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Two donkeys at a zoo in Poland which were separated because their love-making was objected to by some visitors have now been reunited in a single pen together.... MORE

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Oct 20, 1995

An Albanian was refused permission to change his name to Karolos Papoulias on the grounds that the Greek foreign minister already had that name.

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All generalizations are false, including this one

Mark Twain,
1835-1910

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TREADMILL

TREADMILL

In 2006, Anchorage Zoo in Alaska became the world's first zoo ton have a purpose built treadmill designed for an elephant.

The elephant's name was Maggie, and she had arrived at the zoo in 1983 as an infant when her herd in Kruger National Park in South Africa was culled.

She joined Annabelle, an Asian elephant almost 20 years older than herself.

In December 1997, Annabelle died at the age 33 of a chronic foot infection, leaving Maggie alone.

Maggie then started putting on weight and the treadmill was designed as part of a diet and exercise programme.

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