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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: elephant trainer

2011-02-02 - Vallejo, United States. AZA

Responsible for helping to train Elephants in a free contact program. Have involvement in training programs; care of Elephants, presentations in Elephant show, and other various duties as assigned. Qualified candidates should submit a resume to the Human Resources Office at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom


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n this photo provided by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Taj, an Asian elephant is shown on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in Vallejo. Calif. Taj passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, after her quality of life had declined significantly. She was 71 years old

North America"s oldest Asian elephant, Taj, dies at N. California theme park at 71

2011-01-21 - Vallejo, United States.

North America´s oldest Asian elephant has died at a Northern California theme park at the age of 71. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Tuesday announced the death of Taj, who had lived at the Vallejo park for 33 years. The elephant was one of Discovery Kingdom´s most popular attractions. Her tricks included stacking logs and playing tug-of-war with guests. The park retired her three years ago.


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Elephant Trainer

2010-10-21 - Vallejo, United States.

REPORTS TO: Elephant Supervisos. STATUS: Full-Time Hourly. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for helping to train Elephants in a free contact program. Have involvement in training programs; care of Elephants, presentations in Elephant show, and other various duties as assigned.


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Elephant Encounter Supervisor

2010-07-09 - Vallejo, United States.

Reports to: Director of Animal Care Status: Full-Time/Exempt. Responsible for the overall quality and safe operation of the Elephant Encounter, its animals and team members. Must have a minimum seven years prior experience in the training of elephants for rides and shows with the ability to train all standard behaviors required; previous experience handling or training other species of exotic animals in other institutions preferred


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Apprentice Trainer - Elephant Encounter

2010-07-09 - Vallejo, United States.

REPORTS TO: Elephant Supervisor. Full-Time Hourly. Responsible for helping to train Elephants in a free contact program. Have involvement in training programs; care of Elephants, presentations in Elephant show, and other various duties as assigned.


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Apprentice Elephant Trainer

2010-04-20 - Vallejo, United States.

Responsible for helping to train Elephants and have involvement in training programs; care of Elephants, presentations in Elephant show, and other various duties as assigned. REPORTS TO: Elephant Supervisor STATUS: Full-Time Hourly. Ability to manage elephants in a free contact system. Help with elephant training programs, public presentations, and elephant rides. Daily care & feeding of elephants in the collection. Maintenance of elephant exhibit, and night house. Behavioral observations, recor...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Elephant Trainer

2008-08-02 - Vallejo, United States.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Elephant Trainer. These elephants are managed in a free contact system. Trainer responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in animal training programs, daily care and feeding of the elephants in the collection, maintenance of the elephant exhibit and night house, behavioral observations, record keeping, animals enrichment and training, public presentations, elephant rides and operation of farm equipmen...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Senior Level Elephant Trainer

2008-05-31 - Vallejo, United States.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Senior Level Elephant Trainer. These elephants are managed in a free contact system. Senior Level Elephant Trainer responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in elephant training programs, daily care and feeding of elephants in the collection, maintenence of elephant exhibit and night house, public presentations, elephant rides, assisting veterinary staff, good working knowledge of tools and farm equip...


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Elephant Trainer at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

2008-05-31 - Vallejo, United States.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is seeking qualified applicants for a full time elephant trainer. These elephants are managed in a free contact system. Trainer responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in animal training programs, daily care and feeding of the elephants in the collection, maintenence of the elephant exhibit and night house, behavioral observations, record keeping, animals enrichment and training, public presentations, elephant rides and operation of farm equipmen...


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Taj, a 68-year old Asian elephant, lifts back her trunk and opens her mouth at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. She is the oldest Asian elephant in captivity in the United States. She came to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 1978 from Circus Vargas.

Senior moments: Three animals show good care leads to long life

2008-04-21 - Vallejo, United States. Linda Goldston

Sixty-eight-year-old Taj likes to nap in the pool, resting her nose on the far end. "She's a year younger than my mom, so she's part of my extended family," said Steve Johnson, supervisor of the park's Elephant Encounter, who has worked with Taj for 28 years. Taj, a former circus elephant who has been at the park since 1978, cares for the younger elephants the same way female elephants do in the wild. One of seven elephants at the park, she weighs 9,000 pounds and stands 8 1/2 feet tall but is s...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: SENIOR LEVEL ELEPHANT KEEPER

2008-03-15 - Vallejo, United States.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Senior Level Elephant Trainer. These elephants are managed in a free contact system. Senior Level Elephant Trainer responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in elephant training programs, daily care and feeding of elephants in the collection, maintenance of elephant exhibit and night house, public presentations, elephant rides, assisting veterinary staff, good working knowledge of tools and farm equip...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: ELEPHANT TRAINER

2008-03-15 - Vallejo, United States.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Elephant Trainer. These elephants are managed in a free contact system. Trainer responsibilities include but are not limited to participation in animal training programs, daily care and feeding of the elephants in the collection, maintenance of the elephant exhibit and night house, behavioral observations, record keeping, animals enrichment and training, public presentations, elephant rides and operation of farm equipmen...


