Baby elephant"s stem cells to help zoos across U.S.

2022-03-02 - Powell, United States.

Frankie the baby elephant could be a lifesaver someday thanks to a project he jump-started the day he was born at the Columbus Zoo last summer. Tissues from Frankie's umbilical cord have been used to create Asian elephant stem cell lines at Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine and on a national scale at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's Frozen Zoo.

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Ohios Columbos zoo gets male elephant Hank from Arkansas sanctuary, plans to breed him with 2 females

2011-12-10 - Powell, United States.

The 23-year-old named Hank arrived Thursday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Plans are to breed him with the zoo´s females, Connie and Phoebe. Zoo Assistant Curator Harry Peachey says Hank has previously sired a calf. The elephant moved from Riddle´s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in Arkansas. He was born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and has also lived at the Bronx Zoo and at Have Trunk Will Travel in California.

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Columbus Zoo Trumpets News of Elephant Birth

2009-03-27 - Powell, United States. Patty Peters, COLUMBUS ZOO

The much anticipated birth of an Asian elephant calf at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium occurred on March 27 at approximately 2:35 p.m. after a 655 day gestation period. The male calf stood within minutes.
Phoebe's health was monitored throughout her pregnancy including an exercise regimen and regular ultrasounds and blood draws. On Wednesday her progesterone levels dropped significantly indicating the onset of the birthing process. Phoebe and her calf will continue to be observed around t...

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Columbus Zoo Announces Elephant Phoebes Pregnancy

2008-04-18 - Powell, United States.

The Columbus Zoo announced Friday that one of its elephants is expecting. Zookeepers said that they paired Phoebe with Coco last spring, hoping for the best. "We had a good feeling about it at the time," said Harry Peachey, the zoo's elephant manager. "That was in June 2007. We kind of had a feeling she was pregnant all of that time." Phoebe is expected to deliver in March 2009, completing the near two-year pregnancy. When she gave birth to Bhodi four years ago, it took a little more than 21 mo...

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Columbus Zoo: Baby Elephant Named to Bodhi!

2004-08-07 - POWELL, Ohio, United States.

The winning name in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Name the Baby Elephant Contest is Bodhi, entered by Alison Dutro of Dublin, Ohio. The announcement of the winning name was made today at 1 p.m.

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