2015-11-03 - Richmond, United States.

Following the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the oversight and governing body of accredited zoos in the U.S., Lisa and Cita will relocate to Zoo Miami in 2016. Zoo Miami is home to two older female African elephants, Mable and Peggy.

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Ringling Bros.

Join the Circus in Richmond. Try your hand at circus performance in an All Access Pre-Show.

2008-02-14 - Richmond, United States. Karri Peifer

Ringling Bros.' "Over The Top" circus is going on now at the Richmond Coliseum. The Free All Access Pre-Show is open to all ticket-holders and starts an hour before each show. For 138 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey has brought the exotic attractions of the circus to cities and towns across the country. This week, its "Over The Top" show rolls into Richmond for six days of spectacular, extraordinary, high-flying family fun. Elephants standing on two legs, trapeze artists swinging thr...

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Environment Canada investigation into illegal importation of 30,000 pieces of African elephant ivory leads to prosecution

2007-10-12 - Richmond, Canada.

British Columbia received a $9,000.00 fine yesterday after pleading guilty in
Richmond Provincial Court to illegally importing over 30,000 pieces of African
elephant ivory. Mr. Ho was also ordered to pay a further $9,000.00 to TRAFFIC,
(a division of the World Wildlife Fund,) to support programs for the
conservation of the African elephant, and to forfeit all of the ivory seized
during the investigation which wildlife officers have estimated to be worth

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Cuneo elephants begin trek to Tennessee

2006-01-30 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Jeff Long

Two Asian elephants began a 650-mile journey Monday from a troubled circus training farm near far north suburban Richmond to a sanctuary in Tennessee, where operators have promised them a life of ease and comfort. "The biggest difference for them will be that the barn's more open," said Scott Blais, the sanctuary's co-founder. "It's a lot brighter, with natural light."

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2 of 8 Hawthorn elephants to head for Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary

2006-01-27 - Richmond, Illinois, United States.

Two of the eight elephants leaving a troubled circus-training facility near Richmond in McHenry County are tentatively scheduled to depart Sunday for a sanctuary in Tennessee, a sanctuary official said. But the owner of the elephants, who agreed to give them up after allegations of animal cruelty were made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said a Monday departure is more likely.

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Cause of elephant"s death not known yet

2006-01-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States.

Authorities say it could take several weeks for a necropsy to determine whether disease killed a 40-year-old Asian elephant last week at a circus-training facility in the McHenry County town of Richmond. Carol Buckley, executive director of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, said Sue the elephant fell down December 19th after receiving a tranquilizer before a blood test.

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Company to send elephants to home with room to roam

2005-12-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Michael Hartigan

After months of government negotiations to resolve charges of animal mistreatment, nine elephants from The Hawthorn Corp, Richmond, Illinois will pack their trunks and move to the 2,700-acre Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, where they will live in a free-roaming environment.

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Hawthorn circus Elephants to leave McHenry County farm

2004-03-08 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Jeff Long, Tribune staff reporter

The owner of a circus-training facility in rural McHenry County has agreed to
find new homes for his elephants under an agreement with federal authorities,
officials announced today.

The proposed agreement between John Cuneo, owner of Hawthorn Corp., and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture would end the government's case against Cuneo
and his company for dozens of alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act
concerning the elephants' care.

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5 Headlines about Elephants from Richmond, Illinois2006-01-30 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Cuneo elephants begin trek to Tennessee 2006-01-27 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - 2 of 8 Hawthorn elephants to head for Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary 2006-01-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Cause of elephant"s death not known yet 2005-12-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Company to send elephants to home with room to roam 2004-03-08 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Hawthorn circus Elephants to leave McHenry County farm

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