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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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44th Annual EMA conference

2023-10-02 - Fort Worth, United States.

The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) is proud to announce the dates for our 44th annual conference, hosted by both the Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas Zoo on October 2 to 5, 2023. The conference will inc...


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Oldest captive elephant in Malaysia dies

2023-09-10 - Temerloh, Malaysia.

The female elephant, which died at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (PKGK) in Lanchang, was brought to the country from Assam, India in 1974. Lokimala was brought to this country...


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Nong Nooch Pattaya celebrates fourth elephant birth this year

2023-08-28 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Following Thai tradition, the offspring of Pang Sarai, 22, and Plai Ningnong, 27, was named ‘Plai Boonmak,’ symbolizing ‘Abundant Merit.’ This ceremony expressed heartfelt wishes for the well-...


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Baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially named

2023-08-26 - Omaha, United States.

The baby elephant at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo officially has a name; Amandra. Pronounced “ah-MON-dra,” the name means “strong woman.” The zoo said it was chosen by a donor and their family. ...


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Melbourne Zoo herd grieving after nine-year-old elephant dies

2023-08-24 - Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Zoo’s nine-year-old elephant Man Jai has died after a sudden illness. The Asian elephant was diagnosed with an incurable disease on Monday after zookeepers noticed lethargy and swelling in...


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Preparations At Palace To House Dasara Elephants

2023-08-22 - Mysore, India.

Preparations are in full swing at the Mysore Palace premises ahead of the arrival of the Dasara elephants. The jumbos will camp here for approximately two months, undergoing training and consuming nut...


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Poisoned watermelon given to elephant

2023-08-21 - Kataragama, Sri Lanka.

An individual who fed a poisoned watermelon to an elephant called “ Asela” of the Kataragama Abhinawarama temple was taken into custody by the Kataragama police on saturday. However, Veterinary S...


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How elephant populations are being controlled using contraceptives

2023-08-21 - Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Contraceptives are now being successfully used to prevent elephant overpopulation in South Africa. Approximately 75% of all breeding-age female elephants outside of the greater Kruger National Park ha...


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Baby Elephant Born at Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

2023-08-21 - Sapporo, Japan.

19-year-old Asian elephant Pearl and her newborn baby stand together at the Sapporo Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo. According to the zoo, this is the first time in Japan that an Asian elephant has been born ...


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Elephants at Hanoi zoo unchained after electric fence replacement

2023-08-18 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

Two elephants at the Hanoi Zoo have been unchained after electric fences have been replaced anew. Le Si Dung, general director of the Hanoi Zoological Garden company, on Thursday said the two elephant...


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Sak Surin moved to new home in the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

2023-08-18 - Lampang, Thailand.

The Thai elephant, recently repatriated from Sri Lanka, Sak Surin, was moved to a new home today (Friday), at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang province, after the completion of its 30-...


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Wuhan Zoo works to build home for new Elephant family

2023-08-16 - Wuhan, China.

Born on June 26, 2022, the male elephant marked the first time that the zoo successfully bred an African elephant. The calf's father, named A Hai, and his mother, named A Nan, came to Wuhan in 1997 fr...


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Baby elephants to be born at Fresno Chaffee Zoo for 1st time ever

2023-08-14 - Fresno, United States.

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo celebrated World Elephant Day with a big announcement. Zoo officials say their female African Elephants are pregnant. They are expected to give birth between September and Octob...


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Sak Surin will not be returning to Sri Lanka : Varawut

2023-07-05 - Lampang, Thailand.

It is out of question that Sak Surin, now the most famous elephant in Thailand, will have to return to Sri Lanka, as he is now under the patronage of HM the King, said Natural Resources and Environmen...


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Tusker Muthu Raja (Sak Surin) airlifted to Thailand

2023-07-04 - Lampang, Thailand.

On 2 July 2023 at 07.00 hrs. the Tusker, Muthu Raja (Sak Surin), was transported from Sri Lanka to Thailand for medical treatment and rehabilitation by Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane, with cooperation fro...


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Ailing jumbo Sak Surin to be brought home

2023-05-27 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A team of veterinarians and experts will be sent to Sri Lanka next month to prepare for the return of Sak Surin, an ailing and ageing Thai elephant, to Thailand for medical treatment and physical reha...


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Karachi’s second elephant Madhubala catches fatal infection, a month after death of Noor Jehan

2023-05-21 - Karachi, Pakistan.

A month after the death of Noor Jehan, an elephant in Karachi Zoo whose illness revived criticisms of the zoos, a second elephant named Madhubala is sick with a potentially fatal infection. The 18-yea...


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African elephant to be moved from Omaha zoo to Kansas as part of conservation effort

2023-05-18 - , United States.

Callee, a 22-year-old male who has been at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium since 2019, will be moved to the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, the Omaha zoo announced on Thursday. Callee's move was...


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Iconic Elephant Says Goodbye to Infamous Puerto Rican Zoo

2023-05-15 - Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

In the early evening of May 11, a small crowd gathered in front of the Zoológico Dr. Juan A. Rivero, hoping for one last peek of Mundi, the elephant symbol of the zoo shut down for animal abuse in M...


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Dallas Zoo elephant dies in Herpes

2023-05-09 - Dallas, United States.

The Dallas Zoo made the heartbreaking announcement Tuesday that one of its elephants has died. The 7-year-old African elephant, Ajabu, passed away Monday after a 12-day battle with a viral infection, ...


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