Video Moment: “Sweetest Reunion!” – Sri Lankan Newborn Baby Elephant Rescued From Ditch Before Reunion With Mama
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Video Moment: “Sweetest Reunion!” – Sri Lankan Newborn Baby Elephant Rescued From Ditch Before Reunion With Mama

If not for the villagers who alerted the elephant rescue team in the Wilpattu National Park in Sri Lanka (2) the plight of a baby elephant pulled from a ditch might have been dire. As the wildlife officials arrived they estimated the calf had been trapped in the ditch for “more than 36 hours” (1) … Continue reading »

The Year Ahmed the Elephant Was Greened Up For Saint Patrick’s Day
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The Year Ahmed the Elephant Was Greened Up For Saint Patrick’s Day

Ireland has long held a tradition that, on St. Patrick’s Day, in celebration of their global presence and friendships with other nations they take part in the “greening of an iconic structure” (1) within that nation to symbolize their unique bond.  In 2016, in Kenya, the sculpture of Ahmed the Elephant was one of those … Continue reading »

Bani Begins Her “Long Road to Recovery” at Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital After Being Hit By Speeding Train as Baby Elephant “Shows Her Determination to Live”
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Bani Begins Her “Long Road to Recovery” at Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital After Being Hit By Speeding Train as Baby Elephant “Shows Her Determination to Live”

Doctors at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital have been cautiously optimistic about baby elephant Bani’s recovery after she was hit by a speeding train. Over the past few days Bani has shown progress by: Standing With Assistance in a Sling   “she’s been working up to 40 minutes of standing, then given ample time to rest”. … Continue reading »

“I’ll Never Let You Go”: Little Lost Elephant Calf Reunited With Its Mother After Three Days Alone in Reserve in India: Snuggles During Nap
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“I’ll Never Let You Go”: Little Lost Elephant Calf Reunited With Its Mother After Three Days Alone in Reserve in India: Snuggles During Nap

After becoming separated from its herd a “four to five months old” (1) elephant calf was recently reunited with its mother as an aerial photograph attests. The touching moment was captured as mama and baby elephant napped and snuggled together after the ordeal as if to say ‘I’ll never let you go” again. This loving … Continue reading »

Baby Steps of a Newborn Elephant: If At First You Don’t Succeed…
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Baby Steps of a Newborn Elephant: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Life is never easy, especially for a newborn elephant who must take to his wobbly feet moments after his birth.  Baby steps for an elephant calf involve a number of face plants and unsteady moments but the little ones carry on, undaunted.      For as the saying goes “If at first you don’t succeed, … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Elephants Gather at the River on a Lazy Afternoon in Africa
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Video Moment: Elephants Gather at the River on a Lazy Afternoon in Africa

Observe a herd of elephants gathering at the river on a lazy afternoon in Africa. Some meander along the riverbank, while others kick up dust in an effort to stay cool on this particular day. Are those wildebeest peacefully co-existing amongst their elephant friends? Enjoy the instrumental music and reflect upon the beauty of the … Continue reading »

Happy National Elephant Appreciation Day 2023: Highlight – The African Forest Elephant, “Let It Rain”
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Happy National Elephant Appreciation Day 2023: Highlight – The African Forest Elephant, “Let It Rain”

On this National Elephant Appreciation Day 2023 Elephant Spoken Here would like to share a video (“Let It Rain” by The Elephant Listening Project) of a mother African Forest elephant and her baby taking in the delights of the rain. It is only when the thunder sounds that the mama elephant verbally reacts then rushes … Continue reading »

Listen to ‘Flying Elephant’: Inspiring Orchestral Music Sending an Elephant Soaring into the Sky
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Listen to ‘Flying Elephant’: Inspiring Orchestral Music Sending an Elephant Soaring into the Sky

This uplifting arrangement by composer Spinozar, with the accompanying illustration, sends a hearty Tusker Elephant (and the hearts of elephant lovers), holding on to just a bundle of balloons, soaring up into the sky. Oh, that one day the impossible may be possible with our elephants escaping the cruel fate so many of them meet … Continue reading »

Video Moment, A Look Back: Singing, and Dancing, in the Rain; Two Bestie Sanctuary Elephants Twirl & Squeal in Delight in Afternoon Thunderstorm!
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Video Moment, A Look Back: Singing, and Dancing, in the Rain; Two Bestie Sanctuary Elephants Twirl & Squeal in Delight in Afternoon Thunderstorm!

It’s as If it were yesterday, watching Debbie and Ronnie, besties at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, twirling and dancing and squealing in delight (that’s trumpeting in elephant speak) as the rain came pouring down. What fun they had in their almost synchronized dance, pausing only to sling mud over their own backs! No taking shelter … Continue reading »

There is No Stronger Love Than a Mama’s Love For Her Baby – Happy Mother’s Day to Humans and Elephants Alike!
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There is No Stronger Love Than a Mama’s Love For Her Baby – Happy Mother’s Day to Humans and Elephants Alike!

Agatha Christie said it best. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” (3) As is typical of an elephant mama the moment she recognizes her son from a distance, … Continue reading »