Amazon.com Widgets
birth

Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf, whose sex has not yet been determined, is standing, sticking close to mom, and nursing enthusiastically. The calf is the third born at Reid Park Zoo. The calf joins Semba, big sisters Nandi and Penzi, and allomother Lungile.


 Read more  

zoo
Mapenzi uses her trunk to gnaw on plants at Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court, on Aug. 25, 2020.

Tucson"s playful baby elephant now weighs 600 pounds and is glued to sister Nandi

2020-09-09 - Tucson, United States. Gloria Knott

For the first time since Tucson’s 5-month-old elephant Mapenzi was born, Reid Park Zoo has reopened to the public. Mapenzi — Penzi for short — was born to African elephant Semba on April 6. She joined sister Nandi, dad Mabu, aunt Lungile, and brother Sundzu.


 Read more  

relocation

Reid Park Zoo elephants are leaving town today for San Diego

2012-02-29 - Tucson, United States.

Zookeepers are preparing elephants Connie and Shaba to leave for their new home. The beloved Reid Park Zoo elephants are going to live at a sanctuary in San Diego. There has been a big push to keep Connie and Shaba together, as they have been together for more than 30 years. The city received more than 16,000 emails from concerned citizens when there was talk of splitting up the elephants.


 Read more  

relocation

Reid Park Zoo gets new elephants

2012-02-28 - Tucson, United States.

There are two new faces at the Reid Park zoo. Lungile and Mabhulane (Mabu), two African elephants just arrived on Friday night. They came from the San Diego Zoo, where both have been staying since they were transported to the U.S. in 2003.


 Read more  

relocation

Tucson elephants Connie & Shaba stay together

2012-01-18 - Tucson, United States.

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation officials and staff from the Reid Park Zoo have been re-evaluating a decision to separate Connie and Shaba from one another. Today, after conferring with experts from San Diego Zoo Global, Reid Park Zoo staff, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the African Elephant Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), both Connie and Shaba will be relocated to Elephant Odyssey in San Diego. The decision to move Shaba to San Diego along with Connie allows Reid Park Zoo to conti...


 Read more  

relocation

Tucson zoo prepping Connie the elephant for her trip to California

2012-01-03 - TUCSON, United States.

Crate training is under way at Reid Park Zoo in Tucson as zoo workers slowly prepare for the day they say goodbye to Connie the elephant. Last month, zookeepers moved into Connie´s pen the crate she´ll be traveling in when the time comes for her to leave Tucson for good. The 42-year-old is being traded to San Diego for a herd of African elephants.


 Read more  

facility

Elephants getting new home at Reid Park Zoo

2010-08-03 - Tucson, United States.

Reid Park Zoo will begin construction this fall on a new multi-million dollar expansion, dedicated to housing elephants. "Expedition Tanzania" will be a seven-acre expansion, that Reid Park general curator Jim Schnormeier says is expected to cost between $8 and $9 million. Funding for the expansion will come from the City of Tucson and the Reid Park Zoological Society.


 Read more  

fossil

For Sale: Wooly Mammoth Fossil. Arizona Company Asking $500K For Ice Age Giant

2010-01-14 - Tucson, United States.

It's close to 14 feet tall and almost 20,000 years old. And this prehistoric beast is for sale. GeoDecor, an Arizona company specializing in fossils, minerals and meteorites for interior design and research, is unveiling the ice age giant to southern Arizonans as part of an exhibit. The skeleton was originally found in eastern Siberia. This is a monster. This is one of the largest... maybe one of the top three mammoths ever found, GeoDecor President Tom Lindgren said.


 Read more  

fossil
Oleg Medvedev of the Museum of Natural History in Novosibirsk, Russia, works on a woolly mammoth skeleton in the atrium of the state office complex in Downtown Tucson. The exhibit also includes the skeleton of a woolly rhino. To support his museum he

Picture a mammoth in your den — just $150K. You can have the ice age fossil for $150,000, though the very idea leaves experts cold

2009-02-13 - Tucson, United States. Tom Beal

Complete fossil skeletons of two ice age mammals — a woolly mammoth and woolly rhino — are being erected in the atrium of the state office complex Downtown at 400 W. Congress St. You can visit them for free. Heck, you can buy them if you've got the cash. The exhibit is sponsored by the Tucson office of the Arizona Geological Survey and supplied by a natural history museum in Siberia that sells its fossils to raise money. It's not illegal, but it's certainly not condoned, say U.S. museum offi...


