How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest
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How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest

One morning (The People’s Daily along with The Daily Mail reported) in the tiny village of Ba Ka, in Yunnan, an unexpected houseguest came crashing through a bedroom wall. Upon hearing his daughter’s screams, Tie Wen rushed inside. Staring up at him appeared to be 220 pounds of baby elephant.  And it was. It was … Continue reading »

Leonardo DiCaprio on Instagram “I Choose Elephants Over Ivory”
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Leonardo DiCaprio on Instagram “I Choose Elephants Over Ivory”

Leonardo DiCaprio may be known in Hollywood for his film roles in Titanic (as Jack Dawson) and in The Aviator (as Howard Hughes). But after the establishment of his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) in 1998 he has become a compassionate environmentalist as well. Leonardo cares about elephants. An instagram post of his for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife … Continue reading »

Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ROI Date of Birth: Friday 27 December 2013 Gender: Female Where:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa ROI: Too Cute For Photos see them at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   On a crisp day in October a baby elephant was sighted and photographed by a wayfarer in the Olare Orok Conservancy … Continue reading »

National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2015
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National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2015

A History of National Elephant Appreciation Day The first Elephant Appreciation Day was celebrated on 22 September 1996 by its founder Wayne Hepburn. After receiving a paperweight, “encircled by a parade of elephants,” a gift from his daughter, he became enamored by them (elephants, not paperweights. 🙂 ) His new passion led him to read … Continue reading »

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2

Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee In her over 66 years of living, as of this writing, Shirley has been through more distress than most elephants including: In 1975, she was made to join the Lewis Brothers Circus. During one performance she … Continue reading »

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus  Part 1
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1

Name: Shirley Date of Birth: 1948 Place of Birth: Sumatra (an island in Indonesia); “a rare Asian elephant” Gender: Female Where Now:  The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Status: Oldest and most infirm elephant at the sanctuary Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee … Continue reading »

Annabelle the Elephant Immortalized in Stone But Did They Etch the Wrong Year?
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Annabelle the Elephant Immortalized in Stone But Did They Etch the Wrong Year?

Buried on the grounds of the 25 wooded acres of the Alaska Zoo, which was her home for just over 28 years, a monument was placed to celebrate the life of a popular elephant.  “Annabelle Beloved Asian Elephant 7-17-1965 12-15-1997” is etched on the tall, grey hewn stone. Her photograph is placed prominently and there … Continue reading »

Maggie : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana
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Maggie : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana

Name: Maggie Date of Birth: 1980 Place of Birth: Zimbabwe, Africa Gender: Female Where Now:  PAWS Sanctuary   African Elephant  Loxodonta Africana For more Photos and also Videos of Maggie you will love see them at: PAWS Sanctuary It was 1981 when Maggie was taken in a culling; her mother left dead on the savanna.  Two years … Continue reading »

Entertaining Elephants by Susan Nance, the Review & How Does Carol the Elephant’s Story Relate?  Part 2
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Entertaining Elephants by Susan Nance, the Review & How Does Carol the Elephant’s Story Relate? Part 2

Part 2:  Entertaining Elephants: The Review  “In 1796, an elephant came to the United States.” From his first “scheme” to capitalize on these animals (the purveyor of pachyderms, Captain Jacob Crowninshield, readily admitted to these shenanigans) Americans were introduced to something they knew little of, namely, the elephant. It is from this humble existence that … Continue reading »