Spike, the Calgary Zoo

Spike the elephant safely arrives at Busch Gardens in Florida

2013-09-20 - Tampa, United States.

Spike, the 32-year-old Asian elephant, arrived safely to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. Friday that will be his new home after a safe 2 1/2 day, 4,500 km journey from the Calgary Zoo. The zoo’s three female elephants are scheduled to depart for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year.

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A female African elephant named Mbali, one of 11 elephants rescued from culling in Swaziland, Africa, and brought to the U.S. nearly a decade ago, gave birth to her first calf, a female, at Tampa?s Lowry Park Zoo.

Baby elephant born at Lowry Park Zoo to mother Mbali

2013-01-09 - TAMPA, United States.

The African elephant birth is the second in the zoo´s history, and the first born in Tampa from the rescued herd. The newborn, sired by Sdudla, a Swaziland bull, is significant to the population because the calf introduces new DNA into the gene pool of elephants managed in North America, which averages three or four births each year.

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Circus animal handlers show one of the newer additions to the show, Barack, a baby elephant born Jan. 19.

New Ringling circus show takes inspiration from founder

2009-12-16 - Tampa, United States. SARAH HOYE

For 140 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has let kids be kids and adults be kids, too. Also making his debut today was Barack, a baby Asian elephant born Jan. 19. To mark the 200th birthday of circus entertainer extraordinaire P.T. Barnum, organizers promise the making of their biggest, over-the-top show to date when it roars into town Jan. 6 with Barnum's FUNundrum, a celebration inspired by the greatest showman who ever lived.

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National Circus Chaplain Father Jerry Hogan said a prayer for the elephants before sprinkling them with holy water at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Circus Elephants Blessed Before Tonight"s Show

2008-01-02 - Tampa, United States.

The Rev. Jerry Hogan, chaplain to the nation's circuses, blessed the Ringling Brothers elephants before the opening of the circus's Tampa run tonight. Hogan, who works under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, sprinkled the beasts with holy water and said a prayer in the plaza outside the St. Pete Times Forum. The half-dozen elephants were treated to a meatless feast of fruit, bread and vegetables. Circus clowns rolled watermelons to the animals, who made a show of ...

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Monday’s elephant strut was designed to whet appetites to see the new show, which is called “Over the Top.”

Circus Comes To Town, With Some Trunks In Tow

2008-01-01 - Tampa, United States. SHERRI ACKERMAN, The Tampa Tribune

Little Sara, at 5 feet and 3,000 pounds, seemed puny next to her gargantuan wrinkly aunts as they got off the train, locked trunks to tails, and began to march in a straight line down Nuccio Parkway. Children from nearby Tampa Park apartments raced on bikes alongside the pachyderms on parade from Union Station to downtown Tampa, a tradition known as the Elephant Walk, which marks the official start of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. "They're very friendly," said animal handler Gle...

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2007-06-14 - Tampa, United States. AZA

Operant conditioning, utilizing creative, positive reinforcement in one of the world's most behaviorally progressive, protected contact environments • Provide physical stimulation and mental challenges for our animals as a member of our elite team of elephant professionals • Daily cleaning and maintenance of rolling display area, state-of-the-art husbandry facilities, and multi-million-dollar barn • Husbandry training for veterinary and breeding program procedures

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2006-09-28 - Tampa, Florida, United States. EAZA

Tampa is committed to becoming a world-class zoo. Join our growing team of professionals as we raise standards of physical care and behavioral stimulation for our animals, and offer exciting interactive experiences for our guests. Looking for a stimulating work environment with great pay, fantastic benefits, and a strong leadership team dedicated to your professional development? Then bring that positive attitude to Busch Gardens Tampa!

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AZA Annual Conference 2006

2006-09-25 - Tampa, Florida, United States.

This year you can visit three AZA institutions during the conference. All three of your hosts will be holding events designed specifically for our Conference. The Florida Aquarium will be hosting the Ice Breaker, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo will present Zoo Day and Busch Gardens Tampa will offer an evening of animals, thrill rides and entertainment.

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African Elephant calf born at Tampa"s Lowry Park

2005-10-19 - Tampa, Florida, United States.

Surrounded by the zoos family of elephants, Ellie, a 20-year-old, African elephant at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo gave birth to the male calf before dawn Monday, October 17, in her night house maternity ward. The calf represents the first and only elephant born at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. Upon arriving at the zoo early Monday, elephant keepers were greeted at the door of the maternity ward by the 205-pound baby elephant already standing on his own.

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Elephant"s death raises suspicions

2000-02-06 - Tampa, United States. DAVID PEDREIRA, St. Petersburg Times

Lance Ramos knew something was wrong when Kenya wouldn't eat the usual Friday dinner -- a batch of grain mixed with vitamins. An hour later, his concern turned to horror as the seemingly healthy elephant fell over, struggled to get up, and toppled again. Within minutes, the 21/2-ton elephant was dead.

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7 Headlines about Elephants from Tampa2013-09-20 - Tampa, United States - Spike the elephant safely arrives at Busch Gardens in Florida 2013-01-09 - TAMPA, United States - Baby elephant born at Lowry Park Zoo to mother Mbali 2009-12-16 - Tampa, United States - New Ringling circus show takes inspiration from founder 2008-01-02 - Tampa, United States - Circus Elephants Blessed Before Tonight"s Show 2008-01-01 - Tampa, United States - Circus Comes To Town, With Some Trunks In Tow 2007-06-14 - Tampa, United States - Busch Gardens, Tampa: ASSOC ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST (ELEPHANTS) 2000-02-06 - Tampa, United States - Elephant"s death raises suspicions

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