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Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) has partnered with pediatric oncologist Dr. Joshua Schiffman to tackle a new frontier of research and treatment

CIRCUS ELEPHANTS COULD BE THE CURE TO CHILDHOOD CANCER

2015-11-11 - Vienna, United States.

Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) has partnered with pediatric oncologist Dr. Joshua Schiffman to tackle a new frontier of research and treatment. While humans have up to a 25 percent chance of getting cancer in their lifetime, elephants have a less than five percent chance.


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Newborn elephant at Vienna Zoo

2013-09-05 - Vienna, Austria. Harald Schwammer, Vienna Zoo

This is the first calf which was sired through artificial insemination with frozen sperm and its father is a wild elephant bull at Phinda Reserve in Africa. Through a novel technique which was developed by a team from Berlin’s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research the sperm gained in the bush was frozen and successfully thawed.


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welfare
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The ASPCA Pays Price For Bad-Faith Ringling Brothers Elephant Suit

2013-01-08 - Vienna, United States.

The ASPCA sued Ringling Brothers, but ended up paying the circus $9.3 million to help cover its legal bills. Tom Rider, the star witness for the plaintiffs, proved to be problematic. Even though he referred to the elephants as his “girls” and claimed to have a “personal” and “emotional” attachment to them on par with the one he had for his two daughters and his grandson, he was unable to identify the elephants in videotaped footage.


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research
African elephants (shown here in Amboseli National Park) can send long-distance, low-frequency messages that depend on vocal mechanisms that are more like people singing than like cats purring.

How the elephant gets its infrasound. Blowing air through a pachyderm’s larynx offers hints to low-frequency communication

2012-08-03 - Vienna, Austria.

Elephants don’t purr so much as sing when they unleash low-frequency rumblings at friends and foes kilometers away. Too low for humans to hear, the infrasonic components of elephants’ calls have at times been attributed to a process similar to a cat’s contented thrum. But new measurements made by blowing air through the voice box, or larynx, of a deceased zoo elephant suggest that the mechanism is actually a (much bigger) analog to a person speaking or singing.


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death

Statement on retired elephant Banana

2012-01-23 - Vienna, United States.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is sad to announce the passing of Banana, a 55 year old female Asian elephant. Since 2010, Banana has lived at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® in central Florida, where she spent time with the herd and was cared for by dedicated members of the Ringling Bros. animal care and veterinary team. Unfortunately, Ringling Bros. veterinary staff recently concluded that euthanasia was appropriate due to Banana’s declining hea...


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misc

Final Ruling Rejects Efforts by the ASPCA and Other Animal Special Interest Groups to Reverse Prior Legal Victories for Feld Entertainment

2012-01-16 - Vienna, United States.

Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced today that a federal appeals court unanimously re-affirmed the judgment entered on behalf of Feld Entertainment, Inc. at trial and on appeal. Feld Entertainment, Inc., the producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus. , won the lawsuit that was originally filed more than a decade ago by animal special interest groups who ultimately sought to outlaw elephants in the circus. After losing at trial in 2009 and losing a unanimous appeal in October of 201...


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zoo

Schönbrunn Christmas tree provides new year menu for the zoo

2012-01-11 - Vienna, Austria.

The 16.5 metre high Christmas tree which has stood proudly in front of Schloß Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria, over the Christmas period, is to be taken down today (Tues) and turned into animal feed. "The tree serves as not only food for the elephants but also as a toy," said Zoo director, Harald Schwanner, who has watched the animals play with the shredded tree in previous years.


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Elephant-Keeper meeting and Protected Contact Training Workshop

2011-12-01 - Vienna, Austria.

This course is organized as a workshop and will be basically in English language but main parts of the presentations and live performances will be provided in English and German. The Workshop is turned specifically to elephant keepers but also veterinarians and curators. The program includes theory - and a lot of practical parts and deals with various topics related to advanced protected contact methods. Beneath preparation for birth, foot care and enrichment there is a special part of the works...


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Photo © Jutta Kirchner

Vienna Zoo elephant calf to be named Tuluba

2010-08-16 - Vienna, Austria.

The Vienna Zoo’s new male elephant calf born on 6 August will be named Tuluba, the zoo announced today. Some 61.4 per cent of the 10,000 voters on the internet chose the name, which means "big ears." Zoo Director Dagmar Schratter said: "Tuluba was my favourite since it is a very melodic name.


