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Metroparks Zoo lands 6th elephant

2011-11-01 - Cleveland, United States.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo´s elephant herd just grew to six with the arrival of Kallie from the International Conservation Center near Pittsburgh. When her quarantine is over in about a week, she will find three familiar faces: Willy, the bull of the herd, and females Martika and Shenga.


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"One Lucky Elephant" explores one man"s big love at Cleveland International Film Festival

2011-03-27 - Cleveland, United States.

Lisa Leeman´s documentary traces the relationship between circus owner David Balding and his main attraction, not just in the show but in his life.
Balding raised the 18-year-old only to realize when she turned 16 that he´d made a mistake. She needs to be with other elephants, even if it means being apart from her human companion.


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Cleveland zoo to welcome Nebraska elephant

2011-02-23 - Cleveland, United States.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo says its current herd of three elephants this spring will welcome Shenga, a female African elephant from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. That zoo had two elephants but the other died in October, leaving Shenga alone. Cleveland also will receive one more elephant for a total of five that will inhabit the zoo´s new African Elephant Crossing when it opens May 5.


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Willy, a 13,000-pound African bull elephant, will soon be the monarch of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will welcome its first bull elephant; Willy weighs in at 13,000 pounds

2010-11-10 - Cleveland, Ohio, United States. James Ewinger

Today´s word is "biggest" -- as in the biggest land mammal in the world, the biggest animal the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has ever housed, and an exhibit that is expected to be the biggest draw since the RainForest opened nearly 20 years ago. The new African Elephant Crossing, set to open May 5, is also expected to attract zoo managers from around North America because of its innovations. But the biggest news right now is the arrival of Willy, a 31-year-old African bull elephant who stands ...


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gets new elephant home

2010-11-07 - Cleveland, United States.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is winding down construction on its African elephant crossing project. Although the sparks are still flying, the finishing touches are still being made to the facility and its grounds. “We’ve quadrupled the amount of space that we originally had for elephants. So it’s an increase in the amount of space, but also we’ve made that space so much better for the elephants by improving its quality,” said Amanda Majewski with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.


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The African Elephant Crossing exhibit now under construction at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will feature a concrete retaining wall made to look like real rocks. Zoo officials said the $25 million, five-acre exhibit will give six to eight elephants a roo

Zoo hopes to have new African Elephant Crossing area certified nation"s largest "green" animal exhibit

2009-09-01 - Cleveland', United States. Michael Scott

When Cleveland's trio of elephants return home in June 2011 after a three-year Columbus Zoo vacation, they'll move into what could be the nation's largest green-certified animal exhibit. "No one thought it could be done -- build an animal building up to the highest green standards -- but we're doing it," said Dick Chodera, project manager for RFC Contracting Inc., a Strongsville firm advising the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on the project. Zoos in Philadelphia, Seattle and New York have green-certi...


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Elephant Animal Keeper

2008-11-14 - Cleveland, United States.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is seeking an experienced Animal Keeper to work with its three African elephants which are temporarily located at the Columbus Zoo until the Zoo’s new African Elephant Crossing exhibit is completed in 2010. Qualifications: Must have a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences or related field plus 6 months of elephant experience. This position requires excellent husbandry skills and knowledge, specifically related to the care of elephants at an AZA-accredited institution....


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Moves Elephants to Columbus

2008-09-03 - Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Darren Tom

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's three African elephants arrived safely yesterday at the Columbus Zoo, and they're adapting very well to their new surroundings. Elephants Moshi, Jo and Martika will be staying in Columbus during construction of the new African Elephant Crossing habitat at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The elephants are scheduled to return to Cleveland before their expanded exhibit opens to the public in 2011. The elephants were transported to Columbus in a specially equipped trailer and a...


