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Samantha Pahucki, 8, of Pine Island, looks over the bones of a mastodon, carbon-dated at about 11,000 years old, during an archaeology program at Valley Central Middle School on Saturday

Mastodon tusk a gem of a find. Artifacts provide much information on area"s history

2009-11-01 - Montgomery, United States.

The discovery of a 9-foot-long mastodon tusk in Orange County will provide scientists with a new source of information about the prehistoric animal, according to the men who found and helped exhume it. Glen Keeton, an archeologist from Mount Hope who found the tusk last year, and his father, Gary Keeton, talked about the discovery in detail for the first time Saturday during an archeology symposium at Valley Central Middle School. The tusk, the longest ever found in New York, is expected to prov...


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Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper I (Elephant)

2008-10-09 - Montgomery, United States.

The Montgomery Zoo’s African Elephant Exhibit is in need of a Zookeeper I (Elephants)! Here is your chance to work with a TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED African Elephant Exhibit. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. and 1,000 hours or 6 months of professional experience working with elephants within the last five years, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to those applicants who have obtained their experience in a zoo or circus set...


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 From left to right, Mary - the mother, Star another female cow and the new male elephant calf.

Elephant calf dies at Montgomery Zoo

2008-09-15 - Montgomery, United States. John Shryock

The Montgomery Zoo says the calf born to Mary, an elephant who died last month at the zoo, has also died. The male African elephant calf died Sunday after officials said it became unresponsive and veterinary and animal care staff were unable to revive it. Marcia Woodard, Deputy Director of the Montgomery Zoo, tells WSFA 12 News she wasn't aware of a single case in North America where an elephant calf survived while being bottlefed, but that the zoo put great effort into the cause, taking care of...


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State Ag Department Assists Montgomery Zoo. The Diagnostic Lab Determined Elephants Cause of Death

2008-08-19 - Montgomery, United States. Markeshia Ricks

State Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks said the department's diagnostic lab in Auburn was able to assist the Montgomery Zoo with diagnostic services this past weekend for an elephant that died at the zoo. Lab staff examined the 23 year-old animal and determined that it died from intussusception, a rare intestinal disorder. “The unfortunate loss of such a grand animal is a reminder of how important diagnostic ability is to veterinary health,” Sparks said. “Knowledge is ess...


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rom left to right, Mary - the mother, Star another female cow and the new male elephant calf.

Montgomery Zoo Loses Elephant

2008-08-18 - MONTGOMERY, United States. John Shryock

The Montgomery Zoo lost a star in one of its main attractions over the weekend. Mary, an elephant in the zoo's collection, died Saturday just days after giving birth to a male African elephant calf. She was 23-years-old. Zoo officials say a preliminary necropsy showed that the elephant died of complications due to colic with intestinal rupture. Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks says the Department of Agriculture and Industries' Diagonstic Lab in Auburn helped with the necropsy. "The unfortunat...


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FEMALE ELEPHANT CALF IN MONTGOMERY ZOO OFFICIALLY NAMED

2008-04-30 - Montgomery, United States. Montgomery Zoo

The Montgomery Zoo is proud to announce the elephant calf born November 9, 2007 has been named. The elephant calf’s beautiful name is Makena, which means “happy one” in Swahili, an African language. The name was selected through an election held during Zoo Weekend. The names on the ballot were: Tongie submitted by the elephant keepers; Makena submitted by the Montgomery Area Zoological Society; and Sapo and Makuzi submitted by Lowry Park Zoo. The sire elephant is on loan to the Montgomery ...


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Playful pachyderm pair

2007-11-26 - Montgomery, United States.

Tina, an African elephant, stands with her baby, a male elephant weighing 247 pounds, at the Montgomery Zoo in Montgomery, Ala., earlier this month. The baby was born on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)


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Female elephant calf born at Montgomery Zoo

2007-11-19 - Montgomery, United States. Bill Rice

On Friday, November 9, 2007 at approximately 8 p.m., a female African elephant was born at the Montgomery Zoo. The calf weighed in at 247 lbs. This birth marks the first African elephant born in the state of Alabama, ever; and the third known birth this year to U.S. Zoological facilities.


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Newborn elephant exciting arrival for Montgomery Zoo

2007-11-15 - Montgomery, United States.

Tina and Studla will be given some time to bond with their newborn - a 247-pound female African elephant - before visitors to the Montgomery Zoo view them outdoors. The newborn arrived Friday and has not yet been given a name, zoo spokeswoman Sarah McKemey said Sunday. She said the community will be involved in naming her.


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The Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper I (Elephants)

2007-11-05 - Montgomery, United States.

Zookeeper I (Elephants) provide animal care to the elephants housed in the Montgomery Zoo. Major work functions include observing elephant collections and exhibits, maintaining elephant exhibits, performing building and grounds maintenance, feeding elephants, and communicating with others. The Elephant Zookeeper I may be asked to work with other animals or in other animal areas as deemed necessary by the department. Visit our job website at www.montgomerypersonnel.com for additional information ...


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The first mastodon skeleton

2007-07-16 - Montgomery, United States. Shaniquah Gabino, Times Herald-Record

Did you know that the first mastodon skeleton was found in Montgomery? The rib bones were found in 1793 and the Montgomery Mastodon excavation took place in 1801. There were two sites where mastodon skeletons were found: on Route 17K across from Valley Central School and in Coldenham. Joseph Devine, author of “The Montgomery Mastodon” (January 2007) knows a lot about this prehistoric mammal. His book has been distributed to fourth-grade students in the Valley Central School District.


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Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper II - Elephants

2005-04-27 - Montgomery, United States. AZA

The Montgomery Zoo recently added a NEW Africian Elephant Exhibit and is in need of a Zoo Keeper II - Elephants. Here is your chance to get in on the Ground Floor and work in a Brand New, Technologically Advance African Elephant Exhibit. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years professional animal care experience within the last 5 years or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Montgomery2009-11-01 - Montgomery, United States - Mastodon tusk a gem of a find. Artifacts provide much information on area"s history 2008-10-09 - Montgomery, United States - Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper I (Elephant) 2008-09-15 - Montgomery, United States - Elephant calf dies at Montgomery Zoo 2008-08-19 - Montgomery, United States - State Ag Department Assists Montgomery Zoo. The Diagnostic Lab Determined Elephants Cause of Death 2008-08-18 - MONTGOMERY, United States - Montgomery Zoo Loses Elephant 2008-04-30 - Montgomery, United States - FEMALE ELEPHANT CALF IN MONTGOMERY ZOO OFFICIALLY NAMED 2007-11-26 - Montgomery, United States - Playful pachyderm pair 2007-11-19 - Montgomery, United States - Female elephant calf born at Montgomery Zoo 2007-11-15 - Montgomery, United States - Newborn elephant exciting arrival for Montgomery Zoo 2007-11-05 - Montgomery, United States - The Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper I (Elephants) 2007-07-16 - Montgomery, United States - The first mastodon skeleton 2005-04-27 - Montgomery, United States - Montgomery Zoo: Zookeeper II - Elephants

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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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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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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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