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Tulsa Zoo welcomes new Asian elephant, giraffe and white rhino

2020-11-03 - Tulsa, United States. Cory Smith, KTUL staff

48-year-old female Asian elephant Booper was relocated to Tulsa zoo from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, a private animal facility that is discontinuing its elephant program.


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Elephant Tova euthanized at Tulsa Zoo had bladder stone

2015-11-16 - Tulsa, United States.

Zoo veterinarians and other wildlife experts agreed that the use of humane euthanasia was the best course of action to end the animal’s suffering. The zoo released necropsy results that showed Tova had a 10 pound bladder stone blocking the flow of urine from the bladder.


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Tulsa Zoos Tova the elephant dies Sunday morning after rapid decline in health

2015-11-15 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo reports that one of the zoo´s newest Asian elephants, Tova, has died. Zoo staff says they observed initial signs that Tova was sick on November 9th. The zoo says colleagues from the Center for Elephant Conservation aided experts to ensure all treatments were explored.


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Tulsa Zoo holds birthday party for Gunda the elephant, zoo"s oldest resident

2012-11-16 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo´s oldest resident is turning a very young 62 years old. Gunda the elephant will celebrate her birthday Friday at 11 a.m. Zoo officials are inviting everyone to stop by and wish Gunda a happy birthday as she digs in to her very own giant-sized cake to celebrate her big day. To commemorate Gunda´s birthday, the 62nd person to enter the zoo will receive free admission.


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Elephant at Tulsa Zoo is expecting

2009-12-07 - Tulsa, United States. SARA PLUMMER

The plan to breed Tulsa Zoo's male elephant Sneezy with the two female elephants from the Oklahoma City Zoo is proving fruitful. Asha, the 14-year-old female, is in the first trimester of pregnancy, which for elephants is about seven months along, said Assistant Curator Mike Connolly. Elephant pregnancies last for about 22 months, and Asha is due in the spring of 2011. "It's early in her pregnancy," Connolly said. "It should be a healthy pregnancy. She's young and she's in good shape."


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At 59, Gunda still has some great moves

Gunda"s Birthday Is A Big "Ele-bration" At Tulsa Zoo

2009-11-19 - Tulsa, United States. Rick Wells

There was a really big birthday Wednesday at the Tulsa Zoo. Gunda the Asian elephant is 59 years old. The News On 6 doesn’t show up for everyone's birthday, but Gunda has been at the zoo longer than any other animal. “Hi – birthday time,” said zoo keeper Jessica Scallan is getting us all ready for Gunda's big day. Ella Goodwin, 3, is very excited. She’s wearing an “I Love Gunda” t-shirt, and there are hats. Afterall, this is Gunda's 59th birthday


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Owner Doug Terranova and Jill Murray, OSU Veterinary Technician, prep Kamba for x-rays of her left front leg

OSU treats elephant involved in accident

2009-11-18 - Tulsa, United States.

Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences students recently got an up-close look at a performing elephant. Kamba, a 29 year-old female African elephant owned by Doug Terranova, was referred to the center's OSU Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital after wandering away and being hit by an SUV on a highway near Enid.


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Tulsa Zoological Park: Zookeeper, Large Mammal Department: Pacyderms & African Ungulates

2009-09-15 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position, specifically will work in our Pachyderm area ( Asian elephants & white rhinos) and possibly swing into the African ungulate area. Minimum requirements include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferable experience with elephants, rhinos, and ungula...


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Zookeeper: Large Mammal Department

2009-08-01 - Tulsa, United States.

The Tulsa Zoo is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position, specifically will work in our Pachyderm area ( Asian elephants & white rhinos) and possibly swing into the African ungulate area. Minimum requirements include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferable experience with elephants, rhinos, and ungula...


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Tulsa Zoo has top stud. Sneezy has a lot of responsibility resting on his humongous shoulders.

2008-04-05 - Tulsa, United States.

