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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 known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus," zoo President and CEO Jeff Salier said in a video.


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Toledo Zoo gets ready for new addition

2011-05-19 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo is getting ready for a new addition -- a baby! This one´s going to big, nearly 300 pounds! Louie the elephant is about to get a sibling! Louie´s mother, Renee, is pregnant with her second calf. And her due date is any day now Imagine being pregnant for nearly two years! Mama elephant Renee has been with calf for 22 months!


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Marna Ramnath, right, with Anne Baker, left, reads committee

Toledo Zoo elephant trainer has no memory of attack

2010-08-10 - Toledo, United States.

The elephant trainer who was attacked at the Toledo Zoo by a 7-year-old male elephant on July 1 has no memory of the incident, officials said Tuesday. As a result, Anne Baker, the zoo´s executive director, and Marna Ramnath, who headed a zoo review of the incident, said they do not believe they´ll ever know for sure what happened involving trainer Don RedFox.


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Louie the elephant is seen attacking animal trainer Don RedFox in the animal

Toledo Zoo Releases Video of Elephant Attacking Trainer

2010-07-21 - Toledo, United States.

Toledo Zoo officials released video of an African elephant pinning his trainer in a corner of its cell and charging at the zookeeper, critically injuring the man, who has remained in a hospital since the July 1 attack. Louie, a 7-year-old African elephant, is seen knocking down and attacking trainer Don RedFox after being startled by the man´s arrival in the enclosure.


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Elephant manager Don RedFox was lifeflighted to UTMC after the attack.

Zoo keeper Don RedFox in critical, sedated condition

2010-07-06 - Toledo, United States. Laura Rice

The Toledo Zoo keeper hospitalized after being knocked to the ground by an elephant is being kept in a sedated state and on a ventilator at The University of Toledo Medical Center. 53-year old Don RedFox´s doctors say he is in critical but stable condition and are hesitant to say he will make a full recovery after the July 1st attack.


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Toledo Zoo continues elephant attack investigation

2010-07-05 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo is still investigating an elephant attack that sent a trainer to the hospital last week. Don Redfox suffered broken ribs and other injuries when Louie the elephant pushed him. The zoo decided not to release surveillance video of the incident after getting a letter from Redfox´s attorney, but an animal expert saw the video and says it looks like Louie was startled but didn´t want to hurt Redfox.


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Louie. Toledo Zoo 08/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Elephant hurts keeper at Toledo Zoo

2010-07-02 - Toledo, United States.

An elephant keeper was injured by an elephant at the Toledo, Ohio, Zoo on Thursday afternoon, according to officials. Don RedFox, the keeper, was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, said zoo spokesman Andi Norman. RedFox´s injuries are not life threatening, according to the zoo. RedFox is the elephant manager and has been employed at the zoo for more than 30 years, mostly working with elephants.


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Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Intern

2010-06-28 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo and its Elephant Management Program has the ability to offer a unique opportunity to individuals that would like to make captive elephant management a career. The zoo has a structured internship program that encompasses many different opportunities throughout the zoo campus.


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At between 5,500 and 5,600 pounds, Twiggy is considered thin. She is in quarantine at the Toledo Zoo before she can meet the zoo

Toledo Zoo takes in elephant confiscated from Indiana circus

2010-02-13 - Toledo, Ohio, United States. Jennifer Feehan

It didn't take long for the Toledo Zoo's newest addition to make herself at home. Twiggy, a 25-year-old African elephant, arrived at the zoo late Thursday after being confiscated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from a private circus owner near Peru, Ind. Now, she's getting comfortable in the just-completed "bachelor pad" that the zoo created for 6-year-old Louie. "Louie's facility has a stall with a concrete floor to bathe him and a huge stall with a sand floor," said Anne Baker, the zoo's...


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Toledo Zoo honors Art Tatum with elephant art

2009-10-13 - Toledo, United States. Arielle Berlin

Tuesday is the 100th birthday of jazz legend Art Tatum. As part of the celebration, Renee the elephant painted a piano in his honor at the Toledo Zoo. This is part of a larger project where painted pianos will be placed around the city to honor Art Tatum. Besides Renee, local artists have also contributed to the effort. This is similar to the large frogs that were placed around town several years ago.


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Construction underway at Toledo Zoo

2009-09-02 - Toledo, United States. Jennifer Taylor

Major construction is underway Wednesday morning at the Toledo Zoo. The zoo is installing a brand new bull elephant exhibit. Voters approved the project by passing last November's zoo levy. The first phase of the project will be complete this fall. Another phase will be completed in 2012. 175 people and 85 local companies are being employed as part of this 10 month period of construction.


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Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Internship

2008-09-10 - Toledo, United States.

The Toledo Zoo and its Elephant Management Program has the ability to offer a unique opportunity to individuals that would like to make captive elephant management a career. The zoo has a structured internship program that encompasses many different opportunities throughout the zoo campus. A participant in the Elephant Keeper Internship Program would work directly with the zoo’s elephants and staff under the direction of the elephant manager. The intern will assist in the daily cleaning of the...


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Toledo Zoo Celebrates Louie"s 5th Birthday!

2008-04-27 - Toledo, United States.

This morning Louie the elephant celebrated his 5th birthday with a morning bath followed by birthday cake, filled with treats any elephant would enjoy.
Toledo Zoo is celebrating a special day. Little Louie the elephant is turning 5. This morning Louie got his morning bath followed by birthday cake, filled with treats any elephant would enjoy.


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LUCAS COUNTY BALLOT ISSUES. Voters support zoo"s 2nd levy try (1-mill capital levy)

2006-11-08 - Toledo, United States. JENNI LAIDMAN

COSI Toledo's levy request was too close to call early today, but it appeared the Toledo Zoo elephants are going to get a little breathing room with the projected victory of the zoo's second bid to pass a capital improvement levy. "We're happy with the way it looks thus far,'' said Anne Baker, the zoo's executive director, late last night with a substantial portion of Lucas County votes remaining to be counted. "I'll be happier when 100 percent of the vote is in.''


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Toledo Zoo Elephant Given Wrong Injection

2005-03-16 - Toledo, United States.

Another controversy regarding animal care has surfaced at the Toledo Zoo, this time involving the African elephant, Renee. Zoo offcials say that while Renee was being treated for Colic this week, a keeper mistakenly injected her with mineral oil instead of pain reliever. The Zoo's press release indicates that the mistake was discovered immediately and that the injection site was lanced and flushed and that the 26 year old elephant is doing well. Renee is the mother of Louis who was born two y...


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Toledo2021-04-14 - Toledo, United States - Lucas the elephant has died at age 9 2011-05-19 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo gets ready for new addition 2010-08-10 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo elephant trainer has no memory of attack 2010-07-21 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Releases Video of Elephant Attacking Trainer 2010-07-06 - Toledo, United States - Zoo keeper Don RedFox in critical, sedated condition 2010-07-05 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo continues elephant attack investigation 2010-07-02 - Toledo, United States - Elephant hurts keeper at Toledo Zoo 2010-06-28 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Intern 2009-10-13 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo honors Art Tatum with elephant art 2009-09-02 - Toledo, United States - Construction underway at Toledo Zoo 2008-09-10 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo: Elephant Keeper Internship 2008-04-27 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Celebrates Louie"s 5th Birthday! 2006-11-08 - Toledo, United States - LUCAS COUNTY BALLOT ISSUES. Voters support zoo"s 2nd levy try (1-mill capital levy) 2005-03-16 - Toledo, United States - Toledo Zoo Elephant Given Wrong Injection

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