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The First European Elephant Management School

2011-11-14 - Hamburg, Germany.

The curriculum will cover the majority aspects of elephant management and elephant care, from husbandry and health care, to transport, training, reproduction and conservation.


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First European Elephant Management School

2010-11-15 - Hamburg, Germany.

Elephant Management School in Hamburg, is holding its held annual course in
November. The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management techniques and procedures will be trained.


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European Elephant Management School

2009-11-09 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management techniques and procedures will be trained. Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses eleven Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard. Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animals (e.g. foot trimming, transportation). The School is held in a nine-day-session. The course...


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Jumbo stretch: The baby elephant perches on the edge of its enclosure and stretches out its trunk to grab a morsel from the child

Balanced diet: The amazing moment an elephant perched on tiptoes to grab food from a toddler visiting the zoo

2009-09-10 - Hamburg, Germany.

It hardly counts as one of the athletes of the animal kingdom, but even an elephant can have its agile moments. In this case, several tons of jumbo is balanced on a 4-in wide ledge to take a tidbit. The peckish pachyderm was in its enclosure when it spotted a toddler in his father's arms holding out a vegetable stalk.


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A Baby Elephant"s First Steps (PHOTOS)

2009-08-03 - Hamburg, Germany.

Baby elephant Rani plays with her mother Tura outdoors for the first time in an enclosure at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg. Rani was born on July 3, 2009 and is now the youngest member of a family of 12 elephants that live in the zoo.


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Baby elephant Russelchen seemed to be getting on with the tusk at hand - enjoying his first day with his family at the Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg!

Is this baby elephant the new Knut?

2008-11-26 - Hamburg, Germany.

Four-day-old Russelchen - which means 'little trunk' in German - had great fun exploring the elephant house, and is set to be a massive hit with the public.
But can he really be the new Knut, the cute polar bear who won the hearts of people around the world with his antics at Berlin Zoo? Russelchen bravely tried out everything his bigger friends were doing – blowing his trunk, having a hearty drink and going for a splash around. But his first swimming attempt was cut short by his cautio...


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Newborn elephant in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg

2008-11-23 - Hamburg, Germany.

A newly born elephant baby plays with its mother Yashoda at the Hagenbeck Tierpark (animal park) in the northern German city of Hamburg. The 90 centimetre in height and 95 kilo in weight baby Asian elephant was born on November 21.


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Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries

2008-07-24 - Hamburg, Germany.

Can I get a bucket of coffee with that? Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries.


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How Islam Came to Germany

2008-06-16 - Hamburg, Germany. Ursula Spuler-Stegemann, University of Marburg

Various sources relate that Charlemagne established diplomatic relations with this Abbasid ruler Caliph Harun al-Rashid in the year 797 or 801. Both sides reportedly guaranteed freedom of belief for members of the other religion in their respective empires. It is in any case an established historic fact that the elephant Abul Abbas died in 810. This magnificent animal had been sent by the caliph to Charlemagne in Aachen as a token of his friendship.


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46th Annual Rajah Shrine Circus in Hamburg

2008-03-08 - Hamburg, United States.

The best part, is if you come early, you get to get up close and personal with some of the performers, like Mikea here. She's a 3,000 pound African Elephant


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First European Elephant Management School in Hagenbecks Tierpark

2007-11-12 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained.


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Elephant baby in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg

2007-04-12 - Hamburg, Germany. Dan Koehl

Elephant Lai Sinh delivered wednesday morning a female elephant baby, her first succesful after the stillbirth in 2003. Father is the 34 year old bull Hussein. Theres now altogether 11 elephants in Hagenbecks Zoo, celebrating 100 years.


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Captive Elephants Get Pedicures

2006-11-28 - Hamburg, Germany.

At the Hamburg Zoo in Germany, elephant experts train zoo keepers on how to handle the giant animals, particularly on how to properly trim their toenails.


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First European Elephant Management School

2006-11-06 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained.


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European Elephant Management School - 7-15 November 2005

2005-11-07 - Hamburg, Germany.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management technics and procedures will be trained. Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses eleven Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard. Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animal (e.g. foot trimming, transportation). The School is held in a nine-day-session.


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15 Headlines about Elephants from Hamburg2011-11-14 - Hamburg, Germany - The First European Elephant Management School 2010-11-15 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School 2009-11-09 - Hamburg, Germany - European Elephant Management School 2009-09-10 - Hamburg, Germany - Balanced diet: The amazing moment an elephant perched on tiptoes to grab food from a toddler visiting the zoo 2009-08-03 - Hamburg, Germany - A Baby Elephant"s First Steps (PHOTOS) 2008-11-26 - Hamburg, Germany - Is this baby elephant the new Knut? 2008-11-23 - Hamburg, Germany - Newborn elephant in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg 2008-07-24 - Hamburg, Germany - Just what the elephants at the Hamburg Zoo need -- pasteries 2008-06-16 - Hamburg, Germany - How Islam Came to Germany 2008-03-08 - Hamburg, United States - 46th Annual Rajah Shrine Circus in Hamburg 2007-11-12 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School in Hagenbecks Tierpark 2007-04-12 - Hamburg, Germany - Elephant baby in Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg 2006-11-28 - Hamburg, Germany - Captive Elephants Get Pedicures 2006-11-06 - Hamburg, Germany - First European Elephant Management School 2005-11-07 - Hamburg, Germany - European Elephant Management School - 7-15 November 2005

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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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