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Calf is mother Dina’s third baby born at Dublin Zoo in the last three years

It’s a girl! Elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo on Monday

2017-03-16 - Dublin, Ireland.

A female elephant calf was born at Dublin Zoo on Monday night weighing 80kg.
The mother elephant, named Dina, is the Dublin Zoo herd’s matriarch and gave birth to the healthy calf after a 22-month gestation period.
The new arrival is Dina’s third calf and the fifth elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo in three years.


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ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV

2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland.

From baby elephants to amateur cooks, there´s plenty to watch tonight! The Zoo – RTÉ One (7.00pm) The series is back to showcase the daily occurrences and major events happening at Dublin Zoo, including the arrival of three elephant calves.


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Pictured today Wednesday, 17th September 2014 at Dublin Zoo are The Natural Confectionery Company Facebook competition winners Katie Bushe (left) and Sally Cullen (right) with Gerry Creighton Operations Manager for Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo names new baby elephant calves Kavi and Ashoka

2014-09-17 - Dublin, Ireland. Freya Drohan

Siobhan Cullen, from Balgriffin in Co Dublin, suggested the name Kavi, an Indian word which means poet or wise man, for the bull calf. Katie Bush, from Malahide in Co Dublin, won the honour of naming the second calf Ashoka, born in August, after one of India’s greatest emperors.


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Ella Kiernan (6) and Mia Creighton (7) reading

Dublin Zoo getting ready for some jumbo deliveries

2013-12-02 - Dublin, Ireland.

ALL four female elephants in the herd at Dublin Zoo are pregnant, the keepers believe. The happy news, which was supposed to be kept secret until after Christmas, emerged at the launch yesterday of a new book for children titled ´Dublin Zoo Elephants´.


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If I"d followed in dad"s footsteps, I"d be an elephant keeper now

2012-10-27 - Dublin, Ireland.

Pat Kenny reflects on the pleasure of summers in the Phoenix Park, where both dad and grandad worked in Dublin Zoo. Each morning he would look after the elephants, feed them and spend the rest of the day talking to the public. Even now, many years later, people still send me pictures or tell me with gratitude about how my father took time to talk to them. He became so well known, in fact, that the famous photographer John Hinde made him the subject of three of his famous coloured postcards.


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Keeper Brendan Walsh cools down elephant Jasmine at Dublin Zoo

All roads to beaches jammed on hottest day of the year

2010-05-24 - Dublin, Ireland. Paul Melia and Patricia McDonagh

THOUSANDS of families were forced to cope with traffic tailbacks as they descended on beaches and parks to make the most of the hottest day of the year so far. Up to 8,000 families flocked to Dublin Zoo for the opening of the new petting farm, beaches were inundated with day-trippers, while hundreds took part in the Killarney fun run and thousands attended sporting events including the 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.


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Ivory highlights elephant threat

2009-09-02 - Dublin, Ireland.

The impact of the ivory trade on the future of elephants was revealed at Dublin Zoo as Customs officers handed over seized jewellery for display.
The ivory necklaces and bracelets from South Africa were confiscated from a posted parcel at Dublin Airport. Dublin Zoo Director, Leo Oosterweghel, said the items will be put on show to inform visitors about the impact of the ivory trade.


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My week: Pat Kenny. Saying goodbye to the Irish summer in a celebrity garden

2008-09-07 - Dublin, Ireland.

I am asked to recreate a John Hinde picture postcard of my late father, an elephant keeper in Dublin Zoo, which was taken in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I dress in the uniform and cap and get the elephant to salute with her trunk. For my dad it was Sarah, for me it is Yasmin. The result will be seen on TG4 in a few weeks’ time on a programme called Cartai Poist. It turns out to be an afternoon full of memories because, in my childhood, Dublin Zoo was virtually a second home.


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Patter of heavy feet set to draw one million to zoo

2008-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland.

AN UNPRECEDENTED baby boom at Dublin Zoo is set to draw a record one million visitors this year for the first time in the zoo's 177-year history. A total of 905,000 people entered the Phoenix Park attraction in 2007, but the patter of heavy feet has boosted interest among families and schools so far in 2008. The past year has seen the arrival of two young giraffes, a white rhino baby and a Californian sea lion calf. In coming weeks the veritable animal creche is expected to see the arrival of a ...


