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Joyce, an African elephant, is shown at Brookfield Zoo in August 2009 after she arrived from a Six Flags park. Joyce, who has been alone at Brookfield since the zoo

No elephants in Chicago. Brookfield Zoo sends away its last specimen, but says it"s temporary

2010-09-26 - Chicago, United States.

For the first time since 1889, there are no elephants in either Chicago zoo. On Wednesday, Brookfield Zoo shipped its lone female, Joyce, to a Six Flags park in New Jersey. Joyce, a 27-year-old African elephant, was lent by Six Flags to Brookfield a year ago as a companion to Christy, a 28-year-old female elephant at the zoo. But Joyce was left alone when Christy became ill and died last December.


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The star attraction is an intact baby woolly mammoth that was discovered by a Siberian reindeer herder in 2007. The baby, named Lyuba (pronounced Lee-OO-bah) after the herder’s wife, had been preserved in the frozen soil of the Arctic for about 40,000 ye

Chicago: Ice Age behemoths lumber into Field Museum

2010-06-04 - Chicago, United States.

This summer, visitors can beat Chicago’s heat and chill out while ogling colossal bones at the Field Museum. The exhibit, called “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age,” focuses on these ancestors of the elephant that roamed Europe, Asia and North America during the Ice Age. Life-size models, fossil tusks, skulls and video installations highlight the differences between mammoths and their shorter, stockier cousins, the mastodons.


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Baby mammoth mummy stars at Field Museum this week

2010-03-01 - chicago, United States.

Lyuba, the baby wooly mammoth that goes on display this week at the Field Museum, was preserved almost perfectly intact right down to her baby fat for 42,000 years in frigid Siberian river muck. Now released from her icy grave, she is being preserved in much the same manner as another famous Russian relic, the body of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. It is a process called desiccation, removing all moisture from the body tissues.


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Joyce, a 26-year-old African elephant, arrived at Brookfield Zoo enjoys the new wading pool and mud wallow hole in the zoo

Brookfield Zoo seeks a companion for its lone elephant, Joyce

2010-02-05 - Chicago, Illinois, United States. William Mullen

Home to Share. West Suburbs. Seeking single female roommate for high-spirited, inquisitive middle-age female. Must be African by birth or descent, age not important. Must be social and vegetarian. Trumpeting a plus, the louder the better. Large indoor space. Secure fenced yard, charming mudhole. All meals, clean daily bedding, electricity, heat provided free. That tempting offer might be how Joyce, a 27-year-old African elephant, might word a want ad if she were in charge of finding a companion ...


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Ill. zoo seeks elephant despite opposition

2010-02-05 - Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Officials at a zoo in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Ill., say they are seeking an elephant to serve as a companion to their African elephant, Joyce. The Chicago Tribune said Friday while animal rights groups have openly opposed keeping elephants on display, the Brookfield Zoo is attempting to add another of the large mammals to its collection. Carol Sodaro, Brookfield Zoo's associate curator of mammals, said elephants "are very social animals that live in large herds, with strong bonds and l...


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Alone: Joyce, the African elephant currently on loan from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., will remain off exhibit until spring. Zoo officials are trying to find Joyce a companion at this time.

No packing it in on pachyderms

2010-01-12 - Chicago, Illinois, United States. Bob Uphues

When Christy, a 29-year-old African elephant, died at Brookfield Zoo on Dec. 22, 2009 it left the zoo without an elephant of its own for the first time in its 75 year history. And with its only remaining elephant on loan from a California zoo - brought to Brookfield specifically to provide companionship for Christy - it's possible Brookfield Zoo could be without one of its signature animals for a time. Joyce, a 26-year-old African elephant on loan from Six Flag Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Cali...


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Field Museum to exhibit perfectly preserved mammoth baby

2009-10-04 - Chicago, United States.

