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An elephant being hauled on or off a boat in San Francisco.

Remembering The Elephants Of San Francisco

2017-03-05 - San Francisco, United States.

William Walter Power’s elephants originally appeared in the Walter L. Main Circus and transitioned into a vaudeville act in the early 1900s. The pachyderms, all female Asian elephants, worked the Hippodrome Theatre in New York City, and some sources claim the show was the first American elephant act on an indoor stage. “Lena,” “Jennie,” “Ada,” and “Lou” played baseball, bowled, and danced to whatever was in fashion, from the waltz to the Cha...


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The Elephant"s No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers

2015-04-17 - San Francisco, United States. Bill Shireman

Now that Ringling Brothers has committed to end its elephant shows, for example, it would be tempting for many advocates to go for the kill, and seek to shut down every circus, zoo, or aquarium where animals are put on display for entertainment. But here is the elephant in the room: continuing to demonize animal venues would be a sell-out of the movement´s higher mission. Circuses and zoos can be among the strongest and most effective allies for animal protection, if we mix pressure with p...


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Tuy Sereivathana with an Asian elephant.

One mans mission to save Cambodias elephants became Goldman Environmental Prize 2010

2010-05-17 - San Francisco, United States. Jeremy Hance

A lifelong advocate for elephants in the Southeast Asian country, Tuy Sereivathanas work has allowed villagers and elephants to live side-by-side. Working with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) he has successfully brought elephant-killing in Cambodia to an end.


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I want wild elephants and local communities to live together in harmony. Protecting and conserving elephants means we also provide home for other species to live." - Tuy Sereivathana

The 2010 Goldman Prize Asia to Tuy Sereivathana

2010-04-21 - San Francisco, United States.

Tuy Sereivathana introduced innovative low-cost solutions to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Cambodia, empowering local communities to cooperatively participate in endangered Asian elephant conservation. Since his work began, Tuy has seen significant success. At the start of the decade, elephant killings due to crop raids were not uncommon. As a result of Tuys involvement with the project, there has not been a single confirmed elephant death due to human-elephant conflict since 2005.


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Elephant update: Ruby finds a good home in Northern California

2008-05-15 - San Francisco, United States.

No doubt, Ruby--with her fabled elephant's memory--has not forgotten that this is her first anniversary at PAWS sanctuary in San Andreas. One year ago today, the Los Angeles Zoo's female African elephant, Ruby, left behind her solitary off-exhibit barn, and controversy over her fate, for retirement at the bucolic northern California sanctuary. From all reports, the move was a success. "Ruby is the most delightful elephant," said Pat Derby, co-founder of PAWS. "And she's been a catalyst for harmo...


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The animals are mistreated. The executive director is getting rich. Privatization has failed the San Francisco Zoo.

2008-01-09 - San Francisco, United States. SAVANNAH BLACKWELL

IN EARLY 1997, the San Francisco Zoo had a serious public-relations problem. The zoo wanted San Francisco voters to approve a $48 million bond measure to overhaul the facilities. But the Asian elephant exhibit was making the zoo look bad. Tinkerbelle the elephant had been living alone since April 1995, when her longtime companion, Pennie, was put to sleep. Animal activists had been complaining that, for an animal that herds and has complex social interactions in the wild, life alone was cruel an...


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Hammer Simwinga, San Francisco

Hammer Simwinga: A modern day hero, Recipient of The Goldman Environmental Prize 2007

2007-08-25 - San Francisco, United States.

In North Luangwa National Park there once roamed great herds of elephant making up a population of a hundred thousand – by the end of the 1980s there were virtually none left, except fragmented families, wary inexperienced and young, the majority of the elders of the Elephant families killed for their tusks. In this exclusive Safaritalk interview with Jude Price, Hammer Simwinga opens the window on life in the Luangwa Valley, his work, the people who live in the villages, previously sustained ...


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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals An examination of the inner lives of animals, arguing that they possess an emotional sensibility not unlike that of humans.

Dr. Jeffrey Masson Explores Animal Emotions and Why Elephants Don"t Weep

2007-03-01 - San Francisco, United States. PRWEB

New York Times best-selling author of When Elephants Weep: Emotional Lives of Animals, Jeffrey Masson, Ph.D., talks in-depth with Internet radio host Ilene Dillon on Full Power Living (worldtalkradio dot com) Thursday, March 1 at 9 a.m. PT, discussing how animals show emotions and what animal emotions can teach us about being more powerfully human. Listen Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 9 a.m. PT, Dr. Jeffrey Masson reveals incredible tales of animals showing emotion, including an elephant working to...


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Ailing Tinkerbelle, former S.F. Zoo Elephant euthanized after collapsing.

2005-03-26 - SAN FRANCISCO, United States. Patricia Yollin

In the final moments, she had a chain to play with and sugar cane to eat.

And then Tinkerbelle was put to sleep -- a sad and quiet end to the life of an Asian elephant who had charmed San Francisco Zoo visitors for more than three decades before turning into one of the most political animals in the country.

