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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. The successful candidate will be working in a protected contact keeping system.


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EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER

2020-09-07 - 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. The successful candidate will be working in a protected contact keeping system and will be assisting in all aspects of the section’s work, including the delivery of the zoos current Elephant care program to our existing 1 male and 5 female Asian Elephants.


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Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged

2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland.

TWO circus elephants involved in separate freak incidents were drugged with paracetamol and morphine, it has emerged. An investigation is under way after tests confirmed fears that the elderly animals´ food had been tampered with. The results of laboratory tests on blood and urine samples were carried out on the elephants from Courtney Brothers´ Circus.


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Joy Gärtner

Circus investigates elephant crush

2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker is fighting for his life in a Cork hospital after being crushed by Baby, the runaway elephant. Spanish national Justino Munez suffered severe internal injuries when the 2.5-ton animal accidentally crushed him as he was cleaning the elephant pen at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, on Saturday night.


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The scene outside the Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork, shortly after a worker was injured by an elephant.

Circus worker injured by elephant

2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A circus worker has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib following an incident with an elephant at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool, Cork. He was injured by an unintentional blow after one elephant charged another in a holding area. Medical workers and gardaí arrived on the scene shortly after 5pm and a male circus worker was taken by ambulance to hospital.


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Baby with owner Joy Gärtner

Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines

2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland.

A video of an elephant escaping from a Cork circus during the week has become a global sensation. The Indian elephant named Baby broke free from her keepers at Courtney Brothers Circus in Blackpool on Tuesday, after apparently deciding she was in no mood to have a shower.


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Blackpool Zoo: Trainee Elephant keeper

2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Blackpool Zoo is looking for a Trainee Elephant keeper to help in the continuous development of our Elephant care programme. You will assist in the daily care of our four female Asian Elephants and will be involved in all aspects of their husbandry on a daily basis. Suitable candidates should have a strong interest in working a free contact keeping system with this species.


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Blackpool Zoo: Experienced Elephant Keeper

2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Blackpool Zoo is looking for an Experienced Elephant Keeper to help in the continuous development of our Elephant care programme. You will assist in the daily care of our four female Asian Elephants and will be involved in all aspects of their husbandry on a daily basis. You should possess the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years experience working within a recognised free contact Elephant programme.


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BOOTED UP: Crumple the elephant from Blackpool Zoo with her pain-relieving boot

Crumple boots up to ease pain

2008-02-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Engineers at Fleetwood Trawlers solved a jumbo problem for Blackpool Zoo's Asian elephant, Crumple, who has had a specially designed protective boot made for her. It was discovered that four ton Crumple, who is 39, had been experiencing mobility problems which turned out to be due to an arthritic hip. Fleetwood Trawlers were contacted for their help to take pressure off her foot and after one unsuitable boot, Crumple is now wearing her designer footwear.


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Engaged: Oliver Thompson and Emma Morgan, with Marcella the elephant, who helped the proposal

Six-ton elephant helps romantic boyfriend propose to lover during zoo trip

2007-12-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom. LIZ HULL

It was a marriage proposal guaranteed to stick in Emma Morgan's memory - since it was delivered by a six-ton Asian elephant. Her boyfriend Oliver Thompson persuaded zoo bosses to let him use one of their animals to help him pop the question. Fortunately, the 23-year-old didn't hesitate to say Yes when the chosen pachyderm, named Marcella, extended its trunk and handed her a ribbon with a ring attached. Miss Morgan, an optical assistant, said yesterday that she was surprised but delighted when th...


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Ele Learning: Sarah Thomas and Gary Hampson from Blackpool Zoo

Trunks packed for elephant adventure

2007-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom. Joe Robinson

TWO intrepid Zoo employees are to jet off to Sri Lanka for some elephant education. Elephant enclosure boss Gary Hampson and Sarah Thomas from Blackpool Zoo are packing their trunks to spend two weeks travelling around schools teaching children and communities about elephants. The pair, who jet off on Saturday, will also visit an elephant orphanage and national parks as well as seeing how money raised by the zoo's Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust is spent.


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Blackpool Zoo for sale

2007-01-20 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

FOUR elephants, a band of gorillas, one lion and a giant tortoise were all put up for sale today. Blackpool Zoo is on the market - less than four years after the council handed it over to a private operator. Grant Leisure, who took over the running of the East Park Drive attraction in April 2003, has told the council that it is proposing to sell its lease for the zoo, along with two other attractions it owns, in order to focus on its core marketing services business.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Blackpool2021-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Experienced elephant keeper 2020-09-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER 2012-04-25 - Blackpool, Ireland - Tests reveal escaped circus elephant was drugged 2012-04-02 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus investigates elephant crush 2012-04-01 - Blackpool, Ireland - Circus worker injured by elephant 2012-03-31 - Blackpool, Ireland - Runaway elephant makes worldwide headlines 2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo: Trainee Elephant keeper 2008-05-07 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo: Experienced Elephant Keeper 2008-02-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Crumple boots up to ease pain 2007-12-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Six-ton elephant helps romantic boyfriend propose to lover during zoo trip 2007-03-01 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Trunks packed for elephant adventure 2007-01-20 - Blackpool, United Kingdom - Blackpool Zoo for sale

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Elephant Calf Born in Budapest Zoo

2021-04-29 - Budapest, Hungary.

n elephant calf was born in the Budapest Zoo in the small hours of Wednesday, the zoo told MTI. The delivery went without complications and the calf weighing 80kg stood up and started feeding soon aft...