Coming next March to the Field Museum will be a perfectly preserved, 40,000-year-old baby, a little wooly mammoth found on the tundra of northern Siberia by two sons of a reindeer herder. Baby mammoth Lyuba drowned in a mudhole and was soon frozen in the soil which protected her for 40,000 years. Though she's a wooly mammoth, the years eroded the wool, but otherwise she's intact, right down to the food still in her stomach, mostly remnants of mothers milk though that would have soon been changin...


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Brookfield Zoo"s elephant gets new playmate

2009-08-10 - Chicago, Illinois, United States.

The newest resident of Brookfield Zoo is described by the staff as a "busybody" who loves splashing water, wallowing in mud and chowing down on oranges, watermelon and cantaloupe, but she's not exactly a kid. Joyce is a 26-year-old African elephant who arrived at the west suburban zoo on Sunday, according to a release from the zoo. The nearly 8-foot, 6,800-pounds pachyderm arrived in a special truck from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif., to become a companion for Christy, the zoo's...


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Splish splash! I was...

2009-08-04 - Chicago, United States. Joe Fontanetta

"So, Joe, you've been working here almost a year and you haven't even come to meet the girls," he said. He was John, the head elephant keeper at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. "Hey, are you serious?" I asked. Meeting the zoo's two resident female elephants was considered a privilege, and rightly so. "Sure," answered John. "If things slow down a little in the Small Mammal House this afternoon, come on over." Well, even though I'd been a zookeeper for almost a year, I had, as yet, been lucky eno...


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Submitted photo Affie, a 40-year-old African elephant died on Friday from an unknown cause. The elephant exhibit will remain closed until further notice.

Brookfield Zoo"s elephant exhibit to remain closed because of death

2009-05-18 - Chicago, United States. Janice Hoppe

The elephant exhibit in Brookfield Zoo near Chicago is closed until further notice after the death last week of Affie, a 40-year-old African elephant. Officials are still unsure of the cause of death. About 8 a.m. Friday, Affie’s keepers arrived and found her lying on her side indoors not able to stand back up, according to Sondra Katzen, spokeswoman for the zoo. After hours of attempts to get the 10,400-pound elephant on her feet, she died at 2 p.m., Katzen said.


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Affie was one of the oldest elephants in North America.

Brookfield Zoo mourns death of elephant

2009-05-17 - Chicago, United States.

The Chicago Zoological Society announced the death of Affie, a 40-year-old African elephant at Brookfield Zoo on Friday afternoon. Despite the staff's efforts to assist the 10,400-pound elephant, Affie died on Friday surrounded by her zookeepers. At 40 years old, Affie was one of the oldest elephants in North America. She was one of the zoo's most popular animals with guests


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Book signing, Ivory ghosts, The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants

2009-02-07 - Chicago, United States.

Author John Frederick Walker, who spent five years researching his latest book, Ivory's Ghosts, shares the fascinating and sometimes savage story of ivory’s enormous impact on both human history and that of its most important source—the majestic African elephant. Join John Frederick Walker for an exploration through ivory’s troubled past and its uncertain future—the future of elephants themselves.


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Chicago passes “Watered Down” Elephant Bill

2008-11-06 - Chicago, United States. Bob Cline

Ald. Mary Ann Smith (48th) didn’t get what she wanted tonight when she half heartedly agreed to an elephant protection bill that was no where near what she wanted to see in Chicago. Her original request would have eliminated the use of an elephant management tool called an ankus that is used by every elephant Professional throughout the world including Zoos and the Circuses that visit Chicago.


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Alderman Proposes Ban on Cruelty Toward Elephants

2008-03-17 - Chicago, United States.

Alderman Mary Ann Smith is pushing for a city ordinance that would ban cruelty towards elephants. She came up with the idea last year after three elephants died at the Lincoln Park Zoo, but now it's an issue again because the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is planning its November run at the United Center.


