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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young elephant, gave it the name after having carefully discussed if it was a good fit. Copenhagen Zoo has a long tradition of keeping asian elephants, and according to the director of the zoo, Mads Bertelsen, the zoo has a special relation to Thailand, as the Thai Royal Family have giftet the zoo multip...


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The Norman Foster-designed elephant house at the city zoo

Elephants in Copenhagen

2009-12-06 - Copenhagen, Denmark. David Owen

you can appreciate it at the Norman Foster-designed elephant house, where I arrive after a 20-minute bus ride and a 10-minute stroll past wolves and polar bears.
The building undulates with the terrain and is the colour of Africa, topped off with two curved glass cupolas that make me think of the Eden Project. It smells strongly of – what else? – elephant. It is overlooked by the old Elefanthus, home to the zoo’s pachyderms between 1914 and 2008, which surmounts a neighbouring hill ...


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26th Annual Conference of EAZA

2009-09-15 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 26th Annual Conference of EAZA will be hosted by Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark from 15 to 19 September 2009. The Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel located near the city centre and close to many of Copenhagen's attractions. Coordinators, however, will already have their first meetings earlier that day. After two conference days, a much-needed break in the full conference programme will be offered on Thursday (late) afternoon and evening, when all participants will b...


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Carlsberg gets cultured. Pink elephants and castrated weapons adorn the bottles of the world’s most artistic tipple

2009-02-26 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Evaristti’s labels show pink-coloured weapons whose combustible parts have been ‘castrated and rendered harmless’, then replaced with elephant trunks symbolising ‘peace and harmony’. The mascot for the project is a pink elephant. And conveniently enough, the elephant has also been Carlsberg’s leading symbol since 1901, when the famous granite elephants were built on the brewery’s Valby site.


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Elephants during the gardening experiment

Elephants go gardening in Denmark

2008-09-21 - copenhagen, Denmark.

This might seem odd, but elephants are being used to help with the gardening at a nature reserve in Denmark. Apparently they're great at pulling out unwanted trees and bushes, without leaving big holes. It's part of an experiment to see if the animals could work as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to machinery like tractors and diggers. If it's a success, elephants will be called in help to maintain the Danish countryside for three months each year.


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The pair were off to help open the new elephant accommodation at Copenhagen Zoo, which is just round the corner from the royal family

Prince Christian and his grandpa visit elephants in their new home

2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Holding on tight to the hand of his grandfather Prince Henrik and with an elephant soft toy clutched in the other, little Christian of Denmark headed off to Copenhagen Zoo on Tuesday to help inaugurate its new elephant house. Once there, the two-year-old son of Crown Prince Frederik and his Australia-born wife Mary stuck close to his animal-loving grandpa - Henrik is honorary president of the Danish Dachshund Club - as they made their way to two glass-domed enclosures which house the pachyderms.


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Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo by Foster and partners

2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

The new Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo opened today following an official ceremony attended by His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark and his grandson, Prince Christian. This new Elephant House provides these magnificent animals with a stimulating environment, including easily accessible spaces for the public to enjoy them, and restores the visual relationship between the zoo and the park. The project has been driven by research into the behavioural patterns of elephants. The tendenc...


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Vicedirector in Cobenhagen Zoo, Bengt Holst, in front of the old elephant house dry moat

Film: The asian bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen Zoo transfered to the newbuilt elephant house. (Flyttedag for elefanter i zoo)

2008-03-12 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Today the breeding bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen were transfered to the newbuilt facility. Tomorrow the cows will be transfered. Visitors will be welcome in the new house from 10th of June. watch the film when the bull takes the first steps into his new stable.


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800,000 year old mammoth DNA, modern elephant DNA or PCR artefact?

2007-02-22 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Binladen J, Gilbert MT, Willerslev E. , Niels Bohr Institute and Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen

Poulakakis and colleagues (Poulakakis et al. 2006: Biol. Lett. 2, 451-454), report the recovery of 'authentic' mammoth DNA from an 800,000-year-old fragment of bone excavated on the island of Crete. In light of results from other ancient DNA studies that indicate how DNA survival is unlikely in samples, which are recovered from warm environments and are relatively old (e.g. more than 100,000 years), these findings come as a great surprise.


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2006 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2006-10-21 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Harald Schwammer, Debbie Olson

The International Elephant Foundation and the Copenhagen Zoo are pleased to announce the International Elephant Research Symposium October 21-22, 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This important symposium will concentrate on veterinary issues, including the Endotheliotropic Elephant Herpes Virus (EEHV), reproductive, physiological, and behavioral research and in situ elephant conservation issues. In addition, the symposium will host a special poster session of elephant facility design.


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Goundbreaking for the Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo

2006-10-17 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

Foster and Partners’ first zoological building – the new Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo - marked its’ groundbreaking today in an official ceremony attended by the His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark. The event incorporated burying a time capsule with Lord Foster’s signed sketches, which will serve as a unique reminder of the project for future generations.


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Fatal enterocolitis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) caused by Clostridium difficile.

2006-09-10 - Copenhagen, Denmark. Bojesen AM, Olsen KE, Bertelsen MF. Dept. Veterinary Pathobiology uni Copenhagen

Two cases of fatal enteritis caused by Clostridium difficile in captive Asian elephants are reported from an outbreak affecting five females in the same zoo. Post mortem examination including histopathology demonstrated fibrinonecrotic enterocolitis. It is speculated that the feeding of large quantities of broccoli, a rich source of sulforaphane, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of many intestinal microorganisms may have triggered a subsequent overgrowth by C. difficile.


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The Copenhagen Zoo"s family of elephants welcomed its newest member to the world on Monday

2006-03-23 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

There must be something in the water at the Copenhagen Zoo - at least in the elephant house. The 11th elephant born in captivity in the zoo came to the world on Monday, at precisely 21.40. Copenhagen Zoo's 11 elephant births are among the most of any zoo, officials stated on Tuesday. The newest addition to the flock is a healthy, 130kg calf who, with a little help from his mother, Ida, was on his feet less than 10 minutes after being born.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Copenhagen2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river 2009-12-06 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Elephants in Copenhagen 2009-09-15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 26th Annual Conference of EAZA 2009-02-26 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Carlsberg gets cultured. Pink elephants and castrated weapons adorn the bottles of the world’s most artistic tipple 2008-09-21 - copenhagen, Denmark - Elephants go gardening in Denmark 2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Prince Christian and his grandpa visit elephants in their new home 2008-06-11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo by Foster and partners 2008-03-12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Film: The asian bull Chiang Mai in Copenhagen Zoo transfered to the newbuilt elephant house. (Flyttedag for elefanter i zoo) 2007-02-22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 800,000 year old mammoth DNA, modern elephant DNA or PCR artefact? 2006-10-21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2006 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium 2006-10-17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Goundbreaking for the Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo 2006-09-10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Fatal enterocolitis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) caused by Clostridium difficile. 2006-03-23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Copenhagen Zoo"s family of elephants welcomed its newest member to the world on Monday

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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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