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STEVE JOHNSON, elephant supervisor, places a football on a tee as Tava, a 9,200-pound African elephant, prepares to give it a boot Friday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. The theme park, closed until March 8, did its part to hype Sunday

Pachyderm predictions. Tava the elephant kicks field goals in order to divine the outcome of the Super Bowl

2008-02-02 - Vallejo, United States. RICH FREEDMAN

Word on the street has it the camel was traded to a zoo to be named later, the giraffe was on the injured reserve list with a muscle twitch in his neck, and the walrus had a dentist appointment. So up stepped Tava, a 9,200-pound African elephant with, apparently, a golden toe. And Six Flags Discovery Kingdom had its kicker to showcase Friday in taking pre-Super Bowl hype to a new level. With two available footballs - each with a logo representing big game foes New England and the New York Giants...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom:

2007-11-23 - Vallejo, United States.

Responsible for the feeding, cleaning and maintenance of Elephant Encounter area and for entry level training of elephants and behaviors. Key Duties and Responsibilities: · Feed, brush and bathe animals as directed by Supervisor or Asst. Supervisor. Give commands to ask elephant to lay down, move. If needed, brush elephant from atop their back and head. · Perform night feeds as assigned. · Clean animal enclosure areas including log show, elephant theatre, rides, yard, pool and barn. Hose down...


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE ELEPHANT TRAINER

2007-10-18 - Vallejo, United States.

Responsible for the feeding, cleaning and maintenance of Elephant Encounter area and for entry level training of elephants and behaviors. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Feed, brush and bathe animals as directed by Supervisor or Asst. Supervisor. Give commands to ask elephant to lay down, move. If needed, brush elephant from atop their back and head. Perform night feeds as assigned. Clean animal enclosure areas including log show, elephant theatre, rides, yard, pool and barn.


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE ELEPHANT TRAINER

2007-09-25 - Vallejo, United States.

Responsible for the feeding, cleaning and maintenance of Elephant Encounter area and for entry level training of elephants and behaviors. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Feed, brush and bathe animals as directed by Supervisor or Asst. Supervisor. Give commands to ask elephant to lay down, move. If needed, brush elephant from atop their back and head. Perform night feeds as assigned. Clean animal enclosure areas including log show, elephant theatre, rides, yard, pool and barn. Hose down and sque...


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BARBARA ANDERSON, who trained elephants for seven years at what then was Marine World Africa USA in Vallejo, doesn

Late effort fails to spare elephants from park sale

2007-07-31 - Vallejo, United States. MATTHIAS GAFNI and J.M. BROWN

City Manager Joe Tanner decided late Monday night that Vallejo cannot afford to exclude four elephants from todays sale of Discovery Kingdom to Six Flags. Tanner met for two hours Monday with animal rights activists, who asked him to remove the elephants, long owned by the city, based on allegations that the park has treated the animals inhumanely.


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VALLEJO: SIX FLAGS TO ALLOW GUESTS EXPERIENCE TRAINING ANIMALS

2007-03-22 - VALLEJO, United States.

Beginning Saturday, animal aficionados over age 12 who have $400 can live out the fantasy of being an animal trainer for a day, according to officials at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to work closely with a group of extraordinary animals, this program is for you, Martin Lathrop, park president of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom said in a statement Wednesday.


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ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER APPRENTICE TRAINER: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

2007-03-01 - Vallejo, United States. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Responsible for the feeding, cleaning and maintenance of Elephant Encounter area and for entry level training of elephants and behaviors. Feed, brush and bathe animals as directed by Supervisor or Asst. Supervisor. Perform night feeds as assigned. Clean animal enclosure areas including log show, elephant theatre, rides, yard, pool and barn. Hose down and squeegee pathways and barn floor as directed, Rake log show and ride trail as directed.


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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE TRAINER-ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

2007-01-25 - Vallejo, United States.

Responsible for the feeding, cleaning and maintenance of Elephant Encounter area and for entry level training of elephants and behaviors. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Feed, brush and bathe animals as directed by Supervisor or Asst. Supervisor. Give commands to ask elephant to lay down, move. If needed, brush elephant from atop their back and head. Perform night feeds as assigned.


