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Ohio gives $1.5M to help fund new elephant home at Cincinnati Zoo

2020-12-26 - Cincinnati, United States.

The Cincinnati Zoo is one giant step closer to building a new home for the elephants. The Cincinnati Business Courier reports the state of Ohio is kicking in $1.5 million to help fund the new Elephant Trek. It's part of a $150-million expansion. Once complete, the elephants will have overhead feeding stations, ponds, a stream, mud wallows and five times the space to explore.


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Elephant trainer Cecil Jackson Senior, face of the Cincinnati zoo for decades, dies

2017-01-03 - Cincinnati, United States.

Cecil Jackson Senior retired from the zoo in 1998, two months shy of being there for 50 years. People could find him and any animal at local parades and he also worked with Marge Schott and the Reds. He appeared on National Geographic twice for the zoo and was on hand to see the first gorilla born in captivity.His son, Cecil Junior, is now the head elephant trainer.


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Cincinnati Zoo celebrates elephant"s 40th birthday

2013-05-04 - Cincinnati, United States.

The Cincinnati Zoo´s oldest Asian elephant is celebrating her 40th birthday with a special pachyderm-sized cake and a serenade. My-Thai has been at the zoo since she was 9 months old. She has been a zoo ambassador, marching in Cincinnati Reds´ Opening Day parades and handing out the first pitch to folks on the pitching mound.


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Late Reds Owner’s Foundation Gives Zoo Record Gift

2011-12-02 - Cincinnati, United States.

Cincinnati’s zoo has received an elephant-size gift from the foundation of the late Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott. She was a major supporter of the zoo and once donated an elephant named Schottzie. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden director Thane Maynard says the $5 million contribution from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation is the zoo’s single biggest gift ever. Marge Schott died in 2004 at age 75.


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This vet knows when to pat the trunk

2010-08-08 - Cincinnati, United States.

Dr. Mark Campbell makes his first house call of the day shortly before 8 a.m. The bearded, bespectacled veterinarian enters the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden´s Elephant House, where his patient awaits. My-Thai, a 36-year-old, 8,700-pound Asian elephant, is not sick. But Campbell needs to draw a blood sample for a species survival plan study that will determine whether elephants experience menopause


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Lessons for Earth live on at Big Bone Lick by Stanley Hedeen

2008-02-19 - Cincinnati, United States.

Big Bone Lick foreshadows a warming Earth filled with condemned species. Bones of numerous Ice Age mammals are entombed at the Kentucky salt lick, which yielded the world's first identified mastodon remains in 1739. President George Washington owned a mastodon tooth from Big Bone Lick. William Henry Harrison, a future U.S. president, gathered 13 large barrels of remains from the lick in 1795. Two hundred years ago, on March 7, 1808, President Jefferson received 300 bones from the lick and had th...


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Going green with "zoo poop"

2008-01-18 - Cincinnati, United States. JIM KNIPPENBERG

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has launched a project that will turn one of its most abundant natural resources into energy. Poop. There are no specific numbers on how much it will save the zoo in energy costs, but the team working on the project says it will be tens of thousands of dollars annually at the outset and more as the program progresses. In about two years, when the plan is fully implemented, the elephant and giraffe houses will be heated, cooled and lit by animal waste convert...


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Elephant Managers Association (EMA) Annual Conference

2007-10-13 - Cincinnati, United States. Val Nastold

The conference will be at Drawbridge Inn Oct 13th-16th, with a pre-trip to the Indianapolis Zoo on Oct 13th and a post-trip to the Louisville Zoo on the 17th. There will be more information about the conference coming soon.


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Cincinnati Zoo"s elephants get top quality care

2006-01-25 - Cincinnati, United States. KRISTIN L. VEHRS

Regarding the Enquirer the Your Voice opinion piece of 15 January 2006, "The Cincinnati Zoo lags in humane elephant care": the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) challenges the authors' comments and misrepresentation of the Zoo, its dedicated employees and volunteers. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was recently accredited for the fifth time since 1978 by the AZA, which accredits only those zoos and aquariums meeting the highest standards in animal care, conservation, science and ...


