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Wild elephant kills two Thais in rubber plantation rampage

Bangkok - A wild elephant killed two Thai men in separate pre-dawn attacks on Friday as they worked at a rubber plantation in eastern Thailand, police said.

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 22 more elephants have died from suspected poisoning by poachers near Zimbabwe's main game reserve, a parks official said Tuesday, as conservationists struggle to stem a spate of attacks.

Rare white lion gives birth to four cubs at Toronto Zoo

Toronto - The white lion population at the Toronto Zoo has increased by four recently with the birth of four adorable — and vociferous cubs. White lioness Makali gave birth to two of the youngsters Saturday, Sept. 26, and then two more the following day.

Tech for tuskers: Protecting Africa's elephants with Google

Mariakani - As elephant poaching in Africa by organised crime gangs using high-tech equipment rises, those working to stop their extinction in the wild have turned to technology too.

Expensive espresso: Thailand's elephant dung coffee

Chiang Saen - In the lush, green hills of northern Thailand, a woman painstakingly picks coffee beans out of a pile of elephant dung, an essential part of making one the world's most expensive beverages.

Elephant grabs B.C. man's GoPro, snaps adorable 'elphie'

Vancouver - An enterprising elephant grabbed a Vancouver tourist's GoPro camera and snapped an "elphie" with the student. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity for Christian LeBlanc, a University of British Columbia student.

Elephant love – Mother and baby reunited in display of affection

An incredibly moving video of a mother and baby elephant reunited in a beautiful display of love, joy and affection has surfaced on the web. Watch as they caress and flap their ears in excitement, after having been parted from one another for 3 years.

Woolly mammoth rebirth much nearer; cells now alive in laboratory

A major advance has been made in efforts to bring the woolly mammoth back to life. For the first time in over 3,000 years, mammoth DNA is alive in a laboratory and the aim of cloning the ancient animal is now much closer to becoming a reality.

VIDEO: Watch as baby elephant plays, dances with ribbon

Chiang Mai - Visitors to an elephant nature park in Thailand were treated to an enthusiastic ribbon dance, but the star dancer was not a member of the staff, but instead, it was a pachyderm gymnast putting on the show.

After 50 years of abuse, elephant cries while being rescued

Mathura - After 50 years of being beaten, his legs shackled with spiked chains, it seemed as if Raju the elephant needed nothing short of a miracle to bring him to a place where he wouldn't be tormented again.

Elephant spotted strolling on beach in Florida, wading in water

It's hardly something you see every day on a beach in Florida — or ever. In fact it may have been the first time an elephant had visited the beach in the Sunshine state. Onlookers gathered and stared but the elephant didn't seem to mind.

Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run

Dar Es Salam - Howard G. Buffett, the son of investment guru Warren Buffett, has pledged to provide a helicopter for anti-poaching activities in Tanzania. The aircraft will be deployed initially at the Selous Game Reserve.

Did a birth defect kill the Mammoths?

Leiden - The woolly mammoths may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct, according to a new study.

Elephant 'saved' by Paul McCartney still badly abused

Mumbai - According to recent video footage captured by the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), an elephant ex-Beatle Paul McCartney believed to have once saved was shown to still suffer severe abuse.

Suspected ivory smuggler in Kenya facing life due to new law

Nairobi - Tang Yong Jian, who was allegedly attempting to smuggle raw ivory out of Kenya to China, may face life imprisonment and a $230,000 fine if convicted. The new punishments are part of Kenya’s new Wildlife Act of 2013.

Artist will attempt to fold a life-sized origami elephant

Just how large would this single piece of paper need to be for origami master Sipho Mabona to fold into a life-sized elephant? A 50 by 50-foot piece, or 2,500 square feet. The project would be undertaken at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland.

UN reports that 22,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa

Elephants are one of Africa’s critical “keystone” species, and estimates place the total population of elephants around 450,000. The loss of 22,000 mostly adult elephants, or roughly 5%, is critical as elephant young require the care of the parent.

British birdwatcher trampled to death by elephant in India

A distracted British tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in Masinagudi National Park in India while out birdwatching, close to a southern Indian tiger reserve.

Sex and the City star fights elephant poaching

Most of America would describe Kristin Davis as “Charlotte from Sex and the City,” the activist community at large would describe her as one of their own who happens to be a actress, and to anti-poaching activists she is nothing short of a Godsend.

Smaller animals see the world in slow motion

Dublin - According to a new study, smaller animals such as insects and birds perceive time as if it is happening in slow motion. This allows them to quickly escape large predators.

Baby elephant cries after mother rejects him

A baby elephant was left crying for hours after he was attacked and abandoned by his own mother at a zoo located in China.

Kenya’s First Lady joins the call for an end to elephant poaching

Margaret Kanyatta, First Lady of a nation that lost almost 400 elephants to poaching last year, called out to the international community for help.

Watch drunk safari guide charge at wild elephant

A drunk safari guide apparently under the influence of alcohol, charged at a wild elephant at the Singita Games Reserve, part of South Africa's 2-million-hectare Kruger National Park.

Elephant tramples suspected poacher to death in Zimbabwe

Harare - An Elephant reportedly trampled a suspected poacher to death as he tried to shoot the animal in Zimbabwe. Rangers found the mangled remains of Solomon Manjoro at the protected Charara National Park, Gatshe-Gatshe, near Lake Kariba, northwest Zimbabwe.

Thailand captivated by sacred white elephant, $200,000 reward

Phetchaburi - An infrared camera appears to have recorded the first image of the albino elephant calf that's being sought since almost a month. Thai people regard a white elephant as sacred, bestowing prosperity and power. Capturing the animal will be rewarded.

African forest elephants face extinction

For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.

Elephant poaching increasing in Gabon

Elephant poaching in Gabon is increasing at an ‘alarming rate’ according to environmental groups. Since 2004, some 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers.

Op-Ed: No justice for Anne the elephant

Having lived in the UK until the age of 23, I feel fortunate to have left. The justice system is appalling, and as always the victim receives little to no justice.

Plastered pachyderms ransack Indian village

For the third time in five months, Indian elephant herds have trampled through villages, destroying homes and businesses.

Elephant in South Korean zoo mimics human speech

Seoul - In addition to picking up with food with it, an elephant is also using his trunk to pick up human vocabulary. The 22-year old elephant is named Koshik. Scientists believe Koshik may have started imitating human speech out of loneliness.
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