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VIRGINIA ZOO PLANS TO RELOCATE ELEPHANTS LISA AND CITA

2015-11-03 - Richmond, United States.

Following the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the oversight and governing body of accredited zoos in the U.S., Lisa and Cita will relocate to Zoo Miami in 2016. Zoo Miami is home to two older female African elephants, Mable and Peggy.


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Ringling Bros.

Join the Circus in Richmond. Try your hand at circus performance in an All Access Pre-Show.

2008-02-14 - Richmond, United States. Karri Peifer

Ringling Bros.' "Over The Top" circus is going on now at the Richmond Coliseum. The Free All Access Pre-Show is open to all ticket-holders and starts an hour before each show. For 138 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey has brought the exotic attractions of the circus to cities and towns across the country. This week, its "Over The Top" show rolls into Richmond for six days of spectacular, extraordinary, high-flying family fun. Elephants standing on two legs, trapeze artists swinging thr...


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Environment Canada investigation into illegal importation of 30,000 pieces of African elephant ivory leads to prosecution

2007-10-12 - Richmond, Canada.

British Columbia received a $9,000.00 fine yesterday after pleading guilty in
Richmond Provincial Court to illegally importing over 30,000 pieces of African
elephant ivory. Mr. Ho was also ordered to pay a further $9,000.00 to TRAFFIC,
(a division of the World Wildlife Fund,) to support programs for the
conservation of the African elephant, and to forfeit all of the ivory seized
during the investigation which wildlife officers have estimated to be worth
...


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Cuneo elephants begin trek to Tennessee

2006-01-30 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Jeff Long

Two Asian elephants began a 650-mile journey Monday from a troubled circus training farm near far north suburban Richmond to a sanctuary in Tennessee, where operators have promised them a life of ease and comfort. "The biggest difference for them will be that the barn's more open," said Scott Blais, the sanctuary's co-founder. "It's a lot brighter, with natural light."


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2 of 8 Hawthorn elephants to head for Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary

2006-01-27 - Richmond, Illinois, United States.

Two of the eight elephants leaving a troubled circus-training facility near Richmond in McHenry County are tentatively scheduled to depart Sunday for a sanctuary in Tennessee, a sanctuary official said. But the owner of the elephants, who agreed to give them up after allegations of animal cruelty were made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said a Monday departure is more likely.


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Cause of elephant"s death not known yet

2006-01-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States.

Authorities say it could take several weeks for a necropsy to determine whether disease killed a 40-year-old Asian elephant last week at a circus-training facility in the McHenry County town of Richmond. Carol Buckley, executive director of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, said Sue the elephant fell down December 19th after receiving a tranquilizer before a blood test.


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Company to send elephants to home with room to roam

2005-12-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Michael Hartigan

After months of government negotiations to resolve charges of animal mistreatment, nine elephants from The Hawthorn Corp, Richmond, Illinois will pack their trunks and move to the 2,700-acre Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, where they will live in a free-roaming environment.


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Hawthorn circus Elephants to leave McHenry County farm

2004-03-08 - Richmond, Illinois, United States. Jeff Long, Tribune staff reporter

The owner of a circus-training facility in rural McHenry County has agreed to
find new homes for his elephants under an agreement with federal authorities,
officials announced today.

The proposed agreement between John Cuneo, owner of Hawthorn Corp., and the
U.S. Department of Agriculture would end the government's case against Cuneo
and his company for dozens of alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act
concerning the elephants' care.


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5 Headlines about Elephants from Richmond, Illinois2006-01-30 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Cuneo elephants begin trek to Tennessee 2006-01-27 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - 2 of 8 Hawthorn elephants to head for Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary 2006-01-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Cause of elephant"s death not known yet 2005-12-07 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Company to send elephants to home with room to roam 2004-03-08 - Richmond, Illinois, United States - Hawthorn circus Elephants to leave McHenry County farm

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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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