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34th 33rd Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference and Workshop

2013-10-06 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo welcomes you to Dallas for the 34th annual conference of the Elephant Managers Association. Please submit abstracts by July 15 to both Karen Gibson and Harry Peachey. Registration is $175 until August 15; $200 August 16 and later. Thursday, Oct. 10: Optional post-conference trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo.


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ELEPHANT KEEPER II

2012-08-21 - Dallas, United States.

Responsible for the care, husbandry, and training of the African Elephants. We are a protected contact elephant program, with 5 African elephants in a mixed species exhibit. Must have 3 years of Elephant experience.


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Dallas Zoo"s oldest elephant dies at age 47

2012-04-15 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo´s oldest elephant, Stumpy, died Friday, officials announced. The elephant was 47 and was believed to be one of the five oldest African elephants living in the United States, the zoo said. Dallas Zoo veterinarian Dr. Tim Storms said the cause of the elephant´s death had not been determined yet, but her health reportedly had been failing in recent weeks because of her age.


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Dallas Zoo: elephant keeper

2011-12-26 - Dallas, United States.

Responsible for the care, husbandry, and training of the African Elephants. Responsible for maintaining all aspects of daily animal husbandry. Responsible for exhibit maintenance and observation. Assists in veterinary procedures and research. Provides environmental enrichment. Actively encourages public interest in elephants through educational presentations, public relations and tours.


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Elephant named Congo at the New Savanna

Savanna comes to Dallas Today

2010-05-28 - Dallas, United States. Julie Cosgrove

Not Savannah, Georgia with an "h", but Africa! After seventeen months, the new 11 plus acres exhibit is open at the Dallas Zoo, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The Grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday May 29th. For more about the Great Savanna exhibit and everything else fun that happens on this 95 acre wonderland, log onto dallaszoo.com.


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Dallas Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER II

2010-04-14 - Dallas, United States.

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our Elephant Team. The Zoo is currently acquiring a herd of elephants that will reside at the new 10 acre African Savannah Exhibit. This exhibit will be opening in the Spring of 2010 and will be a mixed species exhibit. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a challenging and evolving elephant program. This is a full time, year round position that includes responsibility for the care, husbandry, and training of the zoos African Elephan...


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Dallas Zoo slated to have 6 elephants soon

2010-03-07 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo plans to have six elephants on display just two years after animal rights activists were calling for the shutdown of an aging exhibit with just one pachyderm. Zoo officials stirred controversy in 2008 when they said they planned to move their lone remaining elephant, Jenny, to Mexico. Activists wanted the facility shuttered and the elephant placed at a U.S. animal preserve


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New elephants coming two by two to Dallas Zoo

2010-03-06 - Dallas, United States.

Like birds in spring, elephants have been flocking to the Dallas Zoo over the past few weeks. Two female African elephants – Kamba, 30 years old and weighing 4,700 pounds, and Congo, 32, weighing 5,400 pounds – have joined the zoos two existing pachyderms, Gypsy and Jenny.


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Jenny the elephant meets new friend Gypsy at Dallas Zoo

Trunk-aided message: Dallas Zoo"s Jenny takes dominant role in first meeting with new elephant Gypsy

2009-07-14 - Dallas, Texas, United States. Dawson M Williams / The Dallas Morning News

Jenny the elephant, one of the Dallas Zoo's most famous residents, was introduced Tuesday to the pachyderm that will become her constant companion. Gypsy, a 27-year-old female African elephant, arrived at the zoo in late March from a private owner in Southeast Texas and had been quarantined since then. All new zoo animals are separated at first to ensure that they aren't carrying diseases and to allow them time to adapt to the staff and their new environment. The pair met for the first time earl...


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Gypsy the elephant.

"Gypsy The Elephant" Arrives At The Dallas Zoo. Elephant Will Join Other Animals In Giants Of The Savanna Habitat

2009-04-01 - Dallas, United States. Selena Hernandez

Jenny the elephant, at the Dallas Zoo, has been the center of controversy for nearly a year. Wednesday zoo officials announced that Jenny will soon have some new playmates. Dallas Zoo officials announced that Gypsy, a 27-year-old African elephant, has come to live with Jenny. Gypsy arrived at the Dallas Zoo on March 31. "She fits the profile of the type of elephant that would benefit from our new Giants of the Savanna habitat, and we wanted to find the best possible companion for our current ele...


