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Action Alert! Save a Species ~ Ride an Elephant

2015-04-11 - Perris, United States.

Animal rights extremists are trying to keep the elephants from coming to the Kern County Fair, where they´ve been loved for over a decade! Please voice your support for keeping elephant rides at the fair, before the decision 20th meeting. Write to the Kern County Fair Board of Directors: MOlcott@kerncountyfair.com, JBurton@kerncountyfair.com


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Greg Riecke, a part-time plumber who says he regularly combs the riverbed behind his home with a metal detector, inspects the tusk he found that experts say may date to the last Ice Age.

Rockhound finds Ice Age tusk in Perris flood channel

2009-01-20 - Perris, United States. JULISSA McKINNON

What started as an afternoon of rockhounding in the riverbed behind his Perris home ended with Greg Riecke discovering a tusk that experts say likely dates back to the last Ice Age -- 16,000 to 2 million years ago. Upon inspection, an archaeologist and paleontologist from a Hemet museum believe the 4-foot long tusk belonged to either a mammoth or a mastodon, two extinct ancestors of the modern-day elephant. Riecke, a part-time plumber who regularly combs the flood channel for gold with a metal d...


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Britney Spears with an elephant in Circus

Britney Spears Circus Video Taken To Task By PETA, But Trainers Insist Animals Were Treated Well. Kari Johnson tells MTV News that everyone on set was respectful of the elephants needs and comfort."

2008-12-09 - Perris, United States. James Montgomery

On Monday, People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued a press release condemning Britney Spears for featuring "cruelly trained lions and elephants" in her just-released "Circus" video and demanded that the pop star "stop using exotic animals in her videos and concerts once and for all."


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Elephant-in-a-bubble event goes off without a pop in Perris

2008-04-08 - Perris, United States. JULISSA McKINNON

To the delight of 70-plus onlookers, Tai the Perris elephant appears to have helped a bubble artist set a new Guinness world record Tuesday, becoming the largest land mammal to be wrapped in a bubble. Initially bubble artist Fan Yang had scheduled the world record attempt for public view at the Santa Ana Discovery Science Center but science center officials canceled the event after animal-rights advocates criticized the center for treating a critically endangered species in a "trivial and sensat...


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Controversial attempt to put elephant in bubble is back on

2008-04-04 - Perris, United States. JULISSA McKINNON

Despite controversy and previous cancellation, an elephant-in-a-bubble show apparently must go on. This time the stunt, which involves encasing a 4-ton Perris elephant in a soap bubble, is scheduled for an undisclosed time and place and requires an invitation to attend. Bubble artist Fan Yang's earlier plan to perform the world-record-setting feat at the Santa Ana Discovery Science Center's Bubblefest fell apart when the science institution came under fire from animal-rights groups for using a c...


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Raw Video Of Have Trunk Will Travel Elephants

2008-03-13 - Perris, United States.

Thai the elephant is days away from being surrounded by a bubble. Here is raw video of Thai and other elephants having a midday snack.


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Elephant ride fulfills lifelong dream

2006-11-26 - Perris, United States. CAROL OLSON

I ARRIVED at Have Trunk Will Travel a half hour earlier than my appointment. There was a long driveway up to the entry gate, so I sat in my car and waited for the excess time to pass. I was at the Perris-based elephant preserve to realize a lifelong dream to ride an elephant. The ranch promotes the understanding and preservation of the endangered Asian elephant and profits from giving rides, doing shows, special events and movies and commercials. The funds are used to care for the elephants and ...


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Perris2015-04-11 - Perris, United States - Action Alert! Save a Species ~ Ride an Elephant 2009-01-20 - Perris, United States - Rockhound finds Ice Age tusk in Perris flood channel 2008-12-09 - Perris, United States - Britney Spears Circus Video Taken To Task By PETA, But Trainers Insist Animals Were Treated Well. Kari Johnson tells MTV News that everyone on set was respectful of the elephants needs and comfort." 2008-04-08 - Perris, United States - Elephant-in-a-bubble event goes off without a pop in Perris 2008-04-04 - Perris, United States - Controversial attempt to put elephant in bubble is back on 2008-03-13 - Perris, United States - Raw Video Of Have Trunk Will Travel Elephants 2006-11-26 - Perris, United States - Elephant ride fulfills lifelong dream

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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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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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