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7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008

2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany. Prof. K. Eulenberger and Dr. A. Bernhard

The congress will be held in Leipzig from 30 April until 4 May 2008 – and we are delighted to have this opportunity to make such a valuable contribution to the important scientific debate among veterinary colleagues in the interests of maintaining the health of our stocks of animals. We therefore hope very much that you will accept this invitation to Leipzig – not just to meet your colleagues but also to find out more about this vibrant, international city at first hand!


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Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).

2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany. Aupperle H, Reischauer A, Bach F, Hildebrandt T, Göritz F, Jäger K, Scheller R, Klaue HJ, Schoon HA. Institut für Veterinär-Pathologie

A 48-yr-old female Asian elephant with a history of pododermatitis developed recurrent hematuria beginning in 2002. Transrectal ultrasonography and endoscopic examination in 2004 identified the uterus as the source of hematuria and excluded hemorrhagic cystitis. Treatment with Desloreline implants, antibiotics, and homeopathic drugs led to an improved general condition of the elephant. In July 2005, the elephant was suddenly found dead. During necropsy, the severely enlarged uterus contained abo...


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The African elephant is known for its large, floppy ears

Scientists map elephant evolution

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany.

Scientists say they have calculated the date at which the African and the Asian elephant went their separate ways. The two elephant species diverged from a common ancestor some 7.6 million years ago, experts working in the US, Germany and Switzerland say. They came to their conclusion after comparing a genetic analysis of the two species with material derived from the extinct woolly mammoth and mastodon.


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Appearance and Location of Origin of the Mastodon Tooth (IK-99–237) Used for Sequencing of the mtDNA Genome

Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup

2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany. Nadin Rohland, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas,Joshua L. Pollack2, Montgomery Slatkin, Paul Matheus, Michael Hofreiter

We have sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of the extinct American mastodon (Mammut americanum) from an Alaskan fossil that is between 50,000 and 130,000 y old, extending the age range of genomic analyses by almost a complete glacial cycle. The sequence we obtained is substantially different from previously reported partial mastodon mitochondrial DNA sequences. By comparing those partial sequences to other proboscidean sequences, we conclude that we have obtained the first sequence of m...


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Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. But one can watch evolution in progress by examining enough mammoth carcasses.

What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute.

2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany. Anwen Roberts

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of an almost perfectly preserved baby mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia. SPIEGEL spoke to evolution scientist Michael Hofreiter from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig about what the young female means for science. Researchers are falling all over themselves to examine the intact baby mammoth found in the permafrost of Siberia. Will scientists be able to clone it? Hofreiter: Cloning a mammoth isn't possible!


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European Elephant Keeper and Manager Association (EEKMA)

Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig

2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany. Harry Schwammer, EEKMA

For this meeting the board plans to reorganize EEKMA, involve regional members of different countries to establish news-network.


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61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006

2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig Zoo

Conference theme: Sustainable management of flagship species for conservation.

Agenda
- Global elephant management issues
- Relationship between WAZA and regional associations
- Prioritisation of field projects
- Conservation psychology
- Global standards/ substandard zoos
- Amphibian crisis
- ZIMS demonstration in English
- ZIMS demonstration in German
- Focus on aquariums
- Marketing (questionnaire)
-...


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Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths.

2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany. Rompler H, Rohland N, Lalueza-Fox C, Willerslev E, Kuznetsova T, Rabeder G, Bertranpetit J, Schoneberg T, Hofreiter M.. Molecular Biochemistry, Uni Leipzig

By amplifying the melanocortin type 1 receptor from the woolly mammoth, we can report the complete nucleotide sequence of a nuclear-encoded gene from an extinct species. This finding suggests that mammoths may have been polymorphic in coat color, with both dark- and light-haired individuals co-occurring.


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Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes.

2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany. Michael Hopkin

An analysis of 43,000-year-old DNA from these prehistoric creatures suggests that some of them were blondes. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, took samples from a 43,000-year-old bone found in Siberia, and extracted the portion of DNA containing a key pigmentation gene, Mc1r. They publish the results in this week's Science.


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Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae

2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany. Krause J, Dear PH, Pollack JL, Slatkin M, Spriggs H, Barnes I, Lister AM, Ebersberger I, Paabo S, Hofreiter M. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Our phylogenetic analyses show that the mammoth was more closely related to the Asian than to the African elephant. However, the divergence of mammoth, African and Asian elephants occurred over a short time, corresponding to only about 7% of the total length of the phylogenetic tree for the three evolutionary lineages.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Leipzig2008-04-30 - Leipzig, Germany - 7th Congress of EAZWV in Leipzig 2008 2008-04-26 - Leipzig, Germany - Chronic endometritis in an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Scientists map elephant evolution 2007-07-24 - Leipzig, Germany - Proboscidean Mitogenomics: Chronology and Mode of Elephant Evolution Using Mastodon as Outgroup 2007-07-16 - Leipzig, Germany - What Can a Baby Mammoth Teach Us? Cloning the mammoth is not a possibility, says researcher Michael Hofreiter from the German Max Planck Institute. 2007-05-31 - Leipzig, Germany - Next annual meeting for EEKMA in Lepzig 2006-08-27 - Leipzig, Germany - 61st Annual Conference of WAZA 2006 2006-07-07 - Leipzig, Germany - Nuclear gene indicates coat-color polymorphism in mammoths. 2006-07-06 - Leipzig, Germany - Blonde or brunette mammoth? DNA analysis says some were probably woolly blondes. 2005-12-18 - Leipzig, Germany - Multiplex amplification of the mammoth mitochondrial genome and the evolution of Elephantidae

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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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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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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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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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