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Making elephants graceful at Big Apple Circus no big task for trainer Bill "Buckles" Woodcock

1995-11-28 - NEW YORK, United States. Sherry Dean (CNN)

Anna Mae, Ned and Amy are three giant performers who, with their nimble antics, regularly tug the mouths -- and hearts -- of spectators at Manhattan's Big Apple Circus. All it takes to make this elephant trio spry and graceful, say their trainers. While most children grow up with a family dog, Bill Woodcock was raised petting elephants, prompting him to follow in his father's footsteps and become an elephant trainer. Anna Mae was trained by the senior Woodcock almost 50 years ago, and she is sti...


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An outbreak of encephalomyocarditis-virus infection in free-ranging African elephants in the Kruger National Park.

1995-06-01 - Skukuza, South Africa. Grobler DG, Raath JP, Braack LE, Keet DF, Gerdes GH, Barnard BJ, Kriek NP, Jardine J, Swanepoel R. at National Parks Board, Skukuza, South Africa

A cluster of four deaths in late December 1993, marked the onset of an outbreak of disease of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in South Africa, which has an estimated population of 7,500 elephants. Mortalities peaked in January 1994, with 32 deaths, and then declined steadily to reach pre-outbreak levels by September, but sporadic losses continued until November. During the outbreak altogether 64 elephants died, of which 53 (83%) were adult bulls. Archival...


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2 Headlines about Elephants from 19951995-11-28 - NEW YORK, United States - Making elephants graceful at Big Apple Circus no big task for trainer Bill "Buckles" Woodcock 1995-06-01 - Skukuza, South Africa - An outbreak of encephalomyocarditis-virus infection in free-ranging African elephants in the Kruger National Park.


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