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Orphaned bear cub bound for Kansas

...staff members call him Kris - after Kris Kringle, said zoo director Tex Edwards. The cub will be sent to the Topeka part of an exhibit called Hills Black Bear Woods, zoo director Mike Coker said. "It's a 20,000-square-foot...
Alaska Digest

...important issues at ANCHORAGE - The board of the Alaska Zoo could decide this week on a new home for Maggie the elephant. Zoo director Pat Lampi said eight institutions have offered to take the 25-year-old African elephant. He planned to present...
Anchorage zoo installs treadmill for its elephant

...fighting the battle of the bulge to use a treadmill? Zoo director Tex Edwards is optimistic she can do it. "Every time...camels but never for an elephant," said assistant zoo director Pat Lampi. The treadmill arrived Monday and was lowered...
Zoo officials say elephant had colic

...The tests indicate what zoo officials first suspected - Maggie lay down because she had colic or stomach pain, said zoo director Pat Lampi. The zoo's 8,000-pound elephant went down on her side for several hours Sunday and Wednesday and couldn't...
Alaska's only elephant to stay in state

...elephant treadmill. At 9,120 pounds, Maggie could stand to lose a few pounds - maybe more than a thousand actually, zoo director Tex Edwards said Thursday, announcing a decision to keep Maggie instead of moving her to the 550-acre North Carolina...
Protests mount for harnessed elephant

...Peggy McFarland. "They'd be respected a lot more in this community if they'd agree to do that." Pat Lampi, the zoo director, only briefly commented on the rally. "It's their right," he said. Anchorage firefighters twice last week were...
Animal-rights group criticizes candidate for elephant's home

...Defense of Animals. The place in question is the Elephants of Africa Rescue Society, located in Salinas, Calif. Alaska Zoo director Pat Lampi confirmed EARS is one of the top two locations being considered for Maggie's new home, though he said the...
State Briefs

...Zoo employees have waited for two years to bring the endangered species to Anchorage. "This is a big deal for us," zoo director Tex Edwards said. Molly will be hidden for several days so she can adapt to her concrete den. Then she will be on...
Lazy elephant avoids custom treadmill

...some progress, she has a long way to go. "She has two feet on the treadmill and has touched a third one on it," zoo director Pat Lampi said Tuesday. "Every six inches forward is a new goal. There are a lot of steps to go." Maggie's trainers...
Environmentalists push Alaska Zoo to retire elephant in sunnier Clime subhead:

...she can enjoy the remainder of her life experiencing sun, warmth, grass and other elephants,'' the letter said. Zoo director Sammye Seawell said she hadn't seen the letter although she's received dozens like it over the past two months since...


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