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Rolf Knie, 75, Elephant Trainer And Swiss Circus Family Leader

1997-08-24 - Rappersvil, Switzerland.

Rolf Knie, a master elephant trainer who led Switzerland's foremost circus family for 50 years, died on Monday. He was 75. The cause of death was heart failure, said a Knie Circus spokesman, Hans Rathgeb. Mr. Knie, who was billed as the man who spoke to elephants, headed the...


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JOHN CUNEO AND HAWTHORN CORPORATION FACE USDA ANIMAL WELFARE CHARGES

1997-08-13 - Riverdale, California, United States. Jim Rogers, Jamie Ambrosi

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently charged licensed animal exhibitors John Cuneo and the Hawthorn Corporation, doing business in Grayslake, Ill., with violations of the Animal Welfare Act.


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A family with a yen for elephants

1997-07-07 - Palakkad, India. A Satish

Though jumbo-sized problems and risks are part of rearing elephants, for brothers M A Parameswaran and Haridas of Mangalamkunnu they are family pets. They have got 14 elephants, making them the largest individual owners in Kerala after the Guruvayur Devaswom. The duo are averse to deputing their jumbos for pulling logs of wood, usually done by female elephants. So only tuskers form part of their brigade. Of the 42 elephants with the Guruvayur Devaswom, only 33 are tuskers.


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3 Headlines about Elephants from 19971997-08-24 - Rappersvil, Switzerland - Rolf Knie, 75, Elephant Trainer And Swiss Circus Family Leader 1997-08-13 - Riverdale, California, United States - JOHN CUNEO AND HAWTHORN CORPORATION FACE USDA ANIMAL WELFARE CHARGES 1997-07-07 - Palakkad, India - A family with a yen for elephants


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