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Packy tears into his birthday cake today at the Oregon Zoo

Thousands Turn Out for Packy"s 47th Birthday at the Zoo

2009-04-18 - Portland, Oregon, United States. Phillip Swarts, The Oregonian

Packy the elephant turned 47 today, amid plenty of cake, smiles and elephant ears. Packy helped make Portland's zoo famous when he became the first elephant in decades born in the Western Hemisphere, and the Oregon Zoo has celebrated "Elephantastic!" on his birthday weekend ever since. Rama, one of Packy's sons, 26, also celebrated his birthday today, with a "trunk show" of paintings he creates with his trunk. With two and a half hours left until closing time, there had been 8,500 visitors to th...


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Oregon Zoo Animals Step on the Scale

2009-04-10 - Portland, Oregon, United States. Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian

The Oregon Zoo's effort to carefully track its elephant calf's weight began with a technique developed, or so it might seem, by sadistic physicians. Each day, keepers shoved little Samudra onto a scale. But as the zoo's prize newcomer approaches 1,000 pounds -- he was born last Aug. 23, weighing 286 pounds -- he's learned to follow the simple, firm directive that keeper Bob Lee delivered Tuesday: "Scale!" At the word, Sam, as he's known, stepped onto a plywood platform hooked to a scale. His leg...


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Tusko, an Asian bull elephant in Oregon Zoo

Portland Zoo elephant Tusko to have tusks removed

2007-02-15 - Portland, Oregon, United States. Vince Patton, kgw.com

The patient is Tusko, a 37-year-old Asian elephant with a broken and chronically infected tusk. The infections have persisted so long, zoo officials have decided they must remove it in a risky surgery. An elephant cage will serve as the operating room and a giant waterbed as the surgical table.


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Foster mom is zoo"s 40 millionth visitor since birth of Packy the pachyderm

2006-11-03 - PORTLAND, Oregon, United States.

A Portland-area foster mother yesterday became the Oregon Zoo's 40 millionth visitor since the 1962 birth of Packy, the zoo's famous elephant. They boarded the "Zoomer" shuttle vehicle and were chauffeured to the elephant barn for a behind-the-scenes tour and face-to-trunk meeting with Packy. Packy, the oldest and largest Asian elephant in the United States, stands 10 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs about 14,020 pounds. He is the only second-generation captive bull to breed succes...


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Tusko, an Asian bull elephant in Oregon Zoo

Dentist sought to remove infected elephant tusk

2006-10-18 - Portland, Oregon, United States.

The Oregon Zoo may enlist the skills of one of the nation's leading veterinary dentists to extract a bull elephant's infected tusk, a difficult and uncommon surgery. A 33-year-old Asian elephant named Tusko broke his left tusk 13 years ago at a private California elephant ranch. At the time, a California veterinarian sawed off the fractured portion of tusk flush with the elephant's lip, hoping it would scar over and heal.


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Oregon Zoo: ANIMAL KEEPER - ELEPHANTS

2006-09-13 - Portland, Oregon, United States. EAZA

This position will work full-time as an Elephant Keeper and will provide basic care and handling of the Zoos large elephant collection. Performs educational presentations about the animals in their care. Supervision is received from the Elephant Supervisor. Application deadline: 10/12/06. Entry: $15.28; six months: $17.97; one year: $20.66/hour.


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Sung Suri and her mother Pet in Oregon Zoo Portland

Pet, Oregon Zoos oldest Asian elephant to be euthanized

2006-07-27 - PORTLAND, Oregon, United States. Oregon Zoo Press release

Pet, the Oldest Asian elephant, is experiencing a health crisis, and zoo veterinary and keeper staff have run out of medical treatment options. The 51-year-old elephant and herd matriarch has degenerative arthritis and other age-related conditions, which are not responding to medication any longer.


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Oregon Zoo Welcomes Elephant Experts From Around The World

2005-10-10 - Portland, Oregon, United States.


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THE 26TH ANNUAL ELEPHANT MANAGERS WORKSHOP - October 5-9, 2005

2005-10-05 - Portland, Oregon, United States. Oregon Zoo

Elephant Managares Association (EMA), USA. The emphasis will be placed on bull management but all topics on elephant management are welcome. Pretrip to Point defiance Zoo, Post trip to Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon.


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MOVE OVER PACKY, THERE"S A NEW BULL IN TOWN

2005-06-20 - Portland, Oregon, United States. PR Oregon Zoo

With no small amount of trumpeting and fanfare-on the part of the elephants, that is-the Oregon Zoo welcomed a new addition to its elephant herd today.
Tusko, a 13,500-pound, 33-year-old male Asian elephant, arrived at 6 a.m. and joined Packy and Rama in the zoo's bull elephant group. Upon completion of his required quarantine period, Tusko will make his first public appearance in Oregon in about one month.