 Read more  

facility

New elephant facility part of larger expansion in Tuscon

2008-11-08 - Tucson, United States.

The opening of the Conservation Learning Center put the Reid Park Zoo one step closer to completing its $12.5 million master plan, which includes a 7-acre expansion and new elephant exhibit. The City Council is funding half of the expansion, provided the Tucson Zoological Society raises the other half of the funds, said Diana Whitman, director of development at the Tucson Zoological Society, the fundraising arm of the zoo.


 Read more  

zoo

Tucson Time Capsule : Sabu shows distaste for confinement

2008-03-27 - Tucson, United States.

advertisementThe Randolph Park Zoo's bull elephant, Sabu, was not known for his good disposition. In fact, Sabu had almost been put down because of an earlier incident. But instead of a death sentence, Sabu got a new place to call home. In 1970, the City Council approved a major upgrading of zoo facilities, including a much-improved habitat for Sabu and his partner, Connie. On March 27, 1973, the new $61,000 enclosure was almost finished, and the pair would soon move in. At that time, the zoo, l...


 Read more  

relocation

Tucson Time Capsule: Baby elephant stomps into her new home 1982

2007-04-23 - Tucson, United States. BENJIE SANDERS

On April 23, 1982, Tucson got its first look at the Reid Park Zoo's new baby African elephant, a 585-pound, two-and-a-half-year-old female. Her name, chosen from over 400 entries submitted in a naming contest, was to be Shaba, the Swahili word for copper. Shaba, shown here with keeper Gale London, was replacing Sabu, who had to be put to sleep the previous year. After she got used to all her new surroundings, Shaba joined the zoo's other elephant, Connie, who is an Asian elephant.


 Read more  

zoo

Council Votes To Keep Elephants At Reid Park Zoo

2005-06-22 - Tucson, United States.

Tucson City Council members say they want to keep the elephants at Reid Park Zoo. Now, they'll have to come up with a plan to expand their pen, so the elephants can be bred. It looks as though Connie and Shaba will see more Tucson summers. That means zoo-goers will be able to see them. "I read the brochure that they had that they were thinking of maybe sending her someplace else, and it's great to have her here," said Mimi Cosentino, a visitor to the zoo.


 Read more  

zoo

Reid Park Zoo Visitors, Children Weigh In On Elephants" Fate

2005-06-17 - Tucson, United States. Jim Becker

Shaba and Connie have been at home at the Reid Park Zoo since most of us can remember. The City of Tucson wants to keep the two elephants, and a lot of Tucson seem to agree. It seems Shaba and Connie are like family. Their handlers have gotten to know them pretty well. Visitors young and old alike know something about them.


 Read more  

facility

Tucson should do the baby elephant walk

2005-06-06 - Tucson, United States.

The star's view: The mayor and council will likely consider a resolution committing the city to an expansion of the elephant habitat at the zoo. It should pass. It appears Tucson's elephants could get the support they need to stay at the Reid Park Zoo. The City Council likely will consider a resolution that would pledge Tucson's commitment to expand and improve the elephant habitat by a July 1 deadline.


 Read more  

facility

Tucson zoo needs cash to keep elephants

2005-06-01 - TUCSON, United States.

Reid Park Zoo needs money for a new elephant enclosure. If it doesn't get it, it will lose the two elephants it has. Sheba, one of the Tucson zoo's two elephants, is in her prime breeding stage. But the zoo's elephant enclosure is less than one-half-acre and isn't large enough to accommodate new residents.
Zoo officials want to build a new seven-acre enclosure at a cost of eight (m) million dollars.


 Read more  

zoo

Huge quandary: Are Reid Park Zoo"s 2 elephants worth $8,500,000?

2005-03-03 - Tucson, United States.

Do Tucsonans want to keep elephants as an attraction at the Reid Park Zoo? Are they willing to pay part of the $8.5 million to do it? Those questions are very much up in the air, and reactions on the issue have been mixed. Zoo officials told the City Council Tuesday a new $8.5 million enclosure needs to be built by 2009 that would allow the zoo's 25-year-old African elephant, Shaba, to be bred. If the new enclosure isn't built, the zoo would likely lose Shaba to another zoo with facilities to br...


 Read more  

zoo

Reid Park Zoo could lose its 2 elephants unless a larger enclosure built

2005-03-02 - TUCSON, United States.

Reid Park Zoo could lose its two elephants if the City of Tucson doesn't come up with the money for a new eight and a-half (m) million-dollar enclosure.

