An NBC 5 investigation raises concerns about safety at the Fort Worth Zoo. An elephant calf injured a zookeeper in September, an incident that has never been made public until now. This comes at a time when zoos across the country are in the midst of a debate over how to best care for elephants and protect elephant keepers from harm. Emergency responders and the Fort Worth Zoo offered two different versions of what happened in the September incident. Fort Worth Fire Department reports obtained through an open records request say a 37-year-old female
Going more than a decade without seeing another Elephant Hanako the world’s loneliest elephant lived in a tiny enclosure. This enclosure had no grass nor could any sunlight shine down on the elephant. She became famous when a tourist noticed how awful her condition was and took to social media. It was too late though. The damage had been done. Despite international outrage, Inokashira Park refused to release Hanako to a sanctuary, saying she was happy and healthy.
It is a scientifically proven fact that a calm and composed mind helps humans live longer. It holds true for animals too, proves the life of Chenkalloor Dakshayani, the 85-year-old female elephant owned by the Travancore Devaswom Board. In her decades-long glorious career, Dakshayani hasn’t ever gone unruly or attacked anyone, testify her keepers. She is probably the oldest surviving elephant in captivity on earth.
DUBLIN ZOO’S ASIAN elephant herd is welcoming a new member today. The female calf was born on Monday night after a 22-month pregnancy for her mam, Asha. She is estimated to be just under a metre tall and weighs around 70kg. The new arrival is Asha’s first calf and the fourth elephant calf born at Dublin Zoo in two years. The new arrival will join the herd of eight Asian elephants, including dad Upali, in the Kaziranga Forest Trail.
After years of public protest, Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo finally closed their elephant exhibit last year. Animal welfare advocates rejoiced at this news and called on the zoo to send its two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, to a sanctuary. Instead, they were transferred to the Oklahoma City Zoo where things got even worse.