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PACKY PROUD TO BE OREGON ZOO"S 2005 FATHER OF THE YEAR

2005-06-17 - Portland, Oregon, United States.

Packy, the beloved Asian elephant of the Oregon Zoo, has taken home the 2005 title of Zoo Father of the Year. The Zoo Father of the Year award is special for the pachyderm clan because Packy is the only second-generation captive bull elephant in the world to become a successful father. Two of his offspring, Rama and Sung-Surin, still live with him at the zoo. Oregon Zoo Director Tony Vecchio viewed the Zoo Father of the Year vote as an opportunity to educate the public about Asian elephants


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Free the elephants! Problems plague the Oregon Zoo"s pachyderms

2002-08-28 - Portland, Oregon, United States.

The largest captive land mammal in North America ducks under the doorway. Behind him, a hydraulic steel door wheezes, then slams shut. Packy is isolated, but he is not alone. Outside the cage, attired in work boots and a blue polo shirt, Bob Lee crouches on a stool. Through the steel bars, Packy offers up his foot, and Lee goes to work. He is an elephant pedicurist.


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OREGON ZOO CELEBRATES PACKY, THE FAMOUS ELEPHANT"S 40th BIRTHDAY THROUGHOUT APRIL

2001-12-12 - Portland, Oregon, United States. PR Oregon Zoo

1962 On April 14th, Portland, Oregon became nationally renowned for the first Asian elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in more than 44 years. The baby elephant named Packy sparked a frenzy of celebration around the world - the famous pachyderm even graced the cover of LIFE magazine. Now, Packy is grown up and turning 40!


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DOMESTIC ASIAN ELEPHANTS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE WITH FOREST INDUSTRY DECLINE Elephant experts meet in Bangkok to find solutions

2001-01-31 - Portland, Oregon, United States. PR Oregon Zoo

Oregon Zoo’s Assistant Director, Mike Keele, will attend the International Workshop on the Domesticated Asian Elephant, February 5-10, in Bangkok, Thailand. Keele serves as the coordinator of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s (AZA) elephant species survival plan and holds the studbook for all North American Asian elephants. He hopes to identify ways that North American zoos can contribute to the effort to reverse the decline of domesticated elephants in Asia.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Portland, Oregon2009-04-18 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Thousands Turn Out for Packy"s 47th Birthday at the Zoo 2009-04-10 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Oregon Zoo Animals Step on the Scale 2007-02-15 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Portland Zoo elephant Tusko to have tusks removed 2006-11-03 - PORTLAND, Oregon, United States - Foster mom is zoo"s 40 millionth visitor since birth of Packy the pachyderm 2006-10-18 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Dentist sought to remove infected elephant tusk 2006-09-13 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Oregon Zoo: ANIMAL KEEPER - ELEPHANTS 2006-07-27 - PORTLAND, Oregon, United States - Pet, Oregon Zoos oldest Asian elephant to be euthanized 2005-10-10 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Oregon Zoo Welcomes Elephant Experts From Around The World 2005-10-05 - Portland, Oregon, United States - THE 26TH ANNUAL ELEPHANT MANAGERS WORKSHOP - October 5-9, 2005 2005-06-20 - Portland, Oregon, United States - MOVE OVER PACKY, THERE"S A NEW BULL IN TOWN 2005-06-17 - Portland, Oregon, United States - PACKY PROUD TO BE OREGON ZOO"S 2005 FATHER OF THE YEAR 2002-08-28 - Portland, Oregon, United States - Free the elephants! Problems plague the Oregon Zoo"s pachyderms 2001-12-12 - Portland, Oregon, United States - OREGON ZOO CELEBRATES PACKY, THE FAMOUS ELEPHANT"S 40th BIRTHDAY THROUGHOUT APRIL 2001-01-31 - Portland, Oregon, United States - DOMESTIC ASIAN ELEPHANTS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE WITH FOREST INDUSTRY DECLINE Elephant experts meet in Bangkok to find solutions

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Texas zoo cancels controversial deal to buy African Lion Safari elephants for $2M

2021-03-05 - Fort Worth, United States.

A spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said this week that the permit to import Emily and Nellie from Canada was withdrawn last year "following an internal decision" from management, and "those two ele...


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Noah"s Ark Zoo Farm: Animal Keeper - Elephant Section (Permanent Role)

2021-03-03 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated individual to join our committed and friendly team of animal keepers. We are looking to recruit an experienced animal keeper with at least one ...


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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