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Spike, the Calgary Zoo

Spike the elephant safely arrives at Busch Gardens in Florida

2013-09-20 - Tampa, United States.

Spike, the 32-year-old Asian elephant, arrived safely to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. Friday that will be his new home after a safe 2 1/2 day, 4,500 km journey from the Calgary Zoo. The zoo’s three female elephants are scheduled to depart for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year.


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A female African elephant named Mbali, one of 11 elephants rescued from culling in Swaziland, Africa, and brought to the U.S. nearly a decade ago, gave birth to her first calf, a female, at Tampa?s Lowry Park Zoo.

Baby elephant born at Lowry Park Zoo to mother Mbali

2013-01-09 - TAMPA, United States.

The African elephant birth is the second in the zoo´s history, and the first born in Tampa from the rescued herd. The newborn, sired by Sdudla, a Swaziland bull, is significant to the population because the calf introduces new DNA into the gene pool of elephants managed in North America, which averages three or four births each year.


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Circus animal handlers show one of the newer additions to the show, Barack, a baby elephant born Jan. 19.

New Ringling circus show takes inspiration from founder

2009-12-16 - Tampa, United States. SARAH HOYE

For 140 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has let kids be kids and adults be kids, too. Also making his debut today was Barack, a baby Asian elephant born Jan. 19. To mark the 200th birthday of circus entertainer extraordinaire P.T. Barnum, organizers promise the making of their biggest, over-the-top show to date when it roars into town Jan. 6 with Barnum's FUNundrum, a celebration inspired by the greatest showman who ever lived.


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National Circus Chaplain Father Jerry Hogan said a prayer for the elephants before sprinkling them with holy water at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Circus Elephants Blessed Before Tonight"s Show

2008-01-02 - Tampa, United States.

The Rev. Jerry Hogan, chaplain to the nation's circuses, blessed the Ringling Brothers elephants before the opening of the circus's Tampa run tonight. Hogan, who works under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, sprinkled the beasts with holy water and said a prayer in the plaza outside the St. Pete Times Forum. The half-dozen elephants were treated to a meatless feast of fruit, bread and vegetables. Circus clowns rolled watermelons to the animals, who made a show of ...


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Monday’s elephant strut was designed to whet appetites to see the new show, which is called “Over the Top.”

Circus Comes To Town, With Some Trunks In Tow

2008-01-01 - Tampa, United States. SHERRI ACKERMAN, The Tampa Tribune

Little Sara, at 5 feet and 3,000 pounds, seemed puny next to her gargantuan wrinkly aunts as they got off the train, locked trunks to tails, and began to march in a straight line down Nuccio Parkway. Children from nearby Tampa Park apartments raced on bikes alongside the pachyderms on parade from Union Station to downtown Tampa, a tradition known as the Elephant Walk, which marks the official start of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. "They're very friendly," said animal handler Gle...


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Busch Gardens, Tampa: ASSOC ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST (ELEPHANTS)

2007-06-14 - Tampa, United States. AZA

Operant conditioning, utilizing creative, positive reinforcement in one of the world's most behaviorally progressive, protected contact environments • Provide physical stimulation and mental challenges for our animals as a member of our elite team of elephant professionals • Daily cleaning and maintenance of rolling display area, state-of-the-art husbandry facilities, and multi-million-dollar barn • Husbandry training for veterinary and breeding program procedures


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Busch Gardens: ASSOCIATE ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST (ELEPHANTS)

2006-09-28 - Tampa, Florida, United States. EAZA

Tampa is committed to becoming a world-class zoo. Join our growing team of professionals as we raise standards of physical care and behavioral stimulation for our animals, and offer exciting interactive experiences for our guests. Looking for a stimulating work environment with great pay, fantastic benefits, and a strong leadership team dedicated to your professional development? Then bring that positive attitude to Busch Gardens Tampa!


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AZA Annual Conference 2006

2006-09-25 - Tampa, Florida, United States.

This year you can visit three AZA institutions during the conference. All three of your hosts will be holding events designed specifically for our Conference. The Florida Aquarium will be hosting the Ice Breaker, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo will present Zoo Day and Busch Gardens Tampa will offer an evening of animals, thrill rides and entertainment.


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African Elephant calf born at Tampa"s Lowry Park

2005-10-19 - Tampa, Florida, United States.

Surrounded by the zoos family of elephants, Ellie, a 20-year-old, African elephant at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo gave birth to the male calf before dawn Monday, October 17, in her night house maternity ward. The calf represents the first and only elephant born at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. Upon arriving at the zoo early Monday, elephant keepers were greeted at the door of the maternity ward by the 205-pound baby elephant already standing on his own.


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Elephant"s death raises suspicions

2000-02-06 - Tampa, United States. DAVID PEDREIRA, St. Petersburg Times

Lance Ramos knew something was wrong when Kenya wouldn't eat the usual Friday dinner -- a batch of grain mixed with vitamins. An hour later, his concern turned to horror as the seemingly healthy elephant fell over, struggled to get up, and toppled again. Within minutes, the 21/2-ton elephant was dead.


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Tampa2013-09-20 - Tampa, United States - Spike the elephant safely arrives at Busch Gardens in Florida 2013-01-09 - TAMPA, United States - Baby elephant born at Lowry Park Zoo to mother Mbali 2009-12-16 - Tampa, United States - New Ringling circus show takes inspiration from founder 2008-01-02 - Tampa, United States - Circus Elephants Blessed Before Tonight"s Show 2008-01-01 - Tampa, United States - Circus Comes To Town, With Some Trunks In Tow 2007-06-14 - Tampa, United States - Busch Gardens, Tampa: ASSOC ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST (ELEPHANTS) 2000-02-06 - Tampa, United States - Elephant"s death raises suspicions

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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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