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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.
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An African Forest Elephant  or pachyderm  is seen at the Toronto Zoo.
An African Forest Elephant, or pachyderm, is seen at the Toronto Zoo.
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Elephant, Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India
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The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
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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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Indian elephant bull in Bandipur National Park  India.
Indian elephant bull in Bandipur National Park, India.
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The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
The elephants at the Zoo at Grassmere.
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Elephant in a circus in Vietnam.
Elephant in a circus in Vietnam.
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Taronga Zoo in Sydney  Australia is now home to a new elephant calf named Pathi Harn  a Thai word me...
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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Photo was used in protests by PETA against the Ringling Bros. Circus on 15 July 2010.
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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These African elephant herds were pictured at a waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park  South ...
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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An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta  Botswana
An elephant comes to visit a safari camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Faa Mai dances with a blue ribbon
Faa Mai dances with a blue ribbon
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Taronga Zoo in Sydney  Australia is now home to a new elephant calf named Pathi Harn  a Thai word me...
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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A baby elephant is reunited with her mother after being rescued from a watering hole.
A baby elephant is reunited with her mother after being rescued from a watering hole.
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One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
One of several trucks loaded with food for the stranded elephants in Ayutthaya
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A mistreated elephant.
A mistreated elephant.
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