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Twycross Zoo: Temporary Trainee Keeper: Elephants

2012-08-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

We are going through an exciting period of change as this zoo develops and so are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward. The elephant section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants currently in free contact but is at the exciting early stages of moving into a protected contact system. This position is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering basic areas of animal husbandry.


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Stillborn elephant is new tragedy for Twycross zoo

2012-03-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Head vet Sarah Chapman said: "Immediately after the birth, we could see the calf wasn´t moving. "It´s common for elephants to nudge a newborn to help it rise to its feet to suckle. However, when all three elephants backed away we knew something was wrong. "The keepers and vet team rushed into the enclosure and worked on trying to bring life into the calf for almost an hour. "Once we reached a point when we knew there was nothing more we could do, we placed the calf back in front of t...


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Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head - Elephants

2012-03-28 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

The section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants in free contact. We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management. You will have a minimum of 5 years experience as an elephant keeper and demonstrate a substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of elephants.


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The head and trunk can be seen on the ultrasound picture

Twycross Zoo prepares to welcome baby elephant

2012-02-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Twycross Zoo is preparing to welcome its newest addition with one of its elephants nearly ready to give birth. First-time mother Tara, a 13-year-old Asian elephant at the zoo, is being monitored with video cameras around the clock and being kept extra warm at night, ready for the special delivery. As the scan on this page shows, the elephant´s calf is fully formed and could be delivered any day now. All the keepers are prepared.


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Twycross mourns loss of baby elephant

2011-04-14 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

It is with great sadness that Twycross Zoo has said goodbye to their young Asian elephant, Ganesh Vijay aged 18 months. Ganesh died yesterday due to a heart condition despite all the efforts of the animal and veterinary teams to save his life. Vets from around the country with specialist elephant and equine experience converged at Twycross Zoo in an attempt to keep him alive.


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Senior Keeper/Keeper - Elephant Section, Twycross Zoo

2010-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Our current herd consists of 1.4 Asian elephants, including a young bull born in 2009 as a result of AI. We continue to support AI and research projects. We currently have a vacancy for a new Keeper to become the 5th person in our elephant team. We have a close contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey commands in a calm and consistent manner, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out.


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Ganesh, who already weighs 19 stone, with one of his keepers at Twycross

Watch Twycross zoo"s baby elephant on live webcam

2009-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

If you've never wanted to take a peek into the lives of elephants, here is your chance – and you don't even have to put up with the smell. With his big ears and long trunk, Ganesh Vijay is a bit bigger than most babies, but is just as fascinating, and you can now spy on his every move. Ganesh is only the third elephant birth at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. The zoo has set up a webcam pointing towards the outdoor elephant enclosure, and readers can view the live video link on the Mercury's w...


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Meet the Twycross zoo"s new big elephant baby

2009-08-20 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

TWYCROSS Zoo has celebrated the birth of a new baby elephant after the calf pulled through a potentially life-threatening illness. Born to the zoo’s Asian elephant, Noorjahan, earlier this month, the as-yet unnamed calf had to be monitored by vets after “suddenly turning offcolour”. But the youngster has since “made good progress” and staff belatedly celebrated his birth yesterday.


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Newborn elephant suffers setback

2009-08-18 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

A baby elephant, whose mother was the first elephant to conceive via artificial insemination at Twycross Zoo, has suffered a setback. A press conference to show off the elephant, who was born on Thursday at the Leicestershire zoo, has been cancelled as he has become unwell.


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Inseminated elephant gives birth

2009-08-07 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

The first elephant to conceive via artificial insemination at Twycross Zoo has given birth. Noorjahan, who lives at the Leicestershire Zoo, was inseminated from a bull elephant based at Whipsnade Wildlife park in Bedfordshire.
The procedure was done artificially as moving elephants between zoos for mating can be bad for herd dynamics. The male elephant calf, who has not been named yet, is about one metre tall (3.28ft) and weighs 100kg (220lb).
The baby elephant, who was born on Thu...


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Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head: Elephant Section

2008-12-24 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

have a vacancy for a Deputy Section Head to join our team of a Section Head and 3 Keepers caring for our Asian elephants - a group of 4 females with the youngest born here at Twycross. Another of the herd has been artificially inseminated and the calf is expected in summer 2009. We have a close contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey commands, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out. Our training regime is calm and consistent and the right keeper will demonstrate...


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Noorjahan the elephant celebrates motherhood with a playful shower in Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire

British zoo celebrates first elephant in the UK to conceive by artificial insemination

2008-10-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

An Asian elephant has become the first of its species in the UK to become pregnant by artificial insemination, a zoo said today. Keepers of Noorjahan at Twycross Zoo, in Leicestershire, said the procedure had been 'incredibly successful' and the baby is expected in August next year. The zoo chose artificial insemination because it had no male elephants in its collection. The father is a bull elephant called Emmet, from Whipsnade Zoo.


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Twycross Zoo: Elephant Keepers £282 to £323 pw

2008-03-31 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

We have 2 vacancies for Elephant Keepers to join our existing team of
3 caring for our Asian elephants - a group of 4 females with the
youngest born here at Twycross. Another of the 4 has been artificially
inseminated and the calf is expected in summer 2009. We have a close
contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey
commands, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out. Our
training regime is calm and consistent and the right ke...


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Snibston rangers help hungry Heffalumps!

2007-02-06 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Two major Leicestershire attractions have joined forces this week in a mutually beneficial arrangement of quite an unusual nature. Snibston Country Park rangers were approached by staff from Twycross Zoo with a problem that they are happily able to solve. The rangers have been asked to help feed the giraffes and elephants at the zoo with the leftover cuttings from their land management of the park.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Twycross2012-08-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Temporary Trainee Keeper: Elephants 2012-03-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Stillborn elephant is new tragedy for Twycross zoo 2012-03-28 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head - Elephants 2012-02-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo prepares to welcome baby elephant 2011-04-14 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross mourns loss of baby elephant 2010-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Senior Keeper/Keeper - Elephant Section, Twycross Zoo 2009-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Watch Twycross zoo"s baby elephant on live webcam 2009-08-20 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Meet the Twycross zoo"s new big elephant baby 2009-08-18 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Newborn elephant suffers setback 2009-08-07 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Inseminated elephant gives birth 2008-12-24 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head: Elephant Section 2008-10-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom - British zoo celebrates first elephant in the UK to conceive by artificial insemination 2008-03-31 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Elephant Keepers £282 to £323 pw 2007-02-06 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Snibston rangers help hungry Heffalumps!

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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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ZOO AND YOU: Topeka Zoo is home to famous Asian elephant
YouTube: Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) - That's An Elephant! Scene (1/10) | Movieclips
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Mahout Vishnu with elephant

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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