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Cause of death for Louisville Zoo elephant

2010-10-12 - Louisville, United States.

A post-mortem exam has concluded a 3-year-old African elephant that died at the Louisville Zoo earlier this year had a common complication of colic. The zoo, in a release Tuesday, said Scotty, the first elephant born in the facility´s 41-year history, died in early May after contracting endotoxemia, which happens when bacteria leaks from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream.


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Zoo director apologizes for lowering flag after death of baby elephant Scotty

2010-05-17 - Louisville, United States.

The Louisville zoo director is apologizing after he says he mistakenly lowered the American flag to honor the dead baby elephant named Scotty. John Walczak told WHAS11 News, it is a mistake that was called to his attention by a WHAS11 viewer who saw the flag on our newscast.


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Community, Zoo Staff Mourn the Loss of Scotty

2010-05-13 - Louisville, United States. Stephanie Crosby

Life goes on at the Louisville Zoo, though director John Walczak says the loss of three-year-old elephant Scotty has been hard on employees there. Scotty was euthanized last night after a week-long gastrointestinal illness. Walczak says Scotty was beloved by the community and by his keepers, and his loss has been difficult to deal with.


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Baby elephant Scotty passes away

2010-05-12 - Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

Scotty, a three-year-old elephant at the Louisville Zoo has died. Scotty had been experiencing severe gastric and intestinal problems. He had been under close surveillance, and Wednesday night he took a turn for the worse and he had to be put down. His condition, known as colic, is not uncommon in elephants. Visitors have already made a makeshift memorial spot in his remembrance. One zoo visitor, Jessie Fife, tells Fox 41 News, "He was cute. I remember when he was born, and I was here when the...


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Zoo Plans Scotty"s 2nd Birthday Party

2009-03-10 - Louisville, Kentucky, United States.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville Zoo's baby elephant, Scotty, is getting ready for his second birthday celebration.
Last year, Scotty was given a special birthday cake and other animals were invited to celebrate with him.
Over the past year, zoo officials said Scotty learned to swim, went through teething and was featured in People magazine.
Scotty, mom Mikki and aunt Punch will show off some of his training to the public on March 21. The festivities begin at 11 a.m.
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Scotty takes to the water. Baby elephant goes for a swim

2008-07-17 - Louisville, United States. Kara Bussabarger

Scotty, the Louisville Zoo’s 1-year-old baby African elephant, hit a big milestone today when he went swimming in the elephant yard pool. After he slowly eased down the pool steps behind his mom Mikki, Scotty cut loose, diving down into the deep 6-foot pool and using his trunk as a snorkel. “He really liked it,” Elephant Area Supervisor Dave Campbell smiled. “Scotty is very buoyant and floats like a cork.”


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Happy birthday, Scotty. Louisville Zoo"s baby elephant turns 1, and he wants you at his party

2008-03-14 - Louisville, United States. Ken Neuhauser

For your pachyderm pleasure, pack up your kids and head over to the Louisville Zoo for Scotty the African elephant's first birthday. Thanks to Coca-Cola, admission is only $1 (free for zoo members). The wingding will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrow with the elephant staff weighing and measuring Scotty and treating him to a slice, er, a whole elephant-sized cake. Scotty, who weighed 285 pounds at birth and loves playing on logs and in the mud, will show off some of the training and behavior techniques ...


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Turning 1 year old is a big deal—especially if you’re a baby elephant. Join baby Scotty on Saturday, March 15, as he celebrates his 1st birthday with a cake fit for an elephant and more!

Elephant baby to mark first birthday. Louisville Zoo to throw a big birthday party bash for baby elephant Scotty on March 15; Zoo admission only $1

2008-03-03 - Louisville, United States. The Courier-Journal

The Louisville Zoo plans a celebration to honor the first birthday of its baby elephant, Scotty. Although he won’t officially be a year old until March 18, the zoo will celebrate the birthday on the previous Saturday — March 15, when zoo admission will be $1 in a Coca-Cola promotion. Zoo members can enter free.