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African elephant Numbi and her newborn son (6.8.2010) from Tiergarten Schönbrunn Vienna

2010-08-11 - Vienna, Austria. Jutta Kirchner

Photographer Jutta Kirchner has portrayed the first day of public display of the new born african elephant in the oldest Zoo in the world, Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna.


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misc

Tusker Packs Trunk

2010-08-09 - Vienna, Austria.

This tinky tusker has caused big trouble for zoo bosses in Austria - where his five year old big brother has been forced to pack his trunk to make way for him. The five week old male African elephant - as yet unnamed by keepers - was expected to be a girl and join the herd at Vienna´s Schoenbrunn Zoo. But because he´s a boy, his big brother Kibo - born to the same mum Numbi five years ago - has to be sent to another zoo to avoid causing conflict in the colony.


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birth

African elephant baby born in Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna

2010-08-06 - Vienna, Austria.

The as yet unnamed baby elephant was born this morning at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria and weigh in at 112 kilos. The mother Numbi already had a baby 5 years ago, Kibo, who lives also in Schönnbrunn and will be a play mate for the new baby, said Zoo director Dagmar Schratter.


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Elephants at Austrian zoo get to play with used Christmas trees

2010-01-14 - Vienna, Austria.

Elephants at Vienna's city zoo got a rare treat Monday: a Christmas tree. The 65-foot-tall spruce Christmas tree in front of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace was given to the zoo animals. The tree was taken down that morning and will be used as feed and toys for the elephants. This isn't the only creative way the Austrians are recycling their Christmas trees. Last week, Vienna city officials announced that the 88-foot-tall Christmas tree on the square in front of Vienna's city hall would be made into...


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death

STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF RETIRED ASIAN ELEPHANT

2010-01-08 - Vienna, Virginia, United States.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® sadly announces the passing of Josky, a beloved female Asian elephant, at its Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation® in central Florida. Ringling Bros.® veterinary staff determined euthanasia was appropriate due to the elephant’s declining health and a necropsy was performed. As part of Ringling Bros. own reporting protocol, the USDA was contacted. During the mid 1970’s Josky made her debut at Circus World in Florida and became a featured perf...


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relocation
Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna, Austria

Elephant bull Pambo has been moved from Venna Zoo to spanish safaripark Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno

2009-10-27 - Vienna, Austria.

The 17 year old bull Pambo, born in Basel Zoo in Switzerland, has been transfered from Vienna Zoo to spanish safaripark Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno, as breeder for the group of females there. Next spring Vienna will recieve a female with calf from Wuppertal Zoo in Germany


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people

The Family Behind Family Entertainment. Three generations of Felds keep family fun center stage

2009-10-01 - Vienna, United States. Diana Lambdin Meyer

When Alana Feld turned 7, her backyard birthday party included a live elephant and a one-horned "unicorn" goat, followed by a field trip for all of her classmates to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Her sisters, Nicole and Juliette, recall similar birthday extravaganzas featuring trips to see Disney On Ice with all the students in their school, personal audiences with Disney character actors and skating practice with Olympic silver medalist Linda Fratianne.


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birth

It’s A Boy! The 22nd Calf Born into the Ringling Bros.® Conservation and Breeding Program

2009-01-27 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. Amy McWethy

January 27, 2009 -Vienna, VA) – The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® proudly announces the birth of a healthy male Asian elephant – marking the twenty-second birth in what has proven to be the most successful Asian elephant breeding program in the Western Hemisphere. Most importantly, this is the first calf in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey assisted reproduction program born as a result of artificial insemination (AI). Born on Jan. 19, the inaugur...


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Its a girl! Ringling announces birth of 21st Asian elephant calf

2008-11-18 - Vienna, United States. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation press release

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation proudly announces the birth of a healthy female Asian elephant – marking the twenty-first birth in what is already the most successful Asian elephant breeding program in the Western Hemisphere. The calf named Sundara, which means “beautiful” in Hindi, was born on Nov. 9, 7:15 p.m. at 310 pounds, and is an offspring of 39-year-old Sally and 35-year-old Charlie. Sally has given birth before as part of the Ringling Bros. ...


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Feld Entertainment, Inc. Trial Update: Statement on Upcoming Trial Filed by Animal Special Interest Groups

2008-10-23 - Vienna, United States. Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Feld Entertainment is conducting a vigorous defense in the lawsuit, ASPCA, et al. v. Feld Entertainment, Inc. which is scheduled to go to trial on October 27, 2008 in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. The case, which began more than eight years ago, is being pursued by four animal special interest groups against Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) Circus. "Animal special interest groups are distorting the facts by making false allegation...


