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Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant

2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States.

I have a question concerning an elephant that was born in the Jacksonville Zoo I believe in 1956, maybe 1957, and there was a contest to name the elephant. My class named it Debbie, and we got to go to the zoo for the day.


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Jacksonville Zoo: Mammal Keeper - Elephants

2011-10-12 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full time Mammal Keeper with responsibilities focused on the daily management and care of 1.3 African elephants. Desired skills include, but are not limited to, animal husbandry, operant conditioning, environmental enrichment, exhibit maintenance and minor repair. Candidates must possess solid observational and record keeping skills, an excellent safety record, a strong work history, and the ability t...


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Elephant Keeper

2010-05-27 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Required qualifications include a degree in a life science and a minimum of 3 years paid experience in an AZA accredited zoo. Applicants must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management & Care and have previous experience working in protected contact.


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GMJ Dirty Jobs Spotlights Zoo and Two Words: Elephant Enema

2010-02-15 - Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Erich Spivey

Dirty Jobs, Jacksonville style, rolled up our sleeves to see how dirty it is behind the scenes at the elephant exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. We started at the rear, one of the biggest in town, then watched as a team of four trainers gave Moki a routine enema. The contour of Moki's intestines are out of line, so to avoid getting backed up, an enema is routine. Her trainers tie down her feet for safety; they said she obeys commands better than many other animals. The trainer reache...


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Elephant Program Manager/Mammal Supervisor

2009-07-30 - Jacksonville, United States. AZA

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently recruiting a Supervisor of Mammals with the primary responsibility as the Elephant Program Manager. The successful candidate must have a bachelors degree in a related life science and a minimum of 5 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care and have at least 2 yrs. experience as a supervisor. Responsibilities include managing 1...


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Elephants ready to mate.

Zoo stages mating game for elephants. Staff members believe the two females and one male need more time to get acquainted.

2008-04-14 - Jacksonville, United States. ASHLEY BELAND

It's a story that those familiar with the game of love can relate to: Moki and Chana are at odds with each other over a guy, but he can't seem to choose between the two of them. This particular love triangle is between three African elephants at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, whose relationships will hopefully yield offspring to help sustain their species.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: ELEPHANT KEEPER

2007-06-08 - Jacksonville, United States. AZA

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care. Duties to include general animal husbandry, elephant training, and exhibit maintenance.


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Hidden Places: From Food to Foot Aches at the Jacksonville Zoo

2007-05-16 - Jacksonville, United States. Grayson Kamm

Our Hidden Places series takes you to off-limits spots at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, including animal hurricane shelters, their high-tech hospital and feeding time with the lions. "You gotta get wet! Lean in!" called out animal keeper Jami Fletcher. And the massive elephant standing just feet away did exactly what she asked. Another keeper opened the nozzle on a spray hose and started treating Ali to a refreshing shower.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: elephant keeper

2007-04-12 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care. Duties to include general animal husbandry, elephant training, and exhibit maintenance.


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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens adds elephants as part of swap with Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City

2006-10-06 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has added two female African elephants from a Kansas zoo as part of a transfer of breeding animals. A pair of 24-year-old elephants recently arrived at the zoo from Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City, Kan. The animals had been at the Kansas zoo since 1986. Jacksonville Zoo has one of only a few reproductive-age African bull elephants in North America.


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Elephant keeper

2005-08-17 - Jacksonville, United States. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 5 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care.


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Jacksonville Zoo: Elephant keeper

2005-04-29 - Jacksonville, United States.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking an experienced elephant keeper. Preferred qualifications include a degree in biology or related field, a minimum of 2 years experience in an AZA accredited zoo with previous experience working protected contact. Must be familiar with the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from Jacksonville2015-04-11 - Jacksonville, United States - Call Box: Englewood first-graders trumpeted arrival of Debbie the elephant 2011-10-12 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo: Mammal Keeper - Elephants 2010-05-27 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: Elephant Keeper 2009-07-30 - Jacksonville, United States - Elephant Program Manager/Mammal Supervisor 2008-04-14 - Jacksonville, United States - Zoo stages mating game for elephants. Staff members believe the two females and one male need more time to get acquainted. 2007-06-08 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: ELEPHANT KEEPER 2007-05-16 - Jacksonville, United States - Hidden Places: From Food to Foot Aches at the Jacksonville Zoo 2007-04-12 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens: elephant keeper 2006-10-06 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens adds elephants as part of swap with Lee Richardzon Zoo in Garden City 2005-08-17 - Jacksonville, United States - Elephant keeper 2005-04-29 - Jacksonville, United States - Jacksonville Zoo: Elephant keeper

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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-03-29 - Alappuzha, India.

Evoor Kannan, the elephant known for his murderous rage and with a history of killing two mahouts is in a bad mood these days. He had been gentle under the care of his former Mahout Sharath Parippally...


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Third elephant calf born in Beekse Bergen

2024-02-20 - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.

African elephant Punda has become the mother of a healthy elephant calf after a 22-month pregnancy. This is the third calf born in the Safari Park Beekse Bergen k in four months. Never before have thr...


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Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s elephant calf dies at age 2

2024-02-15 - Pittsburgh, United States.

The zoo said Tsuni died Thursday after a sudden, brief battle with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). Her EEHV was detected through routine blood testing on Feb. 8, even though she presente...


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Farewell to Seoul"s oldest elephant passing at age of 59

2024-02-15 - Seoul, South Korea.

The oldest female elephant in South Korea passed away Tuesday at a zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, at the age of 59, zoo officials said Thursday. The female elephant, named Sakura, had suffered fr...


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A star is born: Baby elephant debuts

2024-01-30 - Bangalore, India.

The Bannerghatta Biological Park is brimming with excitement as it welcomes a delightful new addition—a baby boy elephant calf. This adorable arrival brings the elephant count in the Bannerghatta zo...


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Guruvayur Kannan, nine-time winner of elephant race, dies at 62

2024-01-27 - Guruvayur, India.

Elephant Kannan, of the Guruvayur Devaswom Elephant Camp, a nine-time winner of the festival-related elephant race, has passed away. His demise was around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The tusker's age at the ...


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A baby elephant is found dead

2024-01-27 - Koh Nhek, Cambodia.

Villagers found a baby elephant dead in Koh Nhek district, Mondulkiri province in the middle of the forest​ on January 26, 2024, suspected of being shot. Mondulkiri Provincial department of environm...


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Discoveries: The Evolutionary Edge of Elephant Trunks and Ancient Giants

2024-01-13 - Beijing, China.

A recent study published in the journal eLife has uncovered new findings on the development of dextrous trunks by indigenous elephants. According to Dr. Shi-Qi Wang, a senior author of the research, t...


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Alleged poaching kills 46-year-old Sumatran elephant in Riau park

2024-01-13 - Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

The Tesso Nilo National Park in Pelalawan District, Riau Province, again lost one of its Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) after a poacher allegedly killed it for its tusks. The 46-year...


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Celebration of Elephants: A Must-see New Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History

2024-01-11 - New York, United States.

In a narrow but sprawling curatorial space at the uptown museum, The Secret World of Elephants, now opened, tells the story of elephant species and their relatives through life-size models, videos, gr...


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Workshop On Handling Human-Wildlife Conflicts

2024-01-11 - Mysore, India.

In response to the escalating threat posed by leopards, elephants and other wild animals in the Mysuru region, specialised task forces have been established to address the situation. A dedicated Leopa...


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Los Angeles Zoo mourns loss of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi

2024-01-04 - Los Angeles, United States.

The Los Angeles Zoo is grieving the death of 53-year-old Asian elephant Shaunzi. Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according t...


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