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Marine World"s out, Discovery Kingdom"s in

2007-01-18 - VALLEJO, United States. Patricia Yollin

A camel named Jake wore a bush hat with the company logo. Five elephants formed a reception committee. A sea lion called Odie reclined in a golf cart. The scene in Vallejo on Wednesday morning looked like a cross between Noah's Ark and "Jurassic Park." It wasn't. Instead, the occasion was a rebranding ritual: Marine World is now Discovery Kingdom. The name change is part of a $16 million renovation of the theme park that started out in Redwood City in 1968 and is now part of the shrinking Six Fl...


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Tava, an African elephant at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California

Tava, an African elephant at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California

2006-11-06 - Vallejo, United States. Dale Arnold

In this photo submitted by Six Flags Marine World, Tava, an African elephant, and Sister, a miniature donkey, remind all parties to go vote on Election Day as they demonstrate their way of stuffing the ballot box on Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California. (AP Photo/Six Flags Marine World, Dale Arnold)


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Six Flags Marine World: APPRENTICE TRAINER ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER

2006-10-04 - Vallejo, United States. AZA.org

Job Duties: Clean animal enclosure areas including: log show, elephant theatre, rides, yard, pool and barn. Hose down pathways, theater seats, Arena, back staging area, barn floor and squeegee or sweep puddles as directed. Rake log show sand and rides trail as directed. Sweep theatre and pathways ensuring that the area is clean and free of all debris and puddles as directed. Shovel elephant waste and soiled hay into wheelbarrow and empty into waste dumpster.


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GROUP CRITICIZES VALLEJO SIX FLAGS FOR ELEPHANT ABUSE

2006-01-10 - VALLEJO (BCN), United States.

It stinks to be an elephant at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo but not for the usual reasons, according to Mill Valley-based In Defense of Animals, a non-profit animal advocacy group. The group included the local amusement park and zoo in its second annual "Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants" list, according to In Defense of Animals spokeswoman Suzanne Roy. The zoo was also included in the inaugural list last year.


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Elephant trainer gored by elephant at Six Flags Marine World

2004-06-01 - Vallejo, United States.

An elephant trainer at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo was in critical condition Tuesday after he was gored by one of the pachyderms, a fire department spokesman said.
Patrick Chapple, 39, was standing next to 7,000-pound Misha, a 23-year-old female African elephant, at about 3:30 p.m. when the animal turned suddenly from grazing and knocked him to the ground.


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24 Headlines about Elephants from Vallejo2011-02-02 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: elephant trainer 2011-01-21 - Vallejo, United States - North America"s oldest Asian elephant, Taj, dies at N. California theme park at 71 2010-10-21 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Elephant Trainer 2010-07-09 - Vallejo, United States - Elephant Encounter Supervisor 2010-07-09 - Vallejo, United States - Apprentice Trainer - Elephant Encounter 2010-04-20 - Vallejo, United States - Apprentice Elephant Trainer 2008-08-02 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Elephant Trainer 2008-05-31 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Senior Level Elephant Trainer 2008-05-31 - Vallejo, United States - Elephant Trainer at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2008-04-21 - Vallejo, United States - Senior moments: Three animals show good care leads to long life 2008-03-15 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: SENIOR LEVEL ELEPHANT KEEPER 2008-03-15 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: ELEPHANT TRAINER 2008-02-02 - Vallejo, United States - Pachyderm predictions. Tava the elephant kicks field goals in order to divine the outcome of the Super Bowl 2007-11-23 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: 2007-10-18 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE ELEPHANT TRAINER 2007-09-25 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE ELEPHANT TRAINER 2007-07-31 - Vallejo, United States - Late effort fails to spare elephants from park sale 2007-03-22 - VALLEJO, United States - VALLEJO: SIX FLAGS TO ALLOW GUESTS EXPERIENCE TRAINING ANIMALS 2007-03-01 - Vallejo, United States - ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER APPRENTICE TRAINER: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2007-01-25 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: APPRENTICE TRAINER-ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER 2007-01-18 - VALLEJO, United States - Marine World"s out, Discovery Kingdom"s in 2006-11-06 - Vallejo, United States - Tava, an African elephant at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo, California 2006-10-04 - Vallejo, United States - Six Flags Marine World: APPRENTICE TRAINER ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER 2004-06-01 - Vallejo, United States - Elephant trainer gored by elephant at Six Flags Marine World

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