Scientists and zoo officials are pinning their hopes on the virility of the 34-year-old Asian elephant at the Tulsa Zoo. In June, the two female Asian elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo will be moved to Tulsa to breed with Sneezy and, if all goes well, pass their genes on to the next generation. But beyond the next generation, scientists hope Sneezy will help them solve a puzzle that would improve elephant diversity in the United States. Sneezy and his handlers have been working for years to con...


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Sooky and Gunda, two of the Tulsa Zoo’s three elephants, play with neoprene balls. The zoo disputes an advocacy group’s claims that the zoo’s practices are risky for the spread of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus, which killed a Tulsa Zoo elephant i

2007-12-16 - Tulsa, United States. ALTHEA PETERSON

A statue of the late Maverick, a 7-year-old Asian elephant, remains at the Tulsa Zoo's Elephant Encounter area, 14 years after his 1993 death. One animal protection organization worries that the disease that Maverick died from also remains at the zoo. In Defense of Animals, an organization based in San Rafael, Calif., named the Tulsa Zoo at "high risk" for spreading Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus, or EEHV, this month.


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Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum: Large Mammal zookeeper

2007-05-03 - Tulsa, United States. EAZA

The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum is seeking qualified applicants for a Large Mammal zookeeper position specifically working with our facilities elephants, rhinos, and sea lions. Qualifications include: graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in biology, zoology, wildlife management or related field & two (2) years of experience in the care of large mammals; preferably experience with elephants, rhinos and sea lions.


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Former Tulsa Zoo Director Larry Nunley, front, along with members of the current elephant staff attended the Demonstration Yard ribbon cutting ceremony April 13. Asian elephants Gunda, left, and Sooky, right, were brought out to take part in the ceremony

Tulsa Zoo Opens Elephant Demonstration Yard

2007-04-24 - Tulsa, United States. MIRANDA ENZOR

After nine long months of construction, the Tulsa Zoo opened its Elephant Demonstration Yard April 13. The Demonstration Yard was dedicated to Larry Nunley for his 32 years of service with the Tulsa Zoo. Besides giving the zoo a place to show off their Asian elephants, the Demonstration Yard also enhances compliance with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards, the governing body for Tulsa Zoo, as it allows the zoo to provide its elephants with additional reserve areas to roam.


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Mike Connolly, an assistant curator of large mammals, gives a vegetable treat to Tulsa Zoo elephant Gunda after a ceremony Friday to dedicate the zoo’s new Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, which will open to the public Saturday

Elephant Encounters: Elbow Room: Zoo"s giants getting more space

2007-04-14 - Tulsa, United States. ALTHEA PETERSON

Gunda, Sneezy and Sooky, the zoo's resident Asian elephants, will now roam the Elephant Encounters Demonstration Yard, as well as an expanded reserve. Jodi Koch, the zoo's public relations manager, said the the new yard gives the elephants 3,500 square feet more to explore. The reserve had 13,000 square feet added to accommodate the bull elephant, Sneezy. Overall, the project cost $550,000.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Tulsa2020-11-03 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo welcomes new Asian elephant, giraffe and white rhino 2015-11-16 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant Tova euthanized at Tulsa Zoo had bladder stone 2015-11-15 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoos Tova the elephant dies Sunday morning after rapid decline in health 2012-11-16 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo holds birthday party for Gunda the elephant, zoo"s oldest resident 2009-12-07 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant at Tulsa Zoo is expecting 2009-11-19 - Tulsa, United States - Gunda"s Birthday Is A Big "Ele-bration" At Tulsa Zoo 2009-11-18 - Tulsa, United States - OSU treats elephant involved in accident 2009-09-15 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoological Park: Zookeeper, Large Mammal Department: Pacyderms & African Ungulates 2009-08-01 - Tulsa, United States - Zookeeper: Large Mammal Department 2008-04-05 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo has top stud. Sneezy has a lot of responsibility resting on his humongous shoulders. 2007-12-16 - Tulsa, United States - 2007-05-03 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum: Large Mammal zookeeper 2007-04-24 - Tulsa, United States - Tulsa Zoo Opens Elephant Demonstration Yard 2007-04-14 - Tulsa, United States - Elephant Encounters: Elbow Room: Zoo"s giants getting more space

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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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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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