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Dr. Joshua Schiffman, left, and Schiffman Labs team member Lauren Donovan, lab specialist, look at human cancer cells reacting elephant p53 (EP53) at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City Friday January 6, 2017. Team members have spent the past

Lab tests show elephant DNA may be key to fighting cancer, says Utah researcher

2017-01-17 - Salt Lake City, United States.

Josh Schiffman likes to think of the tumor-suppressing protein p53 as a superhero in a bright red cape. It swoops in whenever there is DNA damage and fixes or eliminates the problem in an attempt to keep the body healthy. Most mammals, from humans to elephants, have some p53. But elephants — which rarely get cancer — have many more copies, Schiffman said, and they´re stronger.


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Hogle Zoo"s 55-year-old elephant hoisted to its feet with crane

2015-05-10 - SALT LAKE CITY, United States.

The oldest African Elephant in North America and long-time Zoo favorite, 55-year-old Dari, had a difficult time getting up Friday morning. Zoo staff found Dari lying on the ground unable to stand. With a stiff and arthritic hind leg, Dari could not get the leverage she needed to get up on her own.


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Eric Peterson feeds Christie and Zuri as they perform a routine Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Peterson, who is the zoo

Elephant caretaker at Hogle Zoo has big responsibility

2013-12-16 - Salt Lake City, United States.

Eric Peterson works with a pair the zoo´s African Elephants. With the only spectators consisting of a couple of other keepers and a wandering rooster, Peterson interacts with the elephants in an extraordinary manner.Peterson, who commutes from American Fork each day, works as the zoo´s elephant manager.


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Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Relief Keeper - Elephants

2009-09-16 - Salt Lake City, United States.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo's animal management is announcing the immediate opening of a full time animal care position, as a relief keeper in our Elephant Encounter area. The Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for this keeper position. This is a full time, year-round position and includes responsibility for the care and husbandry of the resident pachyderms, as well as other animals as assigned. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a newly renovated facility.


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It"s Zuri! Baby elephant at Utah zoo gets name

2009-09-15 - Salt Lake City, United States.

The newest resident of Utah's Hogle Zoo finally has a name. The zoo says the clear winner for its newly arrived baby elephant is Zuri, which means adorable or beautiful. Nearly 10,000 ballots were cast and among five choices, Zuri picked up nearly half the votes. The zoo welcomed the African elephant calf on Aug. 10. She is the first baby for 23-year-old Christie and the first African elephant born at the zoo. Zuri made her first appearance before the general public on Friday.


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The one-month-old baby elephant at Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo"s baby elephant to make debut Friday

2009-09-08 - Salt Lake City, United States. Elizabeth White

The baby elephant at Utah's Hogle Zoo is getting ready to make her big debut.
And she'll soon have a name, too. The zoo, www.hoglezoo.org, welcomed an African elephant calf on Aug. 10. It's the first baby for 23-year-old Christie and the first African elephant born at the zoo. The little one will make her first appearance before the general public on Friday. A couple days after that, she'll get a name. The zoo invites people choose their favorite among five possibilities: Abenia, Apara, K...


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A 251-pound female African elephant was born Monday afternoon at Hogle...

Hogle Zoo"s new baby elephant was years in the making

2009-08-13 - Salt Lake City, United States. Matthew D. LaPlante

She's a baby years in the making. Veterinarians decided back in 2004 that Christie the elephant was ready to be a mother. But it took five years and millions of dollars in renovations to the zoo's elephant habitat to bring the Hogle Zoo's newest resident to life. In a 20-minute labor that went by so fast it surprised her keepers, Christie gave birth to a 251-pound female calf on Monday afternoon. The as-of-yet unnamed calf is the first elephant born in Utah in more than 90 years and is the first...


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New arrival: Elephant born at Hogle Zoo

2009-08-11 - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Salt Lake City now has its first newborn baby elephant in more than 89 years. Christie, a 7,900-pound African elephant at Hogle Zoo delivered her first baby Monday afternoon, after a 22-month gestation. The 251-pound and 36-inch tall female calf is reported to be doing well."The birth was extremely fast," elephant manager Doug Tomkinson said. "It went easy and well, but I can't believe how fast it happened." He added, "This is something miraculous that has occurred. It has been years of hard wor...


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Hogle zoo

2009-02-26 - Salt Lake City, United States. Jessica Eyre

The 40-acre zoo at the mouth of Emigration Canyon has some great exhibits. The Elephant Encounter exhibit features a large canopy next to the view of the elephants. Although it was quite chilly the day we were there, I can imagine this being a welcomed shady area in which to escape the heat. Hogle Zoo now has the oldest african elephant in North America, Dari, who turned 48 on June 14, and another is pregnant.


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Hogle Zoo hopes elephant will boost attendance

2009-01-24 - Salt Lake City, United States.

The Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is hoping a new addition later this year will boost attendance. An elephant calf is expected to be born late this summer. The zoo hopes the birth could increase visits, which numbered nearly one million in 2008. Christie the elephant is pregnant. Her calf would be the first African elephant born at Hogle Zoo. But zoo Director Craig Dinsmore said there are a lot of potential problems with elephant births in zoos.


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Zoo hopes elephant will boost attendance

2009-01-23 - Salt Lake City, United States.

The Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is hoping a new addition later this year will boost attendance. An elephant calf is expected to be born late this summer. The zoo hopes the birth could increase visits, which numbered nearly one million in 2008. Christie the elephant is pregnant. Her calf would be the first African elephant born at Hogle Zoo. But zoo Director Craig Dinsmore says there are a lot of potential problems with elephant births in zoos. Elephant stillbirths are common and infant mortality...


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Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Cat/Elephant Relief Keeper

2008-10-08 - Salt Lake City, United States.

The keeper is responsible for the daily care of the assigned animals, observation and enrichment, training, as well as assisting in veterinary practices, educational presentations, public relations and support aspects of the Zoo's operations. Also required to be trained and work in other animal areas of the Zoo as needed which may include birds, other mammals, reptiles and invertebrates.


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Misha, a female African elephant, breaks a ribbon to officially open Hogle Zoo

Misha the elephant dies at Hogle Zoo

2008-09-11 - Salt Lake City, United States. Lynn Arave

Misha, a 27-year-old African elephant, died at Hogle Zoo Tuesday afternoon after being euthanized because of declining health. For the last few weeks, Misha's physical health had been mysteriously deteriorating and early on, animal care staff was aware — through changes in her behavior — that she was not feeling well, according to Holly Braithwaite, Hogle Zoo spokeswoman.


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Hogle Zoos Hydari the elephant turns 48

2008-06-10 - Salt Lake City, United States. Matthew D. LaPlante

A 48th birthday celebration for Hydari, an African elephant at the Hogle Zoo, will take on added significance this Saturday, following the Monday morning death of The Philadelphia Zoo's Petal. With Petal's passing at 52, Hydari - known affectionately as "Dari" by her keepers - is now the oldest African elephant in a U.S. zoo. Hogle spokeswoman Holly Braithwaite expressed condolences over Petal's death, and praised the example set by the Philadelphia Zoo's staff in keeping her healthy for so long...


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Tom Mellenthin, with Utah Friends of Paleontology, helped restore the mammoth tusk.

Mammoth find in Fillmore. Bulldozer unearths tusk from the huge, extinct animal

2008-02-22 - Salt Lake City, United States. Derek P. Jensen, The Salt Lake Tribune

After 20 years of traversing the world in the Navy, Earl Gowin has seen a little bit of everything. But it took retirement on a family ranch near Fillmore for Gowin's grandest discovery. In November 2004, a bulldozer operator hit something hard in Gowin's sand and gravel pit, which he had leased to a contractor. "My first thought was, 'That looks like a mammoth tusk,' " Gowin recalled saying about the six-foot fossil. "I didn't know mammoths were in this part of the world, but evidently they wer...


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Hy Dari, matriarch of the African elephant clan at Hogle Zoo, smashes a huge pumpkin at the Elephant Encounters exhibit as a crowd watches.

Hogle crowds get rare treat: to watch animals eat

2008-01-18 - Salt Lake City, United States. Alyssa Farley

Visitors to Utah's Hogle Zoo recently got a chance to feast with the beasts. The feeding tour gave visitors a chance to see the animals exhibit some of the foraging, hunting and other feeding behaviors normally seen only by zookeepers. At the Elephant Encounter arena, a 624-pound pumpkin sat propped up against a supporting beam. The crowd fell quiet as the first elephant, Misha, emerged, walked over to the pumpkin, felt it with her tusk, and daintily broke off a piece and placed it in her mouth....


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Poet recounts Polish couple"s heroism in WWII

2007-09-08 - Salt Lake City, United States. Brandon Griggs

In Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II, two resourceful keepers of the citys bombed-out zoo rescued Jews by smuggling them into empty animal enclosures. The Zookeepers Wife details how Jan Zabinski helped the Polish resistance by storing explosives in the elephant enclosure, a fact he even kept secret from his wife, and sneaking Jews from the Warsaw ghetto into the zoo, where he gave them animal code names and hid them successfully for years. His wife, Antonina, meanwhile, used her rare cha...


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Hogle Zoo Orchestrates Plans for Elephant Pregnancy

2007-03-25 - Salt Lake City, United States. John Hollenhorst

Getting pregnant doesnt usually require the help of Delta Air Lines, Federal Express and a team of experts from Germany. But thats exactly whats unfolding in Salt Lake City tonight. But the means to the end are distinctly unnatural. Experts from Germany flew in Sunday night, after a stop in Pittsburgh to visit a male elephant. He supplied a crucial ingredient. His contribution was carry-on baggage for the pros from Berlin.


