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Amid Pandemic, Thailand's
Elephants Face Starvation
Apr 1, 2020 1:55 AM CDT
Amid Pandemic, Thailand's Elephants Face Starvation
Owners say they can no longer afford to feed them
- In Thailand, elephants are at risk of becoming indirect victims of the coronavirus pandemic. With tourism at a standstill, the country's estimated 2,000 captive elephants are at risk of starvation, the AFP reports. Owners say they can't afford the hundreds of pounds of food an elephant needs...
6 Elephants Die in
Attempt to Save Calf
Oct 7, 2019 12:03 PM CDT
6 Elephants Die in Attempt to Save Calf
The baby elephant slipped over a waterfall, others followed
- A horrible story out of Thailand, where a baby elephant apparently slipped over a waterfall and six elephants ultimately died in the ensuing rescue attempt. Officials at the Khao Yai National Park say all the elephants that died Saturday fell from the "notorious" Haew Narok or "Hell's...
Nation's Last 4 Circus
Elephants Just Got Good News
Sep 10, 2019 1:15 PM CDT
Nation's Last 4 Circus Elephants Just Got Good News
Denmark will pay to send them into a comfy retirement
- Ramboline, Lara, Djunga, and Jenny should be jumping for joy with the news that Denmark's last four circus elephants are now government property. The country's Ministry of Environment and Food has paid two circuses the equivalent of $1.6 million to acquire the elephants, reports the BBC . Their...
135K Elephants Were
Protected. Not Anymore
May 23, 2019 9:40 AM CDT
135K Elephants Were Protected. Not Anymore
Hunting ban in place since 2014 is lifted in Botswana
- The nation that's home to roughly a third of Africa's 415,000 elephants has delivered a harsh but unsurprising blow to conservationists in lifting a five-year ban on hunting the animals. "The number and high levels of human-elephant conflict and the consequent impact on livelihoods was increasing,...
Nation Might Lift Ban
on Elephant Hunting
Feb 22, 2019 1:18 PM CST
Nation Might Lift Ban on Elephant Hunting
Review ordered by Botswana leader suggests using meat for pet food
- A third of Africa's elephants—an estimated 130,000—are found in Botswana. That's one reason animal activists are alarmed to learn the country is considering lifting its four-year ban on hunting the giant animal, 87 of which were found slaughtered and stripped of their tusks in a...
Elephants Join Search
for Missing 2-Year-Old
Dec 24, 2018 12:11 AM CST
Elephants Join Search for Missing 2-Year-Old
He vanished in Thailand a week ago
- Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a 2-year-old boy from Myanmar who has been missing in Thailand for a week, as hundreds of rescuers comb through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child. Sului Piew, a son of migrant workers from Myanmar, went...
Bad News for
Nov 11, 2018 1:53 PM CST
Elephants Have Bad News for Poachers: We Evolved
More African elephants aren't growing tusks
- How can elephants fend off ivory poachers? By never growing tusks at all. Some 32% of female elephants in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park are now born tuskless—a far cry from the 2% to 4% naturally occurring in Africa's wild, per research published in
. Thousands of...
Elephants Massacred After
Anti-Poaching Unit Disarmed
Sep 4, 2018 12:33 AM CDT
Elephants Massacred After Anti-Poaching Unit Disarmed
Evidence of 'poaching frenzy' uncovered
- A conservation group has made a horrifying find in Botswana, a country once thought to have been a bright spot amid the relentless slaughter of Africa's elephants. While conducting an aerial census of the country's elephants, they discovered the carcasses of 87 of the animals near a wildlife...
They Tracked 19 Elephants,
Found Something Macabre
Mar 21, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
They Tracked 19 Elephants, Found Something Macabre
Poaching for elephant skin raises fears populations could get decimated in Myanmar
- Poaching elephants for their ivory has already devastated populations, but poaching the animals for their skin could be disastrous, according to a new study detailing the "heartbreaking" practice in Myanmar. Poaching wasn't thought to be a major issue in the country at the outset of the three-year study...
Killed at Home
Feb 5, 2018 3:33 AM CST
Ivory Sleuth Who Traveled Underworlds Killed at Home
Top ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin, 75, found stabbed in neck in Nairobi
- "Pachyderms have lost a great champion." That's the tribute of one elephant expert for Esmond Bradley Martin, one of the world's most well-known ivory investigators, who was found killed in his home in Nairobi, Kenya, per the
and BBC . The 75-year-old had a stab wound...
