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Why Are Our Elephants Dying in Botswana? :  Mystery Remains as Hundreds of African Elephants Found Dead in Botswana : The Inquiry Begins
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Why Are Our Elephants Dying in Botswana? : Mystery Remains as Hundreds of African Elephants Found Dead in Botswana : The Inquiry Begins

Elephant conservationist Niall McCann weighs in on the mystery of why hundreds of our African elephants have been dying, in Botswana* as neighboring countries report no elephant deaths. Learn more from McCann’s recent interview with The World, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). *primarily in the Okavango Delta and other northern parts of the country.   Conservationist … Continue reading »

Video Moment :  I Would Never Leave You Behind : Mama Elephant Helps Her Baby Over Barrier Next to Road in India
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Video Moment : I Would Never Leave You Behind : Mama Elephant Helps Her Baby Over Barrier Next to Road in India

How many elephants does it take to lift a baby elephant over a concrete barrier placed alongside a road? Just one actually and it was a snap for the Mama elephant who gently takes her trunk and scoops her baby up and over after the elephant calf was unable to make the climb on her … Continue reading »

Steve Irwin Family’s Collaboration With Sumatran Elephant Conservation Programs Helped to Bring Asia’s First Elephant Hospital to Fruition in Indonesia
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Steve Irwin Family’s Collaboration With Sumatran Elephant Conservation Programs Helped to Bring Asia’s First Elephant Hospital to Fruition in Indonesia

The family of Steve Irwin, including his widow Terri and his daughter Bindi Irwin, have honored the legacy of the wildlife conservationist by joining the efforts of two elephant conservation programs, through the Ministry of Forestry & the Taman Safari Indonesia, <> to establish Asia’s first Elephant Hospital in Indonesia. While not named after the … Continue reading »

A Tribute to Elephant Conservationist Mark Shand on 28 June, His Birthday : Great Elephant People
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A Tribute to Elephant Conservationist Mark Shand on 28 June, His Birthday : Great Elephant People

When someone declares that he co-founded a charity “with my elephant” one has to take notice of the fellow. This is exactly what the late Mark Shand did when he knew that the only way to save Asian elephants was to become proactive and help. His passion for elephant conservation and his decision to use … Continue reading »

Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him
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Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him

Having raised them from birth it is not surprising that landowner Akhtar Imam, from Bihar, in the eastern part of India, would want to provide for his elephants after his death. Although his wife and children “are not entirely happy” with his decision to bequeath 6.2 acres of his homestead “worth Rs 5 crore“, (approx. … Continue reading »

Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People
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Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People

“She didn’t just talk about it, she made it happen.  I can understand why God would want her by Him but we miss her so!”* The late Pat Derby became a voice for elephants when it was unheard of to expose the exploitation and suffering of captive wild animals. Pat Derby stood by our elephants … Continue reading »

Remembering Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick on 4 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People
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Remembering Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick on 4 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People

If the term ‘elephant influencer’ (influence meaning “having the power or authority to affect change“) were to exist during her lifetime, or even now!, the late Dame Daphne Sheldrick, founder of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust,  would stand among the great elephant people in her own right. Ironically she shared a birth month with two … Continue reading »

Tarra & Bella : The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley : Juvenile Non-Fiction Book Review
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Tarra & Bella : The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley : Juvenile Non-Fiction Book Review

A Timeless True Story For Elephant Lovers of All Ages This is the story of Tarra and Bella. Tarra, is an Asian elephant. And Bella, an abandoned little mixed breed pooch. They were both given a second chance at life. Maybe that is why they understood each other so well. For reasons known only to … Continue reading »

KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

They’ve Come So Far: Elephant Nursery Graduates From the Class of 2010! : Into the Wild   DSWT Elephant Orphanage Nursery Nairobi, Kenya, Africa Relocated to: DSWT “Ithumba Rehabilitation Centre in Northern Tsavo East National Park” On This Date: 7 June 2010   Kilaguni willingly accepted his morning bottle as he walked onto the transport … Continue reading »

KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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KILAGUNI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name:  KILAGUNI Date of Birth: 11 December 2008, a Thursday “DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born”. Date of Rescue 22 May 2009    Age When Rescued:  appox. 5 months Gender: Male Where Now: “Living Wild”  Rehabilitated back Into the Wild … Continue reading »