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Saint Louis Zoo elephants Rani with her newborn baby Avi on July 6. Avi died on Aug. 2 due to complications from birth defects

Birth defects contributed to death of Saint Louis Zoo"s baby elephant Avi

2020-08-22 - St. Louis, United States. The St. Louis American


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Flora the Elephant Get Documentary "One Lucky Elephant" on the Oprah Winfrey Network

2011-11-30 - St. Louis, United States.

A documentary starring Flora debutes nationwide December 1st on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Circus Flora´s David Balding discusses the film, "One Lucky Elephant." Flora, the African elephant was the star of Circus Flora until she retired from the big top in 2000. Flora was moved to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee. That´s where this story really begins: A documentary starring Flora debutes nationwide December 1st on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Circus Flora´s David...


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St. Louis Zoo treating elephant Donna for tuberculosis

2011-04-11 - St. Louis, United States.

St. Louis Zoo says it´s a mystery how 40-year-old Asian elephant Donna contracted tuberculosis. No other elephant or keeper has tested positive for the illness. "We assume elephants get TB like any other animal," said the zoo´s director of animal health, Dr. Randy Junge. "An animal or human who has TB blows it out and another animal can pick it up. It takes prolonged contact. But we have a closed herd with no animals coming or going."


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Grant"s Farm: Elephant Keeper

2010-11-15 - St. Louis, United States. AZA

Works as part of a team to provide daily elephant care including but not limited to diet preparation and feeding, barn and yard cleaning, foot and skin care and training of 1.1 African elephants within a Protected Contact management system. Must be team oriented with strong communication skills (written and oral). Observes elephants for changes in behavior and any sign of injury or illness. Assists in maintaining enrichment programs Participates in on-going research involving elephant care and h...


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The Tom Packs Elephants circa 1951 with Mac MacDonald.

ShowMe Elephants: Tom Packs Elephants

2010-10-06 - St. Louis, United States. Ryan Easley

The Tom Packs Elephants were considered the best trained elephant act of its time. Trained by elephant master Mac MacDonald, they represented the epitome of class and skill throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s. Originally trained as a group of five elephants for the Tom Packs Circus, four of the animals represent part of a larger group imported together in 1948.


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Rajas family Maliha (right) and Ellie (left) celebrate Rajas 15th birthday tearing apart a birthday box filled with goodies like hay, popcorn, and peanuts at the St. Louis Zoo.

Two baby elephants now due in the summer of 2011

2010-03-15 - St. Louis, United States.

Ellie, a 38-year-old Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, is expecting her third baby. The Zoo announced this morning that Ellie is due in late summer 2011. An elephant pregnancy lasts about 22 months. Ellie has two daughters -- 3-year-old Maliha, and 14-year-old Rani, who is also pregnant. Rani is expected to deliver in mid-summer 2011.


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Rani, an elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, in 2006 (St. Louis Zoo)

St. Louis Zoos elephant Rani is pregnant

2010-01-20 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

The St. Louis Zoo is expecting a 300-pound bundle of joy next summer. Asian elephant Rani is almost five months into her 22-month pregnancy. Raja, the first elephant ever born at the St. Louis Zoo, is the father. Rani is eating her regular diet of grain and hay and has stepped up her exercise routine, said Martha Fischer, the zoo’s mammal curator. She will gain some 500 pounds during her pregnancy. "She’s climbing up on these stumps to strengthen her abdominal muscles. It’s sort of like a...


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Happy Birthday, Raja!

2009-12-27 - St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

Raja turns a whopping 17. The Zoo's bull Asian Elephant will receive special presents at 11 a.m. on his birthday, Sunday, December 27 in River's Edge at the Saint Louis Zoo, weather permitting. Visitors are invited to sing "Happy Birthday" and cheer for Raja who turns 17 this year. Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the Zoo, is the proud papa of babies Maliha, age 3, and Jade, age 2 . Zookeepers and volunteers have constructed giant presents for the party, filled with some of the elephant's ...