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Meet Budi

Dublin Zoo names its newest elephant

2008-04-24 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has officially named its new elephant calf Budi following a competition that attracted over 1,000 entries. 11-year-old Tallaght student Cian Cooke picked the Indonesian name, which means 'wise one', to reflect the elephant's Asian heritage. Budi was born in February, just the second elephant born in Ireland.


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Anak (large) and the newborn unnamed elephant

Zoo celebrates jumbo delivery

2008-02-21 - Dublin, Ireland.

A zoo's not-so-little latest arrival made his first public appearance on Thursday. The four-day-old baby elephant - which weighs in at 80kgs (176lbs) - was revealed to visitors to Dublin Zoo with his mother Yasmin. The bouncing boy, who has not yet been named, is thriving since his delivery early on Sunday morning. The natural birth was observed by zoo staff through several infrared cameras, with the calf walking after just 30 minutes. The jumbo delivery is the latest addition to the facility's ...


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Dublin Zoo, Mother and baby doing well

New baby elephant born at Dublin Zoo

2008-02-18 - Dublin, Ireland.

A male elephant has been born at Dublin Zoo - the second elephant to be born at the zoo in the past year. The calf, who has not yet been named, was born to mother Indian elephant mother Yasmin at 5.27am in the zoo's elephant enclosure. The birth was unassisted but was observed by zoo staff through several infrared cameras. Mother and baby are both doing well. The other four elephants at the zoo, all female, are smelling and touching the new arrival. Last May, a female elephant, Asha, was born.


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How the elephants really do make their trunk calls. Irish-American scientist Cailtin O"Connell reveals how elephants use their feet and trunks to communicate

2008-02-17 - Dublin, Ireland. Christina Park

ELEPHANTS can stand on tiptoe -- they can run on tiptoe and hardly make a sound. And they can use their sensitive feet to hear through the ground. You would think such behaviour would have drawn attention before but, as the writer Henry David Thoreau (quoted in this book) points out, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see". And Irish-American scientist Dr Caitlin O'Connell, author of The Elephant's Secret Sense, has a keen eye. Employed in 1992 by the Namibian government to s...


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Dublin Zoo sees record 2007 numbers

2008-01-15 - Dublin, Ireland.

Over 900,000 people visited Dublin Zoo last year in what was a 20 per cent jump on 2006 and the highest number in its 176-year history, it was announced today. Officials cite the birth of Ireland's first ever baby elephant and a litter of kune kune pigs - a domestic breed rarely bred successfully in Ireland - as some of the highlights that contributed to the record numbers. Zoo director Leo Oosterweghel said they were hoping for similar success in 2008 with a number of new animal arrivals expect...


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Trunk call at online birth of elephant

2008-01-08 - Dublin, Ireland. Anne-Marie Walsh

IT will be the ultimate in Zoo TV. Special cameras are set to capture the birth of an elephant at Dublin Zoo with the live images available on the internet. Officials have installed hi-tech CCTV cameras in the elephant enclosure in the Phoenix Park to follow expectant Indian elephant Yasmin's labour and delivery in March . Technology company DNA IT solutions, based in Ireland, has been employed to put two cameras in her enclosure to deliver high quality images. The new cameras have replaced trad...


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Axis and DNA IT Solutions help Dublin Zoo watch over birth of baby elephant

2008-01-07 - Dublin, Ireland.

Network cameras from Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, have been installed by one of Ireland's premier network integrators, DNA IT Solutions, inside the Kaziranga Forest Trail Habitat at Dublin Zoo. The birth, which is due to take place within the next few weeks, will be the second elephant birth ever caught on camera in Europe. Traditional analogue-based CCTV cameras have been replaced by Axis network cameras, because the old ones were not delivering the high quality im...


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Local company built gates to house a herd of elephants o Ireland.

2007-09-19 - Dublin, Ireland. Robert Cox

If you're thinking of getting a closer look at Dublin Zoo's latest addition, - the baby Indian elephant recently christened Asha, be sure to admire the gates of the elephant enclosure when you're there. And when you come back you can congratulate local company, Globe Metalworks, based in Rooskey, who designed and installed the 12 gates between the enclosure and the elephant house.


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First baby elephant in Dublin zoo named

2007-09-05 - Dublin, Ireland.

There were jumbo celebrations in Dublin Zoo today as its first baby elephant was officially named. Asha, meaning hope in Hindi, was chosen for the bouncing baby girl who arrived almost four months ago weighing in at 80kg (176lb). Zookeepers trumpeted Asha’s arrival in the early hours of May 7 when she became the first elephant to be born in Ireland. Infrared cameras capture the natural birth and showed her taking her first steps within eight minutes. Asha can be seen with her mother Bernhardin...