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Eighteen-month-old Hailey Fleck of Murphy was among the thousands of children who visited Jenny the elephant at the Dallas Zoo last week during spring break. Critics say Jenny belongs in a sanctuary, and the zoo

Dallas Zoo"s African Savanna to be home to elephants and others

2009-03-23 - Dallas, Texas, United States. Joanna Cattanach, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Elephants brought the Dallas Zoo nothing but problems last summer. But soon they'll be at the center of a $30 million African Savanna exhibit that officials hope will silence critics – and even serve as a national model.
The 10-acre attraction, set to open next spring, will house lions, impalas, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, wild dogs, wart hogs – and elephants. Zoo director Gregg Hudson said the exhibit will be on par with a similar display at the acclaimed San Diego Zoo.
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This photo released by Lamar University shows Jim Westgate, a trained paleontologist and a research associate with the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory at the University of Texas Memorial Museum, posing in Beaumont,Texas, in this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 200

Mammoth fossil found after Ike returned to owner, elephant keeper Roy Davis

2008-10-18 - Dallas, United States. DIANA HEIDGERD

An elephant expert whose beach house on the Texas Gulf Coast was destroyed by Hurricane Ike is putting his collection back together — one tooth at a time. Roy Davis evacuated his Bolivar Peninsula home on Sept. 11, two days before Ike slammed the Texas coast. Davis, 57, said Thursday that among the items scattered from his one-bedroom house were prized animal keepsakes from years of working at zoos. "I probably had 30 pieces of modern-day elephants, they shed their teeth, they wear them d...


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Hannas dream

2008-10-06 - Dallas, United States.

If you're following the trials and tribulations of Jenny, the Dallas Zoo's last elephant, or the trials and tribulations of those who care about her future, we may have found the book for you. Diane Hammond, onetime press secretary to the killer whale who starred in Free Willy, has written a book about an Asian elephant. The book, Hannah's Dream, seems to revolve around the struggle, both political and personal, of transferring an elephant from a zoo to a sanctuary.


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Dallas Zoo sets attendance record in memorable year

2008-10-03 - Dallas, United States. JOANNA CATTANACH

The Dallas Zoo broke its attendance record this past year, welcoming 670,084 visitors in the 2007-08 fiscal year, which ended Tuesday. That's nearly 24,000 more visitors than the previous record of 646,169 set in 1979. It was big year in other ways, too. The zoo lost several prominent old friends and became the center of a national elephant debate. Year of loss: Boris the lion, KeKe the elephant, Hercules the gorilla and Jenny, the world's oldest captive gorilla, all died in the past year. Anima...


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Dallas Zoo receives $5 million donation from Harold Simmmons, the largest in its history

2008-09-03 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo announced moments ago that it has received the largest gift in its 120-year history, a $5 million donation from the Harold Simmons Foundation. Zoo officials plan the use the funds to help build a new $40 million African Savanna exhibit that will house large animals from elephants to giraffes and zebras. Plans for the Savanna's elephant exhibit were recently fasttracked after the zoo decided to keep its lone remaining elephant, Jenny, in Dallas. Zoo officials hope to have a new 4-a...


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"Jenny"s Song" Created For Dallas Zoo Elephant

2008-08-27 - Dallas, United States. Carol Cavazos

The controversy over the Dallas Zoo elephant named Jenny has taken a musical turn. One songwriter is hoping her effort will help give Jenny a new home. "There's nothing that really tells about an issue more than a song… more than music," explained singer Beverly Perry. 'Jenny's Song' was recorded in a professional studio Tuesday night. The music and lyrics were birthed out of concern for the aging elephant. One verse of the song expresses the concern for the animal saying, "Your troubled life ...


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Jenny the elephant isn"t going to Mexico, but Mexican zoo still wants a say

2008-08-25 - Dallas, United States.

Africam Safari in Puebla, Mexico was very nearly the new home of the Dallas zoo's last elephant, the troubled and famous Jenny (don't those always go hand in hand). But after weeks of protests and a bit of bad press, the Dallas Zoo decided that it was best, for Jenny's health, that she stay right here. Tomorrow, the owners of Africam will be at City Hall to tell their side of the story and defend their institution from claims of protesters that their facility is nothing more than a "drive throug...


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The Dallas Zoo has now decided to expedite the construction of its new exhibit and will keep Jenny here.

Lone elephant to remain at Dallas Zoo

2008-08-20 - Dallas, United States. JASON WHITELY

The Dallas Zoo has decided to keep Jenny, 32, its lone African elephant, after weeks of controversy over whether she should be sent to a zoo in Mexico. The Dallas Zoo originally planned to close its elephant exhibit and send Jenny away while it built a much larger exhibit here. But the zoo's idea to loan Jenny to the Africam Safari Park in Puebla, Mexico generated thousands of e-mails and phone calls in protest to city leaders. Opponents wanted Jenny to instead be retired to The Elephant Sanctua...


