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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.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King

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.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

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.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Richard Smith - 4 comments

Plastered pachyderms ransack Indian village

For the third time in five months, Indian elephant herds have trampled through villages, destroying homes and businesses.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Video: Baby elephant rescued in Kenyan national park

Kajiado - When a baby elephant found herself stuck in a muddy watering hole at the Aboseli National Park in Kenya, researchers and park rangers rushed to try and rescue the calf.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Too many obese elephants in India

Authorities in India, within the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, have declared that many of the elephants kept in temples are obese.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Top 5 photos of animals in the womb

Scientists are showing us what other mammals look like in the womb, thanks to revolutionary four-dimensional scanning technology. Here are the top five photos of animals in their mothers' wombs.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Scientists discover elephants sing like humans do

A new study conducted on a dead elephant has demonstrated to researchers that elephants sing in the same way that humans do. The vocal sound is so low that it is inaudible to humans, but it is, nonetheless there.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 5 comments

Elephants communicate through super-low air power

The sound of an elephant 'blowing its trumpet' is a familiar one. However, scientists have also worked out that elephants also use very low pitch sounds, too quiet for humans to hear, to communicate with one another.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Eric Deville

Pavlik the octopus ready to predict winners for Euro 2012

Not only is Pavlik ready, he is apparently also going to be channeled by Yvonne the cow. Get ready to run to the bookmakers!
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Morrissey intervenes to aid sick elephant

The singer-songwriter Morrissey has called for a sick elephant to be relocated from a zoo in Manila to an animal sanctuary. He made the request ahead of playing a concert in the Philippines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cape Town man out on $1.3 million bail over ivory haul

Cape Town - A man from Milnerton, Cape Town has been charged with the illegal possesion of elephant tusks and ivory products worth an estimated R10 million or approximately $1.3 million USD.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment
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Taronga Zoo in Sydney  Australia is now home to a new elephant calf named Pathi Harn  a Thai word me...
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Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia is now home to a new elephant calf named Pathi Harn, a Thai word meaning "Miracle"
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These African elephant herds were pictured at a waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park  South ...
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These African elephant herds were pictured at a waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Members of the different herds rub trunks when greeting each other.
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A pair of elephants crossing a dirt road to bathe in a preserve.
A pair of elephants crossing a dirt road to bathe in a preserve.
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Elephant swimming at the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at Zurich Zoo.
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Elephant swimming at the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park at Zurich Zoo.
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Thailand s 13th victim of land mine explosion.
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Thailand's 13th victim of land mine explosion.
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African male bull elephant
Steve Garvie
African male bull elephant
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One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
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One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
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Stranded elephants atop the  Royal Elephant Kraal wall
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Stranded elephants atop the "Royal Elephant Kraal wall
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An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta  Botswana
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An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Elephant in a circus in Vietnam.
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Elephant in a circus in Vietnam.
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Elephant trying to break the chains that hold him. He is chained during bath time because he has bee...
Elephant trying to break the chains that hold him. He is chained during bath time because he has been aggressive in the past.
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A baby elephant is reunited with her mother after being rescued from a watering hole.
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A baby elephant is reunited with her mother after being rescued from a watering hole.
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Close-up photo of an elephant
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Close-up photo of an elephant
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African elephants
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African elephants
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Elephants playing next to the pond at the Zoo at Grassmere.
Elephants playing next to the pond at the Zoo at Grassmere.
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The Topeka Zoo is getting a trunk full of cash thanks to its newest gift products: dolls and gifts m...
Friends of the Topeka Zoo
The Topeka Zoo is getting a trunk full of cash thanks to its newest gift products: dolls and gifts made from elephants' poop.
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Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
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Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
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An African elephant eye
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An African elephant eye
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Elephant in Africa
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Elephant in Africa
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