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*Asian female BERTIE MAE (34) was euthanased last week at Six Flags DK, Vallejo CA, following a "non-recoverable injury in her hind leg". **Following the death of CHERIE in Samburu, Kenya, her 5-month old bull calf has been rescued by DSWT, airlifted to the Nairobi nursery, and given the name SOKOTEI after the salvatora bushes in which he was located.
 

 Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque, 7 Asians (2.5)
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Original post SL 10 Feb 2011:

"We are fortunate that we've diagnosed this now, because early detection of tuberculosis in an animal is key to their recuperation," BioPark Director Rick Janser said in a Wednesday statement. "The earlier we are able to treat the disease, the fewer problems the animal will have later in life."

Zoo staff confirmed the infection through a blood test and trunk wash that are part of the regular care routine for the elephants, according to a BioPark news release. The zoo was already taking part in a pilot program for a new tuberculosis blood test, which made early detection possible.


Read more: ABQNews: Zoo Elephant Diagnosed With TB http://www.abqjournal.com/abqnews/abqnewse...l#ixzz1DW0VVCd2
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2 original posts SL 10 Feb 2011:

Head Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman has confirmed the presence of tuberculosis in Alice, a 37-year-old elephant. Tuberculosis is not uncommon in captive pachyderms and can be successfully treated. Dr. Zimmerman consulted with the nation’s primary researchers studying tuberculosis in elephants and with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for Alice.


http://gardennews.biz/?id=3976


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http://www.koat.com/r/26814804/detail.html


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Original post SL 18 April 2011:

Rio Grande Zoo Plans For Wildfires

Video of the elephants ...

http://www.koat.com/r/27582816/detail.html


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Original post 20 April 2011:

At the start of the video, Alice is seen with other elephants, and is spraying water from her trunk.
Alice was diagnosed with Tb 2 months ago.


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Original post SL 9 June 2011:

Zoo protecting animals from ash in air

The Rio Grande Zoo is taking extra precautions to protect the animals from the haze.

Zoo employees said around 3:30 p.m. each afternoon, they move some of the animals indoors, mostly monkeys and other primates.

Zoo official Dough Hotle said some of the other animals don't need special care.

"Giraffes, some of our African animals, they're actually built for this…they encounter brush fires all the time in the wild so they're built for this kind of thing. But we do monitor them if they look a little bit uncomfortable. We'll allow them inside access as well," Hotle explained.

The zoo also installed some misters to keep the ash levels down for the birds


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Original post 10 June 2011:

Thanks for posting, SL.
How misleading is this statement ...

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Giraffes, some of our African animals, they're actually built for this…they encounter brush fires all the time in the wild so they're built for this kind of thing.


Excuse me?!
They may OCCASIONALLY encounter brush fires.
The big difference here is that, in the wild, the animals have avenues of escape (eg. the man-made firebreaks in Tsavo NP Kenya); confined in a zoo, they are trapped, and do not have any wide natural spaces to escape to - and, I believe, suffer trauma as a result.


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Original post SL 23 Aug 2011:

Daizy the Asian Elephant Turning Two, Birthday Party Is Saturday

Read more: ABQJournal Online » Daizy the Asian Elephant Turning Two, Birthday Party Is Saturday http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2011/08/23/...l#ixzz1Vtmm4h2F
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ABQ Elephant, Rozie, Is Pregnant

Rozie the elephant is pregnant. But it will be a while before we see a calf at the zoo.

Albuquerque BioPark’s 19-year-old Asian elephant is expected to have her second calf in November 2013, according to a news release from the zoo. Rozie is three months pregnant, and the average gestation for elephants is 23 months.


http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/03/08/...s-pregnant.html


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ABQ BIOPARK - ROZIE THE ELEPHANT'S BABY

Reproductive experts, Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt and Dr. Frank Goeritz, from the Berlin Institute for Zoo Biology and Wildlife Research, worked with Zoo animal care staff to assess the progress of Rozie's pregnancy. The consultants also performed reproductive assessments on the other two female elephants, Alice and Irene, and two rhinoceroses, Lulu and Bernie.



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Elephant Rozie’s Calf Looking Good

Rozie, the pregnant elephant at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, is growing a seemingly healthy calf so far, an ultrasound showed Friday.

The ultrasound shows the calf at 5.5 months pregnant, according to a news release from the zoo. Rozie is due in November of next year, and the calf will gain between 200 and 250 pounds before being born.



http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/06/04/...looks-good.html


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The Daizy Diagnostic Lab is part of the BioPark's proactive approach to elephant health. Zookeepers send regular blood samples to Professor Michelle Ozbun's Virology Lab in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at the UNM School of Medicine, where they check for Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 1 (EEHV1), a virus that has an 80% mortality rate. Young elephants are especially susceptible to EEHV1, and early detection is vital. The Daizy Diagnostic Lab monitors for the virus and can provide a quick diagnosis, if EEHV1 is detected. The data collected is also part of a nation-wide collaboration to research and develop a cure or vaccine for EEHV1.



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And I'm reminded of this quote posted in the EEHV topic:

"...And the small number of captive elephants means there's no profit for pharmaceutical companies in developing an EEHV vaccine."

http://www.elephantconservation.org/downloads/pdf/javma.pdf


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Thanks for that, t&tt.
When money-making is the priority, welfare goes on the back burner ...


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News Video ...

Few zoo animals brave the cold

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/weather/few-zoo-an...-brave-the-cold


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Thanks to a member of In Defense of Elephants Facebook for the link to this short report and video:

Pregnant elephant does prenatal Pilates

Rozie is doing her Pilates regime ordered by zoo vets as a way to strengthen her leg muscles to get them more flexible for labor. Part of the routine involves rolling on her side, lying down on command and doing leg-lifts.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=n...arre&id=9118016


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Elephants at the end of the video ...

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/weather/storm-clea...inues-zoo-opens


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It's a girl! Elephant calf due this fall at ABQ BioPark

ABQ BioPark elephant keepers say a calf due this fall will likely be a girl.

This will be Rozie the Asian elephant's second calf. Keepers hope to welcome the new bundle of joy to the BioPark family as soon as mid-September.


http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3125155.shtml?cat=516


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ABQ BIOPARK Zoo Celebrates Daizy's 4th Birthday on August 24

"We've all been really focused on preparing for the new elephant calf that's due to arrive any day now," said Rhonda Saiers, Elephant Manager. "Daizy has definitely been part of those preparations, and we're excited to celebrate her birthday with all the guests who come Saturday to learn about elephants and how our actions matter for ensuring their future around the world."



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Rozie gave birth to a healthy female calf on October 2, 2013.

The calf is the result of an artificial insemination performed by the BioPark animal care team with sperm from Samson, one of the bull elephants at the Zoo.

http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopa...e-elephant-calf


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Elephant Calf Practices Standing At Albuquerque BioPark Zoo (VIDEO)

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/e..._n_4044304.html


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Albuquerque zoo's elephant calf is named 'Jazmine'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque zoo's African elephant calf has a name thanks to hundreds of voters cast by fans and visitors.

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/2374743...s-named-jazmine


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