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38th Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference And Workshop

2017-10-02 - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, United States.

The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) announced the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as their 38th Annual Conference Host during the 2016 EMA Conference closing ceremonies last October. Since then staff at the Columbus Zoo and the EMA Board of Directors have begun preliminary planning to produce a premier gathering of leaders among the elephant management community to be held October 2-6th.


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Two Florida elephants pack their trunks, move to Columbus Zoo

2016-11-29 - Columbus, United States.

Asian elephant sisters Rudy, 14, and Sunny, 8, are moving to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Any offspring born of Rudy or Sunny would belong the zoo, and would be used as a part of the American Zoological Association´s Species Survival Plan.


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Columbus Zoo Mixes Animals and Books

2010-08-12 - Columbus, United States.

Beco’s Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One by Linda Stanek, about the first year in the life of a baby Asian elephant. Both titles were released with 10,000-copy first print runs, half in hardcover, half in paper. The books are currently available at Columbus Zoo gift shops, local bookstores, and online.


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Beco plays with a "boomer ball" at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Beco"s a big boy now. Zoo"s elephant turning 6 months old, and 792 pounds

2009-09-26 - Columbus, United States. KATHY LYNN GRAY

Beco the elephant will be 6 months old Sunday, and his popularity has diminished little since his surprising birth at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on March 27.
Instead of the usual middle-of-the-night delivery, mother Phoebe dropped Beco during the day in the outdoor elephant yard before a few lucky visitors.


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Baby elephant no longer nameless

2009-05-10 - Columbus, Ohio, United States.

The baby elephant born March 27 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium now has a name: Beco. Zoo officials said the name -- pronounced BEE-co -- received 6,064 votes, almost half of the 12,783 votes cast. The name was announced this afternoon. Melanie Celello of Westerville was named the grand-prize winner after her name was drawn out of a hat. She and two others submitted Beco, which is a combination of the names of the baby's parents, Phoebe and Coco. Celello wins a one-year zoo membership and other...


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Cleveland elephants Moshi and Martika pal around at the Columbus Zoo, their home for the next year and a half.

Columbus Zoo hosts eight elephants, including three "visiting" from Cleveland

2009-05-08 - Columbus, Ohio, United States. Susan Glaser/Plain Dealer Reporter

Pack up your herd of elephant enthusiasts -- there's a pachyderm party going on this spring in the state capital. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has become a major large-mammal meeting place, with eight elephants under one roof. Among the inhabitants: the three African elephants from Cleveland, temporarily relocated downstate while their digs here are redone. And the newest addition: a calf, as yet unnamed, born March 27 to mom Phoebe, an Asian elephant and longtime Columbus Zoo resident. The mal...


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Elephant baby on board

2009-03-01 - Columbus, Ohio, United States. Kathy Lynn Gray, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Think your pregnancy was tough?
Imagine it lasting 22 months and ending with the delivery of a 300-pound baby.
That's the reality for Phoebe, the Asian elephant who's about to deliver her second calf at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
But although the gestation period is long and the baby huge, Phoebe's not unlike pregnant humans in many ways.
She has gained a bit too much weight, for one thing, said assistant curator Harry Peachey, who is in charge of the elephants. A...


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Holding On Two of the Buffalo Zoo elephants hold trunks as 2 On Your Side presents a check for funds raised from online auctions to benefit the zoo´s Elephant House.

Buffalo Zoo Elephants Meet the Public in Columbus

2008-05-01 - Columbus, United States. Maria Sisti

Visitors to the Columbus Zoo got their first look on Tuesday at three female Asian elephants from the Buffalo Zoo. Buki, Surapa and Jothi took up temporary quarters earlier this month at the 40,000-square-foot elephant exhibit in Columbus while the Buffalo Zoo's Elephant House undergoes an expansion. Zookeepers had kept them quarantined for two weeks after their long road trip.


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2008-01-06 - Columbus, United States.

METTLER TOLEDO takes pride in proving their competence in making laboratory balances safer and easier by offering innovations that will provide solutions in both routine and special laboratory practices and needs. So, to prove the durability of their 64 kg precision balance they put it to the test by inviting an elephant to stand on it. As you can see on the video, a 3 ½ ton-elephant did not damage our XP precision balance thanks to Overload Protection, a feature that protects from excess weigh...


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Columbus Zoo Investigates Elephant Death

2005-08-17 - Columbus, United States.

A jumbo-sized loss for the Columbus Zoo, which is reporting the death of a seven-year-old Asian elephant. The zoo says Ganesh was found dead in his stall this morning when his keeper arrived for work. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. The animal had been on loan from Cincinnati's zoo, where he was born in 1998. He was moved up the road to Columbus in 2003 after becoming difficult to handle. The Columbus zoo is said to have better facilities for male elephants. It also has four other ...


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6 Headlines about Elephants from Columbus2016-11-29 - Columbus, United States - Two Florida elephants pack their trunks, move to Columbus Zoo 2010-08-12 - Columbus, United States - Columbus Zoo Mixes Animals and Books 2009-09-26 - Columbus, United States - Beco"s a big boy now. Zoo"s elephant turning 6 months old, and 792 pounds 2008-05-01 - Columbus, United States - Buffalo Zoo Elephants Meet the Public in Columbus 2008-01-06 - Columbus, United States - 2005-08-17 - Columbus, United States - Columbus Zoo Investigates Elephant Death

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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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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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