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Asian elephant calf Thorn dies of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus

2021-12-25 - Albuquerque, United States.

Thorn, a three-year-old male elephant at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, died in the early morning hours on Christmas Day from elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV). BioPark staff began treating Thorn immediately after traces of the virus were detected in a routine blood test on December 15. This virus causes hemorrhagic disease that can be fatal for young elephants. EEHV is the leading cause of death for Asian elephant calves and can strike elephants in the wild and in human care.


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Update on Albuquerque Biological Park Elephant Thorn Tests Positive For EEHV

2021-12-21 - Albuquerque, United States.

The ABQ BioPark continues to provide around the clock care and treatments for Thorn, our 3 year old elephant who recently tested positive for the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). While the most recent daily test results indicate an escalation in the viral load his treatments continue and we remain hopeful and are confident that together we will have the best chance of helping Thorn through this illness.


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Thorn getting temperature taken during a routine check

Albuquerque Biological Park Elephant Thorn Tests Positive for EEHV

2021-12-15 - Albuquerque, United States.

On Wednesday, December 15, a weekly routine blood tests for Thorn, the BioPark's 3.5-year-old Asian elephant, came back positive for a very low level of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). Out of an abundance of caution, the ABQ BioPark has begun round-the-clock care, including antiviral treatment and observation for symptoms. At this time, the BioPark's animal care team is monitoring his blood values ​​daily.


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This is the third Asian elephant calf to be born in New Mexico. Rozie was the first calf born at the Zoo to mother Alice in 1992. Rozie gave birth to Daizy, now 4 years old, in 2009. The multi-generational herd is thriving.

Rozie gave birth to a healthy female calf on October 2, 2013.

2013-10-03 - Albuquerque, United States.

The newest addition is the third elephant born in New Mexico. Rozie was the first elephant born at the ABQ BioPark Zoo back in 1992. She gave birth to Daizy, her first calf, in 2009. The multi-generation herd includes Rozie, her mother Alice, daughter Daizy and brand new calf. An unrelated female, Irene, is also part of the herd and has been a good auntie. Samson and Albert, two young males, have formed a bachelor herd, and can be seen in yards adjacent to the females.


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Albuquerque zoo"s elephant herd to expand

2013-08-10 - Albuquerque, United States.

Zookeepers say blood tests indicate that Rozie the elephant´s calf will likely be a girl. The window for her giving birth is between August and November, but keepers suspect the calf may come in mid-September. The BioPark´s elephant manager, Rhonda Saiers, says the zoo is excited about the potential of adding another female to the multigenerational herd. Still, there´s a chance the gender test could be wrong.


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Asian elephants, Rozie and her calf Daizy, at the Albuquerque BioPark

Albuquerque BioPark Elephant, Rozie, Is Pregnant

2012-03-08 - Albuquerque, United States.

Albuquerque BioPark’s 19-year-old Asian elephant is expected to have her second calf in November 2013, according to a news release from the zoo. Rozie is three months pregnant, and the average gestation for elephants is 23 months. We are cautiously optimistic because it is early in the pregnancy, said Rhonda Saiers, Elephant Barn Manager.


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Zoo"s big baby given flowery name

2009-09-28 - Albuquerque, United States. Bill Diven

The 300-plus pound baby elephant born Sept. 2 at the Rio Grande Zoo will be called Daizy. After a contest and public vote Daizy with a Z suits the pachyderm best. Her mother is Rozie, also with a Z. Zoo patrons paid $1 each to have their votes counted. The money will go toward elephant conservation. Most days Daizy and Rozie can be seen from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Zoo officials also hinted there may be a baby shower coming up.


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Zoo hopes baby elephant brings crowds

2009-09-23 - Albuquerque, United States. David Romero

Shes cute. Shes just three weeks old. Shes 320 pounds. And, zoo officials hope shell bring in a lot more visitors and money. The Rio Grande Zoos baby Asian elephant made her public debut on Tuesday after spending the first weeks of her life bonding with her mother. She already brought in excited crowds. "Just a baby elephant running around with that little trunk flopping around like a wet noodle, its pretty cute," said Rick Janser, the director of the Albuquerque Biological Park.


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Baby elephant born at Albuquerque zoo

2009-09-04 - Albuquerque, United States.

The Albuquerque BioPark's Zoo joyfully welcomes a female Asian elephant calf born at 1:43am on Wednesday, September 2, 2009. The newborn tipped the scales at a whopping 318 pounds! This calf is the second elephant born at the Zoo and her mother, Rozie, was the first. “Mother and calf are doing well,” stated BioPark Director Rick Janser. To allow time for bonding, mother Rozie and her yet-to-be-named calf will stay together behind the scenes. Staff will continue 24-hour watches to monitor the...


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Elephant Managers Association (EMA)Annual Conference 2006

2006-10-15 - Albuquerque, United States. Albuquerque Biological Park (Rio Grande Zoo)

The 2006 Elephant Managers Assocation Conference host is the Albuquerque Biological Park. This year’s theme is “Elephant Breeding and Births.”


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Albuquerque2021-12-25 - Albuquerque, United States - Asian elephant calf Thorn dies of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 2021-12-21 - Albuquerque, United States - Update on Albuquerque Biological Park Elephant Thorn Tests Positive For EEHV 2021-12-15 - Albuquerque, United States - Albuquerque Biological Park Elephant Thorn Tests Positive for EEHV 2013-10-03 - Albuquerque, United States - Rozie gave birth to a healthy female calf on October 2, 2013. 2013-08-10 - Albuquerque, United States - Albuquerque zoo"s elephant herd to expand 2012-03-08 - Albuquerque, United States - Albuquerque BioPark Elephant, Rozie, Is Pregnant 2009-09-28 - Albuquerque, United States - Zoo"s big baby given flowery name 2009-09-23 - Albuquerque, United States - Zoo hopes baby elephant brings crowds 2009-09-04 - Albuquerque, United States - Baby elephant born at Albuquerque zoo 2006-10-15 - Albuquerque, United States - Elephant Managers Association (EMA)Annual Conference 2006

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