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Mexicans warn against sending Jenny to their country

2008-08-13 - Dallas, United States. BRAD HAWKINS

There has been more debate in and outside Dallas City Hall today on the future of Jenny, the Dallas Zoo's lone elephant. Activists say they are going to keep coming to Dallas City Hall until there is an "acceptable" solution to the problem of what to do with Jenny. There may be other options other than the Africam Safari Park in Puebla, Mexico and the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Today, there was a new voice among those who say Jenny should not be sent to Mexico. "We recommend tha...


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Dallas zoo keepers Gavin Eastep, right, feeds treats to Jenny, an African elephant as zoo keeper Reanna Streater cools her with a spray of water,Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Zoo officials plan to send Jenny to a drive-through park in Mexico that they say woul

Plans to send elephant to Mexico stirs debate

2008-08-02 - Dallas, United States. Ana Ley

Jenny the elephant lazily poked her trunk into a bucket of fruit as her keepers at the Dallas Zoo hosed her during her morning bath, seemingly oblivious to the fact that she could soon be shipped far from her home of 22 years. She's also certainly unaware of the debate her possible departure has stirred. Zoo officials plan to send Jenny, who became the zoo's lone elephant when her companion died in May, to a drive-through wildlife park in Mexico because African elephants become unhappy when left...


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Possible Mexico home for elephant Jenny impresses

2008-07-29 - Dallas, United States. JOANNA CATTANACH and ANGELA KOCHERGA

Plans to move the Dallas Zoo's lone elephant to the Africam Safari Park by the end of the year are still on track, director Gregg Hudson said Tuesday after a tour of the facility in Puebla, Mexico. But Jenny's future is apparently not yet certain. Mr. Hudson met with the director of the driving zoo, Amy Camacho, and a team of elephant specialists who would take care of Jenny, a Dallas Zoo fixture for 22 years. "I've been impressed with the facilities that we've seen and the expansion that they'r...


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Activists Want Dallas Elephant to Join Gerry II

2008-07-25 - Dallas, United States. Andy Hogue

A pachyderm in the public eye in Dallas could possibly be joining the elephant Gainesville never forgot, that is, if animal rights advocates have their way. Jenny the Elephant, a resident of the Dallas Zoo, has been the subject of many news stories following the death of her partner, KeKe, in May. Animal rights groups are concerned that Jenny, age 32 (and near the elephant's life expectancy in captivity of 33), would not be healthy in a zoo, and that she should be transferred to a wilderness pre...


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Dallas Zoo Reopens Elephant Exhibit

Dallas Zoo re-opens elephant exhibit after KeKe"s death

2008-05-14 - Dallas, United States. JOANNA CATTANACH

Dallas Zoo's elephant exhibit re-opened Wednesday, two days after the zoo's oldest elephant died. A necropsy showed that KeKe, 39, had died of a congestive heart failure, zoo officials said. She had been ill for a couple of weeks and was being treated for intestinal colic at the time of her death.


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KeKe, who has resided at the Dallas Zoo since 2003, died Monday. She leaves behind buddy Jenny, who might be transferred.The animal

Dallas Zoo mourning loss of 39-year-old elephant

2008-05-13 - Dallas, United States. JOANNA CATTANACH

KeKe, a 39-year-old African elephant, was euthanized Monday afternoon at the Dallas Zoo after suffering from intestinal problems. "The circle of life goes on here every day." KeKe's death calls into question the future of the zoo's other elephant, Jenny, 31. Zoo officials said they do not expect to keep her by herself long-term, because elephants are herding animals that seek companionship. They said they do not know yet whether she will be transferred, or whether another elephant will be brough...


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Keke the elephant dies at Dallas Zoo

2008-05-13 - Dallas, United States.

"Keke," an elephant at the Dallas Zoo, died late Monday afternoon after veterinarians worked throughout the day to treat her. The Dallas Zoo closed the elephant exhibit Monday to treat Keke, who had colic. Zoo officials said the 30-something pachyderm ate some rocks, which led to her stomach problems. Veterinarians were planning to use a crane to lift KeKe to her feet for a more thorough evaluation of her situation.


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Dallas Zoo Closes Exhibit to Treat Ill Elephant

2008-05-12 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo on Monday closed its elephant exhibit in order to treat ailing KeKe. According to a news release issued by the zoo, the 39-year-old female African elephant has a severe case of intestinal colic. Zoo veterinarians and zookeepers have been treating her symptoms for more than 10 days and have consulted with experts throughout the country for additional methods to help her, according to the release. Zookeepers had recently noticed problems when KeKe refused to eat. Following treatment...


