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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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Blackpool Zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies

2024-04-26 - Blackpool, United Kingdom.

The latest round of pregnancy tests at Blackpool Zoo has revealed that two of its elephants are expecting babies. Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late...


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RIP 2 year old “Chi Pich”

2024-04-02 - Sen Monorom, Cambodia.

There was sad news from Mondulkiri Province, with the death of 2 year old elephant “Chi Pich” being announced. Sources from the Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment Organization (ELIE) said ...


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Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan dies

2024-03-26 - Kochi, India.

Popular tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.


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Pinnawala Orphanage sees birth of 76th calf

2024-03-23 - Kegalle, Sri Lanka.

The 76th elephant calf was born at the Rambukkana Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage on March 20.This baby elephant was born to 32-year-old she-elephant Shanthi and 19-year-old Pandu at the Pinnawala Elepha...


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SANParks partners with neighbouring nations to benefit communities

2024-03-23 - Pretoria, South Africa.

In the ongoing efforts to curb poaching and snaring of animals within the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders, South African National Parks (SANParks) is working to create more partnerships with neighbour...


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Toledo Zoo Shares the Name of Precious New Baby Elephant

2024-03-15 - , United States.

After weeks of voting and thousands of submissions, the Toledo Zoo has officially chosen the name of their precious baby elephant and we're personally thrilled about the news! Ladies and gentleman, Ki...


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Extern Link Read about Toledo Zoo in the Elephant DatabasePress Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.Press Release: The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby elephant, born to African elephant, Renee.
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Reid Park Zoo welcomes new baby elephant

2024-03-09 - Tucson, United States.

A baby elephant was born at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo said Semba, the facility’s African elephant matriarch, gave birth to a 265-pound calf around 3:31 a.m. Friday, March 8. Reid Park Zoo said the calf...


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Baby elephant in Copenhagen named after Thai river

2024-03-04 - Copenhagen, Denmark.

A female baby elephant in Copenhagen Zoo has been named Chin after the Tha Chin river in central Thailand. The elephant was born last week in the Danish zoo. The zookeepers, who take care of the young...


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This elephant misses his mahout, authorities seek police help

2024-02-29 - 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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