Councilman Steve Leal (lay-AHL') is balking at the price, saying the city has limited resources for parks and recreation facilities.

No formal request for funds has been made, however.

The zoo says it'll have to ship one of its African elephants, Shaba, to another zoo for breeding if the elephant encl...


 Read more  

18 Headlines about Elephants from TUCSON2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States - Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant 2020-09-09 - Tucson, United States - Tucson"s playful baby elephant now weighs 600 pounds and is glued to sister Nandi 2012-02-29 - Tucson, United States - Reid Park Zoo elephants are leaving town today for San Diego 2012-02-28 - Tucson, United States - Reid Park Zoo gets new elephants 2012-01-18 - Tucson, United States - Tucson elephants Connie & Shaba stay together 2012-01-03 - TUCSON, United States - Tucson zoo prepping Connie the elephant for her trip to California 2010-08-03 - Tucson, United States - Elephants getting new home at Reid Park Zoo 2010-01-14 - Tucson, United States - For Sale: Wooly Mammoth Fossil. Arizona Company Asking $500K For Ice Age Giant 2009-02-13 - Tucson, United States - Picture a mammoth in your den — just $150K. You can have the ice age fossil for $150,000, though the very idea leaves experts cold 2008-11-08 - Tucson, United States - New elephant facility part of larger expansion in Tuscon 2008-03-27 - Tucson, United States - Tucson Time Capsule : Sabu shows distaste for confinement 2007-04-23 - Tucson, United States - Tucson Time Capsule: Baby elephant stomps into her new home 1982 2005-06-22 - Tucson, United States - Council Votes To Keep Elephants At Reid Park Zoo 2005-06-17 - Tucson, United States - Reid Park Zoo Visitors, Children Weigh In On Elephants" Fate 2005-06-06 - Tucson, United States - Tucson should do the baby elephant walk 2005-06-01 - TUCSON, United States - Tucson zoo needs cash to keep elephants 2005-03-03 - Tucson, United States - Huge quandary: Are Reid Park Zoo"s 2 elephants worth $8,500,000? 2005-03-02 - TUCSON, United States - Reid Park Zoo could lose its 2 elephants unless a larger enclosure built

20 years on Internet!

ELEPHANT NEWS was created on 2001 in Munich, and relaunched in Phnom Penh in 2020, with almost 8 000 links to news articles about elephants on the Internet

A number of articles now also have a cross reference to the elephant database, either for individuals elephants and/or to an article about the location holding

In the right column, you can also see if an elephant has birthday today, and follow the link to more facts!

birth

Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Noor Jahan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Blackpool Zoo in the Elephant Database
death

RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Chi Pich in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Elephant Valley Project Cambodia in the Elephant Database

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
EEHV (Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus)


Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
EEHV (Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus)
death

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Mangalamkunnu brothers in the Elephant Database
birth

Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Unnamed in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Pinnawala elephant orphanage in the Elephant Database
organisation

SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about Kruger National Park in the Elephant Database
event

Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Kirk in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
birth

Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Unnamed in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Reid Park Zoo in the Elephant Database
event

Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Chin in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Copenhagen Zoo in the Elephant Database
conflict

This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Evoor Kannan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Evoor Major Sri Krishnaswamy Temple in the Elephant Database
birth

Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tendai in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Beekse Bergen Safaripark in the Elephant Database
death

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Tsuni in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Fairhope Conservation Center in the Elephant Database

Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
The Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus


Extern relevant Links (external link which opens in new window):
The Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
death

Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Sakura Jjang in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Seoul Grand Park Zoo in the Elephant Database
birth

A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about unknown in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo in the Elephant Database
death

Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Guruvayur Kannan in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in the Elephant Database
poaching

A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


 Read more  But Share with
evolution

Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


 Read more  But Share with
poaching

Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Rahman in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Tesso Nilo WWF-BKSDA Flying Squad camp in the Elephant Database
fossil

Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


 Read more  But Share with
Extern Link Read about American Museum of Natural History in the Elephant Database
conflict

Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


 Read more  But Share with
death

Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


 Read more  But Share with

Extern Link Read about Shaunzi in the Elephant Database
Extern Link Read about Los Angeles Zoo in the Elephant Database


Back in history: 1 » »»

Elephant News

ELEPHANT NEWS

Established 2001
Search for keywords


Locations of visitors to this page Editor Dan KoehlGuestbookArchive+1995-2023 Latest headlinesBy countriesBy locationsElephant BooksSubmit NewsContact EditorAbout elephant-news.comLink to us!Links to newssitesTo Elephant FactsHeadlines