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Babe, the oldest female in the Fort Worth Zoo

Babe, Fort Worth Zoo"s oldest female elephant, dies

2008-01-25 - Dallas, United States. JEFF MOSIER / The Dallas Morning News

A 40-year-old Asian elephant named Babe died Thursday morning from labor-related complications at the Fort Worth Zoo, officials announced Friday. Babe was the oldest female in the zoo's herd of seven Asian elephants. Zoo officials said Babe went into labor Sunday afternoon, but the calf failed to move into the birth canal. Babe died while sleeping about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Zoo officials said the unborn calf also died. "I can't remember a more difficult time for our elephant staff," Ron Surratt, ...


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This mastodon skull, discovered in Texas, sold at auction for $191,200 on Sunday.

Texas mastodon Lone Star skull sells for $191K at Dallas auction

2008-01-20 - Dallas, United States. JOANNA CATTANACH

Lone Star, the world's largest four-tusk mastodon skull discovered in a gravel pit in La Grange, sold for $191,200 at auction Sunday. Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries featured the impressive pre-historic piece at its Natural History Auction along with several hundred other items including a golden nugget from Mexico dubbed the Boot of Cortez. The nearly-foot-long gold deposit sold for $1.6 million. But Lone Star was by far the star of the auction. Including skull and tusks, the mammoth pi...


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Skull of giant mastodon skull from Texas up for auction

2008-01-17 - Dallas, United States.

The skull of a four-tusked mastodon believed to be 1 of the nation's largest is going up for auction Sunday. The 40-inch-long skull was found in 2004 in a La Grange gravel pit. Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas expects the skull to fetch as much as $160,000 during its natural history auction. The skull had been housed at the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum near Lubbock. Museum founder and curator Joe Taylor says he needs the money to pay back investors who financed the excavation of the skull afte...


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The elephants enter the ring for the opening of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus at American Airlines Center.

Circus puts everything on one stage. Forget the three-ring circus. You won"t miss it.

2007-08-03 - Dallas, United States. NANCY CHURNIN

With its new show, Circus of Dreams, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the last bastion of busy-is-better, has reinvented itself as a single-stage Cirque du Soleil for the kiddie channel, complete with a giant circular high-definition screen suspended so audiences can alternately see close-ups of the action, pre-filmed skits including backstage mayhem and elephant commentary on "those cute little humans." And the appreciative crowd of light-twirling kids liked what they saw on opening night at...


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Karen Wyatt of Bliss Spa helped pamper Nicole at American Airlines Center before her first show in Dallas.

Dallas spa helps circus elephant Nichole look her best

2007-08-02 - Dallas, United States.

Nicole, an Asian Elephant from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, enjoyed the pampered life Wednesday in preparation of her Dallas debut. The circus, performing the 136th edition of The Greatest Show on Earth, runs through Aug. 12 at American Airlines Center. An avocado facial, pedicure and bath for an elephant from Bliss Spa: if we could all be so lucky.


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Barbara Heidenreich has trained animals for Disney World

Zoo consultant is queen of the animal kingdom

2007-07-22 - Dallas, United States. KATIE MENZER

When the dog won't hunt, the bird won't spread its wings or the elephant won't get on the scale for a weigh-in, the Dallas Zoo calls Barbara Heidenreich. The nationally recognized animal trainer has worked with Disney World's Animal Kingdom theme park, Six Flags and the Birds of the World Show at the State Fair of Texas. Now a consultant at the Dallas Zoo, she's helping teach old zoo animals – from the rats to the red-tailed hawks – some new tricks."The science of behavior analysis is the sa...


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The trend in many cities is to eliminate elephant exhibits because they are costly to keep up

Send the pachyderms packing? Dallas Zoo evaluates elephant exhibit

2007-01-26 - Dallas, United States. DAVID SCHECHTER / WFAA-TV

The elephant barn at the Dallas Zoo was built almost 50 years ago, and it is not quite big enough to meet recently upgraded guidelines. Is it time to close the elephant exhibit? The Dallas Zoo may find out if it follows a national trend. New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco have already eliminated their pachyderm programs. The main reason is because elephants are expensive. It can cost about $65,000 a year to care for them, and they need a lot of space to roam. "I think the...


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LARGE MAMMAL (ELEPHANT) SUPERVISOR II, Dallas Zoo

2006-06-06 - Dallas, United States.

This position will supervise a section with elephants, giraffes, carnivores and mixed mammals with 7+ keepers. Must be proficient in Protected Contact training and will participate in design of new and large naturalistic exhibits for elephants, giraffe, lions, etc.