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The first elephant born in the Republic of Ireland still needs a name.

Name the Dublin baby elephant competition. What"s My Name?

2007-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland.

I was born at the Dublin Zoo on 9 May, 2007. My wonderful keepers tell me that I am the first elephant ever born in the Republic of Ireland. My timing was perfect as I get to stomp around the new Kaziranga Forest Trail with the rest of my ‘family’ Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak. The problem is: I still don’t have a name. So I need your help. Find out details for the ‘Name the Baby Elephant (me!)’ contest below and check out my baby photos and video of my birth. Send me your suggestion fo...


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Dublin Zoos rainforest opens

2007-06-28 - Dublin, Ireland.

Elephants will make their first appearance at Dublin Zoo for almost two years when a spectacular rainforest enclosure is opened. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is to unveil the sprawling Kaziranga Forest Trail habitat, which includes water pools and dense vegetation. It will be home to the zoo's two new adult Asian elephants, Bernhardine and Yasmin, which have been in quarantine since arriving from Germany earlier this year. A two-month-old baby elephant born at the zoo in May has yet to be named.


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First elephant born in Ireland

2007-05-09 - Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Zoo has been trumpeting the arrival of the baby girl elephant who was up and walking just eight minutes after she was born. Zoo keeper Leo Oosterweghal said mum Bernhardine and baby are both well. The baby Asian elephant, which has not yet been named, was born in darkness while zookeepers kept watch by using a special camera.


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Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak from Rotterdam to Dublin Zoo.

2006-10-18 - Dublin, Ireland.

There used to be two Asian Elephants in the Dublin Zoo (Judy and Kirsty from Chester zoo in 1991) but they have been moved to Neunkirchen zoo in Germany. A new enclosure was built in Dublin, 50% bigger than the old one, which is now the new home for the dutch elephants from Rotterdam.


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Zoo ready to bid sad farewell to elephants

2005-08-23 - Dublin, Ireland.

It’s going to be an emotional farewell for Dublin Zoo’s two popular elephants when they head to a new home in Germany in a few weeks, the zoo’s assistant director said today. Elephants Judy and Kirsty, who have been at the zoo for a decade, will be moving to Neunkirchen Zoo in western Germany in mid September. Paul O’Donoghue, Dublin Zoo’s assistant director, said the decision to move the elephants was a difficult one, but the zoo was committed to an elephant breeding programme.


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23 Headlines about Elephants from Dublin2017-03-16 - Dublin, Ireland - It’s a girl! Elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo on Monday 2015-04-09 - Dublin, Ireland - ELEPHANTS, EASTENDERS & EMPLOYMENT: THE BEST OF TONIGHT"S TV 2014-09-17 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo names new baby elephant calves Kavi and Ashoka 2013-12-02 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo getting ready for some jumbo deliveries 2012-10-27 - Dublin, Ireland - If I"d followed in dad"s footsteps, I"d be an elephant keeper now 2010-05-24 - Dublin, Ireland - All roads to beaches jammed on hottest day of the year 2009-09-02 - Dublin, Ireland - Ivory highlights elephant threat 2008-09-07 - Dublin, Ireland - My week: Pat Kenny. Saying goodbye to the Irish summer in a celebrity garden 2008-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland - Patter of heavy feet set to draw one million to zoo 2008-04-24 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo names its newest elephant 2008-02-21 - Dublin, Ireland - Zoo celebrates jumbo delivery 2008-02-18 - Dublin, Ireland - New baby elephant born at Dublin Zoo 2008-02-17 - Dublin, Ireland - How the elephants really do make their trunk calls. Irish-American scientist Cailtin O"Connell reveals how elephants use their feet and trunks to communicate 2008-01-15 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoo sees record 2007 numbers 2008-01-08 - Dublin, Ireland - Trunk call at online birth of elephant 2008-01-07 - Dublin, Ireland - Axis and DNA IT Solutions help Dublin Zoo watch over birth of baby elephant 2007-09-19 - Dublin, Ireland - Local company built gates to house a herd of elephants o Ireland. 2007-09-05 - Dublin, Ireland - First baby elephant in Dublin zoo named 2007-08-04 - Dublin, Ireland - Name the Dublin baby elephant competition. What"s My Name? 2007-06-28 - Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Zoos rainforest opens 2007-05-09 - Dublin, Ireland - First elephant born in Ireland 2006-10-18 - Dublin, Ireland - Bernhardine, Yasmin and Anak from Rotterdam to Dublin Zoo. 2005-08-23 - Dublin, Ireland - Zoo ready to bid sad farewell to elephants

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Yunnan, China: Kunming Zoo welcomes a newborn Asian elephant calf

2021-10-21 - Kunming, China.

