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Tulsa Zoo welcomes new Asian elephant, giraffe and white rhino

2020-11-03 - Tulsa, United States. Cory Smith, KTUL staff

48-year-old female Asian elephant Booper was relocated to Tulsa zoo from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, a private animal facility that is discontinuing its elephant program.


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Elephant Tova euthanized at Tulsa Zoo had bladder stone

2015-11-16 - Tulsa, United States.

Zoo veterinarians and other wildlife experts agreed that the use of humane euthanasia was the best course of action to end the animal’s suffering. The zoo released necropsy results that showed Tova had a 10 pound bladder stone blocking the flow of urine from the bladder.


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Tulsa Zoos Tova the elephant dies Sunday morning after rapid decline in health

2015-11-15 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo reports that one of the zoo´s newest Asian elephants, Tova, has died. Zoo staff says they observed initial signs that Tova was sick on November 9th. The zoo says colleagues from the Center for Elephant Conservation aided experts to ensure all treatments were explored.


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Tulsa Zoo holds birthday party for Gunda the elephant, zoo"s oldest resident

2012-11-16 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo´s oldest resident is turning a very young 62 years old. Gunda the elephant will celebrate her birthday Friday at 11 a.m. Zoo officials are inviting everyone to stop by and wish Gunda a happy birthday as she digs in to her very own giant-sized cake to celebrate her big day. To commemorate Gunda´s birthday, the 62nd person to enter the zoo will receive free admission.


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Elephant at Tulsa Zoo is expecting

2009-12-07 - Tulsa, United States. SARA PLUMMER

The plan to breed Tulsa Zoo's male elephant Sneezy with the two female elephants from the Oklahoma City Zoo is proving fruitful. Asha, the 14-year-old female, is in the first trimester of pregnancy, which for elephants is about seven months along, said Assistant Curator Mike Connolly. Elephant pregnancies last for about 22 months, and Asha is due in the spring of 2011. "It's early in her pregnancy," Connolly said. "It should be a healthy pregnancy. She's young and she's in good shape."


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At 59, Gunda still has some great moves

Gunda"s Birthday Is A Big "Ele-bration" At Tulsa Zoo

2009-11-19 - Tulsa, United States. Rick Wells

There was a really big birthday Wednesday at the Tulsa Zoo. Gunda the Asian elephant is 59 years old. The News On 6 doesn’t show up for everyone's birthday, but Gunda has been at the zoo longer than any other animal. “Hi – birthday time,” said zoo keeper Jessica Scallan is getting us all ready for Gunda's big day. Ella Goodwin, 3, is very excited. She’s wearing an “I Love Gunda” t-shirt, and there are hats. Afterall, this is Gunda's 59th birthday


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Owner Doug Terranova and Jill Murray, OSU Veterinary Technician, prep Kamba for x-rays of her left front leg

OSU treats elephant involved in accident

2009-11-18 - Tulsa, United States.

Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences students recently got an up-close look at a performing elephant. Kamba, a 29 year-old female African elephant owned by Doug Terranova, was referred to the center's OSU Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital after wandering away and being hit by an SUV on a highway near Enid.


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Tulsa Zoological Park: Zookeeper, Large Mammal Department: Pacyderms & African Ungulates

2009-09-15 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position, specifically will work in our Pachyderm area ( Asian elephants & white rhinos) and possibly swing into the African ungulate area. Minimum requirements include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferable experience with elephants, rhinos, and ungula...


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Zookeeper: Large Mammal Department

2009-08-01 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position, specifically will work in our Pachyderm area ( Asian elephants & white rhinos) and possibly swing into the African ungulate area. Minimum requirements include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferable experience with elephants, rhinos, and ungula...


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Tulsa Zoo has top stud. Sneezy has a lot of responsibility resting on his humongous shoulders.

2008-04-05 - Tulsa, United States.

