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Buttonwood Park Zoo: No more elephants after Emily and Ruth

2013-06-15 - New Bedford, United States.

Emily and Ruth, Buttonwood Park Zoo’s beloved elephants, are staying put permanently but they will be the last of their kind to live in the West End wildlife park, Director of Zoo­logicial Services Keith Lovett said. “Truthfully, we’re struggling to find a facility out there that could provide better care for Ruth and Emily (than us),” Lovett told The Standard-Times editorial board Friday morning.


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Ruth. Buttonwood Zoo 12/2008. Photo: © Kristy Kaeterle

Letter: Buttonwood"s elephants are already in sanctuary

2012-01-06 - New Bedford, United States.

A well-meaning animal rights activist from out of state, Deborah Robinson, and her organization, have had at least four, if not more, letters published in this paper suggesting that our elephants, Emily and Ruth, be sent to a sanctuary. To my knowledge, Ms. Robinson has never visited our zoo nor met Emily and Ruth. We, obviously, work with these animals every day.


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New Bedford zoo unveils expansion plan

2010-09-26 - New Bedford, United States.

New Bedford´s Buttonwood Park Zoo wants to expand, bring in new animals and become more self sufficient. Zoo management says their $12 million draft master plan unveiled this week would add four acres, making room for a third elephant, and exhibits featuring tigers, monkeys and red pandas. Director William Langbauer tells The Standard Times that expansion could boost attendance by 33 percent a year, and help make the zoo two-thirds self-sufficient.


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Buttonwood Park Zoo"s master plan would maintain vital accreditation

2010-07-11 - New Bedford, United States. CHARIS ANDERSON

Zoo officials are proposing a multimillion-dollar renovation to upgrade the elephant exhibit and add new Asian-themed exhibits at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, improvements that officials said are needed to maintain the zoo´s accreditation and long-term viability.


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Former Benson"s elephant draws fans at Mass. zoo

2009-10-25 - New Bedford, United States.

Elephants never forget anything – including where to find your wallet. Those who work at Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, Mass., know to keep an eye on their pockets when they're around Ruth, a 7,200-pound Asian elephant that has a very tricky trunk. On Friday, elephant keepers Tina DeMedeiros and Shelley Avila recalled when Ruth snuck $20 from a visitor awhile back. Luckily, they were able to retrieve some of it – but in truth, Ruth still owes some guy $15. “She likes to be the center ...


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Dr. Bill Langbauer on everything elephant

2009-09-20 - New Bedford, United States.

You may have seen the story recently about a 48-year-old elephant in Thailand named Motala who lost part of her leg ten years ago to a landmine. She has just become the second elephant in the world fitted with an artificial leg to help her walk. To learn more about her and all things elephant, we're lucky to have on Dr. Bill Langbauer a man who really knows these creatures. He studied African elephants in the wild for many years and now as the director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford M...


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Dr. William Langbauer, new director of the Buttonwood Park Zoo, will talk about his elephant research at a free program Tuesday evening.

New zoo director to give talk

2008-04-26 - New Bedford, United States.

Buttonwood Park Zoo invites the public to meet the zoo's new director, Dr. William Langbauer, during a wine and cheese reception on Tuesday. As the first presenter in the zoo's "Creatures Great and Small" spring lecture series, Dr. Langbauer will entertain with stories from Africa as he recounts his research among elephants — captive and wild, sober and drunken. Dr. Langbauer is one of three researchers who discovered that elephants make sounds that humans can't hear (infrasound), which has ma...


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Buttonwood Park Zoo elephant Emily paints an original canvas with the help of zookeeper Shelley Avila. Meet the elephants up close and raise money to win a piece of elephant artwork Sunday.

Buttonwood Park Zoo fundraiser Sunday to aid elephants worldwide

2007-09-20 - New Bedford, United States. Pamela Marean

Find out what its like to have a curious elephant reach out to touch you with its powerful trunk. Get up close and personal with New Bedfords resident pachyderms, Emily and Ruth, and help the giant and gentle creatures of their kind around the globe at the same time. Elephant appreciation and fundraising is the focus behind a whole host of exciting activities at Buttonwood Park Zoo on Sunday. Those who come will enjoy behind-the-scenes experiences with these unique endangered animals that are us...


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Admirers flock around Emily at Elephant Appreciation Day at the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Emily and Ruth will greet arriving patrons at the Rock

Buttonwood Zoo will Rockn Roar

2007-08-09 - New Bedford, United States. Lauren Daley

Attention art lovers: the latest Ruth and Emily originals will be released this weekend, and that new artist, Sally, is making her debut. That's Ruth and Emily the elephants and Sally the otter, of course. But the animals paintings are just a few of the items to be auctioned off at the Buttonwood Park Zoos eighth annual fundraiser, the Rock n Roar Gala, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. You'll even be greeted at the door by Ruth and Emily themselves.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from New Bedford2013-06-15 - New Bedford, United States - Buttonwood Park Zoo: No more elephants after Emily and Ruth 2012-01-06 - New Bedford, United States - Letter: Buttonwood"s elephants are already in sanctuary 2010-09-26 - New Bedford, United States - New Bedford zoo unveils expansion plan 2010-07-11 - New Bedford, United States - Buttonwood Park Zoo"s master plan would maintain vital accreditation 2009-10-25 - New Bedford, United States - Former Benson"s elephant draws fans at Mass. zoo 2009-09-20 - New Bedford, United States - Dr. Bill Langbauer on everything elephant 2008-04-26 - New Bedford, United States - New zoo director to give talk 2007-09-20 - New Bedford, United States - Buttonwood Park Zoo fundraiser Sunday to aid elephants worldwide 2007-08-09 - New Bedford, United States - Buttonwood Zoo will Rockn Roar

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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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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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