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Elephant meat distributed to farms

2021-04-28 - Windhoek, Namibia. Arlana Shikongo

THE meat of a 'problem' elephant that was trophy-hunted on Sunday has been distributed among farmers and farmworkers in the Otavi area. Romeo Muyunda, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Environment, ...


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Kusha wins freedom, to be released from Dubare camp

2021-04-28 - Coorg, India.

Wild tusker Kusha, who escapade from Dubare elephant camp into the jungles to find companions had the Forest Department on tenterhooks for months, has won his freedom. His release from the camp was or...


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Lucas the elephant has died at age 9

2021-04-14 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday said 9-year-old Lucas the elephant has died from a rare viral infection. "After days of heroic care, we have lost our beloved elephant Lucas to a devastating viral disease ...


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India Needs Safe Highways To Protect Its National Heritage Animal - The Asian Elephant

2021-04-13 - New Delhi, India.

The elephant is regarded as India's National Heritage Animal. As per the 2017 census, the country housed a population of 27,312 elephants accounting for about 60% of the world's wild Asian elephant po...


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Farmers move to occupy a critical elephant corridor in Sri Lanka

2021-04-13 - Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. Malaka Rodrigo

Earlier this month, more than 300 people gathered near the borders of the Dahaiyagala Wildlife Sanctuary in Sri Lanka’s Uva province armed with axes, long knives, ropes and handheld hoes called mam...


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Probe launched into temple tusker’s death

2021-04-10 - , India.

A probe relating to the death of tusker Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan has begun. On Saturday, Manu P. Menon, Sub Inspector, Vigilance and Security, TDB visited the Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple...


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Elephants relocated in Kenya to prevent conflict with humans

2021-04-09 - , Kenya.

Conservation charity Space for Giants’ Human-Elephant Coexistence team joined the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to coordinate an extraordinary ‘drive’ to move a large number of crop-raiding bull ...


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Thailand"s captive elephants face uncertain future

2021-04-09 - HUAY PAKKOT, Thailand. DENIS D. GRAY

In one of the largest known elephant migrations in memory, many of the country's estimated 3,800 captive elephants trudged out of tourist sites ranging from northeastern Surin Province to the beachsid...


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Baby elephant dies rejected by family at Swedish zoo

2021-04-09 - Borås, Sweden.

A two-week old elephant has died after being rejected by her family following the birth of another elephant calf, Sweden's Boras Zoo announced Friday. "Despite three days of intensive care with a vet ...


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Elephant count set to go up at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

2021-04-08 - Jamshedpur, India. Jayesh Thaker

The elephant count at Dalma wildlife sanctuary is all set to pep up during the census as foresters have spotted around 20 calves inside the sprawling 192 sq km sanctuary, 30 km from Jamshedpur. There...


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CBI begins probe into death of elephants, poaching in forests of Tamil Nadu

2021-04-08 - Madurai, India.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a probe into alleged poaching and killing of elephants in the forests of Tamil Nadu, an issue raised by wildlife activists over the years. Severa...


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Injured Kerala elephant dies days after it was deemed ‘fit’ for temple fest

2021-04-08 - Ambalapuzha, India. Neethu Joseph

It was the efforts of a few kind-hearted people that helped rescue Ambalapuzha Vijayakrishnan, an injured captive elephant in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, from being paraded in a temple festival, so...


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Anne the elephant will not be retiring to France, say her keepers at Longleat

A decade after her rescue, ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’ will not retire to France, despite campaign effort

2021-04-08 - Warminster, United Kingdom.

An elephant called Anne, who spent 55 years performing in the circus before she was rescued in 2011 and brought to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, will not retire to France, her keepers have said. ...


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Botswana allows hunting of 287 elephants

2021-04-06 - Gabarone, Botswana.

Botswana's authorities have issued 287 elephant-hunting licences as the hunting season resumed after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic. Hunters may shoot 287 elephants this season, Direct...


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Five unemployed elephants and their owners begin walking from Pattaya to their native province of Surin, in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri, on Tuesday.

Jobless Pattaya elephants begin 500km walk home

2021-04-06 - Pattaya, Thailand.

Napalai Mai-ngam, 26, said five years ago she had brought her relatives and their tamed elephants from Surin to work at an elephant resort in tambon Lam Huay Yai of Bang Lamung. After waiting in vain...


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Some of the 38 wild Elephants recently spotted in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province.

Cambodian Ministry urges protection for Asian elephants

2021-04-05 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Ministry of Environment has called on residents of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province to not disturb the wild elephants there as well as participate in their protection. The call ...


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Tusker Kusha Put Into Kraal At Dubare Camp

2021-04-04 - Coorg, India.

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be ta...


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Armpits, the circus and more: A dozen historic photos taken on April Fool"s Day: 1963: RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS ELEPHANT

2021-04-01 - New York City, United States.

A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April 1, 1963. The circus opens in Madison Square Garden April 3 for a...


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A Craven diary: When Buffalo Bill and performing elephants and lions came to town

2021-04-01 - Craven, United Kingdom. Lesley Tate

ROBERT Brothers Mammoth Zoo Circus was preparing to give Craven folk the time of their lives 75 years ago in 1946. Amongst the 20 ‘star acts’ were Buffalo Bill ‘ in person’ and Marharannne, an...


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