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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
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