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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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 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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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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