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Two cases of atypical mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai associated with mortality in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

2007-03-31 - Chicago, United States. Lacasse C, Terio K, Kinsel MJ, Farina LL, Travis DA, Greenwald R, Lyashchenko KP, Miller M, Gamble KC. , Lincoln Park Zoo

Mycobacterium szulgai was associated with mortality in two captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) housed at Lincoln Park Zoo. The first elephant presented with severe, acute lameness of the left rear limb. Despite extensive treatments, the animal collapsed and died 13 mo after initial presentation. Necropsy revealed osteomyelitis with loss of the femoral head and acetabulum and pulmonary granulomas with intralesional M. szulgai. The second elephant collapsed during transport to another i...


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Owner finds home for last 2 elephants. Long search ends with California group

2007-02-27 - Chicago, United States. Jeff Long

Left behind at a circus training facility after all their elephant pals departed, two pachyderms named Nicholas and Gypsy are heading to a new, sunny home in California, officials said Monday. More than a year after eight female elephants were shipped to Tennessee, Nicholas and Gypsy remained at the controversial farm near Richmond in McHenry County. No zoo or wildlife sanctuary, it seemed, wanted a potentially boisterous male.


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Giving away an elephant is as tough as it seems

2007-01-05 - Chicago, United States. Jeff Long

A year after mistreatment allegations prompted a great elephant exodus from McHenry County, two of the pachyderms, Nicholas and Gypsy, remain at a controversial circus training farm without good prospects for a new home. They were left behind when eight other Asian elephants were moved last January and February from a farm near Richmond to an elephant sanctuary in the rolling hills of Tennessee. It was a 650-mile journey that began after federal investigators accused Hawthorn Corp., the farm's o...


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Museum Starts Adopt-An-Artifact Program

2006-11-28 - CHICAGO, United States. The Associated Press

What do a T-Rex skull, two stuffed elephants and a meteorite from Australia have in common? They are among the more than 20 popular exhibits included in an adopt-an-artifact program begun this month by Chicago's Field Museum. The sponsorships start at $25,000 and run as high as $2.5 million for exclusive association with the two African elephants acquired by the museum in 1909.


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FORMER RINGLING EMPLOYEES TO GO PUBLIC WITH ACCOUNTS OF ELEPHANT BEATINGS. Time: 12 noon, Place: Adams Room, 3rd Floor of Club Quarters, 111 W. Adams St. Chicago

2006-11-13 - Chicago, United States. RaeLeann Smith, PETA

Three former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus employees, including two who worked on the animal crew, will speak out for the first time about how Ringling’s elephants live in fear, are cruelly hooked and beaten, and spend the majority of their time in chains. The three whistleblowers will reveal shocking details about their experiences and will offer commentary on PETA’s video footage taken at Ringling this year—which shows that handlers were abusing elephants with bullhooks and c...


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City council debates future of elephants in Chicago

2006-02-23 - Chicago, United States. Leah Hope

Chicago is the city that works and one alderman wants this city to be the one that works for elephants. An ordinance proposed by 48th Ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith to protect the animal attracted global attention at City Hall Thursday.
As elephants roam at a sanctuary in Tennessee and visitors stop in awe of the elephants at Brookfield Zoo, a debate rages about what's best for elephants in captivity.


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PETA"s Misleading "Save the Elephants" Campaign Hides the Group"s Own Sordid History, Says Center for Consumer Freedom

2006-02-22 - CHICAGO, United States.

In an effort to force passage of a city-wide ordinance that would effectively ban elephants from zoos and circuses, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is parading a steady stream of elephant "experts" in front of Chicago reporters. What the media won't hear, however, is PETA's own dismal record regarding the welfare of elephants and other animals.


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Zoo elephants have no educational value, expert says

2005-08-26 - Chicago, United States. ANDREW HERRMANN

Zoo elephants aren't educational -- they're entertainment for bored people, an animal expert testified before a City Council committee Thursday. Furthermore, children could learn more from watching a TV documentary than "two lonely female [zoo elephants] standing in a tiny area,'' said Joyce Poole, who has studied elephants in Africa for 30 years, including as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service.


