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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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Third baby elephant of the year born at Pattaya garden

2022-09-29 - Pattaya, Thailand.

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The third baby elephant of the year has been born at a botanical garden in Pattaya. The Nong Nooch Gardens Pattaya welcomed the new little member, named “Ply Poa Jai” wi...


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Iconic elephant ‘Bandula’ dies at Dehiwala Zoo

2022-09-23 - Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘Bandula’, the elephant found at the National Zoological Garden in Dehiwala is reported to have passed away today. According to reports, the elephant had suddenly fallen ill and had collapsed twic...


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Nepal: Koshi Tappu, CNP welcome baby elephant same day

2022-08-29 - Katmandu, Nepal.

The elephant named Loktantra Kali at the Koshi Tappu gave birth to a female calf while Saraswoti Kali at the CNP delivered a male calf on Sunday. Nepal is presently home to around 225 indigenous eleph...


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Vietnam strives to conserve elephants

2022-08-21 - Hanoi, Vietnam.

A national action plan on elephant conservation in Vietnam for 2023-2032 with a vision for 2050 is being developed. According to the summary report of the General Department of Forestry, the number of...


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Elephant owner and elephant killed by landmine explosion at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State

Sheldon Hooper, 27, was charged and killed by a large elephant at a safari park

2022-08-21 - Indawgyi, Myanmar.

The owner of the elephant and the elephant were killed when a landmine exploded at the border of Sagaing Region and Kachin State on August 15 according to sources. They stepped on the landmine when a ...


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Notorious poacher who trafficked in ivory, rhino horns jailed five years

2022-08-20 - Toronto, Canada.

Moazu Kromah, 49, made millions of dollars poaching and trafficking elephant tusks and rhino horns from endangered animals and was ordered caged Thursday in New York. Kromah and two confederates were ...


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Elephant in Thailand rips keeper in half after being overworked in hot weather

2022-08-20 - Khuekkhak, Thailand. Lean Jinghui

An elephant in Thailand has reportedly ripped its mahout (elephant rider or keeper) in half after being overworked. According to The Thaiger, the incident happened at a rubber plantation in the Phang ...


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India sees more deadly elephant attacks as habitats shrink

2022-08-19 - New Delhi, India.

Elephant-human conflicts have been on the rise in India as a result of habitat loss, and experts say such conflicts could get worse unless forested areas are protected and migration corridors restored...


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Howdah elephant Abhimanyu starts carrying 300-kg sand bags

2022-08-18 - Mysore, India.

A week after embarking on a practice walk on Jamboo Savari route, howdah elephant Abhimanyu entered the second phase of training on Thursday. The 300-kg sand bags were mounted on Abhimanyu after perfo...


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Karachi elephants to receive German dental treatment

2022-08-16 - Karachi, Pakistan.

Global organisation, Four Paws have sent their veterinarian doctors to Karachi for the treatment of elephants. The team of four doctors have arrived in Pakistan to treat four female elephants- two of ...


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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Kumkis’ add a dash of grandeur to I-Day celebrations in Chittoor - Jayanth and Vinayak served the Forest Department for more than two decades

Forest staff performing puja to kumkis Jayanth and Vinayak at Naniyala camp at Ramakuppam in Chittoor district.

2022-08-15 - Chittoor, India.

Jayanth (65) and Vinayak (52) are kumkis (trained elephants), faithfully serving the Forest Department in Chittoor district for more than two decades. Housed at the Naniyala forest camp in the Koundin...


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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve mahouts will now record their experiences to help understand elephants better

2022-08-14 - Lakhimpur Kheri, India.

Chief conservator of forests and field director, Sanjay Kumar Pathak has decided to document the experiences of these veteran mahouts so that not only the park authorities but other mahouts also benef...


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Mastodon bones discovered during West Michigan road project work

2022-08-12 - Grand Rapids, United States.

Several people are working to unearth mastodon bones in a West Michigan field after they were discovered during a road construction project. The bones are expected to be donated to the Grand Rapids Pu...


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Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his...


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Myanmar: Elephant gives birth to rare white calf in Rhakine

2022-08-08 - Rhakine, Myanmar. Team Udayadani

A rare white elephant took birth in western Myanmar. The white elephant was born last month in western Rakhine state and currently weighs 180 pounds (80 kilograms) and its height is 2.5 feet (70 centi...


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A haven for retired elephants

Visitors up close with the elephants.

2022-07-18 - Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Travelling north from Siem Reap city on National Road 64 for about 90 minutes you will reach a wooden bridge that will take you to the headquarters of the Kulen Elephant Forest Sanctuary, the home of ...


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Madhya Pradesh: Elephant held captive in chains after killing its mahout at Panna Tiger Reserve

2022-07-10 - Panna, India.

A 55-year-old elephant is held captive in chains and shackels in the Panna Tiger Reserve after the elephant brutally killed its mahout Budhram Rotiya on Monday, said an official. Ever since its arriva...


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Dasara elephants may be finalised by July 30

2022-07-08 - Mysore, India.

The Forest Department will initiate the process of identifying elephants for Mysuru Dasara-2022 from July 15 onwards and the jumbos for the finale is likely to be finalised by July 30, ahead of the Da...


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Scientists have brought 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth cells back to life.

2022-05-26 - Higashiosaka, Japan. Jackson White

During a remarkable scientific experiment, cells from a woolly mammoth that died over 28,000 years ago began displaying “signs of life.” The cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen began to displa...


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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