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* Asian Elephant DOLLY nears end of life in Denver Zoo ** African Elephant SHANNON & Asian Elephant CORA relocated from Morris to Topeka Zoo *** Bull Asian Elephant RANCHIPUR Dies at San Diego Zoo **** Asian Elephant BAMBOO Endures Attacks, Isolation at OKC Zoo ***** MOHAN is rescued!
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 Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque, 7 Asians (2.5)
Space4Eles
Posted: May 10 2015, 04:54 AM


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5-year-old ABQ BioPark elephant dies from virus

The BioPark news release points out, the other members of the zoo’s elephant herd are not in danger however, 19-month-old calf Jazmine is under close watch by zookeepers.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s379151...ml#.VU8m7Ol0x9D

Checking the asianelephant.net database, I see that DAIZY's father is ALBERT (16) and JAZMINE's father is SAMSON (17).
Both bulls were born at African Lion Safari.

The zoo ought to stop being "devastated" (paragraph 8 on the kob.com link) and do the right thing - stop the breeding!


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"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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spiritedlulu
Posted: Aug 6 2015, 09:49 AM


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Daizy mentioned at the end of news video.

Zoo-goers question animal warning signs at BioPark

News Video

http://krqe.com/2015/08/05/zoo-goers-quest...g-signs-at-bio/


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
Will Travers, CEO & President of BFF Foundation & BornFreeUSA
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Posted: Nov 14 2015, 04:19 PM


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Elephants pick Holly Holm as UFC 193 winner – VIDEO

http://www.mymmanews.com/elephants-pick-ho...3-winner-video/


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
Will Travers, CEO & President of BFF Foundation & BornFreeUSA
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Posted: Mar 26 2016, 07:19 PM


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Mice at Albuquerque Zoo sign of needed improvements

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Mice making their home inside some Rio Grande Zoo animal exhibits is a sign of wear and tear and a need for BioPark improvements.

Scurrying about, burrowing in and stealing food — handfuls of mice live inside cages at the zoo, and they’re not supposed to be there.

http://krqe.com/2016/03/25/mice-at-albuque...d-improvements/


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
Will Travers, CEO & President of BFF Foundation & BornFreeUSA
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Posted: May 17 2016, 12:10 PM


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Sorry, zoos, but this really doesn't do much to make your exhibits - or the elephants' lives - "natural," although I suppose it is some improvement.

ABQ BioPark Zoo First in the Nation to Use New Feeding Technology

The ABQ BioPark Zoo can now feed its animals even when zookeepers are off site, and it's the first zoo in the United States to use this technology.

http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopa...ding-technology


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
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ABQ BioPark Zoo's Asian elephant to paint Tuesday morning

Alice, the ABQ BioPark Zoo's Asian elephant, will be painting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the elephant exhibit. While she is creating her work of art, local artist Andy Valdez will capture her in a special caricature.

http://www.koat.com/news/abq-biopark-zoos-...orning/40140012


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
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Video of ALICE painting ...

Albuquerque zoo elephant shows off painting skills

Alice is the oldest female elephant at the Albuquerque BioPark. She is 41 years old and is mom to Rosie and grandma to Jazmine.

http://krqe.com/2016/06/21/albuquerque-zoo...ainting-skills/


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
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Elephant at Albuquerque zoo paints for charity

"We take training a step by step process. First we have her hold the paint brush. After doing that we teach her to touch the paint brush to touch the canvas. Then, we reinforce with a treat, like the monkey chow," said senior elephant keeper Amber Alink.

At 43 years old, Alice is still learning new tricks.

http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/elepha...9/#.V2q1RuT2Zjo


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
Will Travers, CEO & President of BFF Foundation & BornFreeUSA
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Fireworks cause worries for Albuquerque zookeepers

The elephants are the big concern because they’re in the outer part of the zoo and are sensitive to explosions and vibrations. Zookeepers say the elephants will be locked inside at night for the 4th.

The big primates are a concern too, so the gorillas, chimps and orangutans will be able to duck inside at night if they get scared.

http://krqe.com/2016/07/01/fireworks-cause...que-zookeepers/


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The global zoo industry, of which Cincinnati and others are leading members, consumes billions of dollars every year while the conservation movement is crying out for a fraction of that kind of funding to address the habitat and species crisis that now confronts tens of thousands of species.
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