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North America’s oldest elephant dies after dramatic decline in health

2020-09-08 - Memphis, United States. NBC News

Zoo officials say Tyranza, or Ty as she was affectionately called, died Friday after a dramatic decline in her health. At 56, Tyranza was the oldest African elephant in North America. She set the record for longest-lived African elephant in north America as well.


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Gina, photo courtesy Memphis Zoo.

Memphis Zoo elephant suffers miscarriage

2012-03-22 - Memphis, United States.

She was due to give birth in just a few months, but officials at the Memphis Zoo say that its 29-year-old African elephant has suffered a miscarriage. An ultrasound expert and veterinarians examined “Gina” Sunday and confirmed that the unborn calf had died. "Our animal caregivers, researchers and staff have been working for a very long time on this pregnancy, and everyone here at the Memphis Zoo is deeply saddened by this turn of events," said Dr. Chuck Brady, the Memphis Zoo´s preside...


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Memphis Zoo: elephant zookeeper

2011-10-06 - Memphis, United States.

The Memphis Zoo has an opening for a Keeper in our Elephant area. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in pachyderm care, including knowledge of training concepts and philosophies needed to work with pachyderms and a varied collection of hooved animals and birds, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience). Significant experience with operant conditioning is required.


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Memphis Zoo: Memphis Zoo

2011-02-18 - Memphis, United States.

Working under the general direction of the Director of Animal Programs, responsible for the management and well being of the large mammal collection and associated exhibits in accordance with the Zoo’s goals of conservation, education, research, and exhibition


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Memphis zoo: ZOOKEEPER, PACHYDERMS

2009-07-31 - Memphis, United States.

The Memphis Zoo has an opening for a Keeper in our Elephant area; the anticipated vacancy will occur 10/09. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in pachyderm care, including knowledge of training concepts and philosophies needed to work with pachyderms and a varied collection of hooved animals and birds, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).


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Memphis Zoo"s baby elephant accidentally killed by its mother

2009-07-08 - Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Linda Moore

The jubilance at the Memphis Zoo following the Monday night birth of an African elephant calf was snatched away on Wednesday after the new baby was accidentally killed by its mother. At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, the calf stumbled in the enclosure. As Asali tried to right the baby with her trunk, she used too much pressure and critically injured it with her tusk, said Chuck Brady, zoo president and CEO. Zoo staffers immediately moved Asali away from the female calf, but the facility’s medical te...


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It"s A Girl!

2009-07-07 - Memphis, Tennessee, United States. PRESS RELEASE

“Asali,” an African elephant at the Memphis Zoo gave birth to a female calf at approximately 10:23pm on July 6 after a gestation of 1 year, 9 months, and 15 days. Currently, Asali and her calf are in healthy, stable condition. The pregnancy is a result of the Zoo’s continued participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) plans to grow the captive population of elephants. This plan, known as the Species Survival Plan, outlines the management and development of healthy eleph...


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Le Bonheur donates breast milk pump for Memphis Zoo"s pregnant elephant

2009-07-03 - Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Jody Callahan

For a baby elephant, mother's milk really is the essence of life. In an elephant, the milk carries important antibodies and nutrients that human babies typically get while still in the womb. So if the baby elephant, due any day now at the Memphis Zoo, somehow doesn't nurse from its mother, Asali, the little bundle of joy could be in big trouble.That's where Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center stepped in, donating a human breast pump valued at more than $1,000. The pump and a stand were given to...


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African Elephant About to Give Birth At Memphis Zoo

2009-06-23 - Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Dana Rebik / MyEyeWitnessNews.com

A very pregnant African elephant is trying to stay cool at the Memphis Zoo. 23 year-old Asili is due July 12th, 2009, but could give birth at any time according to zookeepers. Zoology students from Rhodes College are keeping watch on mom 24 hours a day, monitoring her behavior. “She is definitely dozing in the shade a lot and throwing water on herself. Yes, she is hot," says zoo curator Matt Thompson. Zoo goers gathered around the elephant exhibit learning more about the pregnancy. "It is ...


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Memphis Zoo: Zookeeper, Pachyderms

2009-02-02 - Memphis , United States.

