elephant http://wvxu.org en Houston Zoo seeks answers to fatal elephant disease http://wvxu.org/post/houston-zoo-seeks-answers-fatal-elephant-disease <p>In a follow-up to our recent interview about the discovery of, and research into, elephant herpes, <strong>Lauren Howard</strong>, staff veterinarian at the <a href="http://www.houstonzoo.org/"><strong>Houston Zoo</strong></a>, joins Thane Maynard on this week’s <a href="http://wvxu.org/programs/field-notes"><strong>Field Notes</strong></a> with more details of the devastating discovery that this disease killed on of the Zoo’s elephants and the critical research now taking place to assure it doesn’t happen again.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 14237 at http://wvxu.org Houston Zoo seeks answers to fatal elephant disease Baylor University College of Medicine works closely with the Houston Zoo http://wvxu.org/post/baylor-university-college-medicine-works-closely-houston-zoo <p><strong><a href="http://www.bcm.edu/molvir/index.cfm?pmid=15204">Dr. Paul Ling</a></strong> is associate professor in the Department of Molecular Virology &amp; Microbiology at <a href="http://www.bcm.edu/"><strong>Baylor University</strong></a> and is working on two projects: one human related (the latency of the Epstein-Barr virus) and one animal related. As Thane Maynard learns from <strong>Dr. Ling</strong> in this episode of <a href="http://wvxu.org/programs/field-notes"><strong>Field Notes</strong></a>, he is working with the <a href="http://www.houstonzoo.org/"><strong>Houston Zoo</strong></a> on the growing problem of<a href="http://www.bcm.edu/news/packages/elephant.cfm"> <strong>elephant herpes virus</strong></a> and its sometimes fatal impact on the animal.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 13675 at http://wvxu.org Baylor University College of Medicine works closely with the Houston Zoo Celebrate as My-Thai the elephant turns 40 http://wvxu.org/post/celebrate-my-thai-elephant-turns-40 <p>My-Thai, the&nbsp;<a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo's</a> 40-year-old Asian elephant,&nbsp;didn't waste any time&nbsp;knocking her "cake" over and breaking it up. It wasn't long before My-Thai started to devour the cake, brought in by a forklift, and made of frozen gelatin, Kool-aid and mountains of fresh produce and fruit.</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kVJdydIu3yg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p><strong>Happy reunion</strong></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:48:09 +0000 Ann Thompson 12055 at http://wvxu.org Celebrate as My-Thai the elephant turns 40