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Cincinnati Zoo lags in humane elephant care

2006-01-15 - Cincinnati, United States. Les Schobert

The Cincinnati Zoo's approach toward elephants is about as outdated as its elephant building, which was built in 1906 ("Elephant exhibit poses care issues," Jan. 2). The zoo ignores the wealth of scientific knowledge gained about elephant behavior and biology over the past several decades that should guide the care of elephants in captivity today.


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Elephant exhibit poses issues, Some challenge expansion at Cincinnati Zoo

2006-01-02 - Cincinnati, United States. Dan Klepal

Elephants have been a major draw at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for nearly a century. As the zoo embarks on a $2.6 million campaign to expand its elephant exhibit, a plan that includes bringing in a bull elephant so it can begin a captive breeding program, several other zoos have closed exhibits under public pressure after animal deaths or mistreatment allegations.


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Zoo Faces - Cecil Jackson Jr -Through Friday, we"re celebrating people, animals and the zoo"s 130th birthday

2005-09-21 - Cincinnati, United States.

Name: Cecil Jackson Jr. Title: Elephant manager (trainer, head keeper). Residence: Owen County, Ky. Age: 44. Family: Single, three children. Years of service: 30 (began working with dad Cecil Sr., a trainer, at age 14). Best part of job: Being able to work day-to-day with such big, enormous animals as elephants, that are about to go into extinction and trying to help avoid that.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Cincinnati2020-12-26 - Cincinnati, United States - Ohio gives $1.5M to help fund new elephant home at Cincinnati Zoo 2017-01-03 - Cincinnati, United States - Elephant trainer Cecil Jackson Senior, face of the Cincinnati zoo for decades, dies 2013-05-04 - Cincinnati, United States - Cincinnati Zoo celebrates elephant"s 40th birthday 2011-12-02 - Cincinnati, United States - Late Reds Owner’s Foundation Gives Zoo Record Gift 2010-08-08 - Cincinnati, United States - This vet knows when to pat the trunk 2008-02-19 - Cincinnati, United States - Lessons for Earth live on at Big Bone Lick by Stanley Hedeen 2008-01-18 - Cincinnati, United States - Going green with "zoo poop" 2007-10-13 - Cincinnati, United States - Elephant Managers Association (EMA) Annual Conference 2006-01-25 - Cincinnati, United States - Cincinnati Zoo"s elephants get top quality care 2006-01-15 - Cincinnati, United States - Cincinnati Zoo lags in humane elephant care 2006-01-02 - Cincinnati, United States - Elephant exhibit poses issues, Some challenge expansion at Cincinnati Zoo 2005-09-21 - Cincinnati, United States - Zoo Faces - Cecil Jackson Jr -Through Friday, we"re celebrating people, animals and the zoo"s 130th birthday

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo holds naming competition for baby twin elephants born last month

2022-11-29 - Syracuse, United States. CNYCentral

The Onondaga County Executive Office has announced details of a naming competition for the rare twin elephants born earlier this year. Members of the community are encouraged to vote on names for the ...


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Ugandan ivory trader sentenced to life in prison

2022-10-21 - Kampala, Uganda.

A Ugandan court has sentenced an ivory trader to life in prison - the longest sentence for such crimes in the country's history. A new law was passed in 2019 that toughened sentences for poaching or t...


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Albuquerque Biological Park Zoo elephant in danger of losing an eye

2022-10-17 - Albuquerque, United States.

Zoo veterinary staff have known for years that Irene suffers from lens luxation, a condition in which the lens in the eye is dislocated from its normal position, causing discomfort and blurry vision, ...


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In Vietnam, farmers show a willingness to work with the elephant in the room

It’s estimated there are only around 100 Asian elephants remaining in Vietnam. Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve is one of four locations identified as key to their survival in the country.

2022-09-30 - Dong Nai, Vietnam.

Solving human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue and a pressing concern for a wide variety of endangered species, none more so than the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). People living around Vietnam...


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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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