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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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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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