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Rosie and Opal, Hope elephants, will head back to Oklahoma: Not necessarily a permanent move

2014-09-11 - Hope, United States.

The Hope Elephants board of directors announced late Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, that Rosie and Opal will return to Oklahoma to the Endangered Ark Foundation, where they had lived before coming to Maine two years ago. The board has also established a Jim Laurita Fund. “The move back there is not necessarily a permanent move,” said Hope Elephants spokesman Andrew Stewart, this evening. “In the interim, we will make plans for the future and how best to move forward.”


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Co-Founder Of Elephant Rescue Jim Laurita Crushed To Death By Elephant

2014-09-10 - Hope, United States.

Veterinarian Dr. Jim Laurita, 56, was found dead in the barn of Hope Elephants on Tuesday morning, the Portland Press Herald reports. Police first believed he had fallen and hit his head on a cement floor, but an afternoon autopsy determined that the cause of death was asphyxiation and fractures from chest compressions.


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Rosie and Opal make new home in Hope

2012-10-21 - Hope, United States.

Asian elephants Rosie and Opal arrived safely today at Hope Elephants in Hope, according to the nonprofit that has been working for more than two years to bring the retired circus animals to Maine. Rosie and Opal have joint and muscle ailments and are the first residents of the Hope Elephants facility, which was created by Dr. Jim Laurita, a Cornell educated veterinarian, and Tom Laurita, his brother.


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Jim Laurita, a veterinarian in Hope, stands with Rosie, a 42-year-old retired circus elephant.

Two elephants coming to live in midcoast Maine

2012-05-04 - Hope, United States.

Two retired circus elephants are ready to move to Maine after the federal government gave its approval. Hope Elephants, a nonprofit group, plans to bring the animals to a new rehabilitation center built in town by this fall. The group already received town approval and the state approved the elephants’ move in September, according to Justin McAnaney, director of operations.


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Rosie and veterinarian Jim Laurita.

Hope Elephants schedules open house, presentation

2011-12-17 - Hope, United States.

Hope Elephants welcomes the community to its nearly-completed elephant care and rehabilitation facility in Hope on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes tour and presentation in advance of the arrival of its first resident elephant, Rosie. Jim Laurita, executive director and curator of Hope Elephants, will give a short tour of the facility, a description of the care Rosie and a second elephant will receive at the facility, and a presentation on Asian elephants, including their habi...


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5 Headlines about Elephants from Hope2014-09-11 - Hope, United States - Rosie and Opal, Hope elephants, will head back to Oklahoma: Not necessarily a permanent move 2014-09-10 - Hope, United States - Co-Founder Of Elephant Rescue Jim Laurita Crushed To Death By Elephant 2012-10-21 - Hope, United States - Rosie and Opal make new home in Hope 2012-05-04 - Hope, United States - Two elephants coming to live in midcoast Maine 2011-12-17 - Hope, United States - Hope Elephants schedules open house, presentation

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