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Zoo Miami elephant Ongard treated after injuring tusk

2020-10-16 - Miami, United States.

The 10-year-old pachyderm “volunteered” to have his injury checked out and was very cooperative during the procedure, doctors said. Ongard will undergo treatment as soon as his results are back. Zoo Miami gave the elephant a home back in 2018 from a zoo in Melbourne, Australia. He is the first Asian elephant born in Australia and the first to ever leave the country.


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Zoo Miami welcomes 2 new elephants to exhibit

2016-04-20 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami welcomed two new African elephants to its exhibit Tuesday, who were brought to Miami from the Virginia Zoo. The elephants, Cita and Lisa, are moving to Zoo Miami as part of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums recommendation. Cita and Lisa will be presented to the public at Zoo Miami on May 20 following the quarantine period.


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Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at Zoo Miami, died Wednesday morning of what appears to be constipation.

Severely constipated Asian elephant dies of condition at Zoo Miami

2013-12-01 - Miami, United States.

On Wednesday morning Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at the popular South Miami-Dade attraction, died while receiving treatment for a severe digestive impaction. Essentially, Maude appears to have died of constipation.During a treatment session at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Maude collapsed and passed away in less than a minute


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Lion Cub Dies, Elephant Sick at Zoo Miami

2013-11-27 - Miami, United States.

Zoo officials also announced that Asian elephant “Maude,” is gravely ill. “She has displayed symptoms of having a severe impaction in her digestive tract which has resulted in no bowel movements and an almost total loss of appetite,” said Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill in a press release. Maude arrived at Zoo Miami from the Central Florida Zoo in 2011. The elephant is believed to be age 40 and suffers from arthritis.


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Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami

2012-07-05 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami reports that on Tuesday they had had to put down one of their most cherished residents, Machito, a 32-year-old African elephant who came to live with them back in 1981. Several weeks ago, the impressive pachyderm appeared stiff and soon his condition progressed to include lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and labored breathing, according to the zoo.


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Machito Dead: African Elephant Dies At Zoo Miami

2012-05-07 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami reports that on Tuesday they had had to put down one of their most cherished residents, Machito, a 32-year-old African elephant who came to live with them back in 1981. Several weeks ago, the impressive pachyderm appeared stiff and soon his condition progressed to include lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss and labored breathing, according to the zoo.


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Maude doing well in Miami

2011-03-25 - Miami, United States.

An update from the Central Florida Zoo & botanical Gardens: Maude, the Central Florida Zoo’s Asian elephant that moved to Zoo Miami, is adjusting well to her new elephant herd, the zoo reports. She has joined two other Asian elephants, Nellie and Dahlip. Central Florida Zoo hoofstock keepers Bernie Bartosch and Dani Lent remained in Miami for several days after Maude’s arrival to help her adjust to her new environment.


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Miami Zoo: temporary elephant keeper

2011-03-02 - Miami, United States.

Zoo Miami is accepting applications for a full time, temporary elephant keeper. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff. Experience with elephants and a working knowledge of operant conditioning is desired. This is a substitute position with the potential to be permanent. Minimum requirements are a college degree in Animal Science or related field and one year of professional animal care experience in an AZA accredited facility, as well as the ability to...


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Senior Elephant Keeper Tara Bedrossian, right, and Keeper Eduardo Marero trim the tusks of adult male Asian elephant “Dalip” to avoid having them hit the ground when he walks and perhaps injuring himself. Approximately 12 inches from each tusk was remove

Trimming an Elephant’s Tusks

2010-03-02 - Miami, United States.


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Miami elephant gets dental work done

A Tusky Situation

2010-02-04 - Miami, Florida, United States. Brian Hamacher

Talkabout a tooth ache! One of the Miami MetroZoo's favorite inhabitants, a 12,000-pound elephant named Dalip, had to get some tusk work done yesterday and he took it like a champ. Elephant keepers at the zoo trimmed off about 12 inches from Dalip's ivory tusks to prevent him from injuring himself by hitting them on the floor when he walks. The handlers used a water-cooled hand saw to cut through the tough teeth. Dalip, an Asian elephant, is 43 years old. Most elephants live for as long as 70 ye...


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Miami Metro Zoo: Elephant Keeper

2009-02-11 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is accepting applications for an elephant keeper position. The zoo currently houses both Asian and African elephants in a protected contact program and is in the initial phases of expanding our program and conservation efforts. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff as we move the program forward. The ideal candidate will possess a 2 year degree in a science related field, at least 2 years of elephant handling experience, and a strong ba...


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Miami Metrozoo: Elephant keeper

2008-11-05 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is accepting applications for 1 open elephant keeper position. The zoo currently houses both Asian and African elephants in a protected contact program and is in the initial phases of expanding our program and conservation efforts. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, and outgoing person to join our staff as we move the program forward. The ideal candidate will possess a 2 year degree in a science related field, at least 2 years of elephant handling experience, and a stron...


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Zoological Supervisor

2008-06-05 - Miami, United States.

This position is responsible for the management of animals and staff assigned to the Asian section of the zoo as well as African and Asian elephants. Staff consists of 3 Sr. Zookeepers and approximately 12 Zookeepers. Duties include scheduling, payroll, coordination of procedures with veterinary and maintenance staff, and development and review of animal husbandry procedures including diets and enrichment. The animal collection is primarily mammals (elephant, rhino, hoofstock and large carnivore...


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Miami Metro Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2008-04-08 - Miami, United States.

