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Nashville Zoo: elephant manager

2012-11-02 - Nashville, United States.

Under the direction of the Curator of Mammals, the Elephant Manager assists in animal acquisition, husbandry programs, daily maintenance and development of Keeper routines, animal enrichment, behavior modification, exhibit design, staff selection and staff development.


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A Vanderbilt study has shown that elephants can transmit tuberculosis to humans.

Elephants can transmit TB to humans

2011-03-16 - Nashville, United States. Craig Boerner

Circus workers, zookeepers and others having direct or indirect contact with elephants are on alert because of a study definitively showing that elephants can transmit tuberculosis to humans, the result of a cooperative investigation between the Tennessee Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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Nashville Zoo: elephant keeper

2011-03-12 - Nashville, United States.

Full Time Elephant Keeper - The Elephant Department is accepting resumes for a full time with benefits elephant keeper position. At least one year of free contact elephant experience is required. This position includes: Daily handling, training and care of 0.4 African elephants in a free contact environment, detailed daily cleaning and maintenance of holding areas and exhibit, record keeping, public speaking, veterinary assistance, team and individual problem solving and decision making.


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Elephants" Friend Carol Buckley Wants Her Job Back

2010-10-08 - Nashville, United States. LIZ POTOCSNAK

A founder of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee claims the sanctuary squeezed her out for objecting to illegal payments and its slow response to tuberculosis. Carol Buckley, whom Time magazine called a "Hero For The Planet" for her work at the refuge, says the sanctuary is still using her name and biography collect donations.


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Nashville Zoo is Looking for Elephant Artist Wannabes

2010-03-27 - Nashville, United States.

Unleash your artistic side at two new art classes offered by Nashville Zoo. The new Arts for Life and Sketch Safari classes teach kids and adults different art styles and techniques using Zoo animals for subjects. Arts for Life is taught by Karen Frey, a childrens art instructor in Middle Tennessee for more than 25 years. Each class uses live animal models and different mediums to teach kids ages 6 and up the basics of art, color theory, value, technique and form. Classes are held March 27, Apri...


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Nashville Zoo mourns elephant"s death

2009-12-18 - Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Jennifer Brooks

When Kiba the elephant died, the rest of her herd mourned — human and elephant alike. The Nashville Zoo was forced to euthanize the 26-year-old African elephant on Thursday. Kiba suffered from a degenerative joint injury that was crippling her with pain. Afterward, her human caretakers said their goodbyes, then opened the doors to the rest of her herd, 25-year-old Sukari and 27-year-old Hadari. "It was pretty beautiful," said Connie Philipp, the zoo's director of animal collections, reduced to...


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Nashville Zoo to try elephant insemination again

2008-03-04 - Nashville, United States. William Williams

The Nashville Zoos first attempt to artificially inseminate one of its female African elephants has failed. However, zoo officials say additional efforts to impregnate 21-year-old Kiba will be considered. Kiba is not, by any means, finished with the process, said Jim Bartoo, Nashville Zoo director of marketing and public relations. Any time an AI effort is unsuccessful, it limits the U.S. zoo communitys chances to add to its animal population ranks, Bartoo said. We knew it was going to be a 50-5...


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Nashville Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-08-19 - Nashville, United States.

The Nashville Zoo is accepting applications for the position of elephant keeper. The responsibilities of this position include all aspects involved in the daily care and management of 0.3 African elephants and their facilities in a free contact system. The Nashville Zoo elephant department encourages and supports all of its members to initiate or participate in projects involving research, education, training, conservation and general elephant management.


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Nashville Pachyderms Pack On The Pounds

2007-03-07 - Nashville, United States.

Some pudgy pachyderms have been packing on the pounds over at the Nashville Zoo. On Tuesday, the elephants weighed in with the help of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Nashville Zoo used portable truck scales from the Department of Safety to weigh their three large African elephants. The three elephants Sukari, Hadari, and Kiba weighed 9,500, 9,800 and 10,000 pounds, respectively.


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NASHVILLE ZOO: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-01-25 - Nashville, United States.

The Nashville Zoo is accepting applications for the position of elephant keeper. The responsibilities of this position include all aspects involved in the daily care and management of 0.3 African elephants and their facilities in a free contact system. The Nashville Zoo elephant department encourages and supports all its members to initiate or participate in projects involving research, education, training, conservation and general elephant management.


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NASHVILLE ZOO: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2006-08-15 - Nashville, United States. EAZA

The Nashville Zoo is accepting applications for the position of elephant keeper. The responsibilities of this position include all aspects of the daily husbandry and management of 0.3 African elephants and their facility in a free contact system. The Nashville Zoo encourages and supports participation in projects involving research, education, training, conservation and general elephant management.


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Elephant keeper Nashville Zoo

2006-06-25 - Nashville, United States. EAZA

The Nashville Zoo is accepting applications for the position of elephant keeper. The responsibilities of this position include all aspects of the daily husbandry and management of 0.3 African elephants and their facility in a free contact system.


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Elephants Parade Down Broadway

2006-01-24 - Nashville, United States.

The yearly arrival of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings one very strange sight to downtown Nashville – a parade of elephants. Every year when the elephants in the circus arrive, they get off a train at Union Station and march down Broadway to the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Children line up every year to watch the pachyderm parade, and this year was no exception.


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Elephant exhibit opening draws 6,600+ to Nashville Zoo

2005-04-12 - Nashville, United States. Judy Sarles, Nashville Business Journal

More than 6,600 people turned out April 9 to the official opening of the Nashville Zoo's Cal Turner Family Foundation African Elephant Savannah exhibit. The zoo was expecting 5,000 to 8,000 people and the turnout was 6,651. On average, Saturday attendance at the zoo ranges between 4,000 to 5,000. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $3.5 million, three-acre elephant habitat, the Turner family was presented with a framed poster of art created by the exhibit's African elephants, Kiba, Sukari and H...


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Nashville2012-11-02 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Zoo: elephant manager 2011-03-16 - Nashville, United States - Elephants can transmit TB to humans 2011-03-12 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Zoo: elephant keeper 2010-10-08 - Nashville, United States - Elephants" Friend Carol Buckley Wants Her Job Back 2010-03-27 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Zoo is Looking for Elephant Artist Wannabes 2008-03-04 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Zoo to try elephant insemination again 2007-08-19 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2007-03-07 - Nashville, United States - Nashville Pachyderms Pack On The Pounds 2007-01-25 - Nashville, United States - NASHVILLE ZOO: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2006-08-15 - Nashville, United States - NASHVILLE ZOO: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2006-06-25 - Nashville, United States - Elephant keeper Nashville Zoo 2006-01-24 - Nashville, United States - Elephants Parade Down Broadway 2005-04-12 - Nashville, United States - Elephant exhibit opening draws 6,600+ to Nashville Zoo

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