By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:54

Disney’s animated original movie and live-action remake of Dumbo both have happy endings for their hero elephant.

But the real-life elephant the beloved big-eared mammal was based on wasn’t so fortunate.

After watching his mother killed in front of his eyes, years of being drugged with alcohol and subjected to stress, Jumbo the Elephant was killed by a train at just 24 years old.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:20

Five years and 1,500 kilometres of separation couldn’t stop a love connection born at the Calgary Zoo from being rekindled.

Spike the Asian elephant, who for 20 years was a fixture at the St. George’s Island habitat that now houses a quartet of giant pandas, has been reunited with Maharani, his old flame from Calgary. The animals were moved to separate facilities in Washington, D.C., and Florida five years ago.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:21

Have you HERD the news? Twycross Zoo's all-female Asian elephant herd are moving from their current home in the Midlands to a zoo in the seaside resort of Blackpool!

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:20

MECHELEN, Belgium: A Belgian zoo on Wednesday welcomed its third baby elephant of the past six months, delighting visitors and zookeepers alike.

The new arrival, an Asian elephant still without a name, was the first male born at Planckendael zoo this year.

"We got our third baby, three in a row, three healthy babies. You can't make an elephant zookeeper happier," said Ben Van Dyck who looks after the animals.

On his feet within fifteen minutes of his birth and now walking well, the newborn is perfectly healthy, the zoo said.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:20

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Zoo just got the best Valentine's Day present for the Alamo City. The zoo adopted two Asian elephants named Karen and Nicole.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:20

ST. LOUIS, MO — Kenzi, the St. Louis Zoo's 6-year-old Asian elephant, has died of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, a fatal viral infection that can strike elephants in the wild and in captivity, zoo officials announced Saturday. Kenzi was the daughter of Raja and Rani.

"This is a devastating loss for Kenzi's family, the elephant care team and the St. Louis community," said Martha Fischer, Curator of Ungulates and Elephants. "Those who cared for Kenzi every day are understandably grieving. We put our hearts and souls into trying to save her."

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