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Toledo Zoo gets ready for new addition

2011-05-19 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo is getting ready for a new addition -- a baby! This one´s going to big, nearly 300 pounds! Louie the elephant is about to get a sibling! Louie´s mother, Renee, is pregnant with her second calf. And her due date is any day now Imagine being pregnant for nearly two years! Mama elephant Renee has been with calf for 22 months!


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Marna Ramnath, right, with Anne Baker, left, reads committee

Toledo Zoo elephant trainer has no memory of attack

2010-08-10 - Toledo, United States.

The elephant trainer who was attacked at the Toledo Zoo by a 7-year-old male elephant on July 1 has no memory of the incident, officials said Tuesday. As a result, Anne Baker, the zoo´s executive director, and Marna Ramnath, who headed a zoo review of the incident, said they do not believe they´ll ever know for sure what happened involving trainer Don RedFox.


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Louie the elephant is seen attacking animal trainer Don RedFox in the animal

Toledo Zoo Releases Video of Elephant Attacking Trainer

2010-07-21 - Toledo, United States.

Toledo Zoo officials released video of an African elephant pinning his trainer in a corner of its cell and charging at the zookeeper, critically injuring the man, who has remained in a hospital since the July 1 attack. Louie, a 7-year-old African elephant, is seen knocking down and attacking trainer Don RedFox after being startled by the man´s arrival in the enclosure.


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Elephant manager Don RedFox was lifeflighted to UTMC after the attack.

Zoo keeper Don RedFox in critical, sedated condition

2010-07-06 - Toledo, United States. Laura Rice

The Toledo Zoo keeper hospitalized after being knocked to the ground by an elephant is being kept in a sedated state and on a ventilator at The University of Toledo Medical Center. 53-year old Don RedFox´s doctors say he is in critical but stable condition and are hesitant to say he will make a full recovery after the July 1st attack.


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Toledo Zoo continues elephant attack investigation

2010-07-05 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo is still investigating an elephant attack that sent a trainer to the hospital last week. Don Redfox suffered broken ribs and other injuries when Louie the elephant pushed him. The zoo decided not to release surveillance video of the incident after getting a letter from Redfox´s attorney, but an animal expert saw the video and says it looks like Louie was startled but didn´t want to hurt Redfox.


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Louie. Toledo Zoo 08/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Elephant hurts keeper at Toledo Zoo

2010-07-02 - Toledo, United States.

An elephant keeper was injured by an elephant at the Toledo, Ohio, Zoo on Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Don RedFox, the keeper, was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, said zoo spokesman Andi Norman. RedFox´s injuries are not life threatening, according to the zoo. RedFox is the elephant manager and has been employed at the zoo for more than 30 years, mostly working with elephants.


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Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Intern

2010-06-28 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo and its Elephant Management Program has the ability to offer a unique opportunity to individuals that would like to make captive elephant management a career. The zoo has a structured internship program that encompasses many different opportunities throughout the zoo campus.


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At between 5,500 and 5,600 pounds, Twiggy is considered thin. She is in quarantine at the Toledo Zoo before she can meet the zoo

Toledo Zoo takes in elephant confiscated from Indiana circus

2010-02-13 - Toledo, Ohio, United States. Jennifer Feehan

It didn't take long for the Toledo Zoo's newest addition to make herself at home. Twiggy, a 25-year-old African elephant, arrived at the zoo late Thursday after being confiscated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from a private circus owner near Peru, Ind. Now, she's getting comfortable in the just-completed "bachelor pad" that the zoo created for 6-year-old Louie. "Louie's facility has a stall with a concrete floor to bathe him and a huge stall with a sand floor," said Anne Baker, the zoo's...


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Toledo Zoo honors Art Tatum with elephant art

2009-10-13 - Toledo, United States. Arielle Berlin

Tuesday is the 100th birthday of jazz legend Art Tatum. As part of the celebration, Renee the elephant painted a piano in his honor at the Toledo Zoo. This is part of a larger project where painted pianos will be placed around the city to honor Art Tatum. Besides Renee, local artists have also contributed to the effort. This is similar to the large frogs that were placed around town several years ago.


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Construction underway at Toledo Zoo

2009-09-02 - Toledo, United States. Jennifer Taylor

Major construction is underway Wednesday morning at the Toledo Zoo. The zoo is installing a brand new bull elephant exhibit. Voters approved the project by passing last November's zoo levy. The first phase of the project will be complete this fall. Another phase will be completed in 2012. 175 people and 85 local companies are being employed as part of this 10 month period of construction.


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Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Internship

2008-09-10 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo and its Elephant Management Program has the ability to offer a unique opportunity to individuals that would like to make captive elephant management a career. The zoo has a structured internship program that encompasses many different opportunities throughout the zoo campus. A participant in the Elephant Keeper Internship Program would work directly with the zoo’s elephants and staff under the direction of the elephant manager. The intern will assist in the daily cleaning of the...


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Toledo Zoo Celebrates Louie"s 5th Birthday!

2008-04-27 - Toledo, United States.

This morning Louie the elephant celebrated his 5th birthday with a morning bath followed by birthday cake, filled with treats any elephant would enjoy.
Toledo Zoo is celebrating a special day. Little Louie the elephant is turning 5. This morning Louie got his morning bath followed by birthday cake, filled with treats any elephant would enjoy.


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LUCAS COUNTY BALLOT ISSUES. Voters support zoo"s 2nd levy try (1-mill capital levy)

2006-11-08 - Toledo, United States. JENNI LAIDMAN

COSI Toledo's levy request was too close to call early today, but it appeared the Toledo Zoo elephants are going to get a little breathing room with the projected victory of the zoo's second bid to pass a capital improvement levy. "We're happy with the way it looks thus far,'' said Anne Baker, the zoo's executive director, late last night with a substantial portion of Lucas County votes remaining to be counted. "I'll be happier when 100 percent of the vote is in.''


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Toledo Zoo Elephant Given Wrong Injection

2005-03-16 - Toledo, United States.

Another controversy regarding animal care has surfaced at the Toledo Zoo, this time involving the African elephant, Renee. Zoo offcials say that while Renee was being treated for Colic this week, a keeper mistakenly injected her with mineral oil instead of pain reliever. The Zoo's press release indicates that the mistake was discovered immediately and that the injection site was lanced and flushed and that the 26 year old elephant is doing well. Renee is the mother of Louis who was born two y...


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13 Headlines about Elephants from Toledo2011-05-19 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo gets ready for new addition 2010-08-10 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo elephant trainer has no memory of attack 2010-07-21 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Releases Video of Elephant Attacking Trainer 2010-07-06 - Toledo, United States - Zoo keeper Don RedFox in critical, sedated condition 2010-07-05 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo continues elephant attack investigation 2010-07-02 - Toledo, United States - Elephant hurts keeper at Toledo Zoo 2010-06-28 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Intern 2009-10-13 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo honors Art Tatum with elephant art 2009-09-02 - Toledo, United States - Construction underway at Toledo Zoo 2008-09-10 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Internship 2008-04-27 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Celebrates Louie"s 5th Birthday! 2006-11-08 - Toledo, United States - LUCAS COUNTY BALLOT ISSUES. Voters support zoo"s 2nd levy try (1-mill capital levy) 2005-03-16 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Elephant Given Wrong Injection

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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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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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