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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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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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