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Sabu the elephant arrives at PAWS compound

2010-10-08 - San Andreas, United States. Cynthia Hubert

Big news from the Performing Animal Welfare Society: Sabu, a seven-ton Asian bull elephant, has arrived at the organization´s ARK 2000 compound. A retiree from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, he is the largest captive elephant in North America, said Pat Derby, PAWS president. Sabu joins his brother Nicholas, who came to ARK 2000 five years ago. "Sabu is a big, big boy, and so beautiful," Derby said of the 28-year-old elephant.


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PAWS founders Pat Derby, left, and Ed Stewart, right, flank elephant expert Dr. Joyce Poole Saturday at ARK 2000

Talk to the animals

2008-11-19 - San Andreas, United States. Mike Taylor

Exactly how a five-ton animal communicates with its friends and family came into focus as an expert visited San Andreas. Dr. Joyce Poole-who has lived with elephants in Africa's savannah for more than 27 years-described her experiences to more than 100 people Saturday at ARK 2000, the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary. She recounted her time spent working on the Amboseli Elephant Research Project at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, a 57-square-mile park near Mount Kilimanjaro.


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PAWS Agrees to Build Permanent Home for Seized Bull Elephant, Ned

2008-11-12 - San Andreas, United States.

On Saturday, November 8, Ned, a severely underweight 21-year-old captive born, male Asian elephant, was confiscated by the USDA. PAWS has agreed to provide a permanent home for Ned as soon as he is strong enough to make the trip to California. An expansion of the existing bull elephant barn and habitat at ARK 2000 will begin immediately. Ned will occupy the Galt sanctuary’s bull elephant area until construction is complete in San Andreas.


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Paws elephant, 71.

Necropsy shows PAWS elephant had pancreatitis

2008-09-29 - San Andreas, United States. Mike Taylor

Preliminary results from a necropsy performed Sept. 21 indicate that 71, a poster elephant for the Performing Animal Welfare Society, died from pancreatitis. The pachyderm had lived at two PAWS facilities since 1986 and suffered from frequent bouts with colic. 71 died Sept. 19 at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in San Andreas. “Colic is fairly common in African elephants,” PAWS co-director Ed Stewart said. He said from her first days with he and co-director Pat Derby, 71 was battling one illn...


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PAWS elephant likely died of inflamed pancreas

2008-09-23 - San Andreas, United States. Jennifer K. Morita

A 26-year-old African elephant at the Performing Animal Welfare Society's San Andreas sanctuary died from chronic pancreatitis, according to preliminary necropsy results. Pathologists from the University of California at Davis laboratory in San Bernardino told PAWS officials that the female elephant, who died Friday, had an inflamed pancreas that was likely a result of early medical problems. The elephant was named "71" for the tag number she was assigned when captured as a baby in Africa.


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PAWS reports death of 26-year-old elephant

2008-09-21 - San Andreas, United States. Jennifer Morita

A 26-year-old African elephant that once had been slated to be sold to a circus died Friday at the Performing Animal Welfare Society's sanctuary in San Andreas. Named 71 for the tag number she was assigned when captured as a baby, the elephant was shipped to the United States where she was purchased by a Florida man and later taken in by PAWS founders Pat Derby and Ed Stewart. When she arrived at PAWS in 1986, 71 was malnourished and chronically sick. Handlers had to sleep with her and bottle fe...


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Pat Derby, a founder and director of the Performing Animal Welfare.

Alaska zoo expatriate thriving in elephant heaven. Maggie now lives with other pachyderms at state facility

2008-09-11 - San Andreas, United States. MEGAN HOLLAND

A year into her new life roaming a California sanctuary with other elephants, Alaska's favorite expat shows every sign of enjoying it. She trumpets, knocks down trees and calls for her companions when they wander too far, say her new keepers. "She's the comedian of the crowd," said Pat Derby, president of the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary. "She's Ms. Personality." The facility, 50 miles southeast of Sacramento, offers Maggie three companions and 75 acres to roam. It's a stark contr...


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Winky the Elephant Dies at Animal Sanctuary

2008-04-07 - San Andreas, United States. Elizabeth Bishop

Winky the elephant who lived at the Sacramento Zoo for nearly 40 years died early this morning at the PAWS sanctuary in San Andreas, according to a PAWS spokeswoman. Winky had been suffering from joint problems. Over the weekend, she had slid to her hind quarters and could not get up. Attempts were made to save her life, but she could not stand so veterinarians decided to euthanize her. Winky was born in 1952 and was one of the oldest elephants in the U.S. She had lived at the Sacramento Zoo unt...


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Maggie takes a walk at the San Andreas, Calif., sanctuary where she lives now.

Maggie"s poised to join the girls. Elephant sanctuary doesn"t want first encounter to be a mud-wrestling event.

2008-02-05 - San Andreas, United States.

Maggie is ready to join the gang. And the gang is ready for her. Now if it would just stop raining. Mud is the only thing keeping the fence up between Maggie and the four other African elephants at the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in northern California. Pat Derby, founder of the sanctuary, said near-record rainfall in San Andreas has soaked the grounds where Maggie and the other elephants hang out during the day. Generally, that's not bad for the elephants, which according to upd...


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Maggie takes a walk at the San Andreas, Calif., sanctuary where she lives now.

Maggie joins California culture with her sunshine workouts. Hill walks are part of shaping up to socialize.

