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41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members

2020-10-12 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association

For the first time, EMA will host our annual conference virtually, free to all members! EMA will host the EMA virtual conference the same week as previously scheduled via Zoom


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EMA Virtual 5K for Elephant Appreciation Day

2020-09-22 - Houston, United States. Elephant Managers Association (EMA)

Join the herd! Walk, bike, swim, or hike in honor of elephants around the world on Elephant Appreciation Day, September 22, 2020. By signing up for this virtual 5K event, proceeds will go to the EMA to aid in our mission: enhancing the welfare and survival of the world's elephants through improving communication, husbandry, research, education, and conservation.


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Shanti, shown here with visibly bulging sides, has been pregnant for 683 days.

Houston Zoo Waiting For First Elephant Birth Since 2010

2014-02-04 - Houston, United States.

Zookeepers and volunteers are now watching around the clock for any signs of labor in Shanti. “She might swap her tail, lift her legs, maybe she can’t get as comfortable at night. Oftentimes too, you’ll see her lift her tail like she’s straining a little bit.” Like elephants in the wild, Shanti will give birth standing up, and gravity will help the calf drop out of her. The calf might weigh 350 pounds or more.


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Baylor and Tupelo, born in 2010, are seen at the Houston Zoo McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

Houston Zoo awaiting birth of Asian elephant calf

2013-10-31 - Houston, United States.

Houston Zoo is making preparations for 23-year-old Asian elephant Shanti to give birth in January 2014. Shanti gets regular ultrasounds and zookeepers have been monitoring her weight and her diet and leading the expectant mother through a regular exercise program. The night watch pregnancy monitoring will begin in late November and will continue until the calf´s birth.


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BCM and Houston Zoo elephant project recognized with award

2013-09-14 - Houston, United States.

A $459,147 grant will support a research project focusing on elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). The research resulted from a collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Zoo and now also includes Johns Hopkins University and the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.


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Houston Zoo: elephant keeper

2011-12-26 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our Elephant Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a progressive elephant program. With a new exhibit and barn and continued elephant breeding, the Houston zoo elephant program has become a state of the art program and facility. We recently opened another new Elephant exhibit, tripling the elephant’s usable space.


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Houston Zoo opens new elephant expanded elephant habitat. McNair Asian Elephant Habitat Grows by 1.5 Acres

2011-10-12 - Houston, United States.

An elephant exhibit sets great zoos apart from the ordinary. That is why the Houston zoo is proud to announce the latest improvement to the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. The end result of two years of planning and construction, the latest addition represents a six-fold expansion of the Habitat since the opening of the 7,000 square foot elephant barn and improved viewing areas in June 2008. The new addition adds 1.5 acres to the elephant’s outside habitats.


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Tupelo was off to nursing about four hours after birth.

Baylor"s a big brother! Houston Zoo welcomes another baby elephant, meet Tupelo

2010-10-05 - Houston, United States. Caroline Gallay

The Houston Zoo welcomed its second baby Asian elephant in less than five months on Sunday evening. Baby Tupelo joins Baylor at the zoo´s McNair Asian Elephant Habitat, where the newborn is bonding with her mother, Tess. The baby weighed in at 273 pounds and is a half sister of Baylor, who was born May 4 to mom Shanti and bull elephant Thailand. Thailand is also the new baby elephant´s dad.


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PCR test developed by BCM identifies elephant herpes virus

2010-08-05 - Houston, United States.

A sensitive real-time PCR test that specifically detects a deadly strain of herpes virus in elephants has been developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. The findings appear in the current edition of the American Journal of Veterinary Research. There are many strains of herpes viruses that affect elephants, but in particular the endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1) is deadly. No symptoms are seen until it is too late, and treatment options are limited because little is known about ...


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Baylor and Tucker get acquainted

And Then There Were Five…

2010-05-28 - Houston, Texas, United States. Daryl Hoffman

Baby Baylor’s family just doubled overnight. The first few days after Baylor was born he spent all of his time with his mother, Shanti. Zoo keepers wanted to be sure that he and his mom bonded well and that he knew where to go to eat. The keepers also wanted to be sure that Shanti knew what to do when Baylor was hungry or needed her help. Once the team was comfortable with their behaviors and actions, we introduced “aunt” Methai. Methai is an experienced elephant that has been around man...


