African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’  Among  Many Threatened Species of Wildlife
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African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’ Among Many Threatened Species of Wildlife

“We must urgently put an end to poaching and ensure that sufficient suitable habitat for both forest and savanna elephants is conserved.” This piece of cautionary advice was delivered by Dr Bruno Oberle, Director General of the International  Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that compiles the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which brings … Continue reading »

Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins
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Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins

It is beyond belief that in 2021 the sale of elephant skins is condoned and deemed legal by the regulatory  board  CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) that is supposed to protect those species of wildlife who are under threat of extinction. CITES has banned the sale/trade in elephant ivory. Yet our #elephants, … Continue reading »

World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants
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World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Is it here already… World Wildlife Day 2021? The thing is, this day will always be about you, our elephants, the most majestic species on earth.   You make your home in a variety of habitats including deserts, swamps and the highlands but more commonly live in savannas, grasslands and even forests, which … Continue reading »

If Humans Were More Like Elephants… #BehaveMoreElephant, Wisdom from Elephants to Carry Us Through Life
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If Humans Were More Like Elephants… #BehaveMoreElephant, Wisdom from Elephants to Carry Us Through Life

While humans may not agree on a number of things in life what should present no dilemma is how elephants exemplify a model of behavior to which we should all aspire. Elephant Spoken Here has long shared our love of elephants and our feelings of how almost perfect they truly are.   If humans were more … Continue reading »

Delightful Video: Make Your Day-O, Is This Baby Elephant Really Throwing a Tantrum or Just Enjoying the Calypso Song Like the Rest of Us?
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Delightful Video: Make Your Day-O, Is This Baby Elephant Really Throwing a Tantrum or Just Enjoying the Calypso Song Like the Rest of Us?

Sometimes all you need to brighten your day is a baby elephant video. This little African elephant seems to be getting in a really good scratch and then, as she rolls to the ground, a good kick of her legs in the air as she then tumbles off the edge of the grass at the … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Wee Newborn African Elephant Takes First “Bambi-Like” Steps
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Video Moment : Wee Newborn African Elephant Takes First “Bambi-Like” Steps

Newborn baby elephant On wobbly feet this wee one may look fragile but with encouragement from her elephant herd she takes her first baby elephant steps toward mama’s comforting side, ever determined, even after a couple of tumbles, to complete the task at hand. Whilst doing trunk twirls, maybe thinking her way through, or just … Continue reading »

Elephant with Lunchbox by Addison : Original Watercolor Elephant Painting
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Elephant with Lunchbox by Addison : Original Watercolor Elephant Painting

Artist: Addison Size: 9 x 6 inches Medium: Watercolor Colors: grey elephant, teal green straps (holding peanut ‘lunchbox’ on his back) Featuring: “Elephant with his lunchbox… When working in remote areas bringing your lunch is mandatory.” Title: Original Elephant Watercolor … Elephant with Lunchbox by Addison Featured at: ArtPal/Addison    Continue reading »

A Look at the History of African Elephant Twins & Their Elephant Families in Amboseli
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A Look at the History of African Elephant Twins & Their Elephant Families in Amboseli

It is such a rare occasion to discover elephant twins that the Amboseli Trust for Elephants has only 3 documented cases of twin births in the past 48 years (Amboseli National Park, Kenya, Africa). 051420   Sadly, few elephant twins “survive into adulthood”.#  #102218  In most cases one calf dies when twins are born.+   +112416   … Continue reading »

Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories
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Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories

For months now Botswana wildlife officials have been reluctant # to blame the deaths of an estimated 330  (± 45 ) **  elephants, found primarily in the country’s Okavango Delta, (70% of those elephant deaths occurred near their water holes) on a toxic bacteria. But as more conclusive results have come in from “specialist laboratories” … Continue reading »

The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”
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The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”

While the overall wild elephant population on the continent of Africa has seriously declined, from “as many as 10 million” in 1930 to only 415,000 in 2018, bringing the extinction of the species so very near, Kenya has hopeful news when it was recently announced that its current elephant population has more than doubled, when … Continue reading »