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Kenneth Feld, The C.E.O. of the parent of Ringling Bros. talks about the unusual business of the circus.

World According to ... Kenneth Feld

2008-08-28 - Vienna, United States. Lloyd Grove

What we´re doing with the Asian elephant is the best work in the world. We have the only sustainable herd of Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere. It´s only through our Center for Elephant Conservation—that´s only about reproduction, research, and retirement of Asian elephants—that the zoos or anyone else can really hopefully propagate this species in the wild—that there are only 30,000 of.


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abstract

Articular cartilage in the knee joint of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, Blumenbach 1797.

2008-01-01 - Vienna, Austria. Egger GF, Witter K, Weissengruber G, Forstenpointner G. University of Veterinary Medicine

Knee joints of one adult and three juvenile African elephants were dissected. The specific features of the articular cartilage with particular reference to matrix components were studied by light and electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry. The elephant knee joint cartilage contains an unusually low concentration of proteoglycans resulting in rather eosinophilic staining properties of the matrix. The very thick collagen fibers of the cartilage possibly represent collagen I.


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conference
Natural History Museum in Vienna

2007 Annual meeting for International Committee for museums and collections of natural history

2007-08-20 - Vienna, Austria. Brigitta Schmid

Bernd Lötsch, the director general, and my team are looking forward to welcoming you at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. You will get the first Newsletter from ICOM-Austria in autumn. However, we succeeded in making some special arrangements for the members of ICOM-NATHIST, therefore an early information may be useful in advance.


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International Conference on Environmental Enrichment

8th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment

2007-08-05 - Vienna, Austria.

The ICEE is a meeting for the exchange of ideas about both theoretical and applied research on enrichment for animals under human care. The conference is held every two years in internationally diverse locations. Deadline for the receipt of abstracts for paper, poster and video submissions is March 1, 2007. Authors will be notified of the results of the review process by April 1, 2007.


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Loxodonta africana - African elephant

2007-06-18 - Vienna, Austria. Nicole Weissenböck

Thermogram of the front surface of the right pinna, 30 days after the injury. A regular medical evidence of the ear. The wound is healed.


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Call repertoire of infant African elephants: first insights into the early vocal ontogeny.

2007-06-01 - Vienna, Austria. AS Stoeger-Horwath, S Stoeger, HM Schwammer, and H Kratochvil

African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana) have a complex acoustic communication system, but very little is known about their vocal ontogeny. A first approach in ontogenetic studies is to define the call repertoire of specific age groups. Twelve hundred calls of 11 infant elephants from neonatal to 18 months of age recorded at the Vienna Zoo in Austria and at the Daphne Sheldrick's orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Kenya were analyzed. Six call types were structurally distinguished: t...


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Renaut bodies in nerves of the trunk of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana.

2007-03-27 - Vienna, Austria. Witter K, Egger GF, Boeck P. University of Veterinary Medicine

Samples of the trunk wall of an adult African elephant (Loxodonta africana) were examined histologically using conventional staining methods, immunohistochemistry, and lectin histochemistry. Architecture of nerve plexuses and occurrence of Renaut bodies in the elephant trunk were compared with those in tissues surrounding the nasal vestibule of the pig. Prominent nerve plexuses were found in all layers of the elephant trunk.


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The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana).

2006-12-20 - Vienna, Austria. Weissengruber GE, Egger GF, Hutchinson JR, Groenewald HB, Elsässer L, Famini D, Forstenpointner G. Veterinary University of Vienna

The cushions in the feet of African elephants were examined by means of standard anatomical and histological techniques, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The micromorphology of elephant feet cushions resembles that of digital cushions in cattle or of the foot pads in humans but not that of digital cushions in horses. Besides their important mechanical properties, foot cushions in elephants seem to be very sensitive structures.


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The structure of the cushions in the feet of African elephants (Loxodonta africana)

2006-11-23 - Vienna, Austria. Weissengruber GE, Egger GF, Hutchinson JR, Groenewald HB, Elsasser L, Famini D, Forstenpointner G.Department of Pathobiology, Veterinary University of Vienna

The uniquely designed limbs of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, support the weight of the largest terrestrial animal. The micromorphology of elephant feet cushions resembles that of digital cushions in cattle or of the foot pads in humans but not that of digital cushions in horses. Besides their important mechanical properties, foot cushions in elephants seem to be very sensitive structures.


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fossil
two bodies that might be twins were buried together in red pigment.