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Shanti and Baby Baylor Doing Fine at the Houston Zoo

2010-05-06 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

After a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months, Shanti, a 19-year-old Asian elephant, delivered a healthy 348-pound male calf Tuesday morning at the Houston Zoos McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. The calf has been named Baylor by the Zoos elephant care team in recognition of the unprecedented and ongoing advances made by Baylor College of Medicines research team to significantly reduce the threat of a potentially lethal elephant herpes virus.


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Elephant Birth Monitors

2010-03-27 - Houston, United States. Kelly Russo

Shantis due date is rapidly approaching, so the zoos volunteers and the Elephant team have started to monitor her 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Over 35 volunteers have given their time to help the Elephant team keep an eye on Shanti. The volunteers started to monitor Shanti on February 20th and are at the zoo from 4PM – 7AM every day.


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Tess, a 26-year-old Asian elephant due to give birth in the fall, and her 4-year-old calf Tucker, left, get treats Thursday after taking a walk around their enclosure at the Houston Zoo.

Zoo in a life-or-death race

2010-02-04 - Houston, Texas, United States. Allan Turner

It's stork time at the Houston Zoo's elephant barn as the maternity countdown begins for Shanti and Tess, endangered Asian elephants whose pregnancies, officials hope, will bring success to a pachyderm breeding program thus far marked by failure. Zoo officials Thursday staged a maternity “boot camp” in which they outlined efforts to ensure live births and the survival of the calves. In 25 years of zoo breeding efforts, all 14 calves died before or relatively soon after birth. Six of the calv...


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2009 Elephant Managers Association Annual Conference

2009-10-15 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo is pleased to announce that the 2009 Elephant Managers Association Annual Conference and Workshops will be held October 15 – 19 in Houston, TX. This meeting will include presentations on a variety of management and care issues facing the captive elephant population, as well the important link they have to wild populations of elephants. The program will include a tour of the newly constructed McNair Asian Elephant Habitat at the Houston Zoo and 3 full days of activities, prese...


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Zoo, BCM Try To Find Elephant Herpes Vaccine

2009-01-28 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo and Baylor College of Medicine are teaming up to find a vaccine for elephant herpes, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday. In November, a 2-year-old Asian elephant named Mac at the Houston Zoo died from the virus. His death prompted the two organizations to spend the next three years studying the virus in an effort to protect elephants in zoos and those in the wild. "Very little is known about it," Dr. Alan Herron said. "We don't know how it is spread from elephant to elephant." The p...


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Concealed ivory is found among imported artifacts at the JFK International Airport. The illegal activity threatens endangered species.

Houstonian among 6 held in ivory smuggling. Disguised elephant tusks from Ivory Coast shipped to JFK airport

2008-12-05 - Houston, United States. MARY FLOOD

A Houston man was among six people arrested on federal charges of smuggling black market ivory disguised to look like wood sculptures or musical instruments into the United States. A Houston federal magistrate on Friday ordered Mamadi Doumbouya, 39, be kept in custody and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., to stand trial. He and his alleged co-conspirators, arrested in other states, are accused of bringing the forbidden elephant tusks from the Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Uganda into this country through JFK...


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Mac, the Houston Zoo’s 2 year old Asian elephant

Houston Zoo Holds Memorial for Baby Elephant "Mac"

2008-11-15 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo family came together Saturday to remember the 2-year-old elephant known as Mac. Mac, the largest Asian elephant born in captivity at 384 pounds, died last Sunday after contracting elephant herpesvirus. Staff and supporters of the zoo gathered at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat to remember the loss. In a press release, the zoo's spokesman thanked the public for their outreach during the difficult time.


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At 5 months old, Mac amused Houston Zoo visitors and staff members as he played with an oversized basketball.

Houston Zoo elephant Mac, 2, dies of viral illness

2008-11-10 - Houston, United States.