The 39-year-old pachyderm was euthanized early Thursday afternoon after collapsing at the Sierra foothills sanctuary she moved to in November.

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Law halts exhibits of captive elephants. San Francisco takes action as animal rights activists question if zoos can provide adequate sanctuary

2004-12-25 - SAN FRANCISCO, United States. Jane Meredith Adams, Special to the Tribune

Convinced that elephants at the San Francisco Zoo have led a miserable existence, the Board of Supervisors here has approved a law that will make it difficult for the zoo ever to keep elephants again.

The law, which requires the creation of a 15-acre habitat before elephants can return to the zoo, comes as animal welfare groups nationwide are questioning whether zoos can provide an adequate environment for the world's largest land mammals.


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All for love Couple trumpet plight of Thailand"s domestic elephants.

2004-10-15 - San Francisco, Thailand. Karen Pierce Gonzalez, San Fransisco Chronicle

After a vacation in Thailand, Santa Rosa couple work to save domestic elephants they could never forget. Blind at 38, Jokia had spent much of her life in Thailand's illegal logging operations. Forced to work long hours every day, the Asian elephant had been drugged with amphetamines to keep her productive. Today, thanks to the work of a Santa Rosa nonprofit called All for Elephants, Jokia lives near the town of Janghai in northern Thailand on land owned by elephant rescuer Lek Chailart of Thaila...


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San Francisco Zoo euthanizes Calle after final controversy. Activists blamed for causing another elephant to push her down

2004-03-08 - San Francisco, United States. Demian Bulwa

Calle the ailing elephant died at the San Francisco Zoo on Sunday morning, hours after another elephant attacked her, an attack that zoo officials are blaming on animal rights demonstrators who they say agitated the beasts. Zoo veterinarians quietly euthanized Calle, a 37-year-old female Asian elephant, at about 5 a.m., after she dropped to her belly and rolled on her side.


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Chandler Thistle, 8, and his sister, 4-year-old Chloe, of San Francisco, look at Calle, who stands against a wall for support because she has a bad leg.

San Francisco Zoo losing a beloved pachyderm. Keepers plan to euthanize sick, injured Calle the Elephant

2004-03-05 - San Francisco, United States. Patricia Yollin

The troubled life of Calle the Elephant, one of the San Francisco Zoos most beloved residents, will soon come to an end. The zoo has decided to euthanize the 37-year-old, 10,000-pound creature because her health has been declining since October. After Calle is euthanized, Tinkerbelle may be sent to another zoo.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from San Francisco2017-03-05 - San Francisco, United States - Remembering The Elephants Of San Francisco 2015-04-17 - San Francisco, United States - The Elephant"s No Longer in the Room: Four Lessons Animal Rights Groups, Zoos and Circuses can Learn From the Shift at Ringling Brothers 2010-05-17 - San Francisco, United States - One mans mission to save Cambodias elephants became Goldman Environmental Prize 2010 2010-04-21 - San Francisco, United States - The 2010 Goldman Prize Asia to Tuy Sereivathana 2008-05-15 - San Francisco, United States - Elephant update: Ruby finds a good home in Northern California 2008-01-09 - San Francisco, United States - The animals are mistreated. The executive director is getting rich. Privatization has failed the San Francisco Zoo. 2007-08-25 - San Francisco, United States - Hammer Simwinga: A modern day hero, Recipient of The Goldman Environmental Prize 2007 2007-03-01 - San Francisco, United States - Dr. Jeffrey Masson Explores Animal Emotions and Why Elephants Don"t Weep 2005-03-26 - SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Ailing Tinkerbelle, former S.F. Zoo Elephant euthanized after collapsing. 2004-12-25 - SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Law halts exhibits of captive elephants. San Francisco takes action as animal rights activists question if zoos can provide adequate sanctuary 2004-10-15 - San Francisco, Thailand - All for love Couple trumpet plight of Thailand"s domestic elephants. 2004-03-08 - San Francisco, United States - San Francisco Zoo euthanizes Calle after final controversy. Activists blamed for causing another elephant to push her down 2004-03-05 - San Francisco, United States - San Francisco Zoo losing a beloved pachyderm. Keepers plan to euthanize sick, injured Calle the Elephant

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 A view of the elephant training centre in Konni that houses the elephant museum. The museum will be opened on February 19.

Konni: Full-scale museum will showcase the unique relationship between humans, elephants

2021-02-09 - Pathanamthitta, India.

The building that houses the museum, which was originally opened in 2006 by displaying an elephant skeleton and implements associated with the training of captive elephants, was awaiting renovation fo...


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‘Andal’ and ‘Premi’ from Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam

Elephants begin journey to Thekkampatti for 48-day retreat

2021-02-08 - Thekkampatti, India.

Elephants from temples across Tamil Nadu began to descend on Sunday morning for the 48-day jumbo retreat at Thekkampatti camp on the banks of river Bhavani in Coimbatore. A pet project of former Chief...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Invites People to Name Newborn Elephant, Announces ‘Surprise Gift’

2021-02-08 - Salukapur, India.