Scientists and zoo officials are pinning their hopes on the virility of the 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Tulsa Zoo. In June, the two female Asian elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo will be moved to Tulsa to breed with Sneezy and, if all goes well, pass their genes on to the next generation. But beyond the next generation, scientists hope Sneezy will help them solve a puzzle that would improve elephant diversity in the United States. Sneezy and his handlers have been working for years to con...


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Sooky and Gunda, two of the Tulsa Zoo’s three elephants, play with neoprene balls. The zoo disputes an advocacy group’s claims that the zoo’s practices are risky for the spread of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus, which killed a Tulsa Zoo elephant i

2007-12-16 - Tulsa, United States. ALTHEA PETERSON

A statue of the late Maverick, a 7-year-old Asian elephant, remains at the Tulsa Zoo's Elephant Encounter area, 14 years after his 1993 death. One animal protection organization worries that the disease that Maverick died from also remains at the zoo. In Defense of Animals, an organization based in San Rafael, Calif., named the Tulsa Zoo at "high risk" for spreading Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus, or EEHV, this month.


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Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum: Large Mammal zookeeper

2007-05-03 - Tulsa, United States. EAZA

The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position specifically working with our facilities elephants, rhinos, and sea lions. Qualifications include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferably experience with elephants, rhinos and sea lions.


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Former Tulsa Zoo Director Larry Nunley, front, along with members of the current elephant staff attended the Demonstration Yard ribbon cutting ceremony April 13. Asian elephants Gunda, left, and Sooky, right, were brought out to take part in the ceremony

Tulsa Zoo Opens Elephant Demonstration Yard

2007-04-24 - Tulsa, United States. MIRANDA ENZOR

After nine long months of construction, the Tulsa Zoo opened its Elephant Demonstration Yard April 13. The Demonstration Yard was dedicated to Larry Nunley for his 32 years of service with the Tulsa Zoo. Besides giving the zoo a place to show off their Asian elephants, the Demonstration Yard also enhances compliance with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards, the governing body for Tulsa Zoo, as it allows the zoo to provide its elephants with additional reserve areas to roam.


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Mike Connolly, an assistant curator of large mammals, gives a vegetable treat to Tulsa Zoo elephant Gunda after a ceremony Friday to dedicate the zoo’s new Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, which will open to the public Saturday

Elephant Encounters: Elbow Room: Zoo"s giants getting more space

2007-04-14 - Tulsa, United States. ALTHEA PETERSON

Gunda, Sneezy and Sooky, the zoo's resident Asian elephants, will now roam the Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, as well as an expanded reserve. Jodi Koch, the zoo's public relations manager, said the the new yard gives the elephants 3,500 square feet more to explore. The reserve had 13,000 square feet added to accommodate the bull elephant, Sneezy. Overall, the project cost $550,000.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Tulsa2020-11-03 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo welcomes new Asian elephant, giraffe and white rhino 2015-11-16 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant Tova euthanized at Tulsa Zoo had bladder stone 2015-11-15 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoos Tova the elephant dies Sunday morning after rapid decline in health 2012-11-16 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo holds birthday party for Gunda the elephant, zoo"s oldest resident 2009-12-07 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant at Tulsa Zoo is expecting 2009-11-19 - Tulsa, United States - Gunda"s Birthday Is A Big "Ele-bration" At Tulsa Zoo 2009-11-18 - Tulsa, United States - OSU treats elephant involved in accident 2009-09-15 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoological Park: Zookeeper, Large Mammal Department: Pacyderms & African Ungulates 2009-08-01 - Tulsa, United States - Zookeeper: Large Mammal Department 2008-04-05 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo has top stud. Sneezy has a lot of responsibility resting on his humongous shoulders. 2007-12-16 - Tulsa, United States - 2007-05-03 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum: Large Mammal zookeeper 2007-04-24 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo Opens Elephant Demonstration Yard 2007-04-14 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant Encounters: Elbow Room: Zoo"s giants getting more space

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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...


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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 ...


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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.


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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.
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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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