Mac, an Asian elephant whose birth was a cause for celebration at the Houston Zoo scarcely more than two years ago, died Sunday night after a brief battle with the elephant herpes virus, zoo officials said this morning. "The entire zoo staff is absolutely devastated," said zoo spokesman Brian Hill. "It's difficult to put into words and describe the attachment that has developed over the past two years. "This is a terrible loss, especially for the elephant keepers and veterinary medical staff who...


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Tucker the elephant

Houston Elephant Helps Move Debris From Hurricane Ike

2008-09-21 - Houston, United States.

In Houston, residents are having a hard time removing debris from their yards, after Hurricane Ike. So, some animals from the Houston Zoo are giving them a hand...a trunk, rather. The 2,600 pound elephant, named ‘Tucker,’ is moving tree limbs. The three-year-old elephant can lift four times its body weight. Zookeepers say it’s good exercise for Tucker.


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Houston Zoo: Zoo Keeper - Elephants

2008-08-10 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our Elephant Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an evolving and maturing elephant program. With a new exhibit and barn and continued elephant breeding, the Houston zoo elephant program is well on its way to becoming a state of the art program and facility. This is a full time, year-round position and includes responsibility for the care, husbandry, and training of the zoos 2.2 resident Asian elephants. In the...


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Circus trainer accused of animal abuse in Houston

Circus trainer accused of animal abuse in Houston

2008-08-01 - Houston, United States. Brad Woodard

On one occasion, our cameras spotted elephants being housed in a metal trailer on a sweltering summer afternoon. The trailer appeared to have an air conditioner, but it was unclear whether it was running. Then on a second visit, 11 News spotted the elephants outside and under an awning. The heat index was in the triple digits and the elephants appeared to be restrained by their legs. The circus manager said the elephant’s trainer is Will Davenport, but he was not available to talk to 11 News. ...


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The National Elephant Center unveils a bold new initiative for global elephant conservation. Waste Management works with Center to support elephant conservation initiatives by AZA zoos

2008-02-08 - Houston, United States. The National Elephant Center news release

A new model for excellence in elephant care and conservation is a reality today as The National Elephant Center announced plans to create a national elephant conservation center in central Florida made possible, in part, by Waste Management’s involvement. The facility will be under construction for several months with the first elephants expected to arrive in 2009. “Elephants are among our most endangered animals in the world, and their future depends on innovative programs that integrate sc...


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How One Contest Created a Trunk Full of Success

2008-01-21 - Houston, United States.

Can a special event for a baby elephant add ingenuity to your next marketing campaign? Here’s the scoop from DMNews’s January 14 edition. As the Houston Zoo prepared to celebrate the Mac the Elephant’s first birthday, they decided to get the public involved through a birthday card contest. The marketing campaign was launched on the zoo’s Web site, on their blog, and through an opt-in Email list. This contest’s components explain how to create a winning campaign, and each step is achiev...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Exhibit Expansion

2007-07-17 - Houston, United States.

If you’ve ever remodeled your home while you lived in it you’ll have a pretty good idea of what we’re doing with our elephant exhibit at the Houston Zoo. Construction is now underway on the most significant improvement to our elephant exhibit in the 85-year history of the Zoo, the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. The expansion will be built in two phases. Phase One, a $5 million project, has just begun and will include an improved viewing area, a new 9,000 square foot elephant barn and addit...


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Baby elephant Mac plays basketball

2007-03-01 - Houston, United States.

Visitors to the Houston Zoo were treated to an unusual sight Thursday morning. They saw a 6-month-old playing basketball! The youngster stands nearly four feet tall and weighs almost 700 pounds. The fun and games were all part of Mac the elephant’s half-year birthday celebration. Mac was the elephant that the public got to name.


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Mac’s “baby” teeth are in!

2007-01-31 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo Blog

That’s right; Mac’s new teeth continue to grow—along with his weight (he is now 644 pounds!) and his height - he now stands at 44 inches tall! Did you even know that elephants have teeth? Well, most elephants actually have six teeth—including their two tusks (which are actually teeth). They will go through six sets of the inside four teeth in their lifetime. (Mac will probably get his second set of teeth before he turns one.)