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Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Elephant Encounter Keeper

2007-01-04 - Salt Lake City, United States.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo's animal management is announcing the immediate opening of a full time animal care position in our Elephant Encounter area. The Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for this keeper position. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a newly renovated facility. This is a full time, year-round position and includes responsibility for the care and husbandry of the resident African elephants and white rhinos, as well as other animals as assigned.


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"Elephants" makes big splash Novel"s runaway success surprises author Sara Gruen

2006-06-24 - Salt Lake City, United States. Ellen Fagg

Sara Gruen's just-published Water for Elephants, a charming page-turner of a historical novel about a 93-year-old former veterinarian who recalls how he fell in love - with an animal tamer as well as an elephant named Rosie - when he ran away to join a traveling circus during the Depression.


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The new elephant facilty,  Elephant Encounter, at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City

Elephant Encounter Now Open at Hogle Zoo

2005-06-13 - Salt Lake City, United States.

There are “big” things happening at Hogle Zoo this summer. The Zoo has opened its largest new animal exhibit in 25 years, the “Elephant Encounter” which brings a part of the Serengeti to Salt Lake City in the re-creation of an African plain featuring three African elephants and two white rhinoceros.


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Elephants take big step forward at zoo

2005-06-02 - Salt Lake City, United States. Amelia Nielson-Stowell,Deseret Morning News

Misha, a 7,240-pound elephant, was the VIP (or "Very Important Pachyderm") to cut the ribbon on Hogle Zoo's new Elephant Encounter exhibit Wednesday.A 110,000-gallon swimming channel, varying terrain, three separate yards and a heated surface area are part of the $5.5 million naturalistic habitat for African elephants Misha, Christie and Hi-Dari and white rhinos George and Princess.


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Hogle"s Kali the Elephant Euthanized

2004-03-08 - Salt Lake City, United States. (KSL News)

Another animal has been euthanized at Hogle Zoo. The Zoo's grand dame, Kali the elephant was put down this morning. This morning zookeepers found Kali alert, but lying on the floor of her exhibit. She was unable to get up, due to her severe joint arthritis. Kali was 59, the third oldest living Asian elephant in the country.


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Sniffing Out Secrets of Elephant Sex. Utah, Oregon Researchers Show How Proteins Help Pachyderms Procreate

2002-09-30 - Salt Lake City, United States. University of Utah

The study began after Prestwich identified proteins involved in the action of insect pheromones. He heard Rasmussen deliver a lecture about elephant pheromone and decided to look for proteins that help the pheromone do its job. Rasmussen collected urine and mucus for the study primarily from 14 elephants at Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in Greenbriar, Ark.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Salt Lake City2017-01-17 - Salt Lake City, United States - Lab tests show elephant DNA may be key to fighting cancer, says Utah researcher 2015-05-10 - SALT LAKE CITY, United States - Hogle Zoo"s 55-year-old elephant hoisted to its feet with crane 2013-12-16 - Salt Lake City, United States - Elephant caretaker at Hogle Zoo has big responsibility 2009-09-16 - Salt Lake City, United States - Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Relief Keeper - Elephants 2009-09-15 - Salt Lake City, United States - It"s Zuri! Baby elephant at Utah zoo gets name 2009-09-08 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle Zoo"s baby elephant to make debut Friday 2009-08-13 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle Zoo"s new baby elephant was years in the making 2009-02-26 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle zoo 2009-01-24 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle Zoo hopes elephant will boost attendance 2009-01-23 - Salt Lake City, United States - Zoo hopes elephant will boost attendance 2008-10-08 - Salt Lake City, United States - Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Cat/Elephant Relief Keeper 2008-09-11 - Salt Lake City, United States - Misha the elephant dies at Hogle Zoo 2008-06-10 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle Zoos Hydari the elephant turns 48 2008-02-22 - Salt Lake City, United States - Mammoth find in Fillmore. Bulldozer unearths tusk from the huge, extinct animal 2008-01-18 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle crowds get rare treat: to watch animals eat 2007-09-08 - Salt Lake City, United States - Poet recounts Polish couple"s heroism in WWII 2007-03-25 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle Zoo Orchestrates Plans for Elephant Pregnancy 2007-01-04 - Salt Lake City, United States - Utah"s Hogle Zoo: Elephant Encounter Keeper 2006-06-24 - Salt Lake City, United States - "Elephants" makes big splash Novel"s runaway success surprises author Sara Gruen 2005-06-13 - Salt Lake City, United States - Elephant Encounter Now Open at Hogle Zoo 2005-06-02 - Salt Lake City, United States - Elephants take big step forward at zoo 2004-03-08 - Salt Lake City, United States - Hogle"s Kali the Elephant Euthanized 2002-09-30 - Salt Lake City, United States - Sniffing Out Secrets of Elephant Sex. Utah, Oregon Researchers Show How Proteins Help Pachyderms Procreate

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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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