The calf was born on February 3, more than two years after 10 elephants were translocated from Karnataka to Dudhwa tiger reserve's South Sonaripur range. Teresa is the first cow to conceive after the ...


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Study suggests how elephants became big and cancer-resistant

2021-02-08 - Buffalo, United States.

Though many elephant relatives harbor extra copies of tumor-suppressor genes, the scientists found that elephant genomes possess some unique duplications that may contribute to tumor suppression throu...


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Rajasthan Govt Orders Removal Of 20 Medically Unfit Elephants From Tourist Rides At Amer Fort

2021-02-08 - Jaipur , India.

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered the removal of 20 medically unfit elephants from tourist rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. 3 elephants had tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), 11 elephants ha...


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A Unique 125,000-Year-Old Elephant Fossil Found

2021-02-06 - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

Two brothers living in England and interested in fossil hunting as an amateur found a fossil on the beach of Isle of Wight. While this fossil is thought to be an elephant fossil dating back 125,000 ye...


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Baby elephant born in North Sumatra"s Tangkahan CRU

2021-02-04 - Medan, Indonesia.

A 35-year-old elephant, named "Sari," gave birth to this female calf, weighing 69 kilograms and 108 centimeters in height, in the Tangkahan Conservation Response Unit (CRU), Mount Leuser National Park...


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The photo of Aameena trying to wake up her dead mother was a heart-wrenching sight for all.

Elephant calf found near dead mother befriends all at rehab home

2021-01-30 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Aameena, the wild elephant calf found near its deceased mother elephant at Kallar has been shifted to Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre. The calf calf easily got adjusted to her new home. The mot...


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Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years

2021-01-26 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported...


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Last trumpet for Thula Thula’s Frankie

2021-01-26 - Empangeni, South Africa.

STAFF, medical teams and anti-poaching personnel at Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are mourning the passing of their beloved matriarch elephant, Frankie, one of seven elephants that arrived at the p...


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Horowpothana Holding Ground report: Search for missing elephants in July

2021-01-19 - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pamodi Waravita

The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) would be conducting an investigation at the Horowpothana Elephant Holding Ground (HEHG) in July this year on the circumstances claimed in the National Aud...


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Video of an Elephant Massaging a Woman with its Trunk Goes Viral

2021-01-18 - New Delhi, India.

In the video, one can clearly see the woman lying comfortably on a low bed as the elephant is standing near her and massaging her back. The video was shared by a Twitter user named Aamir on Saturday (...


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During the pandemic, elephants take a break in Myanmar

2021-01-18 - Taikyi , Myanmar. ZON PANN PWINT

As beaches, hotels, pagodas and even walking tours were starved of tourists for most of last year, the pandemic has also taken its toll on the nation’s many elephant camps – which were once a popu...


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WALSAPUGALA PROTEST DEMANDS ELEPHANT RESERVE GAZETTE

2021-01-18 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

On Monday (18) locals from Walsapugala, Hambantota decided to take to the streets demanding the Proposed Wild Elephant Management Reserve in Hambantota, be included in the government gazette. The Wals...


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Man-Animal Conflict: IFS Officers will go for Online Training, says Assam Forest Minister

2021-01-18 - Guwahati, India. Sentinel Digital Desk

Amid repeated incidents of man-animal conflict being reported from different parts of Assam, a five-day training session have kick-started started in Guwahati on Monday for about 35 forest officials, ...


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Road comedy, with Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise and Sally Field Charlotte

Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)

2021-01-17 - Jupiter, United Kingdom.

The maverick haulier must overcome a crisis of confidence when he and his friends are hired to transport a pregnant elephant to Texas, a mammoth task that proves far from easy. The Asian elephant in S...


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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

Angry elephant hurls mahout to death in TVM

2021-01-17 - Aruvippuram, India.

An aggressive elephant threw its mahout away in a fit of rage resulting in his death. The second mahout identified as Kollam native Vishnu (21) died in the attack by the elephant. The incident took pl...


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Three new baby Asian elephants born in SW China"s Yunnan

2021-01-16 - Yunnan, China.

At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Zoo, an Asian elephant named Ya Long also gave birth to a baby weighing 95.4 kilograms on January 14, after 21 months and 19 days of pregnancy. "It took the baby elephant...


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Karl Mogensen pets Asha, an African elephant at the Natural Bridge Zoo. The USDA has cited the zoo for allowing visitors to ride Asha without her handler always nearby.

Natural Bridge Zoo fined for animal welfare violations

2021-01-15 - Natural Bridge, United States.

The fifth violation involved Asha, the zoo’s prized elephant, and regulations that require dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, bears and elephants to be under the control of an experienced hand...


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Gerry Cottle dead: Circus legend who ran away at 15 is killed by coronavirus

2021-01-14 - Bath, United Kingdom. Vikki White

Gerry Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath this week aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, became one of Britain’s best known kings of the Big Top. From virtually nothing he went on to run a string...


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