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Asian elephant Jade (Saint Louis Zoo)

Herpes Virus returns to St. Louis Zoo"s elephant Jade

2009-12-10 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Asian elephant Jade at the St. Louis Zoo has experienced a recurrence of the potentially deadly virus that struck last February. Her symptoms have subsided already, but Jade continues to receive intravenous antiviral medication and 24-hour care. The rest of the zoo's herd remains healthy. "We're in foreign territory," said mammal curator Martha Fischer. "We didn't expect a relapse because none of the other survivors (of this virus) have had notable relapses.


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News About Jade. What is Jade"s condition Monday, February 23?

2009-02-23 - St. Louis, United States.

Officials at the Saint Louis Zoo announced on February 23 that Jade is showing some signs that she is responding to treatment. The Zoo's animal care team of curators, veterinarians and zookeepers have been working around the clock monitoring Jade's condition closely and aggressively treating her illness. "We are beginning to see some changes in Jade's laboratory results that suggest for the first time that she is not just holding her own against this illness, but may be making some progress in o...


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2nd elephant at St. Louis Zoo tests positive for herpes

2009-02-18 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Maliha, another Asian calf at the St. Louis Zoo, has tested positive for the potentially deadly strain of herpes that struck 2-year old Jade more than a week ago. However, Maliha shows no symptoms of the disease and her blood values are normal. Maliha is Jade’s 2 1/2-year old cousin. The Zoo tested the rest of its eight-elephant herd after tests confirmed Jade had elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, or EEHV. The disease has killed 20 percent of calves born in American Zoos.


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Elephant virus at St. Louis Zoo has all zoos worried

2009-02-13 - St. Louis, United States. Todd C. Frankel

The virus that has a 2-year-old St. Louis Zoo elephant fighting for her life is a medical mystery. Scientists do not know how it is spread. They do not have a proven cure. The virus is often fatal. It seems to target the young. Since 2000, it has killed about one in five elephant calves born in U.S. zoos, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. And because breeding elephants in captivity is so difficult and so important to the endangered species, the virus is especially troubling.


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Jade makes her debut at 3 months old at the St. Louis Zoo on June 4, 2007

Zoo elephant Jade suffers from herpes

2009-02-11 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Jade, a 23-month-old Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal strain of herpes. Jade is receiving antiviral medication and round-the-clock care from the veterinary and keeper staff. Jade had been acting lethargic Sunday. A blood sample submitted to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park’s elephant herpes research laboratory Monday showed the presence of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV).


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Alyssa Hose (right), of Staunton, Ill., looks at the fish in the exhibit as Amber Tudor (left), and Craig O

A-B much more than beer to St. Louis

2008-06-23 - St. Louis , United States.

The St. Louis Zoo serves Anheuser-Busch products, but it's the elephants, penguins and hippopotamuses that really define the relationship between the city's two institutions. The elephant program began in 1955 when the Busch family donated eight of the animals. A $3 million gift in 1996 became the Zoo's Hippo Harbor. The dapper birds at the popular Penguin and Puffin Coast came from Sea World, owned by Anheuser-Busch. The Zoo, like perhaps no other institution, demonstrates the entrenched relati...


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Circus Flora"s delightful show this year has Robin Hood theme

2008-06-08 - St. Louis, United States. Daniel Durchholz

Circus Flora is named after Flora the elephant, who formerly performed but is now retired at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennesee. The show still features animal acts. This edition includes a group of large horses used for bareback riding stunts and well as miniature horses trained by Lisa Dufresne. There's also a herd of goats that perform a humorous turn led by trainer Carlos Svenson.


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EDITORIAL: The zoo of the future

2008-06-08 - St. Louis , United States.

A few years ago, Mahlon B. Wallace III of Ladue, a retired pencil company executive, rancher, wildlife art collector and philanthropist, purchased a small bronze statue by the noted wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg. "Reaching Elephant," it was called, an African bull elephant browsing in an acacia tree.


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Raja"s birthday party -- (he"s 15!) -- is today

2007-12-27 - St. Louis, United States.