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32 Headlines about Elephants from Dallas2013-10-06 - Dallas, United States - 34th 33rd Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference and Workshop 2012-08-21 - Dallas, United States - ELEPHANT KEEPER II 2012-04-15 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo"s oldest elephant dies at age 47 2011-12-26 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo: elephant keeper 2010-05-28 - Dallas, United States - Savanna comes to Dallas Today 2010-04-14 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER II 2010-03-07 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo slated to have 6 elephants soon 2010-03-06 - Dallas, United States - New elephants coming two by two to Dallas Zoo 2009-04-01 - Dallas, United States - "Gypsy The Elephant" Arrives At The Dallas Zoo. Elephant Will Join Other Animals In Giants Of The Savanna Habitat 2008-10-18 - Dallas, United States - Mammoth fossil found after Ike returned to owner, elephant keeper Roy Davis 2008-10-06 - Dallas, United States - Hannas dream 2008-10-03 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo sets attendance record in memorable year 2008-09-03 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo receives $5 million donation from Harold Simmmons, the largest in its history 2008-08-27 - Dallas, United States - "Jenny"s Song" Created For Dallas Zoo Elephant 2008-08-25 - Dallas, United States - Jenny the elephant isn"t going to Mexico, but Mexican zoo still wants a say 2008-08-20 - Dallas, United States - Lone elephant to remain at Dallas Zoo 2008-08-13 - Dallas, United States - Mexicans warn against sending Jenny to their country 2008-08-02 - Dallas, United States - Plans to send elephant to Mexico stirs debate 2008-07-29 - Dallas, United States - Possible Mexico home for elephant Jenny impresses 2008-07-25 - Dallas, United States - Activists Want Dallas Elephant to Join Gerry II 2008-05-14 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo re-opens elephant exhibit after KeKe"s death 2008-05-13 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo mourning loss of 39-year-old elephant 2008-05-13 - Dallas, United States - Keke the elephant dies at Dallas Zoo 2008-05-12 - Dallas, United States - Dallas Zoo Closes Exhibit to Treat Ill Elephant 2008-01-25 - Dallas, United States - Babe, Fort Worth Zoo"s oldest female elephant, dies 2008-01-20 - Dallas, United States - Texas mastodon Lone Star skull sells for $191K at Dallas auction 2008-01-17 - Dallas, United States - Skull of giant mastodon skull from Texas up for auction 2007-08-03 - Dallas, United States - Circus puts everything on one stage. Forget the three-ring circus. You won"t miss it. 2007-08-02 - Dallas, United States - Dallas spa helps circus elephant Nichole look her best 2007-07-22 - Dallas, United States - Zoo consultant is queen of the animal kingdom 2007-01-26 - Dallas, United States - Send the pachyderms packing? Dallas Zoo evaluates elephant exhibit 2006-06-06 - Dallas, United States - LARGE MAMMAL (ELEPHANT) SUPERVISOR II, Dallas Zoo

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17th International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2021-11-15 - Azle, United States.

It is with great disappointment that due to the continuing ongoing pandemic we will not be able to meet in person for this year’s International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium. BUT we a...


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Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2021 shows a newborn Asian elephant calf and his mother Yaming in Kunming Zoo, southwest China

Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Elephant Glossary and Encyclopedia is renovated!

2021-10-18 - Banlung, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

The Elephant Glossary, started back in 1995, has been repaired, recovered and developed, now with almost 200 terms. They can all be viewed by Alphabetical order, or by Category, and the numbers of ch...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Elephants at BEC were found to be just "skin and bones" after the coronavirus pandemic forced the park to close

"Just skin and bones": Bali elephants left to starve

2021-10-07 - Petang, Indonesia. Al Jazeera Staff

Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

2021-10-03 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dan Koehl

Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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Gange attracted elephants during khedda operations. Credit: DH File Photo

Elephant dies at Sakrebailu camp

2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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NEW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM IN WINSTON

2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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Ishini Wickremesinghe is the daughter of Shan Wickramasinghe, the brother of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens DG resigned over elephant issue: Union

2021-09-09 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita and Ruwani Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana National Zoological Gardens Department Workers’ Union yesterday (9) claimed that National Zoological Gardens Department Director General (DG) Ishini Wickremesinghe has resigne...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk anoints a temple elephant as a part ritual marking the New Year as per traditions at a temple in Colombo on April 17, 2021.

Sri Lanka prohibits handlers from drunk driving on elephants, bans putting baby elephants to work

2021-08-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Under the new regulations, logging elephants can only work up to four hours a day, while working at night is forbidden. They are also entitled to at least two-and-a-half hours of bathing time each day...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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