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Houston Zoo shelves elephant baby shower plans. There"s no need to adorn the elephant yard with pink or blue, Methai is not expecting.

2007-01-28 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT, Houston Chronicle

Houston Zoo officials had their hopes dashed this week when an ultrasound determined the middle-aged elephant was not pregnant. For weeks now, some zoo officials suspected Methai was in a family way after she was bred with the zoo's lone adult male, Thai, last summer. "We wanted to find out: Is she is, or is she ain't? And we know she ain't," zoo spokesman Brian Hill said Friday.


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Macs getting lighter on his feet in Houston Zoo

2007-01-23 - Houston, United States.

Mac is certainly a happy, noisy little elephant. But the one thing you don’t hear much from Mac are his footfalls. Did you know that elephants are actually very, very quiet walkers? Because of the way their feet are shaped (with a spongy “shock absorber” sole), and the fact that elephants essentially walk on their tiptoes (Asian elephants have five “hidden” toes on their front feet, four on the back), these huge animals can actually move quite silently.


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Elephant keeper: Houston zoo

2007-01-16 - Houston, United States. EAZA

The Houston Zoo Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our Elephant Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an evolving and maturing elephant program. With a new exhibit and barn construction right around the corner, a new born calf, and continued elephant breeding, the Houston zoo elephant program is well on its way to becoming a state of the art program and facility. This is a full time, year-round position and includes responsibility for the care, husbandry, and tr...


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Houston Zoo newset elephanth baby Mac is likely to be breeding heavyweight. Record Asian pachyderm may help sire the next generation

2006-11-16 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT

As Houston Zoo officials unfurled a banner to display the newly selected name for its baby elephant, the precocious pachyderm was putting on a show of his own, bulling his way through the thick cables surrounding the elephant exhibit and rumbling after the adult females. Since his Oct. 1 birth, he has gained 91 pounds, tipping the scale at 474 pounds. Officials say Mac is the largest Asian elephant born at a U.S. zoo.


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Help name the Houston Zoo"s baby elephant!

2006-10-24 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo is counting on your vote to help name the newest member of its elephant family. Zookeepers have provided 5 potential names for the 384-pound pachyderm — just vote on this page. And, when you vote, make sure you fill out the form so you'll be eligible to win a great prize from the zoo: a Pachyderm Prize Pack which includes a one-year Houston Zoo Family Membership, a Keeper of the Animals Adopt Kit for Thai (the baby’s proud father) and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the z...


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Elephants" charm drew her to job at zoo

2006-10-07 - Houston, United States.

Martina Stevens, 27, is the Houston Zoo's elephant manager. A graduate of Western Michigan University, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry, she is an animal lover who owns three dogs and a bunch of frogs. She has worked at the zoo for four-and-a-half years, always with elephants. Since the arrival of the zoo's new elephant calf Oct. 1, Stevens has been one of the keepers watching over the delicate bonding process between Shanti, a 15-year-old Asian elephant, and the calf.


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Newborn elephant baby and mother Shanti at the Houston Zoo

Male Elephant born in Houston Zoo

2006-10-07 - Houston, United States. Daryl Hoffman

The latest addition to the Houston Zoo collecion was born Oct. 1 at 4:40 AM, he's 40" tall, 40" long and a massive 384 pounds. Mother and calf are doing great. The Dam is Sahanti. This is her second birth at the Houston Zoo. She was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo in 1990. She then wove her way through the Buffalo Zoo and Murray Hill's farm before going to the Houston Zoo in 2001. The Sire is Thai. Most of you know him from being in Eloise Berthtold's act. After Morgan Berry passed away, Thai went ...


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Shanti delivers baby male elephant today at Houston Zoo

2006-10-01 - Houston, United States. CYNTHIA GARZA

The Houston Zoo's Asian elephant Shanti delivered a male calf early this morning after a 22-month pregnancy. The yet-unnamed baby weighed in at 384 pounds and is 40 inches long and 40 inches tall — making him the largest elephant calf ever delivered in a zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Houstonians will help pick the new baby boy's name by voting for one among a list on the zoo's Web site.


