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Rally Set For Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Los Angeles Zoo to Free Billy the Elephant & as a GMFER USA Event
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Rally Set For Saturday 18 May 2019 at the Los Angeles Zoo to Free Billy the Elephant & as a GMFER USA Event

Once again Elephant Guardians of LA have organized a grand event to coincide not only with #GMFER2019 but as a Rally to Free Billy the Elephant to a proper elephant sanctuary. What: Free Billy the Elephant Rally & Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) Event When: Saturday 18 May 2019 from 10AM to NOON … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute : Part 2

Ongoing Medical Treatment: “Maktao requires 24/7 Keeper care and plenty of specialist formula milk” How Baby Elephant is Adjusting to New Elephant Family at DSWT: Deep within his little elephant soul baby bull Maktao,  for a little while, “remained restless, obviously searching for his Mum”. Despite that initial sadness our little elephant orphan “immediately became … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : Too Cute :  Part 1
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: MAKTAO Name Origin/Meaning:  Maktao was named after the’Makatao Base’ within the Tsavo West National Park where the elephant calf was first brought to safety.      Date of Birth*: 21 July 2017, a Friday    *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. … Continue reading »

Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”
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Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”

“…The world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago“…  Elephants are not alone in their struggle to survive. That is why Earth Day has chosen “Protect Our Species” as the theme for their 2019 global campaign. If we care deeply about protecting our elephants … Continue reading »

Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand
Stand By Your Elephant or Petitions / Initiatives / Legislation Intended to Protect Our Elephants

Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand

The sign placed inside the arena states “…Welcome to the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show”…    The overzealous crowds have gathered on this day to watch an unnatural and cruel phenomenon, that of elephants being forced to perform elephant tricks in an outmoded, and should be outlawed, elephant show. Into the arena pedals Dumbo struggling to … Continue reading »

GMFER 2019 :  One LONDON Group is Charging Ahead  With Their Global March For Elephants & Rhinos on 13 April 2019, While Most GMFER Cities Worldwide are Honing in on a Late May Date
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GMFER 2019 : One LONDON Group is Charging Ahead With Their Global March For Elephants & Rhinos on 13 April 2019, While Most GMFER Cities Worldwide are Honing in on a Late May Date

Just days away, one GMFER march in LONDON, will still take place on the date initially proposed for the GMFER 2019 worldwide event.  According to their facebook page Action For Elephants UK are still calling for all elephant lovers to attend the Global March For Elephants & Rhinos, their Saturday 13 April 2019 event.   … Continue reading »

Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India
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Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India

This bull elephant, Karnan, who had once worked as a temple elephant in Thrissur, Kerala, Indiais safe now thanks to the elephant charity Voice For Asian Elephants Society (VFAES). But the suffering he has endured at the hands of humans (mahouts) that domination, will, for Karnan or any Asian elephant, never be forgotten. To watch … Continue reading »

Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play
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Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play

How can you measure the value of an experience that very few humans will or could ever hope to witness? Just ask a group of tourists on safari at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Parked in a safari truck, on the side of a sandy road, they watched in awe as a … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2

Dr. Poole, in her letter of support, reflects on the angst experienced by captive elephants and how Billy’s “stereotypic head bobbing … not a behavior observed in the wild … is a coping mechanism for the loneliness, boredom and frustration that characterizes his life in the zoo. His behavior is symptomatic of the enormous frustration … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1

Since the age of four, when he was dragged away from his mother and elephant family in Malaysia, Billy has been held in captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo. That he has been able to survive, for endless years of his life, both physically and emotionally, is beyond what any elephant should have to endure. … Continue reading »