Animal Stories Archive

  • Click Here to see a 14 minute video clip showing Mila’s move to her new family
Mila and Mary play trunks over

    Mila’s move to be with other elephants

    Click Here to see a 14 minute video clip showing Mila’s move to her new family Mila and Mary play trunks over

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  • Shaba (L) Mary (M) Mila (R)
Shaba (L) Mila (R)
Mila and Mary’s relationship has grown and they still enjoy playing and hanging out together.  Mary and Mila spend their nights together and their sleeping arrangements have moved over time to be closer and closer to each other.  When the keepers arrived in the morning, they would [...]

    Mila, Mary, and Shaba… a herd of 3. By Erin Ivory

    Shaba (L) Mary (M) Mila (R) Shaba (L) Mila (R) Mila and Mary’s relationship has grown and they still enjoy playing and hanging out together.  Mary and Mila spend their nights together and their sleeping arrangements have moved over time to be closer and closer to each other.  When the keepers arrived in the morning, they would [...]

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  • Mary & Mila eat first
– by Erin Ivory (Elephant Project Manager for Mila)
..and what happens on day two was amazing!!!
Click here to watch the video of Mila and Mary meeting
Mary & Mila side by side
Mary loves a back scratch
The first day Mila and Mary were introduced we were amazed at how calm Mila was.  She [...]

    Pachyderms at Play: Mila and Mary’s relationship grows

    Mary & Mila eat first – by Erin Ivory (Elephant Project Manager for Mila) ..and what happens on day two was amazing!!! Click here to watch the video of Mila and Mary meeting Mary & Mila side by side Mary loves a back scratch The first day Mila and Mary were introduced we were amazed at how calm Mila was.  She [...]

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  • Mila meets Shaba… another African elephant – by Erin Ivory (elephant Project Manager for Mila)
 Click here to view a video of Mila and Shaba
The relationship between Mila and the herd Matriarch Mary is still going very well.  It is time to meet a new elephant.  Shaba was chosen because she and Mary have a [...]

    Mila meets her second elephant, shy Shaba

    Mila meets Shaba… another African elephant – by Erin Ivory (elephant Project Manager for Mila) Click here to view a video of Mila and Shaba The relationship between Mila and the herd Matriarch Mary is still going very well.  It is time to meet a new elephant.  Shaba was chosen because she and Mary have a [...]

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  • Mila’s meets her first elephant in thirty seven years – by Erin Ivory (elephant Project Manager for Mila)
Click here to see a video of Mila and Mary
Mila has not had a conventional upbringing to say the least.  She wasn’t brought up by other elephants, in fact, it has been almost four decades since she [...]

    Mila meets her first elephant in 37 years

    Mila’s meets her first elephant in thirty seven years – by Erin Ivory (elephant Project Manager for Mila) Click here to see a video of Mila and Mary Mila has not had a conventional upbringing to say the least. She wasn’t brought up by other elephants, in fact, it has been almost four decades since she [...]

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  • This week has been very exciting… Mila is out of quarantine and exploring her new home! Over the last few days Mila has been learning her environment which is an important step before she meets the other elephants. Some elephants take awhile to get comfortable in new surroundings, but not Mila! She explored every inch [...]

    Mila out and about

    This week has been very exciting… Mila is out of quarantine and exploring her new home! Over the last few days Mila has been learning her environment which is an important step before she meets the other elephants. Some elephants take awhile to get comfortable in new surroundings, but not Mila! She explored every inch [...]

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  • Mila has been cleared of TB and is fit and well and is now out of quarantine getting to know her new surroundings at San Diego Zoo. She has shown herself to be very courageous and her first steps out of quarantine into her new yards have been fantastic supported by her San Diego Zoo [...]

    Mila out of quarantine getting to know her new home

    Mila has been cleared of TB and is fit and well and is now out of quarantine getting to know her new surroundings at San Diego Zoo. She has shown herself to be very courageous and her first steps out of quarantine into her new yards have been fantastic supported by her San Diego Zoo [...]

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  • Mila is doing really well in quarantine at San Diego Zoo having recently had her health exam and was a rock star through it all thanks to the great San Diego Zoo team of elephant keepers and vets. A very happy Christmas to everyone and Mila thanks you all for helping her move to a [...]

    Mila in quarantine at San Diego Zoo

    Mila is doing really well in quarantine at San Diego Zoo having recently had her health exam and was a rock star through it all thanks to the great San Diego Zoo team of elephant keepers and vets. A very happy Christmas to everyone and Mila thanks you all for helping her move to a [...]

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‘Mila’, our 41 year old ex-circus African elephant, has just been successfully transferred to the San Diego Zoo. It was a massive undertaking that was only made possible by the cooperation of a large number of people. We offer our heartfelt thanks to all of them.



			
				
			
				
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				Mila can hear, [...]

    Mila, a new home at San Diego Zoo

    ‘Mila’, our 41 year old ex-circus African elephant, has just been successfully transferred to the San Diego Zoo. It was a massive undertaking that was only made possible by the cooperation of a large number of people. We offer our heartfelt thanks to all of them. Mila in her crate being loaded Mila in quarantine Mila can hear, [...]

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  • On the evening of October 1st 2013 the future for the remaining primates lovingly cared for at Franklin Zoo & Wildlife
 Sanctuary for the past 8 years, started their journey to a new life at HUHA in Upper Hutt. Carol pig tail macaque, capuchins Bernie, Sophie and Jungle, along with Jack the Harrier Hawk were on the move.

    Better than we could have wished for – animals move to HUHA

    On the evening of October 1st 2013 the future for the remaining primates lovingly cared for at Franklin Zoo & Wildlife Sanctuary for the past 8 years, started their journey to a new life at HUHA in Upper Hutt. Carol pig tail macaque, capuchins Bernie, Sophie and Jungle, along with Jack the Harrier Hawk were on the move.

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