Raja, the St. Louis Zoo's male Asian elephant, turns 15 today, and the zoo is having a special party for him at 11 a.m. The event will take place at the elephant exhibits at River's Edge at the zoo. Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the zoo, will be partying with his daughters, Maliha and Jade.Raja will get special presents and visitors are invited to sing "Happy Birthday" and sign a giant birthday card for him. The Zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free admission. U.S. Bank Wild Ligh...


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Raja is still king of the zoo at 15

2007-12-20 - St. Louis, United States. TERI MADDOX

The zoo is inviting the public to celebrate Raja's 15th birthday at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 by singing "Happy Birthday" and watching him pose for pictures and receive gifts. Raja made history in 1992 as the first Asian elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo. Fifteen years later, he's still living up to his name, which means "king" in Hindi. One of his mates recently gave birth to his second daughter. "The situation for Asian elephants is pretty bleak," said Cory Nordin, zoological manager for the River's Ed...


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Happy Birthday, Raja.

2007-12-18 - St. Louis, United States.

Raja's daughters Maliha and Jade are throwing their father a birthday party! Their "#1 Dad" will receive special presents at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 27 in River's Edge at the Saint Louis Zoo, weather permitting. Visitors are invited to sing "Happy Birthday" and cheer for Raja who turns 15 this year.


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Performance animals feeling summer heat

2007-08-13 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Construction workers, ballplayers and postal carriers: Don't complain to Bud about the heat. He lives and works in this weather 24 hours a day. Of course, as an African elephant, Bud is genetically built to handle 100-degree temperatures. Bud resides at Grant's Farm, where four times a day he demonstrates elephant behaviors to cheering kids. His reward: Kool-Aid and fruit frozen in a bucket.


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St. Louis Zoo Elephant Maliha Celebrates Birthday

2007-08-02 - St. Louis, United States.

One of the St. Louis Zoo's most popular occupants celebrates her first birthday today. The Asian elephant Maliha was 341 pounds at birth on August second of last year. Now, she weighs 720 pounds. Keepers will chat with visitors from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in front of the center yard at the River's Edge area of the zoo. The birthday girl herself is expected to be available for viewing during much of the day. Maliha is the second baby born to Ellie and the first to proud papa Raja, who was the...


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Zoos baby elephant to make public debut tonight

2007-06-04 - St. Louis, United States.

Jade, the youngest elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, will make her public debut this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the River's Edge. The three-month old Asian elephant has been rejected by her mother Rani, but recently started to nurse from her grandmother Ellie, who also nurses daughter, Maliha. Jade will appear with a keeper, but no other elephants.


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Baby elephant turns to her grandmother for milk

2007-05-31 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Rejected by her mother, the youngest elephant at the St. Louis Zoo has found a new source of milk: her grandmother. Three-month old Jade gets about 10 bottles of elephant formula a day but recently started to nurse from grandmother Ellie, who also nurses her own 10-month-old daughter, Maliha.


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Clara and Donna (left) in a 1997 file photo.

Elephant matriarch will be put to sleep at the St. Louis Zoo

2007-03-14 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

After recently celebrating a new elephant birth, the St. Louis Zoo will say goodbye to Clara, matriarch of its Asian elephant herd. Zoo veterinarians plan to euthanize her this morning. Clara is 54 and has been suffering from arthritis for several years. "She is not responding to any of her pain medications the way she used to," said Dr. Eric Miller, director of the Zoo's WildCare Institute. We have tried everything we can think of, but she is not comfortable. At some point, you have to say good...


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New calf pictured on right under her mother, Rani. 7-month-old Maliha is on the left.

Winning name for the St. Louis Zoo"s new elephant calf: Jade

2007-03-08 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Grandmother Pearl must be so proud: Voters have chosen Jade as the name for the St. Louis Zoo's new elephant calf. "This baby is this beautiful little jewel," said St. Louis Zoo President Jeffrey Bonner. "So Jade is a pretty nice name for a gem of a baby." Jade's father, Raja, was the only elephant present Wednesday as zookeepers unfurled a banner with the calf's name at the River's Edge. Jade and her mother, Rani, remain inside the elephant barn, where they continue to bond. After showing early...


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St. Louis Elephant Rani still feels distant from new calf

2007-02-28 - ST. LOUIS, United States.

