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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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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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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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