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Jeff Gaal foreman of VIP Restoration, uses a jackhammer to carefully remove the Viktor Schreckengost mastodon wall sculpture from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo removing, restoring Schreckengost sculptures

2008-08-19 - Cleveland, United States. Michael Sangiacomo

Viktor Schreckengost's massive wall sculptures of mastodons and mammoths, on display at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo since 1956, are coming down. But the popular sculptures by the man called "Cleveland's Da Vinci" will not be gone for long. After cleaning and repairing, they will become part of a new zoo entrance in 2010. "After all those years at the pachyderm building, the sculptures will be in an area of even greater prominence and open to more people than ever," said Elizabeth Fowler of the ...


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Zoo awards Elephant Crossing contract. Willoughby company to start on huge project in the fall.

2008-07-24 - Cleveland, United States. Darren Toms

A $20 million construction contract has been awarded for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s African Elephant Crossing project. On Thursday, the Cleveland Metroparks’ Board of Park Commissioners approved a $20,795,000 contract with Marous Brothers Construction of Willoughby, Ohio, for construction of the state-of-the-art elephant habitat and conservation center. Construction of African Elephant Crossing is expected to start in the fall.


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Art dealer jailed, accused of smuggling ivory tusks to Elyria. They allegedly went to informant in Elyria

2008-02-10 - Cleveland, United States. Damian G. Guevara

Art dealer Tania Siyam sits in a Medina jail cell because prosecutors say the woman tapped her African background and contacts to traffic in forbidden ivory tusks taken from endangered elephants. The Canadian citizen was indicted in U.S. District Court in Cleveland in 2004 after she shipped more than 125 pounds of ivory to an Elyria artisan in 2002 and 2003. Siyam didn't know that the Elyria craftsman was working as an informant for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates 125th anniversary with Zoobilee

2007-09-13 - Cleveland, United States. Charles Cassady

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and RainForest, celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2007 with “Zoobilee,” a day-long celebration with music and fun on Saturday, with extended Zoo hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “We’ve never had a Zoobilee before,” said Tom O’Konowitz of the Zoo’s marketing department. “Because of our 125th anniversary we wanted to have a special party like none we’ve ever had before.”


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Cleveland Zoo elephants Martika, Jo and Moshi celebrate life events with their keeper

2007-07-24 - Cleveland, United States.

Martika, Moshi and Jo were born in the African wilds, but they've grown close to Meghan Sharp, the keeper who welcomed all three to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 10 years ago. They have even noticed her life milestones. Sharp relates some striking examples. Martika, age 23 You'd think a huge elephant wouldn't be enamored by a teensy diamond ring, but "When I came back from my wedding and honeymoon after two weeks off, Martika went immediately for my ring with her trunk. She was fascinated.


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo creating African elephant conservation center

2006-12-15 - CLEVELAND, United States.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is taking on a project that will make it a leader in the effort to save African elephants from extinction. The zoo has unveiled ambitious plans to build a new world-class elephant habitat and conservation center. The $25 million project will create a five-acre space for the elephants quadrupling the space the animals currently have.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from CLEVELAND2011-11-01 - Cleveland, United States - Metroparks Zoo lands 6th elephant 2011-03-27 - Cleveland, United States - "One Lucky Elephant" explores one man"s big love at Cleveland International Film Festival 2011-02-23 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland zoo to welcome Nebraska elephant 2010-11-07 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gets new elephant home 2008-11-14 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Elephant Animal Keeper 2008-08-19 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo removing, restoring Schreckengost sculptures 2008-07-24 - Cleveland, United States - Zoo awards Elephant Crossing contract. Willoughby company to start on huge project in the fall. 2008-02-10 - Cleveland, United States - Art dealer jailed, accused of smuggling ivory tusks to Elyria. They allegedly went to informant in Elyria 2007-09-13 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrates 125th anniversary with Zoobilee 2007-07-24 - Cleveland, United States - Cleveland Zoo elephants Martika, Jo and Moshi celebrate life events with their keeper 2006-12-15 - CLEVELAND, United States - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo creating African elephant conservation center

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