A Look at the History of African Elephant Twins & Their Elephant Families in Amboseli
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A Look at the History of African Elephant Twins & Their Elephant Families in Amboseli

It is such a rare occasion to discover elephant twins that the Amboseli Trust for Elephants has only 3 documented cases of twin births in the past 48 years (Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Africa). 051420   Sadly, few elephant twins “survive into adulthood”.#  #102218  In most cases one calf dies when twins are born.+   +112416   … Continue reading »

Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 2
Royalty With a Cause or Royal Connections For Elephants

Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 2

It was at South Beach, Fort Kochi, INDIA, a little over a year ago, that a herd of elephants first descended from the mountains of Nilgiri to bring a message of hope to their real-life elephant counterparts around the world. For this was the inaugural event of a exhibition brought forth by CoExistence, a Mark … Continue reading »

Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 1
Royalty With a Cause or Royal Connections For Elephants

Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 1

Some elephants have all the luck, they not only get to hobnob with royalty they also get to mingle with their aristocratic friends. But these elephants are unique in that they serve a special purpose in helping wild Asian elephants to live. This herd of lantana elephants have been sharing an important message with the … Continue reading »

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2

This video is distressing to watch but we must watch to warn others of the abuse performing elephants endure… World Animal Protection explains how the baby elephants are trained using the method known as “the crush“* which “involves hobbling the elephants with chained legs, handlers striking sensitive areas with bullhooks or taking them to loud, … Continue reading »

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 1
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 1

Tourist Demand For Performing Elephants Drives the Industry World Animal Protection, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has produced a video which proves that captive elephants held for the tourist entertainment industry (elephant tourism) in Thailand continue to suffer horrific abuse (training methods used to break them; break meaning to break the little elephants down, to destroy … Continue reading »

Video Moment: “One is Sleeping” :  Sri Lanka Celebrates Summer Birth of Rare Twin Elephant Calves
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Video Moment: “One is Sleeping” : Sri Lanka Celebrates Summer Birth of Rare Twin Elephant Calves

Sleepy girl* awakens and becomes camera shy as she takes a back step around her twin to get closer to mama. Amazing close range video of rare twin elephant calves in Sri Lanka. Watch YouTube Video  “twin baby elephants. Minheriya National Park. Sri Lanka”  by Nilkamal Weerasooria *Forgive us if we mistook this sweet baby … Continue reading »

Captive Wildlife in France, Including Our Elephants, to Benefit From Gradual Ban on Employing Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses & PETA France Weighs In on the Announcement
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Captive Wildlife in France, Including Our Elephants, to Benefit From Gradual Ban on Employing Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses & PETA France Weighs In on the Announcement

Acknowledging the inability of a wild animal to endure the life of a traveling circus performer, constantly being hauled from town to town, French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili recently announced a gradual ban on the use of elephants (employing them & their bullhook wielding trainers) and other species of wildlife in traveling circuses in France. … Continue reading »

Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories
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Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories

For months now Botswana wildlife officials have been reluctant # to blame the deaths of an estimated 330  (± 45 ) **  elephants, found primarily in the country’s Okavango Delta, (70% of those elephant deaths occurred near their water holes) on a toxic bacteria. But as more conclusive results have come in from “specialist laboratories” … Continue reading »

The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”
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The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”

While the overall wild elephant population on the continent of Africa has seriously declined, from “as many as 10 million” in 1930 to only 415,000 in 2018, bringing the extinction of the species so very near, Kenya has hopeful news when it was recently announced that its current elephant population has more than doubled, when … Continue reading »

Baby, Baby! : 2020, A Wondrous Year for African Elephant Births in Amboseli
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Baby, Baby! : 2020, A Wondrous Year for African Elephant Births in Amboseli

Once we are able to look back on the year 2020 we will discover that the proverb “every cloud has a silver lining” will hold true, for there can be encouraging news hidden, even amongst the bleak. In relation to our elephants we have found reports of an increase in our African elephant population encouraging … Continue reading »