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With the recent deaths across the country of the most popular zoo animal, many people are asking whether we should keep elephants in captivity

2005-06-06 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT

Two hours before opening, handlers at the Houston Zoo busily prepare Thai, Shanti and Methai — their Asian elephant herd — for another day on exhibit and another day in captivity. The pachyderms are on exhibit 365 days a year, in a 25,000-square-foot enclosure, with a wooden platform that allows visitors to watch them wander around.


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Bella"s mom is expecting new calf Critics doubt a baby"s chances; zoo says she"ll be more maternal

2005-04-19 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT

Shanti, the Houston Zoo's reluctant mother, is pregnant again. The Asian elephant who gave birth to baby Bella last August is expected to have her second calf in late 2006. The pregnancy may have occurred outside the breeding protocol to which members of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, or AZA, must adhere. The zoo first should have sought a recommendation for this second birth, according to the chairman of the advisory committee overseeing the group's elephant species survival plan.


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Houston Zoo: Elephant Zookeeper

2005-04-18 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo is currently seeking an individual for a keeper position working with elephants. This individual will carry out all aspects of the daily care of assigned animals including cleaning, feeding, grooming, and observing animals. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, observing and evaluating animal conditions, providing daily husbandry, enrichment, training, exhibit maintenance, and record keeping.


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Houston Zoo Euthanizes Baby Elephant Bella

2005-04-15 - HOUSTON, United States.

Officials with the Houston Zoo announced they were forced to put the zoo's baby Asian elephant, Bella, to sleep Friday morning, Local 2 reported. Bella was recovering from surgery to repair a fractured right femur. Zoo officials said the 552-pound elephant stumbled on the soft ground, fell and fractured her leg Tuesday. The elephant, whose mother rejected her after birth, underwent 2½ hours of surgery in which doctors used four pins and a rod to repair the broken leg.


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Houston Zoo"s elephant program criticized, Group labels it one of 10 worst in U.S. over number of animal deaths from herpes virus

2005-01-08 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT, Houston Chronicle

The Houston Zoo has made a national animal-protection organization's list of the country's 10 worst zoos for pachyderms because of the number of deaths from herpes virus.

In Defense of Animals this week labeled Houston's elephant program a "breeding ground for misery," noting that five elephants born at the Houston Zoo over the last 15 years have either died there or at other facilities where they had been shipped.


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Elephant herpes virus cited in Kimba"s death

2004-11-01 - Houston, United States. SALATHEIA BRYANT, Houston Chronicle

Kimba, the beloved 13-year-old Houston Zoo elephant who died Labor Day, succumbed, as suspected, of elephant herpes virus, laboratory tests confirmed.

Despite valiant attempts to save her, the Asian elephant died 25 hours after exhibiting signs of a diminished appetite, swelling around the temple area and depression -- all symptoms of the disease which quickly attacks blood vessels after invading the body.


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Sudden illness kills zoo elephant. Kimba, 13, was born in Houston"s exhibit in 1991

2004-09-07 - Houston, United States. Danny Perez, Houston Chronicle

The Houston Zoo staff members tried feverishly to save Kimba's life, but the 13-year-old female Asian elephant died Monday afternoon after a sudden illness.


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Shanti Gives Birth At Houston Zoo

2004-08-18 - Houston, United States.

Asian Elephant Births 338-Pound Baby GirlAfter 22 months of pregnancy, Shanti, a 13-year-old Asian elephant at the Houston Zoo gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday evening, August 17, 2004, at the Houston Zoo to a healthy female calf with the name Bella!


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Newborn Elephant Dies At Houston Zoo

2004-01-01 - Houston, United States.

The Houston Zoo is mourning the loss of it's newest addition. A new born Asian elephant died at the zoo Monday. The female calf died about 30 hours after her mother, Methai, gave birth.

Zookeepers said the calf appeared to be very healthy right after labor but suspected something was wrong a few hours later. The zoo said the calf's mother is in good health and is now in an area visible to visitors.


