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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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