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Animal Behaviorist Weighs In On Proposed City Ordinance - Ordinance Would Require More Space For Animals

2005-08-25 - CHICAGO, United States.

An animal behaviorist who has studied elephants for 30 years in Africa told a City Council committee Thursday she believes no zoo can adequately care for elephants without providing several miles of space for them to roam. Alderwoman Mary Ann Smith (48th) has introduced legislation that would require any zoo or other stationary animal exhibit to provide a minimum of 10 acres of space, five acres indoors and five outdoors, per elephant.


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Reports says no gross negligence in Wild Animal Park elephant death

2005-07-21 - Chicago, United States.

A zoo association's investigation into why a 36-year-old African elephant collapsed while being trucked from a Chicago zoo to one in Utah where it died, identified "several concerns" but found no gross negligence by the animal's handlers. The animal, named Wankie, was among three African elephants that lived at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park outside Escondido until 2003, when they were moved to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. The pachyderms still belonged to the Escondido animal park.


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Elephant weakened by infection, zoo says Wankie died during trip to Salt Lake City

2005-05-14 - Chicago, United States. William Mullen and Jon Yate

Wankie, the last of three Lincoln Park Zoo elephants to die in a six-month period, had an undetected infection that reduced her lung capacity when she was shipped to Salt Lake City--a journey she did not survive. Zoo officials announced Friday that a preliminary pathology report showed Wankie had lung lesions that may have been caused by mycobacterium. Another of the zoo's elephants, 35-year-old Tatima, died in October of an infection of Mycobacterium szulgai, a rare, non-transmissable disease s...


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Wankie, last elephant at Chicago zoo dies after being moved to Utah

2005-05-02 - CHICAGO, United States.

After two African elephants died within months of each other, officials at Lincoln Park Zoo decided to move Wankie, their sole remaining elephant, to Utah so she could live in a habitat with others of her species. But Wankie's health deteriorated while she was en route to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City and officials there were forced to euthanized her before dawn on Sunday, officials said.


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Pack up elephant exhibit, alderman asks Lincoln Park Zoo

2005-03-10 - Chicago, United States. ANDREW HERRMANN

In a Democratic town like Chicago, the donkeys rule at City Hall. But elephants made an appearance Wednesday as an alderman called for the closing of Lincoln Park Zoo's pachyderm exhibit and for its last occupant to be shipped to a sanctuary.

Aldermen have no direct jurisdiction over the zoo. But Alderman George A. Cardenas (12th) said he introduced his resolution in the hope that zoo officials will testify about conditions at the North Side facility.

The resolution...


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Negotiations under way to send elephants to Tennessee

2005-02-18 - Chicago, United States.

A McHenry County circus trainer who federal officials accused of improperly caring for a herd of elephants is negotiating a plan to send his remaining 12 elephants to a Tennessee sanctuary.

Talks began this week among Hawthorn Corp., its owner, John Cuneo, and the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., about having the remaining elephants join others from the northeast Illinois farm at the sanctuary.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture filed charges in April 2003 th...


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Elephant"s death at Chicago zoo revives debate about life in cold weather

2005-01-31 - CHICAGO, United States. TARA BURGHART

The memorial service was held outside, with a few mourners, bunches of flowers and a framed photo of the 55-year-old deceased, an elephant named Peaches.

She was the oldest African elephant in an American zoo when she died Jan. 17 at Lincoln Park Zoo. But her death - which came three months after a younger pachyderm named Tatima died at the zoo - has renewed complaints from animal-welfare activists that elephants do not belong in cold-weather zoos.


