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Elephants can tell men’s voices from women’s

New research suggests that elephants may pick up on differences between the voices of men and women, and even between the speech sounds of two African ethnic groups.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Slaughtered for ivory: 65% of forest elephants killed since 2002

London - Yesterday, the Wildlife Conservation Society released new data about the plight of the forest elephants. The release of information was timed to coincide with a conference on wildlife crime.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments

South African elephant euthanized after attacking tourist

An elephant in South Africa's Kruger National Park was put down after it attacked a British tourist, ripping open the woman's thigh with its tusk. The woman and her male friend were filming the elephant, when suddenly they were both attacked.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 2 comments

Ivory smugglers sentenced in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - A Vietnamese court sentenced two men to three years in prison for their role in smuggling ivory weighing 2,400 kilograms into the nation from Singapore. The tusks originated in Mozambique. The trial lasted one day.
In the Media by Justin King

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

Catalonia, Spain launches bid to ban animals in circus shows

Barcelona - On Tuesday this week, two years after the animal-loving region of Catalonia in Spain banned bullfighting, they are now lobbying to ban the use of animals in circus shows.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Poachers kill over 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Hwange - Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned to death more than 300 elephants and many other animals in the southern African nation's largest national park.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Elephants get straight to the point

Biologists have demonstrated that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food. This means that, other than dogs, elephants are the only animals to understand human gestures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Photo Essay: A photographic safari at the local zoo Special

Toronto - Looking for an adventure to take your kids or grandkids on? Try something old with a twist. A photographic safari at the local zoo.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 9 comments

Review: At Lujan Zoo you can walk with the animals Special

Luj - An hour west of Buenos Aires in Argentina is a spot where tourists don't often visit. Lujan Zoo will give the visitor more memories than just Tango lessons.
Digital Journal Report by Jerry Nelson - 3 comments
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