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Best Kept Secret : Choose a Sweet  Honeydew Melon Every Time, Just Let the Bees Show You How
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Best Kept Secret : Choose a Sweet Honeydew Melon Every Time, Just Let the Bees Show You How

One day at the market we had an opportunity to take home honeydew melon at bargain prices. Having experience choosing the sweetest watermelon using the “bee sting” method we decided to apply that logic to picking the best honeydew melon as well.  So we set out selecting the melons, not by size, but by how … Continue reading »

Bee-autiful Idea is Helping to Keep Elephants Safe at Railway Crossings as Far Too Many Indian Elephants Have Been Struck & Killed By Trains
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Bee-autiful Idea is Helping to Keep Elephants Safe at Railway Crossings as Far Too Many Indian Elephants Have Been Struck & Killed By Trains

In the past six years close to seventy Indian elephants have suffered and died after wandering onto railway tracks in areas where these pachyderms once roamed free and undisturbed from the modern encroachments of mankind. Now recognized as “elephant corridors” vulnerable elephants still instinctively follow these paths they have traveled for decades, centuries even, but … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2

Ongoing Medical Treatment: This baby bull elephant will have a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. (“How he was going to heal from such severe injuries remained unknown, as any possibility of pinning the leg was not possible given the extent of override of the bone and contraction of the muscles.“)  Luggard will continue … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: LUGGARD Not to be confused with Lugard, Lissa the elephant’s “third born wild baby“. Date of Birth*:  1 November 2015, a Sunday *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. Age When Rescued: four months Gender: Male Where Now:  The David … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Indian Elephants Display Human Emotions as Herd Seems to Be Walking in a “Funeral Procession” While Mother Elephant Struggles to Carry Her Dead Calf Across a Road
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Video Moment : Indian Elephants Display Human Emotions as Herd Seems to Be Walking in a “Funeral Procession” While Mother Elephant Struggles to Carry Her Dead Calf Across a Road

Paying their last respects to one of their own, a herd of Indian elephants was captured on video making their way through a forested area and across a road. As a family, at one point, the elephants all cluster together on the road, giving the mother elephant time to rest as she lays the body … Continue reading »

Video Moment :  Baby Indian Elephant Doesn’t Understand its Mother Will Soon Succumb to Her Injuries as Calf Strokes Dying Elephant Whom Villagers Had Tried So Hard to Save
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Video Moment : Baby Indian Elephant Doesn’t Understand its Mother Will Soon Succumb to Her Injuries as Calf Strokes Dying Elephant Whom Villagers Had Tried So Hard to Save

For six weeks kind humans in the village of Hirnan in Odisha, India tried in vain to treat a mother elephant for injuries ( a broken leg included) apparently associated with a dreadful fall into “a pit”. Left with “wounds on her right leg and forehead” the mama elephant limped her way into the village … Continue reading »

Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse :  Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”
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Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse : Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”

Location of abused elephants: Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India Indian Elephants Abused by: “Whippings… and beatings### with 5 foot bamboo canes” leaving the pachyderms ‘screaming in agony’. Starvation & Confinement: Skeletal* baby elephants either chained or placed in cages to detain them. Elephants being forced to give rides** to humans. Mahouts allowing as … Continue reading »

MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”
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MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”

Name: MOO Affectionately Known As: Mr. Moo Gender: Male Age: “in his 50s”  Personality: ” A gentle giant” “a bit more laid back” than other elephants Formerly: Logging elephant Former home: Baan Tuek, Thailand Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary     Location:  near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand Mr. MOO : For … Continue reading »

His Little Elephant “Body Finally Gave Out”:  Performing Baby Elephant Dumbo, from the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show in Thailand, Has Died
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His Little Elephant “Body Finally Gave Out”: Performing Baby Elephant Dumbo, from the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show in Thailand, Has Died

What We Learned: Baby Elephant’s Name: multiple names: nicknamed Dumbo by animal activist charity Moving Animals; known as Jumbo at the Phuket Zoo; had also been called Dodo & Ping Pong. Gender: Male Date of Birth: 8 December 2015                    Birthplace: “originally from Hua Hin” Thailand Date of Baby Elephant’s Death: Saturday 20 April 2019 … Continue reading »

GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed
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GMFER 2019 Delayed Again as CITES CoP18 Postponed

The Global March For Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is currently awaiting word from CITES CoP18 as to when they (CITES) will reschedule their series of conferences which was “originally scheduled to take place from 23 May to 3 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka“. As the GMFER had planned to immediately precede CITES CoP18 the annual … Continue reading »