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Mammoth Discovery: Uncovering Channel Islands history. Rare fossil found on Santa Rosa Island

2016-11-23 - SANTA BARBARA, United States.

A piece of the Channel Islands history is being uncovered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The museum recently received a giant box brought in by Mammoth Movers. “We are not sure if it is a small full size Columbian mammoth, the species that got out to the island originally, or whether it is a large variety of the Pygmy mammoth,” said National Park Service archaeologist Don Morris.


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33rd Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference and Workshop

2012-11-04 - Santa Barbara Zoo, United States. EMA


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Keeper: Elephants

2012-08-20 - Santa Barbara, United States.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our Elephant Team. The person filling this position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the elephants, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. This position is part of a dynamic and progressive Animal Care team.


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Santa Barbara Zoo: KEEPER – ELEPHANTS

2008-01-17 - Santa Barbara, United States.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our elephant team. This position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. This position is part of a dynamic and progressive Animal Care team. The position may be filled at the apprentice keeper, keeper, or senior keeper level depending on experience.


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Santa Barbara Zoo: KEEPER – ELEPHANTS

2007-09-19 - Santa Barbara, United States.

The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our elephant team. This position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. This position is part of a dynamic and progressive Animal Care team. The position may be filled at the apprentice keeper, keeper, or senior keeper level depending on experience, with wages ranging from $11 to $15/hr.


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Mammoth may find home in Santa Barbara. If Moorpark approves, the fossilized remains would go to the Museum of Natural History

2007-07-14 - Santa Barbara, United States. Gregory W. Griggs

Moorpark officials may have found a final resting place for the skeleton of a fossilized mammoth that roamed the area up to 1 million years ago. If the City Council approves the plan next week, the skeletal pieces will be donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Trevor J. Lindsey, the paleontologist who discovered the mammoth at the housing site, said this is probably the first time such fossils have been discovered in Moorpark.


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Santa Barbara Zoo:INTERPRETER (ELEPHANT) - SEASONAL

2007-06-04 - Santa Barbara, United States.

Part-time Seasonal, Up to 32 hours per week Great oppoturnity for a person who loves elephants and enjoys engaging an audience. You will promote the Zoo and its mission as an educator, serving as Ambassador to our natural world. Knowledge of current methods, principles, procedures and practices utilized in environmental education preferred (AZA/CEC conservation messaging and NAI interpretive methods). Considerable knowledge of biology and zoology necessary as well as ability to organize and impl...


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Elephants Hear With Their Feet? An Expert Comes to Town to Discuss the Big-Eared Species Odd Auditory Skills

2007-04-04 - Santa Barbara, United States. Mary Vanderpool

Dr. Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell (pictured), a research associate from Stanford University and elephant enthusiast, presents groundbreaking new evidence that earth’s largest land animal uses its feet to detect soundwaves that travel through the ground at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Fleischmann Auditorium tomorrow night, Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m..


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Santa Barbara Zoo: keeper for our elephant team

2007-03-26 - Santa Barbara, United States. Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking a keeper for our elephant team. This position will carry out all basic aspects of the daily care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and enhancing the guest experience. Experience with Elephants in Protected Contact is preferred, but we are willing to train an enthusiastic individual.


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Taking Desperate Measures. Four Santa Barbara High Schoolers Debut Elephant Doc

2007-01-24 - Santa Barbara, United States. Sheyla Molho

Thanks to their love for film, four Santa Barbara 17-year-olds—Freddie Weston Smith, Freddy Meyer, Bradley Lonson, and Spencer Spottiswoode—and one 18-year-old university student from Pasadena named Toby Eversole went to South Africa along with the Disney Studios vet team. Once there, they helped tackle the overpopulation of elephants problem in Africa in a somewhat controversial manner: they captured the first vasectomy ever performed on a male elephant!


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JACKSON SELLS ELEPHANTS AND GIRAFFES but not Neverland

2006-08-24 - Santa Barbara, United States.

Michael Jackson has axed plans to sell his Neverland Ranch, and opted to get rid of his collection of zoo animals instead. A source tells the magazine, "Jackson's elephant sold to a big wheel (circus) near Los Angeles. It's also true that Jackson has four giraffes up for sale. His asking price: $35,000 a pair."


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Elephant keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo

2006-06-23 - Santa Barbara, United States. EAZA

The Animal Care Department is seeking a keeper to become an active member of the elephant program team. This position will carry out all basic aspects of the care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and the guest experience.


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Santa Barbara Zoo Faces New Pachyderm Protection Plan

2006-05-04 - Santa Barbara, United States. Chris Wilcox

Elephants in the Santa Barbara Zoo may soon have to pack their trunks and move, pending an upcoming decision by the California State Legislature. On April 25, a California Assembly committee passed the Elephant Protection Act, which will go to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for approval May 10. The bill, CA AB 3027, would require California’s zoos to expand their elephant enclosures to at least five acres and to stop using certain elephant handling tools, or risk losing their eleph...


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KEEPER, ELEPHANTS - Santa Barbara Zoo

2006-01-03 - Santa Barbara, United States.

The Animal Care Department is seeking a keeper to become an active member in the elephant program team. This position will carry out all basic aspects of the care of the animals, including, but not limited to: training, enrichment, maintenance of exhibits, and the guest experience. This position is part of a hard working, progressive animal care team. Although focused on the Zoo's elephants, members of the team also work with other species.


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Santa Barbara2016-11-23 - SANTA BARBARA, United States - Mammoth Discovery: Uncovering Channel Islands history. Rare fossil found on Santa Rosa Island 2012-08-20 - Santa Barbara, United States - Keeper: Elephants 2008-01-17 - Santa Barbara, United States - Santa Barbara Zoo: KEEPER – ELEPHANTS 2007-09-19 - Santa Barbara, United States - Santa Barbara Zoo: KEEPER – ELEPHANTS 2007-07-14 - Santa Barbara, United States - Mammoth may find home in Santa Barbara. If Moorpark approves, the fossilized remains would go to the Museum of Natural History 2007-06-04 - Santa Barbara, United States - Santa Barbara Zoo:INTERPRETER (ELEPHANT) - SEASONAL 2007-04-04 - Santa Barbara, United States - Elephants Hear With Their Feet? An Expert Comes to Town to Discuss the Big-Eared Species Odd Auditory Skills 2007-03-26 - Santa Barbara, United States - Santa Barbara Zoo: keeper for our elephant team 2007-01-24 - Santa Barbara, United States - Taking Desperate Measures. Four Santa Barbara High Schoolers Debut Elephant Doc 2006-08-24 - Santa Barbara, United States - JACKSON SELLS ELEPHANTS AND GIRAFFES but not Neverland 2006-06-23 - Santa Barbara, United States - Elephant keeper, Santa Barbara Zoo 2006-05-04 - Santa Barbara, United States - Santa Barbara Zoo Faces New Pachyderm Protection Plan 2006-01-03 - Santa Barbara, United States - KEEPER, ELEPHANTS - Santa Barbara Zoo

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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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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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