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Barack at Ringling has recovered from herpes virus

2010-04-16 - Orlando, United States.

Barack has recovered from the herpes virus, Ringling spokeswoman Amy McWethy said Friday. Hes "active and healthy," tipping the scale at about 1,400 pounds. Barack and his mother, Bonnie, are currently at the conservation center. Its still unclear when the mother-and-son duo will return to the circus lineup, McWethy said.


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Bernie Bartosch feeds and tends to Maude at a public showing on Saturday March 20, 2010 at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford, FL. Maude has been coping well with the death of Mary. Mary was one of the oldest elephants in captivity before she died of nat

Elephant keeper misses Marys sense of humor. Bernie Bartosch cared for elephant that died at Central Florida Zoo

2010-03-26 - Orlando, United States. Rachael Jackson

Earlier this month, Mary the elephant died at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford. While at 63 she was one of the oldest zoo elephants in the U.S., Mary will be greatly missed at the zoo, particularly by her manager, senior hoofstock keeper Bernie Bartosch. Bartosch, 48, who cared for the elephant for nearly 16 years, answered questions from Orlando Sentinel reporter Rachael Jackson.


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Florida zoo mourns death of third-oldest Asian elephant on record

2010-03-04 - Orlando, United States.

One of the oldest Asian elephants on record has died. Mary, a 63-year-old elephant, died this week at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Orlando, zoo officials said. Shonna Green, spokeswoman for the zoo, said Mary died late Tuesday of an age-related illness. She was 63 -- which is rather old for an elephant -- but no one dies of old age, so there has to be some kind of complication, Green said. A necropsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.


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Disneys Animal Kingdom

2010-03-03 - Orlando, United States.

Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the elephant collection. Ensure the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to zoological managers. The keeper is also responsible for maintaining daily records, collecting and logging information and insuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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Asian elephant Barack is the first to be born as a result of artifical insemination at Ringling

Ringling Bros." baby circus elephant, Barack, fighting deadly virus

2010-02-05 - Orlando, Florida, United States. Eloísa Ruano González

The first Asian elephant born as a result of artificial insemination at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus facility has been pulled from the circus lineup after he became infected with a potentially deadly herpes virus. The 1-year-old calf, Barack, is being treated for elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a disease that has killed several Asian elephants in zoos across the continent in the past three decades. He and his mother were taken off the traveling unit two weeks ago and...


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Rendering of new Dumbo attraction in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World

2009-10-02 - Orlando, United States.

One of the Magic Kingdom's most beloved attractions, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, is completely re-imagined when the circus comes to town. Guests are invited to step into the big top and join the circus before their magical flight over Fantasyland. The attraction will be part of the expanded Fantasyland that was announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo.


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Disney"s Animal Kingdom: Salaried Animal (Elephant) Keeper

2008-07-31 - Orlando, United States.

Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the elephant collection. Ensure the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to zoological managers. The keeper is also responsible for maintaining daily records, collecting and logging information and insuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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At the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., UCF students will help renovate the living quarters of elephants. The sanctuary is home to old and sick elephants that have been retired from zoos and circus life.

UCF Students to Volunteer in Six States Next Week During Spring Break

2008-03-04 - Orlando, United States. Courtney Gilmartin

University of Central Florida students will rebuild homes in New Orleans, make repairs to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee and assist in the rescues of abandoned border collies in Maryland during next week's spring break. More than 80 UCF students and 10 faculty and staff members will volunteer in six states as part of Alternative Spring Break, which allows students to help those in need and learn about important social issues during a time when many of their peers are relaxing on the beach. A...


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Disney"s Animal Kingdom: SALARIED ANIMAL KEEPER --ELEPHANTS

2007-12-04 - Orlando, United States.

Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the elephant collection. Ensure the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to zoological managers. The keeper is also responsible for maintaining daily records, collecting and logging information and insuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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2007 International Elephant Conservation and Research Symposium

2007-11-02 - Orlando, Florida, United States.

This important symposium presented by the International Elephant Foundation and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation will concentrate on the research and conservation needs of captive and wild populations of elephants. We invite researchers from around the world to present conservation projects and research results on human-elephant conflict, population management, health, nutrition, reproduction and behavior. Papers specifically addressing in situ and ex situ ...


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Orange Sheriffs Office buys 14 elephant guns

2007-09-28 - Orlando, United States. Henry Pierson Curtis

Orlando is safe from rampaging pachyderms now that the Orange County Sheriffs Office has bought 14 elephant guns. The newest weapon in Sheriff Kevin Bearys armory fires a half-inch-diameter bullet with sharpshooter accuracy. The sole purpose for this weapon is large or exotic animals, sheriffs spokesman Jim Solomons said Thursday.


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Disney"s Animal Kingdom: SALARIED ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-06-21 - Orlando, United States.

Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the elephant collection. Ensure the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to zoological managers. The keeper is also responsible for maintaining daily records, collecting and logging information and insuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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Disney"s Animal Kingdom: SALARIED ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-01-24 - Orlando, United States. EAZA

Maintain the care, well-being, management, behavioral conditioning and enrichment of the elephant collection. Ensure the daily routines of cleaning, animal observation, diet preparation and reporting medical needs and abnormal conditions to zoological managers. The keeper is also responsible for maintaining daily records, collecting and logging information and insuring this information is communicated to management and the central record keeping system of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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Disney Honors Save the Elephants Founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton with $100,000

2006-04-06 - Orlando, Florida, United States.

Save The Elephants (STE) announced today that founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D. was honored by the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund as a leading wildlife advocate for his work to preserve endangered animals. Douglas-Hamilton was one of five conservationists receiving this Disney honor. The others include international actress and model Isabella Rossellini, Dr. Jane Goodall, actor John Cleese and Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.


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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Loses Baby Elephant At Birth

2005-04-25 - ORLANDO, Florida, United States. Christina Ficara

Disney suffers a “profound loss” after an expectant mother at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom loses her baby at birth. The African elephant died in its mother’s womb Sunday afternoon. The mother elephant, Ibala, 26, went into labor early Saturday night after a 22-month gestation period. During the following hours, her contractions lessened, and a veterinarian had to induce labor. By late Sunday, veterinarians determined through an ultrasound that the baby elephant had died.


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Animal Kingdom celebrates birth of elephant

2003-05-23 - Orlando, Florida, United States.

The Walt Disney World Resort's animal care team welcomed the first African elephant calf to be born at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park Thursday night. The 296-pound calf was born at 10:05 p.m. to its 22-year-old mother, Moyo. The first-time mother was in labor on and off for four hours before giving birth to the calf, which was conceived through artificial insemination on Aug. 25, 2001.


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Third elephant tests positive for virus at Dublin Zoo

2024-07-10 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has confirmed that a third elephant has tested positive for a virus which has left two other elephants dead over the last ten days. Eight-year-old Avani and seven-year-old Zinda died from E...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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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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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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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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