Elephants' Fear of Bees
May Help Save Them
Jan 27, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Elephants' Fear of Bees May Help Save Them
New study adds credence to innovative strategy being used to protect wild elephants
- Researchers tramped into a national park in Sri Lanka, played a recording of agitated honey bees within earshot of elephants, and got the reaction they hoped for: The elephants developed a serious case of the heebie jeebies. The study in
suggests that Asian elephants react in much the...
Elephant Attacks, Kills Handler
Nov 28, 2017 7:15 AM CST
'Unpreventable Tragedy': Elephant Attacks, Kills Handler
Others say performing elephants' plight makes Thailand incident unsurprising
- In July, World Animal Protection issued a report on the "thousands of elephants exploited for tourism" in Asia, with Thailand listed as a "main concern." One of those elephants, a well-known performer in films and ads, may have rebelled against his own conditions Monday, crushing to death...
a Month Ago
Nov 21, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Surprise: Lion Trophy Limits Were Loosened a Month Ago
One month before controversial decision on elephant trophies
- One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport, the AP reports. The US Fish and Wildlife Service began issuing permits Oct. 20 for...
Escaped Elephant Strolls
Jul 1, 2017 3:04 PM CDT
Escaped Elephant Strolls Through Neighborhood
Kelly escaped from the Circus World Museum in Wisconsin
- The pachyderm was a startling sight for residents of one small Wisconsin neighborhood. The AP reports a full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the "big top" clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood. Law enforcement officers...
LA Zoo Elephants
Lose a Battle in Court
May 26, 2017 11:39 AM CDT
LA Zoo Elephants Lose a Battle in Court
Court overturns order aimed at protecting them
- For years, the Los Angeles Zoo has been under a court order requiring it to exercise its three elephants on soft ground and not use electric shocks or barbed sticks on them. On Thursday, that court order was overturned in a unanimous decision by the California Supreme Court that animal...
Elephants Kill Employee in
South African National Park
Mar 31, 2017 4:10 PM CDT
Elephants Kill Employee in South African National Park
The deadly attack happened Thursday in Kruger National Park
- A herd of elephants has attacked a group of wildlife park employees in South Africa, trampling one to death and seriously injuring another, the AP reports. South Africa's national parks service said Friday that the incident occurred Thursday afternoon near a camp in the flagship Kruger National Park. The...
Dramatic Rescue, With Surprise
Help From Muddy Elephants
Mar 29, 2017 3:40 PM CDT
Dramatic Rescue, With Surprise Help From Muddy Elephants
Asian elephants in Cambodia were mired in bomb crater—then assistance arrived
- Teamwork both human and animal is what saved the lives of nearly a dozen Asian elephants in a Cambodian wildlife preserve after local farmers there stumbled upon a distressing sight: 11 of the endangered animals stuck in a mud-filled crater formed nearly a half-century ago by a Vietnam War bomb,...
There Are Just 25
'Big Tuskers' Left
in the World. One
Was Just Killed
Mar 6, 2017 6:37 PM CST
There Are Just 25 'Big Tuskers' Left in the World. One Was Just Killed
Poachers suspected to have poisoned Satao II
- One of the last "big tusker" elephants in Africa has been killed by poachers. Satao II, one of the oldest and biggest elephants on the continent, is believed to have been struck by a poisoned arrow; he was found dead Monday, before poachers could take his ivory. The elephant,...
Elephants Increasingly Born
Tuskless Due to Poaching
Nov 26, 2016 1:24 PM CST
Elephants Increasingly Born Tuskless Due to Poaching
In one area, 98% of female elephants are born without tusks
- By 1931, all but 11 elephants living in what is now South Africa's Addo Elephant National Park had been killed, mostly for their ivory. Of the eight female elephants left, half had no tusks. Now 98% of female elephants in Addo are tuskless, the
reports. The normal rate...
The Great Elephant Census
Returns Jarring News
Sep 1, 2016 3:28 AM CDT
The Great Elephant Census Returns Jarring News
Census finds numbers fell by a third in just 7 years
- A century ago, there were more elephants in Africa than there were people in New York City. Now there are probably more people in Anchorage than elephants in Africa, with the pachyderm population down by a third just between 2007 and 2014, according to the biggest-ever study of elephant populations....
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