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Twycross Zoo: Temporary Trainee Keeper: Elephants

2012-08-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

We are going through an exciting period of change as this zoo develops and so are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward. The elephant section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants currently in free contact but is at the exciting early stages of moving into a protected contact system. This position is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering basic areas of animal husbandry.


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Stillborn elephant is new tragedy for Twycross zoo

2012-03-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Head vet Sarah Chapman said: "Immediately after the birth, we could see the calf wasn´t moving. "It´s common for elephants to nudge a newborn to help it rise to its feet to suckle. However, when all three elephants backed away we knew something was wrong. "The keepers and vet team rushed into the enclosure and worked on trying to bring life into the calf for almost an hour. "Once we reached a point when we knew there was nothing more we could do, we placed the calf back in front of t...


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Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head - Elephants

2012-03-28 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

The section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants in free contact. We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management. You will have a minimum of 5 years experience as an elephant keeper and demonstrate a substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of elephants.


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Twycross Zoo prepares to welcome baby elephant

2012-02-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Twycross Zoo is preparing to welcome its newest addition with one of its elephants nearly ready to give birth. First-time mother Tara, a 13-year-old Asian elephant at the zoo, is being monitored with video cameras around the clock and being kept extra warm at night, ready for the special delivery. As the scan on this page shows, the elephant´s calf is fully formed and could be delivered any day now. All the keepers are prepared.


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Twycross mourns loss of baby elephant

2011-04-14 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

It is with great sadness that Twycross Zoo has said goodbye to their young Asian elephant, Ganesh Vijay aged 18 months. Ganesh died yesterday due to a heart condition despite all the efforts of the animal and veterinary teams to save his life. Vets from around the country with specialist elephant and equine experience converged at Twycross Zoo in an attempt to keep him alive.


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Senior Keeper/Keeper - Elephant Section, Twycross Zoo

2010-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Our current herd consists of 1.4 Asian elephants, including a young bull born in 2009 as a result of AI. We continue to support AI and research projects. We currently have a vacancy for a new Keeper to become the 5th person in our elephant team. We have a close contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey commands in a calm and consistent manner, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out.


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Ganesh, who already weighs 19 stone, with one of his keepers at Twycross

Watch Twycross zoo"s baby elephant on live webcam

2009-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

If you've never wanted to take a peek into the lives of elephants, here is your chance – and you don't even have to put up with the smell. With his big ears and long trunk, Ganesh Vijay is a bit bigger than most babies, but is just as fascinating, and you can now spy on his every move. Ganesh is only the third elephant birth at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. The zoo has set up a webcam pointing towards the outdoor elephant enclosure, and readers can view the live video link on the Mercury's w...


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Meet the Twycross zoo"s new big elephant baby

2009-08-20 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

TWYCROSS Zoo has celebrated the birth of a new baby elephant after the calf pulled through a potentially life-threatening illness. Born to the zoo’s Asian elephant, Noorjahan, earlier this month, the as-yet unnamed calf had to be monitored by vets after “suddenly turning offcolour”. But the youngster has since “made good progress” and staff belatedly celebrated his birth yesterday.


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Newborn elephant suffers setback

2009-08-18 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

A baby elephant, whose mother was the first elephant to conceive via artificial insemination at Twycross Zoo, has suffered a setback. A press conference to show off the elephant, who was born on Thursday at the Leicestershire zoo, has been cancelled as he has become unwell.


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Inseminated elephant gives birth

2009-08-07 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

The first elephant to conceive via artificial insemination at Twycross Zoo has given birth. Noorjahan, who lives at the Leicestershire Zoo, was inseminated from a bull elephant based at Whipsnade Wildlife park in Bedfordshire.
The procedure was done artificially as moving elephants between zoos for mating can be bad for herd dynamics. The male elephant calf, who has not been named yet, is about one metre tall (3.28ft) and weighs 100kg (220lb).
The baby elephant, who was born on Thu...


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Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head: Elephant Section

2008-12-24 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

have a vacancy for a Deputy Section Head to join our team of a Section Head and 3 Keepers caring for our Asian elephants - a group of 4 females with the youngest born here at Twycross. Another of the herd has been artificially inseminated and the calf is expected in summer 2009. We have a close contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey commands, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out. Our training regime is calm and consistent and the right keeper will demonstrate...


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Noorjahan the elephant celebrates motherhood with a playful shower in Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire

British zoo celebrates first elephant in the UK to conceive by artificial insemination

2008-10-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

An Asian elephant has become the first of its species in the UK to become pregnant by artificial insemination, a zoo said today. Keepers of Noorjahan at Twycross Zoo, in Leicestershire, said the procedure had been 'incredibly successful' and the baby is expected in August next year. The zoo chose artificial insemination because it had no male elephants in its collection. The father is a bull elephant called Emmet, from Whipsnade Zoo.


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Twycross Zoo: Elephant Keepers £282 to £323 pw

2008-03-31 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

We have 2 vacancies for Elephant Keepers to join our existing team of
3 caring for our Asian elephants - a group of 4 females with the
youngest born here at Twycross. Another of the 4 has been artificially
inseminated and the calf is expected in summer 2009. We have a close
contact approach to elephant management and train them to obey
commands, enabling healthcare maintenance to be carried out. Our
training regime is calm and consistent and the right ke...


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Snibston rangers help hungry Heffalumps!

2007-02-06 - Twycross, United Kingdom.

Two major Leicestershire attractions have joined forces this week in a mutually beneficial arrangement of quite an unusual nature. Snibston Country Park rangers were approached by staff from Twycross Zoo with a problem that they are happily able to solve. The rangers have been asked to help feed the giraffes and elephants at the zoo with the leftover cuttings from their land management of the park.


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14 Headlines about Elephants from Twycross2012-08-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Temporary Trainee Keeper: Elephants 2012-03-29 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Stillborn elephant is new tragedy for Twycross zoo 2012-03-28 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head - Elephants 2012-02-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo prepares to welcome baby elephant 2011-04-14 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross mourns loss of baby elephant 2010-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Senior Keeper/Keeper - Elephant Section, Twycross Zoo 2009-10-02 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Watch Twycross zoo"s baby elephant on live webcam 2009-08-20 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Meet the Twycross zoo"s new big elephant baby 2009-08-18 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Newborn elephant suffers setback 2009-08-07 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Inseminated elephant gives birth 2008-12-24 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Deputy Section Head: Elephant Section 2008-10-17 - Twycross, United Kingdom - British zoo celebrates first elephant in the UK to conceive by artificial insemination 2008-03-31 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Twycross Zoo: Elephant Keepers £282 to £323 pw 2007-02-06 - Twycross, United Kingdom - Snibston rangers help hungry Heffalumps!

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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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