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 Zoo: Unknown Herpes Virus Kills Elephant
Zoo: Unknown Herpes Virus Kills Elephant
SEATTLE - A previously unknown elephant herpes virus killed the Woodland Park Zoo's youngest Asian elephant, zoo officials said Monday.

Six-year-old Hansa, who died last month, was one of 12 elephants fathered by a bull at a zoo in Missouri.

...Okay, who didn't take their Valtrex? picked by bevissimo 4 years ago
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 Baby elephant dies in Seattle zoo
Baby elephant dies in Seattle zoo
Zoo officials believe the female Asian elephant died quietly in her sleep. Hansa had been lethargic and had a decreased appetite over the past week, according to the zoo.

The picture is the baby elephant. picked by pandorarin 4 years ago
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 First elephant born in Australia at Taronga Zoo
First elephant born in Australia at Taronga Zoo
THE first Australian-born elephant calf is already showing signs he's a fair dinkum Aussie, spending his first day drinking and taking it easy.
The male calf was born to Asian elephant Thong Dee at 3.08am (AEST) in Taronga Zoo's Elephant Barn this morning after a short labour. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 Frogs species discovered living in elephant dung
Frogs species discovered living in elephant dung
Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery—the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings—has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Elephant falls from truck, kills circus worker
Elephant falls from truck, kills circus worker
"The man was killed, crushed to death, while the elephant was being offloaded from a truck," a spokeswoman for the New South Wales police department said. picked by 2manyusernames 4 years ago
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 Taunted elephant killed after trashing cars
Taunted elephant killed after trashing cars
Tusker, a towering 50-year-old bull elephant that had become a favorite for safari camp visitors, was shot dead after New Year's party-goers provoked the animal into trampling several cars, conservationists said Monday. picked by dollyllama 4 years ago
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 Union says firefighters forced to bathe elephant
Union says firefighters forced to bathe elephant
The Uniformed Firefighters Association says Brooklyn's Engine Company 245 didn't want to participate in the photo opportunity with circus elephant Suzie, part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show in Coney Island. But it says city officials ordered the engine company to participate. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
Cream Might Prevent Herpes Transmission
A topical treatment that disables genes that play a key role in the transmission of the herpes virus has been developed by U.S. researchers. picked by muppet 3 years ago
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 The sad tale of "Murderous Mary" the circus elephant who was hanged.
The sad tale of "Murderous Mary" the circus elephant who was hanged.
In 1916, an abused circus elephant met a strange fate after killing her tormentor... she was hanged from a railway crane before an angry mob. picked by BrownTrout 3 years ago
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 Elephant Car Wash
Elephant Car Wash
Forget bikini car wash! The new hotness in raising money in today’s tough economy is … elephant car wash!
The elephants at the Wildlife Safari near Eugene, Oregon are fundraising and they don’t seem to mind. The safari’s three African elephants, Tiki, Alice, and George, have a job at the new "Elephant Car Wash". picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Pink Elephant Spotted
Pink Elephant Spotted
A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana. A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta. *He wasn't drinking* picked by suebe 3 years ago
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 Indonesian elephant fossil opens window to past
Indonesian elephant fossil opens window to past
Indonesian scientists are reconstructing the largest, most complete skeleton of a prehistoric giant elephant ever found in the tropics, a finding that may offer new clues into the largely mysterious origins of its modern Asian cousin. picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Polish politician fumes over "gay" elephant
Polish politician fumes over "gay" elephant
"We didn't pay 37 million zlotys (7.6 million pounds) for the largest elephant house in Europe to have a gay elephant live there," picked by kakana 3 years ago
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 Crippled elephant walks again thanks to false foot
Crippled elephant walks again thanks to false foot
An orphaned baby Asian elephant crippled by a poacher's snare can now walk again thanks to an incredible jumbo-sized false foot. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Elephant learns to play the harmonica
Elephant learns to play the harmonica
A music-loving elephant called Five has been serenading its keepers at West Midlands Safari Park, after learning to play the harmonica. picked by topofall 2 years ago
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 Cold sore virus secret revealed
Cold sore virus secret revealed
The herpes virus can lay dormant in the body for decades. Its ability to hide in the body has always been a mystery until now. Knowing how it manages to survive in a dormant state should lead to new forms of treatment picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 Herpes Virus Killing Coral Reefs
Herpes Virus Killing Coral Reefs
Corals get cold sores too. Only, for corals, a herpes virus infection isn’t just annoying. It can be lethal, and it and other diseases are possibly a big factor in the deaths of coral reefs that humans are causing throughout the world’s oceans, new research shows. picked by sholom22 4 years ago
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 SUV Sideswipes Elephant in Oklahoma
SUV Sideswipes Elephant in Oklahoma
Quote from driver: "So help me Hanna, had I hit that elephant, not swerved, it would have knocked it off its legs, and it would have landed right on top of us," he said. "We'd have been history." picked by MandolinOrange 2 years ago
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 Gay Elephant Goes Down A Storm
Gay Elephant Goes Down A Storm
Polish Councillor Michal Grzes may have objected to the arrival of Nino the gay elephant at a zoo in Poznan but clearly he's no judge of public tastes. Visitors have been flocking to see the elephant they clearly think is fabulous. picked by pocksucket 3 years ago
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 Elephant beats heroin habit with detox
Elephant beats heroin habit with detox
A once drug-addled elephant fed heroin-laced bananas by illegal traders will return home after emerging clean from a three-year detox program on China's tropical island province of Hainan. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Elephant delays the US soccer team
Elephant delays the US soccer team
Like I use to tell Americans, we always went to school on Elephant back, it keeps the Lions at bay! picked by dp2000 1 year ago
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