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Dave Campbell, the elephant area supervisor, fed Scotty a slice of orange because he correctly lifted his leg as he stood on the scales. Scotty was 44" tall and weighed 650 pounds. At birth he was 37 1/2" tall and weighed 285 pounds

Louisville Zoos baby elephant turns 6 months old

2007-09-19 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

Scotty, the Louisville Zoo's pride and joy, can raise each of his legs on command and, at least sometimes, can hold on to the tail of his mother, Mikki, with his still-developing trunk. In addition to learning a trick or two, the baby African elephant is learning to be calm around people and to show some patience, said Dave Campbell, the zoo's elephant-area supervisor.


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Thirteen-year-old Elaney Pickering, of Eudora, Kan., got her wish to hang out with Baby Scotty, the African elephant, at the Louisville Zoo yesterday. The zoo helped the Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill Elaney

A girls wish: to meet Baby Scotty at Louisville Zoo

2007-08-08 - Louisville, United States. Britney Tabor

Elaney Pickering loves animals so much that she's been known to ask birthday party attendees to bring supplies for the Humane Society instead of gifts for her. She has a big heart for animals, said the 13-year-old's stepfather, John Conrad. Yesterday, that big heart brought Elaney from her home in Eudora, Kan., to the Louisville Zoo, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky and Southern Indiana helped fulfill her wish of taking care of animals and visiting Louisville's new baby African eleph...


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Louisville Zoo sets attendance record

2007-07-11 - Louisville, United States.

During its last fiscal year, July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, the zoo had 810,546 visitors, breaking the previous record of 798,282 that was set in 2002-2003, the opening year of the Gorilla Forest exhibit. The Louisville Zoo, a nonprofit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is accredited by the American Association of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


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Scotty weighed 285 pounds when he was born March 18 and is growing fast. From left, Tiffany Peek, 13, Jessie Pile, 9, and Linda Pile had an up-close visit yesterday.

It"s official! Baby elephant is called Scotty

2007-06-02 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

Scotty is the name chosen for the Louisville Zoo's baby African elephant, zoo officials said yesterday. People who voted throughout May at the zoo preferred the name Scotty over Jonesy and Angus, the other names that were chosen as finalists by the zoo's elephant caretakers. About 7,000 names were suggested in the contest sponsored by Norton Healthcare.


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The still-unnamed baby elephant at the Louisville Zoo has just begun to figure out how to drink water, investigating as his mother filled her trunk recently.

It"s down to three names for zoo"s big newcomer: Choice is Angus, Jonesy or Scotty

2007-05-08 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

The Louisville Zoo's new baby elephant will be named Jonesy, Angus or Scotty. Zoo staff members chose those finalists from the more than 7,000 entries in the zoo's name-the-baby-elephant contest sponsored by Norton Healthcare. "There were a ton of Jumbos and Dumbos, and even a Horton," said Dave Campbell, the zoo's elephant-area supervisor. A winning name will be announced June 1 after a vote by zoo visitors. Votes can be cast by donating coins through May 24 at a kiosk on the zoo's front plaza....


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The male elephant was born at the zoo on March 18. He meets the public daily from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Give this baby boy a big boy"s name

2007-04-17 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

Entries are open to name the baby male African elephant born on March 18 at the Louisville Zoo. "People stop me all the time bubbling with excitement and say they have a name for the baby elephant," zoo director John Walczak said. "Well, now is the chance to name our big bundle of joy."


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Big baby steals the show at Louisville zoo

2007-04-04 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

When a 285-pound elephant calf breaks into a trot, his four legs look like they are going in four different directions. “He’s still trying to figure out how to use all his parts, including his trunk,” said Dave Campbell, the Louisville Zoo’s elephant area supervisor. Zoo Director John Walczak said the baby, who will get a name in a public contest to be announced soon, “will be a wonderful ambassador.”


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Louisville Zoo baby elephant bonding well with his mother

2007-03-23 - Louisville, United States.

The African elephant born Sunday at the Louisville Zoo continues to bond well with his mother, Mikki, zoo officials said today. The baby is nursing every two hours and exploring his new surroundings more and more each day, they said, adding that he appears to be a quick learner. A naming contest will be announced when details are finalized.


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Louisville Zoo makes history with successful elephant birth

2007-03-19 - Louisville, United States.

