Video Moment : Rescued Baby Elephant Squeals With Delight as He Meets His New Elephant Family at Elephant Nature Park
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Video Moment : Rescued Baby Elephant Squeals With Delight as He Meets His New Elephant Family at Elephant Nature Park

They were just as excited to meet him as he was to meet them, rushing from the other side of the elephant sanctuary to the protected area where the little Asian elephant was sheltered. And, at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, Dok Geaw, the orphaned baby elephant the herd was running toward, responded to their … Continue reading »

How Does an Elephant Celebrate a Milestone 70th Birthday? Shirley the Elephant Had a Grand Time on 6 July 2018 at The Elephant Sanctuary in TN Savoring a Scrumptious Treat
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How Does an Elephant Celebrate a Milestone 70th Birthday? Shirley the Elephant Had a Grand Time on 6 July 2018 at The Elephant Sanctuary in TN Savoring a Scrumptious Treat

It doesn’t seem like 19 years have passed since Shirley the elephant was first welcomed into her new home at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. That was  6 July 1999 (on the very day Shirley turned 51!) and that milestone was her retirement to a place where she could roam free and live like an … Continue reading »

Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them
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Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them

It didn’t take long, after an appeal from Wildlife SOS’s founder Kartick Satyanarayan, for three formally abused elephants, Suzy, Laxmi and Phoolkali to be outfitted in colorful knitwear. And the females, whose home is now at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India could not be more grateful for the kind gesture from … Continue reading »

Like Linus Van Pelt of Classic Peanuts Fame Orphaned Baby Elephants at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Cherish Their “Security Blankets” Too
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Like Linus Van Pelt of Classic Peanuts Fame Orphaned Baby Elephants at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Cherish Their “Security Blankets” Too

In much the same way that Linus Van Pelt , in the classic comic strip Peanuts by the late Charles Schulz, felt about his famous blue security blanket so do these sweet baby elephants of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust feel about their “little coats”. Not long after their arrival at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust … Continue reading »

A Day in The Life: “Sometimes Naughty” Always Cute Orphaned Baby Elephants Enjoy Their Mud Baths in Their Sanctuary at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Africa: American Travel Photographer Observes
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A Day in The Life: “Sometimes Naughty” Always Cute Orphaned Baby Elephants Enjoy Their Mud Baths in Their Sanctuary at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Africa: American Travel Photographer Observes

  What more could an elephant look forward to in life than a mud bath? And though there is a protective quality to the mud & volcanic dust, it shields them from the sun (cooling them down) & from the incessant bites of insects, most elephants extol its value more for the fun points it earns than … Continue reading »

Noi Na the Sanctuary Elephant Wears Her Blanket and Stays Close to Blazing Campfires to Stave Off the Bitter Cold at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
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Noi Na the Sanctuary Elephant Wears Her Blanket and Stays Close to Blazing Campfires to Stave Off the Bitter Cold at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand

When it comes to winter weather our elephants are not unlike humans in that they must find ways to keep warm. Despite their relatively thick skin and massive size elephants, especially captive ones, are sensitive to a chill and humans are often unaware of an elephant’s inability to withstand the cold. At the Elephant Nature … Continue reading »