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A blast-stressed elephant and an abandoned lemur: The war within Kyiv’s zoo

2022-03-06 - Kiev, Ukraine.

Horace the Asian elephant is so terrified of explosions that he’s been put on sedatives. The zebras are being kept inside after they panicked at the sound of shelling and ran directly into a fence. And Maya the lemur is so overwhelmed that she abandoned her newborn baby this week — nearly killing him.


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Governmental commission to investigate Kiev Zoo deaths

2010-07-12 - Kiev, Ukraine.

On April 26, the Kiev Zoo´s symbol, an elephant by the name of Boy died. Local media reported that the animal was allegedly poisoned. Numerous deaths of animals in the Kiev Zoo raised strong concern from the Ukrainian Ministry of Environmental Protection and forced it to create a special commission to investigate the case.


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Poisoning suspected after Ukraine elephant drops dead

2010-04-28 - Kiev, Ukraine.

UKRAINE prosecutors are probing the suspected poisoning of a 40-year-old Asian elephant called Boy who dropped dead at Kiev zoo. "Boy was poisoned, theres no doubt," veterinary official Oleg Melnik told Kievskie Vedomosti daily after taking part in the autopsy. "We will know what poison was used in a few days."


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Dead elephant was poisoned, says Kiev zoo

2010-04-26 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The only elephant in Kievs zoo, 39-year-old Boy, died Monday in his enclosure, apparently after being poisoned, the zoos director said. This morning at 10.45 a.m. he let out a terrible cry and fell. I have the conclusions of veterinarians ... It was a poisoning," zoo director Svitlana Berzina told Reuters.


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Kiev mayor sacks zoo chief for failing to find mate for elephant

2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The mayor of Ukraine's capital Kiev said he sacked the head of the city's zoo after he failed to find a "wife" for a male elephant, Ukrainian media reported on Thursday. Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky said he sponsored the elephant through Kiev zoo's sponsorship program, and his deputies are also involved in the project.


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Kiev Mayor Sacks Zoo Chief For Failing to Find Mate for Elephant

2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine.

MOSCOW, January 29 (RIA Novosti) - The mayor of Ukraine's capital Kiev said he sacked the head of the city's zoo after he failed to find a "wife" for a male elephant, Ukrainian media reported on Thursday.
Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky said he sponsored the elephant through Kiev zoo's sponsorship program, and his deputies are also involved in the project.
"Today... I remembered that I feed the elephant 100,000 hryvnas ($13,000) per quarter or per month - I don't remember exactly," ...


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Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

2008-08-30 - Kiev, Ukraine.

The Kyiv zoo will celebrate the Elephant Day on August 30. According to the press-service of the Kyiv City State Administration, the holiday will begin at noon with presenting a “Summer Bouquet” to zoo’s elephant Boy. Specialists will tell interesting information about his life. Boy’s favorite delicacies – apples, oranges, carrots, and cabbage, will be hidden in his open-air cage. Those willing will be allowed to make photos with the elephant. Boy the elephant has been living in the Ky...


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Kiev2022-03-06 - Kiev, Ukraine - A blast-stressed elephant and an abandoned lemur: The war within Kyiv’s zoo 2010-07-12 - Kiev, Ukraine - Governmental commission to investigate Kiev Zoo deaths 2010-04-28 - Kiev, Ukraine - Poisoning suspected after Ukraine elephant drops dead 2010-04-26 - Kiev, Ukraine - Dead elephant was poisoned, says Kiev zoo 2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kiev mayor sacks zoo chief for failing to find mate for elephant 2009-01-29 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kiev Mayor Sacks Zoo Chief For Failing to Find Mate for Elephant 2008-08-30 - Kiev, Ukraine - Kyiv zoo celebrates Elephant Day on August 30

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