Louisville Zoo's 21-year-old African elephant Mikki gave birth to her first calf at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. It is the first elephant born in the Zoo's 38-year history. The calf weighed in at a healthy 285 pounds and measures 37.5 inches tall. He will start gaining about 2 pounds a day. Mikki is the second African elephant this year in North America to give birth. Since April 2003, 12 of the last 14 elephant conceptions have been successful.


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Mikki the pregnant elephant at the Louisville Zoo is expected to have her baby any day now. Brian Hettinger, zoo keeper in the elephant area, helped keep her in shape by exercising her. She is under a 24-our watch. They ask her to lay down so that they c

Louisville Zoo pampers (large) expectant mom. 300-pound baby to be born any day

2007-03-13 - Louisville, United States. Sheldon S. Shafer

What do you do to pamper someone who is pregnant? Pretty much anything she wants when the patient is an 8,500-pound African elephant. The 21-year-old elephant, who was impregnated by artificial insemination, could give birth any day and is under 24-hour watch by zoo staff. Zoo officials say they don’t know the gender of Mikki’s calf. It probably will weigh about 300 pounds at birth and stay close to its mother for several years


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Louisville Zoo expect African elephant calf by artificial insemination

2006-06-01 - LOUISVILLE, United States.

The Louisville Zoo is expecting a new attraction come next spring. Mikki, a 20-year-old African elephant, is pregnant by artificial insemination. Zoo officials have not determined the 150-to 200-pound calf's gender and believe the insemination last June did the trick. "We've been working on this for years," said Zoo Director John Walczak. This was the zoo's second try at artificial insemination. The zoo verified Mikki's pregnancy by sonogram last November.


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Louisville to allow elephant rides, Council imposes several restrictions

2005-12-16 - Louisville, United States. Joseph Gerth

If it's true that elephants never forget, yesterday will be one to remember for pachyderms in Louisville. The Metro Council voted last night to allow elephant rides to resume at circuses in the city, despite pleas from animal-rights activists. The ordinance was adopted 17-4 and could open the door for the Kosair Shriners to resume the rides at the group's annual circus in February, if it can comply with the ordinance's requirements.


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18 Headlines about Elephants from Louisville2010-10-12 - Louisville, United States - Cause of death for Louisville Zoo elephant 2010-05-17 - Louisville, United States - Zoo director apologizes for lowering flag after death of baby elephant Scotty 2010-05-13 - Louisville, United States - Community, Zoo Staff Mourn the Loss of Scotty 2008-07-17 - Louisville, United States - Scotty takes to the water. Baby elephant goes for a swim 2008-03-14 - Louisville, United States - Happy birthday, Scotty. Louisville Zoo"s baby elephant turns 1, and he wants you at his party 2008-03-03 - Louisville, United States - Elephant baby to mark first birthday. Louisville Zoo to throw a big birthday party bash for baby elephant Scotty on March 15; Zoo admission only $1 2007-09-19 - Louisville, United States - Louisville Zoos baby elephant turns 6 months old 2007-08-08 - Louisville, United States - A girls wish: to meet Baby Scotty at Louisville Zoo 2007-07-11 - Louisville, United States - Louisville Zoo sets attendance record 2007-06-02 - Louisville, United States - It"s official! Baby elephant is called Scotty 2007-05-08 - Louisville, United States - It"s down to three names for zoo"s big newcomer: Choice is Angus, Jonesy or Scotty 2007-04-17 - Louisville, United States - Give this baby boy a big boy"s name 2007-04-04 - Louisville, United States - Big baby steals the show at Louisville zoo 2007-03-23 - Louisville, United States - Louisville Zoo baby elephant bonding well with his mother 2007-03-19 - Louisville, United States - Louisville Zoo makes history with successful elephant birth 2007-03-13 - Louisville, United States - Louisville Zoo pampers (large) expectant mom. 300-pound baby to be born any day 2006-06-01 - LOUISVILLE, United States - Louisville Zoo expect African elephant calf by artificial insemination 2005-12-16 - Louisville, United States - Louisville to allow elephant rides, Council imposes several restrictions

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Third elephant tests positive for virus at Dublin Zoo

2024-07-10 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has confirmed that a third elephant has tested positive for a virus which has left two other elephants dead over the last ten days. Eight-year-old Avani and seven-year-old Zinda died from E...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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