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged

2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland.

TWO circus elephants involved in separate freak incidents were drugged with paracetamol and morphine, it has emerged. An investigation is under way after tests confirmed fears that the elderly animals´ food had been tampered with. The results of laboratory tests on blood and urine samples were carried out on the elephants from Courtney Brothers´ Circus.


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Joy Gärtner

Circus investigates elephant crush

2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker is fighting for his life in a Cork hospital after being crushed by Baby, the runaway elephant. Spanish national Justino Munez suffered severe internal injuries when the 2.5-ton animal accidentally crushed him as he was cleaning the elephant pen at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, on Saturday night.


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The scene outside the Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, shortly after a worker was injured by an elephant.

Circus worker injured by elephant

2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib following an incident with an elephant at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork. He was injured by an unintentional blow after one elephant charged another in a holding area. Medical workers and gardaí arrived on the scene shortly after 5pm and a male circus worker was taken by ambulance to hospital.


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Baby with owner Joy Gärtner

Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines

2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A video of an elephant escaping from a Cork circus during the week has become a global sensation. The Indian elephant named Baby broke free from her keepers at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool on Tuesday, after apparently deciding she was in no mood to have a shower.


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Blackpool Zoo: Trainee Elephant keeper

2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Blackpool Zoo is looking for a Trainee Elephant keeper to help in the continuous development of our Elephant care programme. You will assist in the daily care of our four female Asian Elephants and will be involved in all aspects of their husbandry on a daily basis. Suitable candidates should have a strong interest in working a free contact keeping system with this species.


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Blackpool Zoo: Experienced Elephant Keeper

2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Blackpool Zoo is looking for an Experienced Elephant Keeper to help in the continuous development of our Elephant care programme. You will assist in the daily care of our four female Asian Elephants and will be involved in all aspects of their husbandry on a daily basis. You should possess the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years experience working within a recognised free contact Elephant programme.


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BOOTED UP: Crumple the elephant from Blackpool Zoo with her pain-relieving boot

Crumple boots up to ease pain

2008-02-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Engineers at Fleetwood Trawlers solved a jumbo problem for Blackpool Zoo's Asian elephant, Crumple, who has had a specially designed protective boot made for her. It was discovered that four ton Crumple, who is 39, had been experiencing mobility problems which turned out to be due to an arthritic hip. Fleetwood Trawlers were contacted for their help to take pressure off her foot and after one unsuitable boot, Crumple is now wearing her designer footwear.


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Engaged: Oliver Thompson and Emma Morgan, with Marcella the elephant, who helped the proposal

Six-ton elephant helps romantic boyfriend propose to lover during zoo trip

2007-12-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom. LIZ HULL

It was a marriage proposal guaranteed to stick in Emma Morgan's memory - since it was delivered by a six-ton Asian elephant. Her boyfriend Oliver Thompson persuaded zoo bosses to let him use one of their animals to help him pop the question. Fortunately, the 23-year-old didn't hesitate to say Yes when the chosen pachyderm, named Marcella, extended its trunk and handed her a ribbon with a ring attached. Miss Morgan, an optical assistant, said yesterday that she was surprised but delighted when th...


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Ele Learning: Sarah Thomas and Gary Hampson from Blackpool Zoo

Trunks packed for elephant adventure

2007-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom. Joe Robinson

TWO intrepid Zoo employees are to jet off to Sri Lanka for some elephant education. Elephant enclosure boss Gary Hampson and Sarah Thomas from Blackpool Zoo are packing their trunks to spend two weeks travelling around schools teaching children and communities about elephants. The pair, who jet off on Saturday, will also visit an elephant orphanage and national parks as well as seeing how money raised by the zoo's Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust is spent.


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Blackpool Zoo for sale

2007-01-20 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

FOUR elephants, a band of gorillas, one lion and a giant tortoise were all put up for sale today. Blackpool Zoo is on the market - less than four years after the council handed it over to a private operator. Grant Leisure, who took over the running of the East Park Drive attraction in April 2003, has told the council that it is proposing to sell its lease for the zoo, along with two other attractions it owns, in order to focus on its core marketing services business.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Blackpool2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Experienced elephant keeper 2020-09-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER 2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland - Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged 2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus investigates elephant crush 2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus worker injured by elephant 2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland - Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines 2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo: Trainee Elephant keeper 2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo: Experienced Elephant Keeper 2008-02-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Crumple boots up to ease pain 2007-12-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Six-ton elephant helps romantic boyfriend propose to lover during zoo trip 2007-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Trunks packed for elephant adventure 2007-01-20 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo for sale

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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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