St. Louis Zoos new Asian elephant mother, Rani, is experiencing difficulty adjusting to the role, according to a news release Tuesday. This kind of behavior is not uncommon with first-time mothers, said Martha Fischer, the zoos curator of animals. This is also similar to the situation we had when our male elephant Raja was born 14 years ago. His mother Pearl did not allow him to nurse for five days but became an excellent mother after he began nursing on a regular basis.


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St. Louis Baby elephant temporarily separated from mother Rani

2007-02-27 - St. Louis, United States.

St. Louis Zoo's new Asian elephant mother, Rani, is experiencing difficulty adjusting to the role, according to a news release today, on Monday evening Rani appeared less comfortable around the baby elephant than she had been on Sunday. She The mother and calf were temporarily separated. This kind of behavior is not uncommon with first-time mothers, said Martha Fischer, the zoo's curator of animals.


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The new baby elephant (right) hangs out with Rani (center) and Maliha (left).

St. Louis Zoo Celebrates Birth Of New Baby Elephant

2007-02-26 - St. Louis, United States.

The 236-pound elephant was born to Rani, the zoo's 10-year-old asian elephant.Advertisement. This is Rani's first baby and the second for the baby's father, Raja. Raja is also the father of little Maliha, who was born in August. It's the second baby elephant in a year at the zoo. Rani's mother, Ellie, had a baby last year that was named Maliha. That baby was also fathered by Raja.


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Elephant Rani in St. Louis Zoo are on lookout for stork

2007-02-22 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Like her mother, Ellie, Asian elephant Rani appears in no rush to deliver her calf. At the St. Louis Zoo, Rani is in the 23rd month of her pregnancy. While many elephants deliver after 22 months, Ellie waited almost two years before she delivered daughter Maliha on Aug. 2. She is expecting a female calf. Rani has gained about 1,000 pounds during her pregnancy and now weighs 6,500 pounds. Zookeepers check daily for a drop in her progesterone levels, the telltale sign that labor will commence soon...


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Grant"s Farm: SR. KEEPER (ELEPHANTS)

2007-01-26 - St. Louis, United States. EAZA

Daily elephant care including but not limited to feeding, stall cleaning, foot and skin care and training of 1.1 African Elephants within a protected Contact Management System. Performs daily educational demonstrations. Position opening: Seasonal; starts as early as April 1st – position terminates 10/31/2007


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Tuesday afternoon at the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park

St. Louis Zoo elephant Sri still carries her dead fetus

2006-11-15 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

St. Louis Zoo elephant Sri still carries a dead fetus a year after it died in utero. The Asian elephant's calf died on Nov. 19, 2005, after a 22-month pregnancy. It was to have been Raja's first offspring. Keepers still don't know why the calf died, but Zoo health chief Randy Junge suspects it never positioned itself properly. Still, officials say she is healthy and requires no medical intervention. "Her health is very good," said Martha Fischer, who manages the Zoo's elephant program. "Her bloo...


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third grade class at Hawthorn School in Salem recently took a trip to the St. Louis Zoo to deliver a basket of goodies to the zoo

Hawthorn youngsters deliver care package to zoo"s new baby elephant

2006-10-27 - St. Louis, United States. BRANDI SPELBRING

Students presented a basket of goodies to the zoo's newborn elephant, Meliha. The basket included bottles of ketchup, bottles of bubbles, jello boxes, and baby rattles; items requested by the zoo to stimulate the baby with different tastes and experiences. These gifts will help the staff recreate situations and behaviors in the wild for Meliha as she grows.


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Zoo officials say baby elephant gaining weight

2006-10-24 - ST. LOUIS, United States.

The baby elephant at the St. Louis Zoo is finally gaining weight. Zoo officials say Maliha, the Asian elephant born Aug. 2, now weighs 343 pounds. That's only two pounds more than she weighed at birth, but the zoo had been concerned because the elephant had been losing weight. Zoo officials say Maliha has steadily put on weight since her mother, Ellie, started to take a hormone to stimulate milk production.


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The new baby elephant gets a little breakfast from her mother, Ellie, at the St. Louis Zoo.