We have an opening for a Keeper in our Elephant area. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in pachyderm care, including knowledge of training concepts and philosophies needed to work with pachyderms and a varied collection of hooved animals and birds, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).


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Memphis Gives Thanks For Big New Addition at the Zoo

2008-11-26 - Memphis, United States.

The Memphis Zoo has another big reason to be thankful this year. This morning, “Gina,” a 25-year-old African elephant, became the third resident in a growing herd of African elephants at the Memphis Zoo. The Memphis Zoo acquired Gina from a private owner. She joins the Zoo’s two other African elephant cows - “Tyranza,” age 44, and “Asali,” age 23. Asali is currently pregnant, and due in July 2009.


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Memphis Zoo prepares for first elephant birth

2008-07-08 - Memphis, United States.

Memphis Zoo officials are making plans for the first birth of an elephant in the zoo's century-old history. African elephant Asali has been pregnant 10 months, but won't deliver for another year. The 21-year-old elephant was impregnated with semen from bulls from zoos in Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, Fla. Memphis Zoo curator Matt Thompson said tests will be done after the calf is born to determine which is the father. Asali lives with a 44-year-old female, who zoo officials expect to act as an au...


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The elephant exhibit at the Memphis Zoo has not been modernized like others that more closely resemble the animal

Memphis Zoo striving to create more humane, educational atmosphere with 20-year plan

2008-04-20 - Memphis, United States. Cindy Wolff

Past the towering, white animal sculptures, beyond the totems and the serene sound of water spilling into itself, just there on the left at the Memphis Zoo, Fred sprawls in the grass, sound asleep as the sun warms his golden fur. The 325-pound African lion, who turns 18 in July, is uninterested in the record number of visitors that entered his fiefdom last year. Gone are the concrete cages and metal bars where big cats spent years pacing in the Carnivora building, bored and touching nothing natu...


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Memphis Zoological Society: KEEPER - ELEPHANTS

2007-12-04 - Memphis, United States.

We have an opening for a Keeper in our Elephant area. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in exotic animal care, including knowledge of training concepts and philosophies needed to work with pachyderms and a varied collection of hooved animals and birds, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience). Prefer significant experience with operant conditioning. One to two years experience working in a pr...


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Memphis Zoo: elephant keeper

2006-12-21 - Memphis, United States. EAZA

We have an opening for a Keeper in our Pachyderm/Hooved Stock area. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in exotic animal care, including knowledge of training concepts and philosophies needed to work with pachyderms and a varied collection of hooved animals and birds, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).


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Cool elephant house, but the elephants were hiding. Photo by Heather

Memphis Zoo expanding space for elephants

2006-11-04 - Memphis, United States. Allison Martin

Elephants are some of the most beloved animals at the zoo, but some worry the massive animals don't have enough room to roam. The Memphis Zoo is one of at least 40 zoos across the country expanding the space it gives its elephants. The elephants live in a recently expanded space and play in a new, 80,000 gallon pool. It's part of a national trend toward elephant conservation, amidst some concerns the animals may be better served roaming free.


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Keeper: Mammals, Pachyderm/Hooved stock

2005-04-07 - Memphis, United States. Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN

We have an opening for a Keeper in our Pachyderm/Hooved Stock area. This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in exotic animal care, including one to two years of experience in a protected contact environment with elephants, and a college degree in zoology, biology or a related field (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Memphis2020-09-08 - Memphis, United States - North America’s oldest elephant dies after dramatic decline in health 2012-03-22 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo elephant suffers miscarriage 2011-10-06 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo: elephant zookeeper 2011-02-18 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo: Memphis Zoo 2009-07-31 - Memphis, United States - Memphis zoo: ZOOKEEPER, PACHYDERMS 2009-02-02 - Memphis , United States - Memphis Zoo: Zookeeper, Pachyderms 2008-11-26 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Gives Thanks For Big New Addition at the Zoo 2008-07-08 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo prepares for first elephant birth 2008-04-20 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo striving to create more humane, educational atmosphere with 20-year plan 2007-12-04 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoological Society: KEEPER - ELEPHANTS 2006-12-21 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo: elephant keeper 2006-11-04 - Memphis, United States - Memphis Zoo expanding space for elephants 2005-04-07 - Memphis, United States - Keeper: Mammals, Pachyderm/Hooved stock

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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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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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