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Old NC Zoo Elephant Needs Help Getting Up. 70-Ton Crane Brought In For Assistance

2011-05-19 - Asheboro, United States.

The oldest elephant at the North Carolina Zoo could not get to his feet after his Thursday morning training exercises, zoo officials said. Thirty-seven-year-old C’sar weighs 13,000 pounds, requiring the assistance of more than just a few zoo keepers to stand up.


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NC State Veterinarians Help a Young Elephant at NC Zoo

2009-01-26 - Asheboro, North Carolina, United States.

The North Carolina Zoo has on its staff some of the best and most experienced exotic animal veterinarians in the country. But sometimes even the best zoo doctors need assistance from other experts. That was the case recently when specialists from the North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine were called upon to help repair a broken tusk for a young female
Elephant Zoo chief veterinarian, Dr. Mike Loomis, tells us more about the case.
The elephant that broke t...


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North Carolina Zoo: ELEPHANT/RHINO ZOOKEEPER I

2008-04-15 - Asheboro, United States. AZA

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African Elephants and/or White Rhinoceros, a variety of African Antelope, and some African Birds, including Ostrich. The primary focus of this position will be African Elephants. Must have a basic knowledge of elephant natural history and husbandry to include feeding, nutrition, record-keeping, restraint, and safety. Knowledge of operant conditioning and/or environmental enrichment skills, basic computer knowled...


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This weekend officials are celebrating the grand opening of the brand new Watani Grasslands Reserve.

North Carolina Zoo unveils brand new Africa plains

2008-04-04 - Asheboro, United States.

It took the North Carolina Zoo 10 years to complete. But this weekend officials are celebrating the grand opening of the brand new Watani Grasslands Reserve. Its an $8.5 million expansion and improvement project for the zoos African Elephant and Southern White Rhinoceros. Friday was more than a ribbon cutting event, and more educational than a few good speeches. It was a new gateway to a bigger-than-life experience. Its the biggest exhibit weve built probably in 15 years, said one zoo official.


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North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER I - ELEPHANT & RHINO

2008-03-10 - Asheboro, United States.

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African Elephants and/or White Rhinoceros, a variety of African Antelope, and some African Birds, including Ostrich. Specific animal assignment will depend on the section needs and the skills and experiences of the candidate. Regardless of primary assignment, candidate will be expected to assist working with the care of other species within the work unit.


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North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER II - ELEPHANT & RHINO

2007-11-30 - Asheboro, United States.

Successful candidate will be assigned to the Watani Grasslands section, working with African elephants and/or white rhinoceros, a variety of African antelope, and some African birds, including ostrich. Specific animal assignment will depend on the section needs and the skills and experiences of the candidate. Regardless of primary assignment, candidate will be expected to assist working with the care of other species within the work unit. Responsibilities include daily assessment and care of exh...


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Two of the three elephants that arrived this weekend, an adult mother and her 5-year-old daughter, explore their holding facility.

Zoo adds 3 elephants

2007-10-29 - Asheboro, United States.

Three African elephants arrived at the North Carolina Zoo this past weekend, bringing the zoo's elephant collection to seven, the largest in its history. Artie, a 24-year-old male, arrived Friday. Tonga, a 29-year-old female, and her 5-year-old female calf, Batir, were delivered Sunday, according to a news release. All three traveled to Asheboro via truck from Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary near Greenbrier, Ark.


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Zoo keeper Jackie Buck gives a cool drink of water to Samantha. The North Carolina Zoo

Elephant Finds New Home at N.C. Zoo

2007-09-30 - Asheboro, United States.

In June, the N.C. Zoo, in Asheboro, struck a deal with the Valley Zoo in Edmonton, Alberta, to send Samatha south on a breeding loan. She arrived at the N.C. Zoo shortly after sunrise Sunday after a four-day truck ride. One of her Edmonton zoo keepers, Jackie Buck, accompanied her and will stay for five days to help Samantha acclimate.


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African elephants play in water at the North Carolina Zoo.

Increasing the elephant population

2007-08-07 - ASHEBORO, United States. Amy Guyer

Captive elephants are smart. But they aren't reproducing, and captive elephants are becoming extinct."We've been scratching our heads trying to (figure this out)," said Tom Gillespie, the North Carolina Zoo's public relations specialist. What the elephants needed was family. Six years and $8.5 million later, the plan is finally being realized. The expansion will be ready come spring 2008, and the zoo is in talks to bring in new elephants. If the zoo reaches its carrying capacity of 10 elephants,...


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Zoo leads blitz on breeding elephants

2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States.

Years of poaching, a shrinking habitat, and trouble breeding in captivity have landed elephants on the endangered species list according to Rod Hackney at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The 3-year, $8.5 million project includes a new state-of-the-art barn, twice the size of the last and more importantly space to do what comes naturally. The new elephant expansion should be complete by April 2008.


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North Carolina Zoo to add more space for elephants

2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States. Adrianne Flores

The North Carolina Zoo wants to change the future by preserving the present. The number of elephants worldwide has dropped by 50 percent in the last century, and now the animal is on the endangered species list. Officials at the zoo hope a new $8.5 million expansion will save the species.


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North Carolina Zoo will soon have premier elephant exhibit

2005-05-31 - ASHEBORO, United States.

The North Carolina Zoo will soon have one of the nation's premiere elephant exhibits. In August, construction will start to double the size of the exhibit. The elephant population will also quadruple from three to 12. Many elephant exhibits are closing nationwide because there is not enough space for them to live properly.


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11 Headlines about Elephants from ASHEBORO2011-05-19 - Asheboro, United States - Old NC Zoo Elephant Needs Help Getting Up. 70-Ton Crane Brought In For Assistance 2008-04-15 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ELEPHANT/RHINO ZOOKEEPER I 2008-04-04 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo unveils brand new Africa plains 2008-03-10 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER I - ELEPHANT & RHINO 2007-11-30 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo: ZOOKEEPER II - ELEPHANT & RHINO 2007-10-29 - Asheboro, United States - Zoo adds 3 elephants 2007-09-30 - Asheboro, United States - Elephant Finds New Home at N.C. Zoo 2007-08-07 - ASHEBORO, United States - Increasing the elephant population 2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States - Zoo leads blitz on breeding elephants 2007-07-13 - Asheboro, United States - North Carolina Zoo to add more space for elephants 2005-05-31 - ASHEBORO, United States - North Carolina Zoo will soon have premier elephant exhibit

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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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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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