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Necropsy finds TB in elephant at Little Rock Zoo

2013-10-05 - Little Rock, United States.

The elephant, named Jewell, was euthanized after staff members discovered her lying on her side, unable to get up. Necropsy results showed that tissue from the elephant tested positive for tuberculosis, though the official cause of death will be listed as euthanasia due to arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, the zoo said.


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Zoo Mourns Loss of 62-Year-Old Elephant, Jewell

2013-09-09 - Little Rock, United States.

The Little Rock Zoo is sad to report the death of Jewell, a 62-year-old elephant living at the Zoo since 2011. The Zoo will be closed today as staff remove the elephant from the exhibit. Large equipment is in use and most pedestrian paths are blocked inside the Zoo.


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Little Rock Zoo: Elephant Manager/ Sr. Animal Keeper Large Hoofstock

2012-11-07 - Little Rock, United States.

Provides supervision to Animal Keepers and other assigned Zoo personnel in a designated area of the Zoo; ensures that duties such as feeding, cleaning, and special projects are completed; ensures observance of safety procedures; provides training for assigned personnel and volunteers. Develops, implements, and maintains best practices in elephant care through modern principles relating to captive care.


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Little Rock Zoo gets 2 new elephants from Ringling

2011-06-08 - Little Rock, United States.

Two retired female circus elephants have arrived at the Little Rock Zoo to keep Ellen company. Full information is on the jump. Jewell is 60. Zina, the one with the hairy legs, is 50. Both are Asian elephants. The elephants came from the Ringling Center for Elephant Conservation and arrived here early this morning following a 20-hour tractor-trailer ride from Sarasota, Fla. They seemed comfortable in their new home when we visited — trumpeting and harrumphing occasionally as they ambled about,...


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Little Rock Zoo Announces Passing of Mary the Elephant

2011-05-06 - Little Rock, United States. Lindsey Fry

The long-lived life of Little Rock Zoo´s Mary the elephant ended peacefully Thursday, May 5, 2011, when the 60-year-old pachyderm was euthanized after her health took a sharp decline in the last few days. During the procedure, Mary was surrounded by the loving Zoo staff that cared for her including several staff members who worked with her for the more than 10 years she lived at the Zoo.


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Send in the elephants. Does Little Rock have the nerve?

2009-01-22 - Little Rock, United States. Doug Smith

The Little Rock Zoo seems to be at another turning point, large questions being raised by public officials and animal lovers about what sort of zoo there should be, and even, in some quarters, whether there should be much of a zoo at all. Zoo officials think that certain improvements would allow Little Rock to make that leap to world-class. The most dramatic of these would be the establishment of an elephant breeding program, something that no other zoo in the area has — not Memphis, not St. L...


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LITTLE ROCK ZOO: Part-Time Elephant-Lg. Hoofstock Keeper

2008-08-25 - Little Rock, United States.

Temporary Part-time employment available for Elephant & Lg. Hoofstock Keeper. Position is 36-40 hours/week. Pay rate of $8.00 to $10.50/hour is available depending on experience. This position will work with Asian Elephants as well as Black and White Rhinos, Giraffe, and Zebra. Experience in working free contact with elephants is helpful but not necessary. Our institution is willing to train a hard-working, motivated, enthusiastic individual with a specific interest in elephants. This position h...


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Curator starts work with LR zoo’s hoofed stock, birds

2008-08-18 - Little Rock, United States. L. LAMOR WILLIAMS

The elephants almost seemed to be eavesdropping. They’d seen Little Rock Zoo’s new curator for hoof stock and birds, Joseph Darcangelo, passing their enclosure. He was explaining renovations of the elephant house, expected to double in size by spring 2009. As if they knew he was talking about them and their home — the renovation also includes a new pool, kitchen and corral area to keep the elephants from moving around during examinations — the two female Asian elephants, named Ellen and ...


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Thursday At 10:00: A Wild Elephant Experience

2008-05-15 - Little Rock, United States.

Wild Week continues here at Today's THV. Thursday at 10:00 we're taking you on a safari without ever leaving Arkansas. Scott and Heidi Riddle opened Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in 1990. Now eight elephants call 367 acres home. The goal Scott says is to provide a safe haven for these animals and so much more. The non-profit sanctuary also gives the public a unique opportunity for an "up-close and personal" elephant experience. People from across the U.S. come here for a wild weekend....


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LITTLE ROCK ZOO: CURATOR-HOOFSTOCK & ELEPHANTS

2008-03-12 - Little Rock, United States.

CURATOR (HOOFSTOCK AND ELEPHANTS) Provides supervision to assigned Zoo personnel, ensuring the proper care of animals and facilities in a designated section of the Zoo; determines dietary, environmental, and psychological needs of animals and species. PREFER: EXPERIENCE WITH ELEPHANTS AND HOOFSTOCK. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Medicine, or related area, two (2) years of experience in the care of birds, carnivores, elephants, great apes, reptiles o...


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When zoo opening time rolled around and they had to return to their enclosure, Thompson yelled across the green from maybe 90 yards away, “Ellen!” She turned, looked at him and slowly came back to him and her pen.

Elephant breeding in Arkansas causes a stir.

2007-03-29 - Little Rock, United States. Leslie Newell Peacock

The plans, which Little Rock Zoo Director Michael Blakely notes are only a draft, call for buying 320 acres of the 330 acres Scott and Heidi Riddle own, their buildings and equipment and the 13 elephants now kept there. The group would pay $800,000 immediately and the rest over seven years. The Riddles, who have operated the elephant refuge since 1990, would work with the Elephant Center for five months after the sale under contract. The continued involvement of Scott Riddle, a controversial fig...


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Laura Nichols was very concerned about Ellen, who was the very solitary elephant who was here for so long.

Little Rock Zoo: Donation a 775,000 dollar grant by the Laura P. Nichols Foundation

2006-11-15 - Little Rock, United States.

Laura came out to the zoo six or seven years ago. She came out and we toured her around the facility with the elephants with the staff and at that point really became supportive of the zoo and of the mission, zoo director Mike Blakely says. Laura


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Little Rock2013-10-05 - Little Rock, United States - Necropsy finds TB in elephant at Little Rock Zoo 2013-09-09 - Little Rock, United States - Zoo Mourns Loss of 62-Year-Old Elephant, Jewell 2012-11-07 - Little Rock, United States - Little Rock Zoo: Elephant Manager/ Sr. Animal Keeper Large Hoofstock 2011-06-08 - Little Rock, United States - Little Rock Zoo gets 2 new elephants from Ringling 2011-05-06 - Little Rock, United States - Little Rock Zoo Announces Passing of Mary the Elephant 2009-01-22 - Little Rock, United States - Send in the elephants. Does Little Rock have the nerve? 2008-08-25 - Little Rock, United States - LITTLE ROCK ZOO: Part-Time Elephant-Lg. Hoofstock Keeper 2008-08-18 - Little Rock, United States - Curator starts work with LR zoo’s hoofed stock, birds 2008-05-15 - Little Rock, United States - Thursday At 10:00: A Wild Elephant Experience 2008-03-12 - Little Rock, United States - LITTLE ROCK ZOO: CURATOR-HOOFSTOCK & ELEPHANTS 2007-03-29 - Little Rock, United States - Elephant breeding in Arkansas causes a stir. 2006-11-15 - Little Rock, United States - Little Rock Zoo: Donation a 775,000 dollar grant by the Laura P. Nichols Foundation

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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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