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Uncommon Attractions: The Great and Only Barnum

2009-12-05 - Bridgeport, United States. JAMES HYNES

The saddest animal story in the book is that of Jumbo, the giant elephant Barnum purchased from a London zoo (to the outrage of the British public) and displayed at his circus, making millions. Even after Jumbo was killed in a collision with a train, Barnum managed to milk more money out of him, displaying both the elephant’s skin, stretched over a wooden frame, and his skeleton, as a “double Jumbo” exhibit.


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Circus elephants step lively through city

2007-10-23 - BRIDGEPORT, United States. Tracy Deer-Mirek

The circus didn't roll into town this morning, it jogged. Six elephants, some clasped trunk-to-tail to keep up the brisk pace, bounded beneath the railroad underpass at Water Street and Stratford Avenue on the last leg of a two-mile journey from the Union Avenue rail yards to the Arena at Harbor Yard.


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More than a century after it opened, Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum endures in all its eclectic glory.

Travel: Getting to Know P. T. Barnum

2007-09-07 - Bridgeport, United States. Jack Kelly

In the lobby of the museum theres a stuffed baby elephant named Baby Bridgeport, which was the second elephant ever born in captivity. Its emblematic of another of Barnums passions. Among the many elephants he owned was the six-and-a-half-ton Jumbo, which he imported in 1882 to display in his circus. He generated a Jumbo-mania so widespread that the animals name entered the language.


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Judge rules for circus protesters

2006-10-29 - Bridgeport, United States. KEN DIXON and AARON LEO

Animal rights activists won a small victory this weekend when a federal judge ruled city police had to allow them closer to the Arena at Harbor Yard. In particular, the rights activists were underscoring the plight of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants, highly social animals that are chained up for most of the day before they perform.


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An elephant with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus introduces himself to the crowd in Bridgeport

Circus protesters arrested outside Arena

2006-10-26 - Bridgeport, United States. AARON LEO

The circus' opening night Wednesday at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport wowed spectators and drew animal rights protesters, leading to another first: nine activists were arrested after trying to get past police-placed barriers blocking the entrance. Those arrested were issued court summonses charging them with criminal trespass, breach of the peace, interfering with police and inciting to riot, said Derek V. Oatis, a lawyer from Glastonbury, who was himself charged.


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Rallies will be plentiful in defense of elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

2006-10-25 - BRIDGEPORT, United States. CHARLES WALSH

This year, the emphasis of the demonstrations will shift from past accusations of ill treatment and occasional abuse of circus elephants to the broader issue of how circuses are "robbing" elephants, tigers and other animals of their "freedom and dignity," said Pricilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals. "P.T. Barnum is remembered for saying 'a sucker is born every minute,' " Feral said. "By using nonhuman performers, circuses really do suck the free spirit out of these animals."


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Elephant man - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus weighs in with tons of fun

2005-10-21 - Bridgeport, United States. Jody Minalgo

Some kids dream of going to outer space. Some kids want to be movie stars. And some kids fantasize about joining the circus. Twenty-five-year-old Mike Hayward was no different. However, unlike the many children who eventually abandon their childhood fantasies, Hayward a native of Southwest England and a lifelong animal lover, made his a reality.


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Bridgeport2009-12-05 - Bridgeport, United States - Uncommon Attractions: The Great and Only Barnum 2007-10-23 - BRIDGEPORT, United States - Circus elephants step lively through city 2007-09-07 - Bridgeport, United States - Travel: Getting to Know P. T. Barnum 2006-10-29 - Bridgeport, United States - Judge rules for circus protesters 2006-10-26 - Bridgeport, United States - Circus protesters arrested outside Arena 2006-10-25 - BRIDGEPORT, United States - Rallies will be plentiful in defense of elephants at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 2005-10-21 - Bridgeport, United States - Elephant man - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus weighs in with tons of fun

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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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