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Limba, beloved by her trainers at the Bowmanville Zoo, was euthanized humanely early Tuesday because of an illness.

Bowmanville Zoo: will they replace Limba?

2013-12-04 - Bowmanville, Canada.

On Tuesday, as zoo staff mourned, Hackenberger told the Star he couldn’t say whether Limba would be replaced. “At this point I’m dealing exclusively with Limba, so I don’t know. Anyone anywhere in the world, as long as you comply with the laws, can get an elephant. It’s not just Bowmanville Zoo. A private person who has the necessary land can own an elephant.”


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Limba, the only elephant at the Bowmanville Zoo, died on Dec. 3, 2013.

Elephant Limba dies at Bowmanville Zoo

2013-12-03 - Bowmanville, Canada.

Limba, a beloved elephant at the Bowmanville Zoo, has died. The zoo confirmed that she was euthanized at 12:34 a.m. on Tuesday. Limba was walking through the zoo and on the flood plain on Monday, the zoo said, but became very ill in the evening. “We have always been very clear that Limba would not suffer. Our decision was made to honor that commitment,” the zoo said in a statement.


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Robert Crawford, the elephant manager and trainer at the Bowmanville Zoo, posed for pictures with Limba the elephant in the Animatheatre at the zoo. Limba has been invited to participate in the Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade November 16.

Bowmanville elephant might be too sick to be in Santa Parade. Beloved Limba from the Bowmanville Zoo may have cancer

2013-11-13 - Bowmanville, Canada.

Limba, the beloved Bowmanville elephant, has been invited to walk in the Bowmanville Santa Claus parade but she may be too ill to attend. The zoo is about to announce she may have cancer. “Our number-one commitment has always been Limba’s health and welfare,” said Michael Hackenberger, Bowmanville Zoo director.


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ARAs Facebook event made Elephant Limba excluded from Bowmanville parade

2013-11-05 - Bowmanville, Canada.

A Facebook event shows that a group was planning to form a human blockade to stop the elephant from being part of the procession, and the parade’s organizing committee was concerned about what could happen if protesters got involved, said Terryl Tikas, the committee’s chairperson.


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Elephant walk in Bowmanville

2010-03-28 - Bowmanville, Canada.

Limba the elephant took a walk down Bowmanville streets today for a good cause, publicizing the upcoming MS Walk on April 18. The Asiatic elephant, who calls Bowmanville Zoo home, walked down Highway 2 to Liberty Street from the zoo, than made the trip back home. The pachyderms trip proved to be an effective way to bring attention to the 2010 Bowmanville MS Walk, to be held on Sunday April 18, beginning at 9:40 am at the Bowmanville High School.


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The elephant Limba at Bowmanville Zoo

Bowmanville Zoo: elephant manager

2008-09-29 - Bowmanville, Canada.

The Bowmanville Zoo is seeking a candidate to fill an elephant manager position in the Elephant Department. Individuals must have extensive knowledge in elephant training and husbandry. Duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning animal enclosures, preparing diets, performing daily animal presentations, presenting on site and off site programs, training husbandry and show behaviors, and providing enrichment for the collection. Candidates must be capable of managing both onsite activities as...


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Michael K Hackenberger, director of Bowmanville Zoo, and the asian elephant bull Vance

ZooCheck again slams Bowmanville Zoo. Says Canada is "no place for elephants"

2007-02-08 - BOWMANVILLE, Canada. Jennifer Stone

Mr. Hackenberger suggested ZooCheck, which has made previous allegations about both him and the zoo, releases these reports simply as a money-making venture. They have an anti-zoo agenda and have yet to prove an allegation against him, he said. "There's a process for ethics violations," said Mr. Hackenberger. "If these people think I'm doing something wrong, they have the opportunity to charge me with an ethics violation. They've tried before and lost. Our largest point of immigration today on a...


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7 Headlines about Elephants from BOWMANVILLE2013-12-04 - Bowmanville, Canada - Bowmanville Zoo: will they replace Limba? 2013-12-03 - Bowmanville, Canada - Elephant Limba dies at Bowmanville Zoo 2013-11-13 - Bowmanville, Canada - Bowmanville elephant might be too sick to be in Santa Parade. Beloved Limba from the Bowmanville Zoo may have cancer 2013-11-05 - Bowmanville, Canada - ARAs Facebook event made Elephant Limba excluded from Bowmanville parade 2010-03-28 - Bowmanville, Canada - Elephant walk in Bowmanville 2008-09-29 - Bowmanville, Canada - Bowmanville Zoo: elephant manager 2007-02-08 - BOWMANVILLE, Canada - ZooCheck again slams Bowmanville Zoo. Says Canada is "no place for elephants"

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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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