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 »

Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead
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Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead

The young African elephant looks almost angelic as if peacefully asleep until one is jarred into reality by the small bullet hole, trickling blood, in a direct center hit on her face. Almost immediately one’s attention is focused on the awkward position of her body, front legs tucked under and head butted up against a … Continue reading »

Human Elephant Conflict  : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused  by Their Loss of Habitat
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Human Elephant Conflict : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused by Their Loss of Habitat

Villagers in the town of Bishnupur, India have been photographed  hurtling firebombs at confused herds of elephants . (Elephants who recently roamed these areas as part of their natural habitat.) This in an effort to keep the massive pachyderms from destroying crops and creating havoc on their encroached land. Humans are seen chaotically standing side-by-side, shouting  … Continue reading »

Human – Elephant Conflict : Sumatran Elephant Discovered Dead on Palm Oil Plantation & Officials Fear Another “Deliberate Poisoning” of the Critically Endangered Species
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Human – Elephant Conflict : Sumatran Elephant Discovered Dead on Palm Oil Plantation & Officials Fear Another “Deliberate Poisoning” of the Critically Endangered Species

“Dozens of Sumatran elephants have been killed in recent years,” the result of human-elephant conflict. In July 2018 another female elephant, age 10, was discovered dead in the “Jambo Reuhat village in North Aceh” in Sumatra (again on a palm oil plantation, the deforestation of which continues to deplete an elephant’s natural habitat & at … Continue reading »

One of the Last Remaining African Bull Elephant Tuskers Found Poisoned: A Beloved & ‘Very Approachable’ Tusker Named Satao II is Killed by Poachers Three Years After His Namesake Was Poached For His Ivory Tusks in the Very Same Way
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One of the Last Remaining African Bull Elephant Tuskers Found Poisoned: A Beloved & ‘Very Approachable’ Tusker Named Satao II is Killed by Poachers Three Years After His Namesake Was Poached For His Ivory Tusks in the Very Same Way

To picture the magnificence of an elephant one need only look to the beauty of the African bull elephant known as a Tusker.  They are remarkable not only for their massive size but for their “impressive tusks” which all but touch the ground.  For this reason Tuskers have become the iconic symbol of the elephant, even … Continue reading »

While Pink Tusked Elephants, As An Anti-Poaching Method, May Never Become a Reality This Kind of Thinking Has Opened the Discussion That Can Only Help To Save Elephant Lives
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While Pink Tusked Elephants, As An Anti-Poaching Method, May Never Become a Reality This Kind of Thinking Has Opened the Discussion That Can Only Help To Save Elephant Lives

It was only a year ago when a photograph was circulating around the world wide web; that of an elephant standing in the wild sporting bright pink tusks. This stirred the senses, of course, and required a double take. It also begged the question; was this really happening as an elephant conservation effort? Was this … Continue reading »

“ Unless We Act Now Skin Could Become the New Ivory ”: UK Charity Elephant Family Sends Out Urgent Message That Asian Elephants are Now Being Killed For Their Skin
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“ Unless We Act Now Skin Could Become the New Ivory ”: UK Charity Elephant Family Sends Out Urgent Message That Asian Elephants are Now Being Killed For Their Skin

For those of us who have been a part of the Elephant Family family, and receiving their “e-news” letters, one can only reveal that a recent email shocked us to the core. Asian elephants in the country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) are now not only the target of poachers for their ivory. Asian … Continue reading »

Have We Failed Our African Elephants? : Grim News as the Great Elephant Census Reveals Less Than 350,000 African Savanna Elephants Remain in the Wild Due to POACHING
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Have We Failed Our African Elephants? : Grim News as the Great Elephant Census Reveals Less Than 350,000 African Savanna Elephants Remain in the Wild Due to POACHING

Worse Than Expected Numbers of Savanna & Forest Elephants Left in the Wild Project: the Great Elephant Census Place: The continent of Africa Purpose: To count all of the Africa’s elephants (African Savanna Elephants & African Forest Elephants) by Air over the course of 2 years People: The team was comprised of scientists (90) & … Continue reading »

World Reacts to Poaching of Beloved Sumatran Elephant   #RIPYongki
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World Reacts to Poaching of Beloved Sumatran Elephant #RIPYongki

Another tragedy involving our elephants unfolded recently when an endangered Sumatran elephant was found dead not far from where he lived in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. As WWF Indonesia reported the 34-year-old male, affectionately known as Yongki, was discovered after daybreak on 18 September 2015 by a Mahout actually looking for another “flying squad … Continue reading »

Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering
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Left to Die in a Poacher’s Snare, Baby Elephant is Rescued After Horrendous Suffering

Attacked and left for dead, after poachers found his tusks virtually non-existent, little Simotua was sighted by rescuers from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust hanging to life from injuries to both his head and encircling his right front leg. (He was also found to be malnourished and dehydrated from his inability to walk any great … Continue reading »