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Photo Essay : Deforestation For Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia Not Only Destructive to Elephants;  Orangutans Suffer Loss of Their Lives & Their Habitat As Well
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Photo Essay : Deforestation For Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia Not Only Destructive to Elephants; Orangutans Suffer Loss of Their Lives & Their Habitat As Well

A horrific discovery in West Borneo Indonesia was recently made when two orangutan were rescued from a fire in what was their habitat, their only home. Not only were the apes, named Bara & Arang by their rescuers, International Animal Rescue   traumatized by the fire but one simian had actually been shot, “a bullet still … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant  Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”
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Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”

Orphaned elephants from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust , Ithumba Unit, are featured in this BBC video narrated by cameraman  Gordon Buchanan as he films a short video from his “Elephant Family and Me” series. (“Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before … Continue reading »

Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three!  On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Feisty Little Gawa Turns Three! On the Day of Her Birth Baby Elephant Became the 22nd Known Wild Born Baby Born to Ex-Orphans of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Feisty Little Elephant Just like her mama (Galana) before her, Gawa the elephant’s “feisty spirit” drives her ambition as she contemplates her most intimidating stance in preparation for her mock charge. When you’re still a little squirt any talents one has should be used to one’s advantage. Don’t you think?  See Gawa with “her enchanting … Continue reading »

African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity
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African Elephants Have Friends & Foes As CITES Vote Cannot Offer Complete Ban on Plucking Pachyderms From the Wild & Transporting Them to Lives of Misery in Captivity

A compromise was reached at the latest CITES meeting  in Geneva  regarding the issue of protecting African elephants , saving elephants from being captured in the wild and sold to zoos and other venues whose purpose is to hold them captive for display or human entertainment. As the governing body on “global wildlife trade,” the Convention … Continue reading »

“Why elephants never forget” :  Learn About Elephant Intelligence & Memory from a Fun Animated Video
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“Why elephants never forget” : Learn About Elephant Intelligence & Memory from a Fun Animated Video

For those of us who love elephants, and are always researching or writing about them, we have never failed to understand their intelligence or doubted their human-like qualities.  So when we discovered  this gem of a video, portraying the science behind an elephant’s “encephalization quotient,” explaining their memory & intelligence in such a fun way … Continue reading »

Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here  12 August 2019
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Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here 12 August 2019

Dear Elephants:  We may not have the reach or the following that other elephant websites & elephant blogs have nonetheless Elephant Spoken Here remains passionate about saving you, our elephants. We are trying and hope to be making a difference and serving as a voice for elephant conservation.  Four years ago Elephant Spoken Here was … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”
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Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”

As this World Elephant Day comes around again those of us who are concerned  about the fate of our elephants can often become overwhelmed with the many things that still need to happen to bring our elephant populations back from the brink of extinction. Thankfully we have great elephant organizations, of which World Elephant Day … Continue reading »

#IvoryFreeCanada :   An Essential  Elevent  in the Countdown to World Elephant Day :  Canada, You Can Do This
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#IvoryFreeCanada : An Essential Elevent in the Countdown to World Elephant Day : Canada, You Can Do This

With less than two days to go until World Elephant Day on 12 August 2019 Elephant Spoken Here anticipates a number of “Elevents” taking place worldwide. But Canada, as far as our elephants are concerned, continues to lag behind. Canada has yet to join the world in banning the “domestic trade of elephant ivory” and … Continue reading »

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 »