Miami Metro Zoo is looking for a career minded team player to join our elephant management program. The chosen candidate will be part of a team responsible for all aspects of husbandry for 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants. This position requires 1 year of elephant experience and/or a combination of experience and related coursework. To apply all candidates must apply online at www.miamidade.gov and submit a copy of their resume to Miami Metro Zoo c/o Randall Tucker 12400 sw 152 st Miami FL 33...


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Miami Metro Zoo: elephant keeper

2008-03-05 - Miami, United States.

This is a position within a progressive elephant management program consisting of 2.3 Asian and African elephants in a protected contact system. The position requires one year of related experience and/or a combination of related coursework and experience. Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid FL driver's license and work a varied work schedule in a tropical environment. All applicants must apply online at www.miamidade.gov and forward a copy of your resume to Miami Metro Zoo c/o Zoologic...


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Ringling Bros. Elephant Injures Trainer

2008-01-15 - Miami, United States.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is reporting that an elephant named P.T. attacked Ringling Bros. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey trainer Joe Frisco Jr. while the circus was at Miami's America Airlines Arena on January 7. Ringling Bros. issued a statement Wednesday stating the Frisco "received minor injuries after falling while walking with a juvenile elephant in the elephant barn in Miami."


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Dondi the painting pachyderm in Miami. She

Dondi, the elephant that paints, coming to DUMBO

2007-09-27 - Miami, United States. RACHEL MONAHAN

Shes not the flying elephant with whom the DUMBO neighborhood shares a name. But she is a painting pachyderm. Dondi, 33, will exhibit her artwork at a neighborhood festival tomorrow and Sunday. Its a natural movement of the trunk, explained Zannah Mass, cultural affairs director for developer Two Trees. The real estate company is expected to bring the 8,000-pound artist, originally from Thailand, for an appearance at the 11th annual DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival this weekend.


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Elephant manager Tarah Bedrossian.

Elephant manager loves her job. Although most people couldnt endure it, elephant manager is the perfect job for Tarah Bedrossian at Miami Metro Zoo.

2007-09-24 - Miami, United States. MONICA HATCHER

You think you've got to deal with a lot of crap at work? You aint got nothin on Tarah Bedrossian. As Miami Metro Zoos elephant manager and enrichment coordinator, Bedrossian and her team of four are responsible for removing hundreds of pounds of elephant dung each day. Its just one of the many daily chores of elephant husbandry. We use rakes, shovels, pitch forks and wheelbarrows. We wheelbarrow it out twice a day, Bedrossian, 31, said. The staff, in fact, once weighed a single elephant's output...


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Ancient mammoth bones found in Florida

2007-08-25 - Miami, United States.

Florida researchers are studying the remains of an ancient mammoth found on the Seminole Tribes Big Cypress Reservation. The remains were found last month by Willard Steele, the head of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, The Miami Herald said Friday. Workers digging in a canal uncovered the mammoth's teeth. Steele and other archaeologists found nearly 100 more mammoth bones within a few days. Steele estimates the bones are more than 10,000 years old, the newspap...


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Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-03-27 - Miami, United States. Miami MetroZoo

Responsible for the daily husbandry needs of 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African Elephants in a protected management system. Requires 1 year paid elephant experience in a protected or free contact system. Prefer experience with operant conditioning, a degree in animal technology or biology, and experience with bull elephants.


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Elephant keeper: Miami Metrozoo

2007-02-28 - Miami, United States. Miami Metrozoo

Entry level zoo keeper position available working with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants in a protected management system. Responsible for daily husbandry, exhibit maintenance, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, and minor medical procedures. Requires 1 year of paid elephant experience in either protected or free contact management systems.


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Miami MetroZoo: ELEPHANT ZOO KEEPER

2007-01-23 - Miami, United States. EAZA

Entry level elephant keeper position available working with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African elephants in a protected contact system. 1 year of paid elephant experience required. Prefer experience with operant conditioning and environmental enrichment.


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Miami zoo flush with visitors for poop exhibit

2006-10-27 - MIAMI, United States. JESSICA GRESKO

Now on display is a 5,000 square foot exhibit on excrement titled "The Scoop on Poop," an educational exhibit filled with photos of animals and faeces. Elephant keepers were charged with weighing the amount of elephant poop one of the zoo's Asian male elephants, Dahlip, produces in a 24-hour period. The turd total: 540 pounds.


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Ron Magill, communications director for the Miami Metro Zoo, holds elephant dung

Miami Metro Zoo: communications director Ron Magill during a press preview for The Scoop on Poop

2006-10-26 - Miami, United States.

Ron Magill, communications director for the Miami Metro Zoo, holds elephant dungn 12 October 2006 during a press preview for "The Scoop on Poop" travelling exhibition which is on a book by Canadian author and photographer Wayne Lynch about the way animals and humans use fecal matter.(AFP/File/Robert Sullivan)


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Elephant keeper, Miami MetroZoo

2006-06-22 - Miami, United States.

Entry level position, responsible for all aspects of daily husbandry, medical procedures, maintenance, and operant conditioning and environmental enrichment with 1.1 Asian and 1.2 African Elephants in a protected contact management system.


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Elephant attacks, injures keeper Michael Embury at Miami zoo

2002-12-17 - Miami, United States. Jane Sutton

A 6,000-pound (2,700 kg) elephant smashed a rookie zookeeper against a rockpile at Miami's MetroZoo, badly injuring the man in what a zoo spokesman described as an attack to test dominance in the herd. The injured zookeeper, Michael Embury, 31, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery on Monday, zoo spokesman Ron Magill said. He suffered a broken arm, two broken shoulders, gashes to the head and bruising of the spleen and brain in the Sunday attack but was expec...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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