Yaming, an Asian elephant in the zoo, gave birth to a male Asian elephant calf on Oct. 15, 2021. The new member is in good health and in the period of immune isolation and protection with his mother, ...


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Keonjhar sees rising elephant deaths

2021-10-08 - Bubaneshwar, India.

Elephants death toll has risen in Keonjhar forest division over the last one year. Sources revealed that when Santosh Joshi was the DFO from 2017 to 2020, 24 elephants had died in Keonjhar forest di...


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Bali Elephant Camp (BEC), a safari-style park, north of Ubud, Indonesia, left more than a dozen elephants to starve, and staff without pay after plummeting ticket sales forced it to close when COVID-1...


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COPA presents its Second Report containing information on 16 investigations to parliament

2021-10-06 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Second Report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the First Session of the Ninth Parliament was presented to Parliament today (06) by its chairman, (Prof). Tissa Vitharana, Parliament C...


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Is there any risks when Zoos have Facebook pages?

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Lately, I have noticed that Zoos Facebook Pages slowly more and more are taking over Zoos educational role. The latest example is about the elephant Mala in Parc Paradisio. Mala has colic, and hundred...


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2021-09-27 - Shivamogga, India. DHNS, Shivamogga

Gange, a female elephant used for khedda operations, died at the Sakrebailu camp in the district on Sunday. "The elephant was not well for the past two years. The condition worsened fifteen days ago. ...


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10,000-pound elephant calls Attapulgus home as it moves into South Georgia refuge

2021-09-23 - Attapulgus, United States.

It’s a big day for South Georgia. Bo, a 10,000-pound elephant moved into his new home thanks to Elephant Aid International and George Carden, the person giving Bo a new life. He's the owner of Georg...


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2021-09-16 - Winston, United Kingdom. Brooke Communications

43-year old African elephant Butch, who is over ten-foot-tall, is the newest animal to call the game park in Winston home. Marketing Director Jacob Schlueter said Butch came from another facility wher...


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South Georgia elephant sanctuary welcomes first resident

2021-09-09 - Attapulgus, United States.

Elephant Refuge North America, an 850-acre natural habitat located in Attapulgus, Georgia, plans to accept its first resident later this month. Bo, a 34-year-old male elephant, is being released by th...


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Twin elephant calves born at Pinnawala

2021-08-31 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

For the first time in Sri Lanka's history, twin baby elephants have been born at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The twin calves were born to female elephant named 'Surangi'. Both calves are male. T...


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Adult tuskers fast disappearing in Odisha: Male elephants account for 18% of total population

2021-08-14 - Bhubaneswar, India.

With the large scale poaching of tuskers over the years, the gender imbalance is fast emerging as a major threat to the elephant population growth in Odisha with the drastic drop in the numbers of adu...


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‘We are hopeful’: Cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered

2021-08-13 - Topeka, United States.

Cora the elephant is improving after concerns over her health had the Topeka Zoo considering end-of-life options. Shanna Simpson, an animal curator at the zoo, said Cora wasn’t eating, had a lot of ...


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Human-elephant conflict continues to take heavy toll; 219 jumbos and 89 people so far this year

2021-08-12 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Department of Wildlife Conservation has recorded 219 jumbo deaths up to August 11 this year mainly from human-elephant conflict. During the same period, 89 people were killed in elephant attacks. ...


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Another jumbo dies of anthrax in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve?

2021-08-12 - COIMBATORE, India.

An elephant, which was found dead at Mangalapatti near Thengumaradha in Nilgiris district.on Tuesday, may have died of anthrax, according to the forest department.


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Scientific approach, local involvement must for conservation: Minister

2021-08-12 - New Delhi, India.

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Bhupender Yadav on Thursday said that nature conservation should be taken up with a scientific approach involving the local commun...


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Hyderabad: Elephant from Kolhapur to carry Bibi ka Alam

2021-08-12 - Hyderabad, India.

An elephant, Madhuri aged 38 years from Kolhapur will be used to carry the Bibi ka Alam standard during the procession on the 10 of Muharram month scheduled next Friday. The costs involved in bringing...


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