Stone Age Neanderthals Twins Discovered Buried Under Mammoths Shoulder Blade

2006-11-15 - Vienna, Austria. JR Minkel

Researchers have unearthed the graves of three Stone Age infants that may ultimately bear on the question of whether humans interbred with Neandertals. The rare find, from a 27,000-year-old site in Austria, includes two bodies that might be twins sheltered under a mammoth's shoulder blade. The twins had been protected from the elements by the mammoth bone and were very well preserved, says team member Christine Neugebauer-Maresch of the Prehistoric Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ...


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medical

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Center For Elephant Conservation(R) Announces Second Test Positive For Tuberculosis In Male Elephant

2006-09-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey(R) today announced that a second male elephant has tested positive and is being treated for tuberculosis (TB) at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation(R). While all other elephants at the Ringling Bros. Center and on our traveling circus units have tested negative for TB, the State of Florida, following USDA guidelines, has issued a quarantine notice for the remaining elephants at the Ringling Bros. Center, with the exception o...


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Abu and Sabi in Vienna Zoo 2006

Vienna: elephant bull Abu and mother Sabi to Halle Zoo in Germany

2006-07-21 - Vienna, Austria. Vienna Zoo Press release

The 5-year old Abu, born with artificial insemination in Vienna Zoo, and his mother Sabi, owned by Munich Zoo but living in Vienna since 1992, arrived early morning the 20th in Halle Zoo in German Sachsen-Anhalt, after a nightly transport performed by the company Interzoo.


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research

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Commits $135,000 to Smithsonians National Zoo to Fund Research for the Endangered Asian Elephant Species

2006-04-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States.

Today, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® announced that it will fund a reproductive research study conducted by scientists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. The $135,000 commitment will be distributed over the next three years in support of the National Zoo’s efforts to increase the captive population of the endangered Asian elephant.


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birth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of 20th Asian Elephant Calf

2006-04-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® (CEC) proudly announced today the birth of a healthy female Asian elephant – marking the twentieth birth in what is already one of the most successful Asian elephant breeding programs. The calf, born on April 6, 2006, 9:08 p.m. at 295 pounds, is a rare second-generation offspring of eleven-year-old Shirley and thirteen-year-old Romeo, who were also born into the Ringling Bros.® conservation program.


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medical

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Commits $180,000 to Smithsonian"s National Zoo to Continue Critical Elephant Herpes Research. Ringling Bros. Funding Will Support Search for Cure to Single Largest Threat to the Endangered Asian Elephant

2005-07-25 - Vienna, United States.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® today announced it will fund ongoing research on endotheliotropic herpes viruses (EEHV) being conducted by the National Elephant Herpesvirus Laboratory at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The $180,000 gift will be distributed over the next three years to support the National Zoo's efforts toward treating, and ultimately curing, this typically fatal disease in young Asian elephants.


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birth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of Second Asian Elephant Calf in 2005

2005-07-05 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) today announced the birth of a healthy 314-pound male Asian elephant on June 1, 2005. The calf was born to 29-year-old mother Alana after only four hours of labor. The newborn is Alana’s fourth calf, and was fathered by Charlie, an Asian elephant sire at the CEC.


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of Asian Elephant Calf. CEC Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Unprecedented 17th Elephant Birth

2005-06-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The 38-year-old mother, Mala, delivered a healthy 310-pound female Asian elephant calf at 9:40 p.m. on April 21, 2005, after just 40 minutes of labor. The newborn is Mala’s sixth calf, and was fathered by Charlie, an Asian elephant sire at the CEC. An unprecedented seventeenth birth for the Ringling Bros. CEC.


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accident

Viennese elephant house in mourning after casualty

2005-02-21 - Vienna, Austria. Press-information, Vienna Zoo

Yesterday, on Sunday Feb. 20th, 2005 around 10.40 am the head keeper of the elephant house, 39 year old Gerd Kohl was attacked and deadly injured by the young elephant bull “Abu”. Gerd Kohl was considered one of the most experienced elephant keepers in Europe and therefore was also the one who took care of and trained the 4 year old Abu (born on April 25, 2001) in Schoenbrunn.

The accident occurred during the daily morning shower of the elephants. Unforeseeably, the 1.6-ton-e...


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Elephant keeper Gerd Kohl and Abu

Elephant bull Abu impales Zookeeper Gerd Kohl in Vienna Zoo

2005-02-20 - Vienna, Austria. AP

An elephant crushed a keeper to death Sunday at the Vienna Zoo, police said. Zookeeper Gerhard Kohl, 39, was killed after he had showered the elephant, Abu, as part of the morning routine, the Austria Press Agency said, citing veterinarian Thomas Voracek. The elephant, an almost 4-year-old bull, pinned Kohl to the wall and speared him with his tusks, APA reported.


