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Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant

2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States.

I have a question concerning an elephant that was born in the Jacksonville Zoo I believe in 1956, maybe 1957, and there was a contest to name the elephant. My class named it Debbie, and we got to go to the zoo for the day.


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Jacksonville Zoo: Mammal Keeper - Elephants

2011-10-12 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full time Mammal Keeper with responsibilities focused on the daily management and care of 1.3 African elephants. Desired skills include, but are not limited to, animal husbandry, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, exhibit maintenance and minor repair. Candidates must possess solid observational and record keeping skills, an excellent safety record, a strong work history, and the ability t...


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Elephant Keeper

2010-05-27 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Required qualifications include a degree in a life science and a minimum of 3 years paid experience in an AZA accredited zoo. Applicants must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management & Care and have previous experience working in protected contact.


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GMJ Dirty Jobs Spotlights Zoo and Two Words: Elephant Enema

2010-02-15 - Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Erich Spivey

Dirty Jobs, Jacksonville style, rolled up our sleeves to see how dirty it is behind the scenes at the elephant exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. We started at the rear, one of the biggest in town, then watched as a team of four trainers gave Moki a routine enema. The contour of Moki's intestines are out of line, so to avoid getting backed up, an enema is routine. Her trainers tie down her feet for safety; they said she obeys commands better than many other animals. The trainer reache...


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Elephant Program Manager/Mammal Supervisor

2009-07-30 - Jacksonville, United States. AZA

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently recruiting a Supervisor of Mammals with the primary responsibility as the Elephant Program Manager. The successful candidate must have a bachelors degree in a related life science and a minimum of 5 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care and have at least 2 yrs. experience as a supervisor. Responsibilities include managing 1...


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Elephants ready to mate.

Zoo stages mating game for elephants. Staff members believe the two females and one male need more time to get acquainted.

2008-04-14 - Jacksonville, United States. ASHLEY BELAND

It's a story that those familiar with the game of love can relate to: Moki and Chana are at odds with each other over a guy, but he can't seem to choose between the two of them. This particular love triangle is between three African elephants at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, whose relationships will hopefully yield offspring to help sustain their species.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-06-08 - Jacksonville, United States. AZA

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care. Duties to include general animal husbandry, elephant training, and exhibit maintenance.


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Hidden Places: From Food to Foot Aches at the Jacksonville Zoo

2007-05-16 - Jacksonville, United States. Grayson Kamm

Our Hidden Places series takes you to off-limits spots at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, including animal hurricane shelters, their high-tech hospital and feeding time with the lions. "You gotta get wet! Lean in!" called out animal keeper Jami Fletcher. And the massive elephant standing just feet away did exactly what she asked. Another keeper opened the nozzle on a spray hose and started treating Ali to a refreshing shower.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: elephant keeper

2007-04-12 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care. Duties to include general animal husbandry, elephant training, and exhibit maintenance.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens adds elephants as part of swap with Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City

2006-10-06 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has added two female African elephants from a Kansas zoo as part of a transfer of breeding animals. A pair of 24-year-old elephants recently arrived at the zoo from Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City, Kan. The animals had been at the Kansas zoo since 1986. Jacksonville Zoo has one of only a few reproductive-age African bull elephants in North America.


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Elephant keeper

2005-08-17 - Jacksonville, United States. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 5 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care.


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Jacksonville Zoo: Elephant keeper

2005-04-29 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Jacksonville2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States - Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant 2011-10-12 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo: Mammal Keeper - Elephants 2010-05-27 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Elephant Keeper 2009-07-30 - Jacksonville, United States - Elephant Program Manager/Mammal Supervisor 2008-04-14 - Jacksonville, United States - Zoo stages mating game for elephants. Staff members believe the two females and one male need more time to get acquainted. 2007-06-08 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2007-05-16 - Jacksonville, United States - Hidden Places: From Food to Foot Aches at the Jacksonville Zoo 2007-04-12 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: elephant keeper 2006-10-06 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens adds elephants as part of swap with Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City 2005-08-17 - Jacksonville, United States - Elephant keeper 2005-04-29 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo: Elephant keeper

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