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41 Headlines about Elephants from Houston2020-10-12 - Houston, United States - 41st Annual Conference Will be Virtual and Free to All EMA Members 2020-09-22 - Houston, United States - EMA Virtual 5K for Elephant Appreciation Day 2014-02-04 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo Waiting For First Elephant Birth Since 2010 2013-10-31 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo awaiting birth of Asian elephant calf 2013-09-14 - Houston, United States - BCM and Houston Zoo elephant project recognized with award 2011-12-26 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo: elephant keeper 2011-10-12 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo opens new elephant expanded elephant habitat. McNair Asian Elephant Habitat Grows by 1.5 Acres 2010-10-05 - Houston, United States - Baylor"s a big brother! Houston Zoo welcomes another baby elephant, meet Tupelo 2010-08-05 - Houston, United States - PCR test developed by BCM identifies elephant herpes virus 2010-05-06 - Houston, United States - Shanti and Baby Baylor Doing Fine at the Houston Zoo 2010-03-27 - Houston, United States - Elephant Birth Monitors 2009-10-15 - Houston, United States - 2009 Elephant Managers Association Annual Conference 2009-01-28 - Houston, United States - Zoo, BCM Try To Find Elephant Herpes Vaccine 2008-12-05 - Houston, United States - Houstonian among 6 held in ivory smuggling. Disguised elephant tusks from Ivory Coast shipped to JFK airport 2008-11-15 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo Holds Memorial for Baby Elephant "Mac" 2008-11-10 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo elephant Mac, 2, dies of viral illness 2008-09-21 - Houston, United States - Houston Elephant Helps Move Debris From Hurricane Ike 2008-08-10 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo: Zoo Keeper - Elephants 2008-08-01 - Houston, United States - Circus trainer accused of animal abuse in Houston 2008-02-08 - Houston, United States - The National Elephant Center unveils a bold new initiative for global elephant conservation. Waste Management works with Center to support elephant conservation initiatives by AZA zoos 2008-01-21 - Houston, United States - How One Contest Created a Trunk Full of Success 2007-07-17 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo Elephant Exhibit Expansion 2007-03-01 - Houston, United States - Baby elephant Mac plays basketball 2007-01-31 - Houston, United States - Mac’s “baby” teeth are in! 2007-01-28 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo shelves elephant baby shower plans. There"s no need to adorn the elephant yard with pink or blue, Methai is not expecting. 2007-01-23 - Houston, United States - Macs getting lighter on his feet in Houston Zoo 2007-01-16 - Houston, United States - Elephant keeper: Houston zoo 2006-11-16 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo newset elephanth baby Mac is likely to be breeding heavyweight. Record Asian pachyderm may help sire the next generation 2006-10-24 - Houston, United States - Help name the Houston Zoo"s baby elephant! 2006-10-07 - Houston, United States - Elephants" charm drew her to job at zoo 2006-10-07 - Houston, United States - Male Elephant born in Houston Zoo 2006-10-01 - Houston, United States - Shanti delivers baby male elephant today at Houston Zoo 2005-06-06 - Houston, United States - With the recent deaths across the country of the most popular zoo animal, many people are asking whether we should keep elephants in captivity 2005-04-19 - Houston, United States - Bella"s mom is expecting new calf Critics doubt a baby"s chances; zoo says she"ll be more maternal 2005-04-18 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo: Elephant Zookeeper 2005-04-15 - HOUSTON, United States - Houston Zoo Euthanizes Baby Elephant Bella 2005-01-08 - Houston, United States - Houston Zoo"s elephant program criticized, Group labels it one of 10 worst in U.S. over number of animal deaths from herpes virus 2004-11-01 - Houston, United States - Elephant herpes virus cited in Kimba"s death 2004-09-07 - Houston, United States - Sudden illness kills zoo elephant. Kimba, 13, was born in Houston"s exhibit in 1991 2004-08-18 - Houston, United States - Shanti Gives Birth At Houston Zoo 2004-01-01 - Houston, United States - Newborn Elephant Dies At Houston Zoo

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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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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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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medical

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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fossil

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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conservation

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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death

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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relocation

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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film

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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facility

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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conflict

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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