Baby elephant in St. Louis Zoo off display at least through weekend

2006-10-05 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Maliha, the St. Louis Zoos 2-month-old Asian elephant, will remain off display through the weekend and perhaps longer, as keepers try to boost the calf's weight. Maliha had lost about 30 pounds during the past several weeks and was taken off display last week. Curator Martha Fischer said the calf's weight is now stable, but keepers want to continue to observe Maliha and her mother, Ellie. Keepers have been pumping formula through a stomach tube and are trying to teach Maliha to nurse from a bott...


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Elephant"s weight loss puzzles Zoo vets

2006-09-28 - ST. LOUIS, United States. Jeremy Kohler

Maliha the celebrated Asian elephant calf, daughter of Raja and Ellie, was born at 341 pounds. She had thousands of cameras aimed at her since her birth Aug. 2 at the St. Louis Zoo, but has to the alarm of Zoo veterinarians, lost weight. She hit a high of 349 but weighed in Tuesday at just 317. She gained back 4 pounds after two days of powdered formula supplements. On Thursday, the Zoo announced that Maliha has moved indoors - out of sight of her human fans - while Zoo officials watch her aroun...


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Week-old elephant meets her family in St. Louis Zoo

2006-08-08 - St. Louis, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy


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Raja is father! Asian elephant Ellie gave birth to a female baby at the St. Louis Zoo

2006-08-02 - St. Louis, United States.

It’s a 341-pound girl for Ellie, the Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo. Ellie gave birth early today after a short labor. The calf will soon have a new playmate and niece. Ellie’s daughter Rani is expecting her first calf in February, 2007. Raja is the father of both calves.


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St. Louis Zoo monitoring pregnant elephant, birth is imminent

2006-08-01 - St. Louis, United States.

Veterinarians and the elephant management team at the St. Louis Zoo are monitoring Ellie, the pregnant Asian elephant, around the clock as she gets closer to giving birth. Through daily hormone analysis of Ellie's blood, the endocrinologist at the zoo has determined that Ellie's progesterone levels have dropped significantly in the last two days.


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Elephant Ellie is overdue but appears OK, St. Louis Zoo says

2006-07-17 - ST. LOUIS, United States. Diane Toroian Keaggy

Asian elephant Ellie still is waiting for the stork to visit the St. Louis Zoo: Two weeks after her due date, Ellie shows no signs that labor is imminent. Meanwhile, elephant Sri continues to carry a dead fetus. She was expected to deliver a female calf last November. Her progesterone levels did drop, but labor never started.


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Two St. Louis Zoo elephants are expecting

2006-06-23 - St. Louis, United States.

The St. Louis Zoo is now expecting two female baby elephants. Tests show that Asian elephant Rani is carrying a female calf. She is due in February. Rani's mother, Ellie, is in the final weeks of her 22-month pregnancy. Zoo officials expect her to deliver a 250-pound female around July 5. She is being monitored 24 hours a day.


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Grant"s Farm, St. Louis: Elephant Handler/Trainer

2005-04-27 - St. Louis, United States. AZA

Elephant Handler/Trainer Position Available. Grant™s Farm is a 281 acre wildlife preserve and historical site located just south of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The Farm is the home of hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. Application Deadline: May 8, 2005.


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St. Louis Zoo elephant expecting a girl

2005-04-15 - ST. LOUIS, United States.

Around the St. Louis Zoo living area of Raja the male elephant, there's big news these days - he's apparently going to have a daughter. Blood tests indicate that Raja's first offspring will be a female, due around the first week of November. Martha Fischer, curator of the zoo's mammals-ungulates, said the baby's gender won't be known for sure until its birth.


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College designs course around discovery of a Mammoth on campus

2005-01-12 - ST. LOUIS, United States. TERRY HILLIG, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Students at Principia College in Elsah don't have to trek hundreds or thousands of miles to participate in one of the country's most significant paleontological digs.

In fact, they don't even have to leave campus. The 17,500-year-old bones of a woolly mammoth known affectionately as "Benny" (after the man who found him) are being carefully excavated in the middle of the Principia campus, only yards from dormitories and academic buildings.


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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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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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