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Elephant deaths are a matter of physics

2005-01-28 - Chicago, United States. Leslie M. Golden, Oak Park, Letters to Chicago Sun Times

The death of two elephants at the Lincoln Park Zoo should come as no surprise. While it is obvious that cold weather is bad for species that have evolved in tropical climates, understanding the death-inducing effect of confinement to concrete cells requires a rudimentary knowledge of physics (I have taught astronomy at the University of Illinois at Chicago).

When animals take a step in their natural, sod environment, the concussion felt when the foot lands is muffled. When walking...


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Tests rule out TB in elephants" deaths at Lincoln Park Zoo

2005-01-26 - Chicago, United States. William Mullen, Chicago Tribune

Preliminary laboratory tests have ruled out tuberculosis--a disease that can be transmitted between humans and animals--as cause of death for the two Lincoln Park Zoo elephants who died in recent months, according to results released Tuesday.

Zoo officials had suspected that Tatima, a 35-year-old female African elephant, had been tuberculous because of lesions found on her lungs. Test results now show she died of a rare infection with a bacterium similar to TB, called Mycobacteriu...


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Lincoln Park Zoo elephant Wankie gets a new view

2005-01-26 - Chicago, United States. ANDREW HERRMANN

With two of her pals now gone, the last remaining elephant at Lincoln Park Zoo is turning to TV for companionship. Cartoons, specifically. Dumbo, perhaps? Peanuts, maybe?

Lincoln Park Zoo general curator Robyn Barbiers wasn't sure -- not that show selection matters. The value of TV for an elephant is in the novelty, the movement and the noise, she said.

Zoo officials, attempting to keep Wankie sharp after the deaths of her two companions, are using a variety of what...


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Lincoln Park Zoo may tell elephants farewell

2005-01-20 - Chicago, United States. William Mullen and Jon Yates

Having lost two of its three elephants in the last three months, Lincoln Park Zoo on Wednesday said it would send the last one to another facility while its staff re-examines the future of its elephant program. Wankie, 35, an African elephant who lost her two female companions, Tatima, 35, in October and Peaches, 55, on Monday, will move from Chicago as soon as an appropriate home can be found for her, zoo officials said.


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North America"s oldest captive elephant, Second Lincoln Park Zoo elephant, Peaches, dies

2005-01-19 - Chicago, United States. ANDREW HERRMANN

North America's oldest captive elephant, brought to Lincoln Park Zoo amid protests that Chicago's climate was too cold, has died.

The 55-year-old female African elephant named Peaches was found Monday morning collapsed on the floor of her indoor pen, her eyes unfocused and her breathing "labored,'' officials said. Veterinarians euthanized the animal Monday evening.


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Tuberculosis Kills Lincoln Park Zoo Elephant Tatima

2004-10-18 - CHICAGO, United States. Jon Duncanson, cbc2chicago.com

An elephant has died inside Lincoln Park Zoo, and now the health of animal keepers is being closely watched. Tatima, an African elephant, was found dead inside her habitat on Saturday. Zoo officials believe she died of tuberculosis. It will take 12 weeks to confirm whether the elephant had tuberculosis.


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Brookfield Zoo saddened by loss of elephant

2003-06-17 - Chicago, Illinois, United States.

This afternoon, Brookfield Zoo staff was saddened to lose Mame, a 32-year-old African elephant. Mame sustained severe injuries during an encounter with another elephant. Following the encounter, veterinary staff closely observed Mame and determined she had suffered disabling injuries to both her front legs. In the professional opinion of the zoo's veterinary staff, the prognosis for a successful recovery in this type of injury is very poor. Vets and animal collection staff were concerned Mame ...


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5 Headlines about Elephants from Chicago, Illinois2010-02-05 - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Brookfield Zoo seeks a companion for its lone elephant, Joyce 2010-02-05 - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Ill. zoo seeks elephant despite opposition 2010-01-12 - Chicago, Illinois, United States - No packing it in on pachyderms 2009-08-10 - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Brookfield Zoo"s elephant gets new playmate 2003-06-17 - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Brookfield Zoo saddened by loss of elephant

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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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