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Elephant poaching continues at a 'rapid pace'

A new, disturbing report shows that tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years.

Gabon sets fire to 10,000 pounds of elephant ivory

Libreville - Over 10,000 pounds of seized elephant ivory were burned in Gabon on Wednesday to combat a spike in poaching and illegal ivory trafficking.

Review: Ivory Wars — Out Of Africa Special

The latest edition of the BBC's 'Panorama' documentary series casts a disturbing eye over the trade in ivory, and the future, or otherwise, of the elephant.

Toronto Zoo to move elephants

Toronto - After much public pressure, including from former game show host Bob Barker, the Toronto Zoo will find new homes for its three elephants.

Toronto Zoo mourns death of African elephant Tara

Described as the 'matriarch' of the Toronto Zoo, Tara passed away at 41 years of age. Tara was the first African Elephant brought to the Toronto Zoo, there for the opening in 1974.

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The savannah elephant  Loxodonta africana  is the largest land mammal on Earth  reaching 13-feet tal...
The savannah elephant, Loxodonta africana, is the largest land mammal on Earth, reaching 13-feet tall at the shoulder and weighing as much as 5.5 tons. It is distinguishable from the forest elephant by its much bigger size and ears.