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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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12 Headlines about Elephants from Copenhagen2009-12-06 - 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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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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