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Duchess is 42 years old

Paignton Zoo"s elephant"s sight saved by eye operation

2012-10-16 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

An eye operation has saved the sight of an African elephant at Paignton Zoo in Devon, the organisation has said. An eye expert has deemed the operation a success and said her vision is "significantly better than prior to surgery". The 42-year-old four-tonne animal is the only elephant at the zoo.Senior keeper Jim Dicks said: "I am absolutely over the moon. It couldn´t have gone any better."


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She won"t forget that in a hurry: Elephant rubs her eye in disbelief after cataract op to restore her sight

2012-09-20 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

The 43-year-old Asian elephant, who only has the one eye left, had been able to do little more than distinguish between light and dark for years. But thanks to surgeons at Paignton Zoo, Devon, she should soon be able to see clearly once again.


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Eye surgery elephant may be blind

2012-08-29 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

An elephant which became the first in England to undergo pioneering surgery to remove a damaged eye is now believed to be almost completely blind after concerns over the health of the remaining eye. In 2011 Duchess, Paignton Zoo´s 42-year-old African elephant, was the first in the country to have an eye removed. She had the ground-breaking operation because of glaucoma in her right eye. Cataracts left her with limited sight in her left. Now, a routine eye check has shown that what vision r...


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Duchess has the eye conditions glaucoma and cataracts

Paignton Zoo elephant Duchess recovering after eye surgery

2011-12-29 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

An elephant in a south Devon zoo is recovering well after receiving surgery to remove an eye. Paignton Zoo´s four tonne African elephant Duchess became the first in the UK to undergo the operation. Duchess had been plagued by pain after glaucoma and cataracts had left her virtually blind.


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Duchess the African Elephant is given a local anesthetic and her eye is cleaned before an operation  Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/17/duchess-the-elephant-has-eye-removed-by-15-vets-in-four-hour-operation-115875-23640576/#ix

Duchess the elephant has eye removed by 15 vets in four-hour operation

2011-12-17 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

A FOUR-tonne elephant suffering from painful vision problems has become the first in Britain to have an eye removed. A team of 15 vets, nurses and animal keepers spent four hours operating on giant 40-year-old Duchess. The African elephant is virtually blind due to cataracts and glaucoma and experts decided the only way to prevent her suffering further was to remove it.


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Duchess has lost the sight in her right eye, which is causing her pain

Elephant to have right eye removed in operation

2011-11-25 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

An elephant at a Devon zoo is to undergo an operation to remove an eye. Duchess, a 40-year-old African elephant at Paignton zoo has been treated for cataracts in both eyes and glaucoma in her right eye. Paignton zoo said the two conditions meant her eye-sight was "greatly reduced" and she had no sight in her right eye, which was causing her pain.


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A spokesperson said Duchess was probably the most famous animal at the zoo

Paignton Zoo"s elephant Duchess has glaucoma

2011-04-04 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

Duchess, who weighs four tonnes, has started a course of treatment to prevent the condition from worsening. Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition which if untreated can lead to blindness. The zoo said she would be monitored closely and medication should help control the condition.


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Gay, who had severe foot abscesses and arthritis, joined the zoo in 1977

Sick elephant put down at Paignton Zoo in Devon

2010-03-09 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

A four-tonne Asian elephant which has spent more than 30 years at a zoo in Devon has been put down because of abscesses on her feet. Gay joined Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in 1977 and, with African elephant Duchess, proved popular with visitors.


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Gay the Asian Elephant Gets Fancy Red Designer Shoes!

2009-08-11 - Paignton, United Kingdom. Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

Gay, the Asian elephant, has been suffering from very sore feet recently. For the past several months, keepers at the Paignton Zoo Environmental Park have been keeping a close eye on the 40-year-old elephant. Although she gets regular pedicures and antibiotic foot baths, Gay has been suffering from painful abscesses in both her front feet.


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Barriers improved after safety issues highlighted

2008-11-26 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

SAFETY barriers on the elephant enclosure have been improved at Paignton Zoo after an inspection found unsupervised small children could climb in. The zoo increased the three bar visitor fence to five bars to comply with an independent inspection report as a condition of the zoo licence. The report said parts of the railings 'were insufficient as barriers' in places where dense bamboo had been cut back 'and had not yet grown sufficiently, such that unsupervised small children might gain access t...


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Elephant house fire claims lives of mother and baby giraffe

2006-02-13 - Paignton, United Kingdom.

A GIRAFFE just six days old and its mother died in a fire at a zoo last night. A male giraffe and two elephants were led to safety at Paignton Zoo in Devon. The fire was believed to have started in bedding hay in the elephant house. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said an investigation was under way to establish the cause of the blaze.


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Paignton Zoo Elephants Separated after Overnight Spat

2005-04-21 - Paignton, United Kingdom. Sam Marsden, PA

Two female elephants have been split up at night after a tussle left one of them injured, zoo staff said today. Keepers at Paignton Zoo in Devon acted after discovering that Gay, an Asian elephant, had wounds apparently caused by the tusks of Duchess, an African. The pair, who both weigh four tonnes and are aged about 35, have lived together happily since arriving at the zoo from Longleat Safari Park in 1977.


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12 Headlines about Elephants from Paignton2012-10-16 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Paignton Zoo"s elephant"s sight saved by eye operation 2012-09-20 - Paignton, United Kingdom - She won"t forget that in a hurry: Elephant rubs her eye in disbelief after cataract op to restore her sight 2012-08-29 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Eye surgery elephant may be blind 2011-12-29 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Paignton Zoo elephant Duchess recovering after eye surgery 2011-12-17 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Duchess the elephant has eye removed by 15 vets in four-hour operation 2011-11-25 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Elephant to have right eye removed in operation 2011-04-04 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Paignton Zoo"s elephant Duchess has glaucoma 2010-03-09 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Sick elephant put down at Paignton Zoo in Devon 2009-08-11 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Gay the Asian Elephant Gets Fancy Red Designer Shoes! 2008-11-26 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Barriers improved after safety issues highlighted 2006-02-13 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Elephant house fire claims lives of mother and baby giraffe 2005-04-21 - Paignton, United Kingdom - Paignton Zoo Elephants Separated after Overnight Spat

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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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