2007-11-27 - San Andreas, United States. BETH BRAGG

About the only thing keeping Alaska's favorite ex-pat from mixing it up with those elephants on the other side of the fence is a little muscle. With that fitness goal in mind, we bring you Maggie's 10-minute workout video. It's not quite Carmen Electra on a pole. But fans of Maggie will crack a smile, if not break a sweat, watching the latest video from the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif., where Alaska's lone elephant took up residency at the beginning of the m...


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Elephants a big hit at stomp in San Andreas

2007-10-22 - San Andreas, United States. LENORE RUTHERFORD

More than 500 people paid $100 each to watch elephants play and tour Ark 2000, the 2,300-acre exotic animal sanctuary complex near San Andreas. A silent auction and an outdoor market featuring donated items were also held. The fourth annual Elephant Grape Stomp was a fundraiser for the sanctuary, which is home to more than 100 exotic animals, including elephants, tigers, primates and bears, said Tamara Wilder, organizational development director for Performing Animal Welfare Society.


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For elephants, living is easy 2 years after move. Wanda, Winky enjoying sanctuary

2007-05-20 - San Andreas, United States. TINA LAM

Patti Miles stood in the sharp California sunshine next to the enormous, deeply wrinkled creature towering over her. I miss her more than anyone can imagine," Miles said. Miles was one of the keepers of the much-loved Detroit Zoo elephants Wanda and Winky, working with them for more than six years before the animals moved from Royal Oak to the hills of northern California. At the Detroit Zoo, white rhinos have taken Wanda and Winky's place, but the elephants are not forgotten. "Every weekend, we...


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The Price Is Right For PAWS New Elephants Nicholas and Gypsy

2007-02-28 - San Andreas, United States. Vanessa Turner

Well known game show host Bob Barker has pledged $500,000 for a new elephant habitat at a San Andreas sanctuary. Recently the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) made a deal to receive two new elephants from the Hawthorn Corporation in Illinois. The habitat will consist of a new barn and open space area featuring a lake, trees, grass and vegetation.


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Two New Elephants Headed For San Andreas Sanctuary

2007-02-21 - San Andreas, United States. Vanessa Turner, Calaveras Bureau

A deal has been reached to bring two elephants from the Hawthorn Corporation in Illinois to the Performing Animal Welfare Society in San Andreas. The society maintains a 2,300-acre animal sanctuary just off Pool Station Road in San Andreas. Nicholas, an adolescent Asian elephant and his companion Gypsy are the last elephants to live at the Illinois facility. The Hawthorn Corporation is donating the elephants along with a financial contribution for the animals' initial care.


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Mulberry munchies delight elephants at PAWS

2007-01-24 - San Andreas, United States. Mike Taylor

Good Samaritans have popped out of the woodwork to help people at the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in San Andreas provide sweet treats for jumbo-sized retirees. African and Asian elephants that roam fortified compounds at Ark 2000 are thumping their trunks as volunteers have donated mulberry branches to the facility. The tree limbs are a popular and healthy snack for the animals.


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PAWS may add visitor center

2006-10-04 - San Andreas, United States. Maveric Vu

Minnie the elephant has been performing in circuses for the majority of her 51 years. With arthritis and a host of other health problems, Minnie retired from show business and spends her time relaxing on the quiet acres of an animal sanctuary. “These animals have seen enough people in their lifetime,” said sanctuary co-founder Edward Stewart.


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Detroit Zoo"s elephants enjoy their peaceful retirement in California

2005-12-25 - SAN ANDREAS, California, United States. ELLEN CREAGER

Wanda trundled down the hill from the elephant barn to meet her elephant friend, Annie. Then she drank from a pond. Then she wandered all by herself down a path to lie in the grass and snooze. The humans, when they came back from a walk, could not see her.


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Safeway produce, bread music to the elephants mouths

2005-08-31 - San Andreas, United States. Raheem Hosseini

Ed Stewart tips a little white pill bottle sideways, dropping a fistful of blue and white capsules into a hunk of stale sourdough. It can mean only one thing: It’s time to give Winky her medicine. Winky is one of two Asian elephants to have recently come to the massive compound in San Andreas belonging to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization advocating wildlife causes.


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Detroit Zoo elephants reach Ark 2000 elephant sanctuary

2005-04-08 - SAN ANDREAS, California, United States. HUGH McDIARMID JR.

The Detroit Zoo elephants, Wanda and Winky, arrived safety at the Ark 2000 elephant sanctuary today at about 8 a.m. Eastern time. It took about 15 minutes for workers to unload Wanda starting at about 8:30 a.m., and she has been making herself comfortable at the sanctuary in San Andreas, about 70 west of Sacramento. Scott Carter, director of conservation and animal welfare for the Detroit Zoo, said he called zoo director Ron Kagan this morning and told him that “Wanda is curious, active and do...


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Third elephant tests positive for virus at Dublin Zoo

2024-07-10 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has confirmed that a third elephant has tested positive for a virus which has left two other elephants dead over the last ten days. Eight-year-old Avani and seven-year-old Zinda died from E...


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Houston Zoo Elephant Receives First Ever mRNA EEHV Vaccine

2024-06-18 - Houston, United States. Houston Zoo

Tess, a 40-year-old Asian elephant at Houston Zoo, has been given the first-ever dose of an mRNA vaccine created by virologists at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to prevent the deadly elephant endot...


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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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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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