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death

Elephant Jumbo in Vienna Zoo dead

2005-02-13 - Vienna, Austria. Tiergarten Schönbrunn

The female africant Jumbo in Vienna Zoo is dead. When the elephant keepers came for work in the morning, she was dead.

During the nights, the elephants are filmed on video, and the vido shows that the rest of the elephant herd tried without success, to push Jumbos 3.5 ton heavy body up, but she died in the early morning due to circulation problems and general weakness.


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birth

SECOND-GENERATION ASIAN ELEPHANT BIRTH UNDERSCORES SUCCESS OF RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY"S CONSERVATION PROGRAM

2003-12-05 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The new calf is the offspring of Ringling Bros.' bred elephants, expanding the largest gene pool outside of Asia. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® unveils white paper on the state of the Asian elephant in the 21st century. Vienna, VA-On December 5, 2003 at 9:25 a.m., Riccardo, a 232-pound male, Asian elephant, joined the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) family. This newborn's arrival is historic, as he is the first offspring from two elephants born in...


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death
King Tusk, also known as Tommy, was born in India and brought to the United States in 1945, euthanized due to osteoarthritis

King Tusk, Ringling Bros. Asian Elephant Ambassador, Dies at 57 Years of Age

2002-12-22 - Vienna, Virginia, United States. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Press release

King Tusk, a 57-year-old male Asian elephant living in retirement with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, was humanely euthanized yesterday (Saturday, December 21). A magnificent and beautiful Asian elephant with 6-foot-long tusks, King Tusk was a star performer with Ringling Bros. in the 1980s and early 1990s. He passed away quietly at Ringling Bros. elephant retirement facility in northern Florida in the company of his pachyderm companions and human caretakers.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from Vienna, Virginia2010-01-08 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF RETIRED ASIAN ELEPHANT 2009-01-27 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - It’s A Boy! The 22nd Calf Born into the Ringling Bros.® Conservation and Breeding Program 2006-09-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Center For Elephant Conservation(R) Announces Second Test Positive For Tuberculosis In Male Elephant 2006-04-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Commits $135,000 to Smithsonians National Zoo to Fund Research for the Endangered Asian Elephant Species 2006-04-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of 20th Asian Elephant Calf 2005-07-05 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of Second Asian Elephant Calf in 2005 2005-06-06 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation Announces Birth of Asian Elephant Calf. CEC Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Unprecedented 17th Elephant Birth 2003-12-05 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - SECOND-GENERATION ASIAN ELEPHANT BIRTH UNDERSCORES SUCCESS OF RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY"S CONSERVATION PROGRAM 2002-12-22 - Vienna, Virginia, United States - King Tusk, Ringling Bros. Asian Elephant Ambassador, Dies at 57 Years of Age

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Experienced elephant keeper

2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section...


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Wendy the elephant lived at Bristol Zoo Gardens until 2002

Bristol Zoo to close

2021-02-28 - Bristol, United Kingdom.

Earlier this week, Bristol Zoo announced plans to turn its car park into housing. This came after the Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with ...


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Thermal camera in operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

How 30,000 elephant "selfies" will help in conservation

2021-02-26 - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.

Zoo keepers have compiled the world's largest collection of thermal images of elephants. The pictures show elephants in every pose as they play, eat and hang out in their enclosure at ZSL Whipsnade Zo...


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Man was cleaning stables when he was hit by female, knocking his head against bars of enclosure

Elephant kills Spanish zookeeper with one hit from trunk.

2021-02-26 - Santander, Spain.

The female elephant weighing around 4,000kg (8,800lb) hit the 44-year-old with her trunk on Wednesday morning at the Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, the zoo said. The man w...


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Madras High Court calls for policy to prohibit future ownership of Elephants by private individuals, temples; seeks State response

2021-02-23 - Madras, India.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday opined that a uniform policy should be put in place to completely prohibit future ownership of elephants by individuals or temples and to bring all elephants under the...


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First million-year-old DNA extracted from Siberian mammoth teeth

2021-02-17 - Stockholm, Sweden.

For the first time, preserved DNA has been recovered from animal remains over a million years old. The DNA belonged to two mammoths that lived around 1.2 million years ago. “Instead of there being o...


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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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medical
‘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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research

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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relocation
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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