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Milwaukee County Zoo shows off recently-expanded African elephant herd

2020-09-09 - Milwaukee, United States. CBS 58 Newsroom

The Milwaukee County Zoo showed its recently-expanded African elephant herd Wednesday, Sept. 9. A new elephant, "Belle," arrived last November. She's been getting used to her new neighbors, Brittany and Ruth.


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Milwaukee County Zookeepers Coaxed Ruth From Moat With Food

2009-11-05 - Milwaukee, United States.

Ruth the elephant is up and about after she took a tumble in her enclosure landing her in the exhibits moat for hours on Monday at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Ruth ended up on her back with her back legs up and her front legs on the ground. A fall like this could happen to any elephant, but it happened to poor Ruth on her birthday.


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2008 AZA Annual Conference

2008-09-12 - Milwaukee County Zoo, United States.

The 2008 AZA Annual Conference will be hosted by the Milwaukee County Zoo, WI, USA. For more information, please visit www.aza.org


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Trainer Danielle Faucett helps elephant Brittany paint at the Milwaukee County Zoo Thursday, March 20, 2008, in Milwaukee. The artwork gets professionally mounted and is sold at the zoo

Dumbo Paints! Animals Make Zoo Artwork

2008-04-09 - Milwaukee, United States. DINESH RAMDE

Brittany wields her paintbrush with confidence, slapping it roughly against the canvas to produce streaks of green or smears of orange. With apparent pride, she steps back, inspects her work — and extends her trunk to receive a freshly loaded paintbrush. Brittany, an African elephant, is doing her small part to pay her way at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Her artwork is sold at the zoo's gift shop to raise funds. This painting pachyderm is far from the only artistic animal in captivity. For years ...


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Fox Valley zoos come to life as spring settles in

2007-05-14 - Milwaukee, United States. Cheryl Sherry

Next time you're at the Milwaukee County Zoo, say hello to Ruth, a 28-year-old transplant from Brownsville, Texas. Ruth is an African elephant that came to Milwaukee from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville at year's end to make friends with zoo resident Brittany, also an African elephant, which lost its companion, Lucy, in September. They've become fast friends.


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Mammoth Fossil Might Pay for College

2007-03-15 - Milwaukee, United States.

A 76-year-old Kenosha County man in whose cornfield the skeleton of a mammoth believed to be about 12,500 years old was dug up in 1994 is interested in selling it, and officials of the Milwaukee Public Museum are interested in it.
"I'm just looking for some funds for my grandkids' college," John Hebior said the possible sale of the skeleton now in 15 large wooden crates and four plastic tubs in the basement of his farmhouse five miles west of Somers.


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Lucy, an African elephant, stands on her feet at the Milwaukee County Zoo after she was lifted by a crane, in this June 16, 2006, file photo. She was euthanized on Sept. 1 after staffers found her lying on the floor in her stall.

Lucy The Elephant Euthanized

2006-09-01 - Milwaukee, United States.

Lucy the elephant, believed to be the world's fourth-oldest African elephant in captivity, was euthanized Friday morning after staffers found her lying down in her stall, the Milwaukee County Zoo said. The medical staff had recently decided that if the 46-year-old elephant were found lying down again, she would be euthanized, spokeswoman Jennifer Diliberti said. In June, Lucy became ill and was unable to stand up in the African exhibit yard. A crane was brought in to lift the 9,000-pound animal ...


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Lucy the elephant, believed to be the worlds fourth-oldest African elephant in captivity, was euthanized Friday morning in Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee Zoos Lucy Euthanized, Was Among Oldest African Elephants In Captivity

2006-09-01 - Milwaukee, United States.

Lucy the elephant, believed to be the worlds fourth-oldest African elephant in captivity, was euthanized Friday morning after staffers found her lying down in her stall, the Milwaukee County Zoo said. The medical staff had recently decided that if the 46-year-old elephant were found lying down again, she would be euthanized, spokeswoman Jennifer Diliberti said.


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Official: Milwaukee zoo"s ailing elephant is improving

2006-06-19 - Milwaukee, United States.

Lucy, the ailing 46-year-old elephant at the Milwaukee County Zoo, is improving, an official said Monday. The African elephant fell on Friday and had to be lifted back up with a crane.


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8 Headlines about Elephants from Milwaukee2020-09-09 - Milwaukee, United States - Milwaukee County Zoo shows off recently-expanded African elephant herd 2009-11-05 - Milwaukee, United States - Milwaukee County Zookeepers Coaxed Ruth From Moat With Food 2008-04-09 - Milwaukee, United States - Dumbo Paints! Animals Make Zoo Artwork 2007-05-14 - Milwaukee, United States - Fox Valley zoos come to life as spring settles in 2007-03-15 - Milwaukee, United States - Mammoth Fossil Might Pay for College 2006-09-01 - Milwaukee, United States - Lucy The Elephant Euthanized 2006-09-01 - Milwaukee, United States - Milwaukee Zoos Lucy Euthanized, Was Among Oldest African Elephants In Captivity 2006-06-19 - Milwaukee, United States - Official: Milwaukee zoo"s ailing elephant is improving

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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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