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Sick Elephant being treated at Dickerson Park Zoo

2010-01-20 - Springfield, Missouri, United States. KSPR News

Here's the release from the zoo: Dickerson Park Zoo’s veterinarian and zookeeper staff have initiated an aggressive course of treatment to proactively help one of the elephants overcome a mycobacterial infection. The elephant, Ol’ C.C., is the zoo’s eldest elephant and the fifth oldest elephant living in AZA-accredited zoos. C.C. is among the 15 oldest living elephants listed in the Asian elephant studbook for North America. As a routine part of caring for the zoo’s elephants, the zoo’...


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Stalactites, stalagmites and columns fill the entrance of Riverbluff Cave in Springfield, Mo.

Missouri Ice Age cave reveals ancient secrets

2006-10-30 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, United States. MARCUS KABEL

Riverbluff Cave is slowly yielding its fossil treasures:Lead paleontologist Matt Forir said every discovery raises new questions. Mammoth bones and a juvenile tooth dated around 630,000 years ago came from one of two species and it will require more adult remains to tell which one it is. "We either have the oldest wooly mammoth in North America or the youngest Meridian mammoth.


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Elephant calf name in Dickerson Park Zoo announced. Nisha - meaning night - selected from more than 800 entries

2006-09-12 - Springfield, Missouri, United States. Press Release, Dickerson Park Zoo

Eight weeks after her birth, Dickerson Park Zoo's newest bundle of joy has a name. The 320-pound calf will be known as Nisha (pronounced NEESH-ah), an Indian word for “night,” a reference to her overnight birth (1:35 a.m.) on July 18. Nisha's birth was the first elephant calf born at Dickerson Park Zoo since Haji in 1999 and the sixth successful birth for the zoo's herd. She is the third calf born to 25-year-old Moola and the first offspring from Sabu, the zoo's 18-year-old bull.


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Baby elephant born overnight at Springfields Dickerson Park Zoo

2006-07-19 - Springfield, Missouri, United States.

A 238-pound female elephant calf was born in the early morning hours at Dickerson Park Zoo. The mother, 25-year-old Moola, sired by the 18-year-old bull Sabu, delivered the calf outdoors at the zoos new cow barn after a brief labor. This is the sixth successful elephant birth at Dickerson Park Zoo, and the first since 1999.


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Condition of elephant Haji suffering herpesvirus worsens

2002-07-16 - Springfield, Missouri, United States.

The health of an Asian elephant calf infected with a deadly herpesvirus appeared to worsen Tuesday as treatment with an experimental regiment of drugs continued.

Officials at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield remained hopeful that the nearly 3-year-old elephant calf, named "Haji," would recover from endothelial inclusion body disease, a herpesvirus specific to elephants. It is generally fatal within five days, zoo spokeswoman Melinda Mancuso said.


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Dickerson Park Zoo Mourns Death of Bull Elephant Onyx (Big Mac)

2002-05-23 - Springfield, Missouri, United States. Gigi Allianic, Dickerson Park Zoo

The staff of Dickerson Park Zoo is mourning the death of the bull elephant, “Onyx,” who died Wednesday evening, May 22. Onyx is more familiarly know as “Big Mac” to everyone in southern Missouri. Preliminary necropsy results indicate mesenteric torsion with subsequent intestinal rupture as the cause of death.


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Elephant Abuse Investigation Confirmed

2001-09-05 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, United States. KOMO Staff & News Services

A southwest Missouri zoo is fighting federal allegations that workers abused a Seattle zoo's female elephant in its breeding program in 1998. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that it's has filed a complaint alleging Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield violated the Animal Welfare Act in its handling of the Asian elephant, named Chai. The incident allegedly occurred on Sept. 23, 1998, three days after Chai arrived from Woodland Park Zoo to participate in Springfield's nationall...


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Dickerson Park Zoo hosts first birth of artificially inseminated elephant

1999-11-30 - Springfield, Missouri, United States. AP

In an important milestone for an endangered species, an Asian elephant has given birth through artificial insemination. Weighing in at 378 pounds, Haji was born Sunday at Dickerson Park Zoo. It was the world's first birth through artificial insemination of an Asian elephant, which are estimated to number only35,000 worldwide.


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8 Headlines about Elephants from Springfield, Missouri2010-01-20 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Sick Elephant being treated at Dickerson Park Zoo 2006-10-30 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, United States - Missouri Ice Age cave reveals ancient secrets 2006-09-12 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Elephant calf name in Dickerson Park Zoo announced. Nisha - meaning night - selected from more than 800 entries 2006-07-19 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Baby elephant born overnight at Springfields Dickerson Park Zoo 2002-07-16 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Condition of elephant Haji suffering herpesvirus worsens 2002-05-23 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Dickerson Park Zoo Mourns Death of Bull Elephant Onyx (Big Mac) 2001-09-05 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, United States - Elephant Abuse Investigation Confirmed 1999-11-30 - Springfield, Missouri, United States - Dickerson Park Zoo hosts first birth of artificially inseminated elephant

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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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