Elephants

Asian Elephants Said at Risk from Chinese Demand for Skin

BANGKOK (AP) — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and …

Wildlife

The tragic lives of India's mistreated captive elephants

<b>For more than a month, Rajeshwari, a 42-year-old temple elephant in India, lay desultorily on a patch of sand, her forelimb and femur broken and her body ravaged by sores.</b><p>An animal lover went to the court, seeking to put her down. The court said the pachyderm could be "euthanised" after the vets …

India

“Love & Bananas”: How to Save an Asian Elephant

The decline of Asian elephants is a catastrophe easily illustrated in broad strokes with bullet points written out in dripping red Chiller font …

New York City

Dame Daphne Sheldrick obituary

Renowned conservationist dedicated to saving orphaned elephants and releasing them back into the wild<p>Elephant babies like coconut oil. This discovery has saved the life of hundreds of orphaned, unweaned elephants, left behind when their mothers were killed, victims of the ivory wars that have …

Environment

PETA India calls for ban on elephant rides at tourist destinations

A new report prepared by the government and other veterinary inspectors authorised by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory body …

India

On Safari in Sri Lanka, See Hundreds of Elephants

The gentle giants are everywhere in Udawalawe National Park and its sanctuary.<p>A female elephant shepherds her calf between her legs. It scurries beneath her belly, following her trunk and disappearing from my sight as they pass through the tall grass. For a moment, I have to remind myself I’m in …

Wildlife

The UK's largest indoor elephant house opens at Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo has opened up its new multi-million pound Project Elephant Base Camp.<p>The new facility combines the UK's largest indoor elephant house …

Manchester

Online skin trade fuels Myanmar elephant slaughter: conservation group

An emerging online market for elephant skin in China is threatening the survival of the creatures in neighbouring Myanmar as poaching intensifies to …

Research

World’s Plastic Burden: Weight Of A Billion African Elephants

If all plastic bottles humans use in a year were to be stacked on top of each other, you could build at least 190 towers to the moon.<p>Add to it bags, …

Pollution

Mudwrestling with Baby Elephants in Chiang Mai

The sound of a thunderous trumpet rolled dangerously close. And then something moist and fuzzy struck me in the back of the legs, right at the bend …

Asia Travel

Doutzen Kroes is helping end elephant poaching

The supermodel discusses her life changing trips to Africa that inspired her campaign #KnotOnMyPlanet to protect elephants.

Supermodels

Highlights of Western Province vs EP Elephants (2018 Rugby Challenge)

South Africa’s top franchises and the Springboks must work together, writes <b>JON CARDINELLI</b>.<p>What we learned from the 10th round of Super Rugby, …

South Africa

Here's how you can be spurred to protect the planet on Earth Day

Global warming, pollution, loss of wildlife and natural habitats getting you down?<p>NatGeo WILD, which is at the forefront of efforts to protect the planet and endangered species, worries that constant reminders of all the ways humans are harming the earth can be overwhelming — and paralyzing.<p>So this …

Wildlife

A one-stop solution to jumbo issues

The proposed state-of-the-art elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) at Kottoor is envisaged to enable the Forest Department to strictly enforce the …

Elephants

SANParks concerned with growing number of elephants poaching

JOHANNESBURG – SANParks says 504 rhinos and 67 elephants were killed due to poaching at the Kruger National Park in 2017.SANParks says the rate of …

Wildlife

Collaring elephants in one of Africa's last great wildernesses

Thanks to satellite collars, 60 elephants will be monitored for better protection against poaching in one of the last great African wildernesses, …

Wildlife

Odisha’s forest officials blame railway construction for death of 4 elephants

Meanwhile, the forest department has suspended four of its own employees for being unaware of SER’s activities. (Photo: AP)<p>Senior officials in …

India

A corridor for elephants

India, the land where the Elephant God is worshipped, sees deaths of elephants across its length and breadth. According to Dr Varun R Goswami, who …

Wildlife

2018 SuperSport Rugby Challenge wrap: WP beat EP Elephants 59-12

Western Province beat the EP Elephants 59-12 in Port Elizabeth, while there were also wins for Boland, Griquas, the Pumas, Valke and Griffons in the …

South African Rugby

BBC - Earth - Male elephants are not the loners we once thought

African elephant males are perceived to be aggressive, hormonal and antisocial. But it turns out they have friendships and can act as leaders and teachers<p>Popular culture has painted male African elephants as aggressive, anti-social loners. But are they really the solitary beasts we've imagined, or …

Ornithology

Elephant attacks in Odisha district kill 6

Six persons, including one woman, have been killed by marauding elephants in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district since April 10. Among them is a 70-year-old …

Wildlife

Daphne Sheldrick Built an Orphanage to Raise Baby Elephants in Kenya

Lifelong student of wildlife rescued animals and battled poachers<p>Daphne Sheldrick rarely met an animal she didn’t want to nuzzle. Her menagerie over the years included a warthog named Grunter and a civet fond of being sprinkled with Old Spice shaving lotion. Her deepest love, however, was for …

Wildlife

Against the Odds, Rare African Elephant Twins are Thriving

Wildlife

Chained, beaten, whipped and exploited like slaves: The hidden horrors meted out to India's temple elephants

When Audrey Gaffney first read about Raju, an elephant kept in chains with spikes embedded in his ankles, she couldn’t stop the tears pouring down …

India

SCBI Scientists Find Elephant Poaching Crisis in Myanmar

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists and Clemson University scientists are tracking elephants via satellite collars in Myanmar, …

Wildlife

Where elegance and elephants go hand in trunk | The Star

Crossing paths with her in the hall between courses — “harissa-glazed golden beets,” anyone? — we moved on to talk a little bit about her love of …

Wildlife

Teaching Elephants to Dance

Your organization’s current—and future—digital transformation is based on your culture and technology choices. It is an evolutionary process, and the …

eBooks

Centre puts State on notice

Just four days ahead of Thrissur Pooram, Project Elephant under the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change has asked the State to give …

Wildlife

Photographer Drops Luxury Elephant Skin Bags After Outcry

Well-known Danish photographer Thorsten Overgaard has stopped offering luxury elephant skin camera bags for sale after word of the bags got some …

Leica Cameras

Zoo gets ready for baby elephants

Visitors can look forward to seeing a couple of elephant calves at the zoo soon. The Public Works Department will soon begin renovating the old …

Ornithology