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The Ringling Brothers Circus elephants passing the San Antonio Mantel Company back in 1898. The tall building in background is the Wright Building (northwest corner of Houston and Navarro Streets). (Photos courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections)

When the Circus came to town

2020-10-02 - San Antonio, United States. SBG

The streets of San Antonio would be lined with people as elephants, performers and clowns would parade down the street to let everybody know that the circus was in town. Ringling Brothers made its first visit to San Antonio back in 1894 when they still used the seven-pole big top tent.


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Lucky to remain lone elephant at S.A. Zoo

2013-04-23 - San Antonio, United States.

Zoo leaders met Tuesday to decide Luckys fate in the wake of last month´s death of Boo, the zoo´s other Asian elephant. Zoo director Steve McCusker met with elephant staff and other managers and opted to keep Lucky as a sole elephant, said zoo spokeswoman Debbie Rios-Vanskike.“We´re not even going to attempt to move her anywhere or bring in another elephant at this time,” Vanskike said.


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Future of elephant Lucky at San Antonio Zoo discussed

2013-03-25 - San Antonio, United States.

When Lucky arrived at the San Antonio Zoo, John F. Kennedy was president. Fifty-one years later, the female Asian elephant still is there, having lived at the facility through the moon landings, the Reagan and the Clinton years and the new millennium. Following the death last week of her fifth and latest enclosure-mate, Boo, zoo leaders are discussing the future of their elephant exhibit and about where Lucky will live out her days.


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San Antonio"s Elephant "Boo" Dies

2013-03-11 - San Antonio, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo says Boo, its female Asian elephant, has died. The zoo euthanized her Sunday because of a debilitating weakness. Boo was 59 years old. The Zoo’s senior veterinarian Dr. Rob Coke and his staff performed several tests to determine the cause of Boo’s declining health. The zoo says in a press release that specific blood tests revealed abnormal white blood cells indicative of lymphoma or blood cancer.


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Texas Man Says He Found Mastodon Tooth in River

2012-10-06 - San Antonio, United States.

A Texas fisherman says he made a pre-historic discovery while fishing on the San Antonio River. He claims he found a Mastodon tooth in it´s shallow waters. Davy Villanueva says he saw it in about a foot of water that was exposed because of the drought. He says he´s also found other bones there, but because of the rains, the area is now covered up.


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Asian elephant Boo/Queenie Moves To San Antonio Zoo

2010-04-22 - San Antonio, United States.

Boo, also known as Queenie, is a female Asian elephant who used to be a circus performer worked by Wilbur Davenport, arrived Wednesday in San Antonio Zoo, as company for Lucky, who is a 50-year-old female. Queenie is believed to be about 55 years old.


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Peggy MacDonald in the Besalou elephants act

Peggy MacDonald: circus performer and elephant trainer died on July 16, 2008, aged 85

2008-10-22 - San Antonio, United States.

Peggy MacDonald was famous with her husband, Mack MacDonald, for the training and presentation of the Polack Brothers’ Shrine Circus elephant act, known as the Besalou elephants, in the US. She was born in a tent at Glenwood, Minnesota, in 1923, during the Saturday night performance of the Henderson Comedy Company. In 1945 the Henderson family was engaged with the Bailey Brothers’ Circus in America. In 1946 its owner, Bob Stevens, took on a young man to train his new elephant group. Mack Mac...


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San Antonio Zoo: Elephant Keeper

2008-08-18 - San Antonio, United States. AZA

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis. They assist in treating Zoo animals in accordance with instructions from their supervisor or veterinarian. Minimum qualifications include ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hours assignments; valid driver...


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San Antonio Zoo: ZOO KEEPER - ELEPHANTS

2007-12-06 - San Antonio, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis. They assist in treating Zoo animals in accordance with instructions from their supervisor or veterinarian. Minimum qualifications include ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hours assignments; valid driver...


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Oakland Zoo: ELEPHANT APPRENTICE

2007-10-11 - San Antonio, United States.

The Oakland Zoo manages a herd of 1.3 African Elephants in a progressive protected contact program. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, hardworking individual to learn about captive elephant management. Apprentices will learn about elephant behavior, research, reproduction, training, husbandry and enrichment. He/she will participate in daily cleaning, food preparation and delivery.


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San Antonio Zoo: ZOO KEEPER - ELEPHANTS

2007-10-11 - San Antonio, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis. They assist in treating Zoo animals in accordance with instructions from their supervisor or veterinarian. Minimum qualifications include ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hours assignments


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San Antonio Zoo: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-03-30 - San Antonio, United States. EAZA

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis. They assist in treating Zoo animals in accordance with instructions from their supervisor or veterinarian.


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San Antonio Zoo: Zoo Keeper - elephants

2006-11-20 - San Antonio, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis.


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ELEPHANT KEEPER San Antonio Zoo

2005-12-21 - San Antonio, TX, United States.

The San Antonio Zoo currently has a need for a Zoo Keeper in our Elephant Department. Duties include daily cleaning, feeding, and maintenance of animal exhibits. Zoo Keepers observe, evaluate, and report animal behavior and condition to their supervisor on a daily basis. They assist in treating Zoo animals in accordance with instructions from their supervisor or veterinarian. Minimum qualifications include ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hours assignments; valid drivers ...


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