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 »

Baby, Baby! : 2020, A Wondrous Year for African Elephant Births in Amboseli
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Baby, Baby! : 2020, A Wondrous Year for African Elephant Births in Amboseli

Once we are able to look back on the year 2020 we will discover that the proverb “every cloud has a silver lining” will hold true, for there can be encouraging news hidden, even amongst the bleak. In relation to our elephants we have found reports of an increase in our African elephant population encouraging … Continue reading »

Elephant Population in Zimbabwe Facing Similar Deaths as Neighboring Country of Botswana, Bacterial Infection Suspected as Cause of Young Elephant Deaths
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Elephant Population in Zimbabwe Facing Similar Deaths as Neighboring Country of Botswana, Bacterial Infection Suspected as Cause of Young Elephant Deaths

The number of elephant carcasses discovered by Zimbabwean wildlife authorities in the Hwange National Park has doubled since first reported on Sunday 30 August 2020. Fears are that more African elephants will succumb to these deadly bacteria that is suspected to have killed the juvenile and young elephants, as investigations continue into the elephant deaths. … Continue reading »

Growing Concern as Elephant Deaths Now Reported in Zimbabwe, 12 Carcasses of Young Elephants Found So Far
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Growing Concern as Elephant Deaths Now Reported in Zimbabwe, 12 Carcasses of Young Elephants Found So Far

Officials from a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife agency have begun investigating the deaths of 12 young elephants discovered in a forested area just north of the country’s renowned Hwange National Park. This, reported on Sunday 30 August 2020. WION News Anchor Palki Sharma: “Let us now get to the latest from Zimbabwe which seems to … Continue reading »

Never Give Up : Mama Elephant Steadies Her Newborn After It Takes a Tumble on the Chobe River; Spirited Calf Seen Swimming Across With Her Elephant Family Later That Same Day!
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Never Give Up : Mama Elephant Steadies Her Newborn After It Takes a Tumble on the Chobe River; Spirited Calf Seen Swimming Across With Her Elephant Family Later That Same Day!

A New Elephant Life Brings Joy Amidst Recent Elephant Tragedy in Botswana As wildlife officials have yet to release any conclusive results as to why more than 350 elephants have died in the Okavango Delta area of Botswana, the sighting of a new elephant life could only bring joy to this African nation recently left … Continue reading »

Elephant Spoken Here Turns Five With a Look Back at the #DontLetThemDisappear Campaign’s Elephant Ice Sculpture in Manhattan
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Elephant Spoken Here Turns Five With a Look Back at the #DontLetThemDisappear Campaign’s Elephant Ice Sculpture in Manhattan

As Elephant Spoken Here turns five today,12 August 2020, our passion for elephant conservation has not abated.  For our elephants need us, even more. Over the past several years poignant demonstrations have taken place across the globe in cities like Toronto (Canada), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Johannesburg (South Africa) Nairobi, (Kenya, Africa) and in NYC (USA). … Continue reading »

World Elephant Day  12 August 2020  #DontLetThemDisappear
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World Elephant Day 12 August 2020 #DontLetThemDisappear

On this 8th annual World Elephant Day Elephant Spoken Here would like to share a message from Amarula, now counted amongst those businesses and organizations coming together on August 12 in support of our African, & Asian, elephants. And the message, #DontLetThemDisappear , still holds true today, just as it did when Amarula, whose logo … Continue reading »

Countdown to World Elephant Day, 12 August 2020,  “Elevents” For Everyone!
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Countdown to World Elephant Day, 12 August 2020, “Elevents” For Everyone!

With less than three days to go until World Elephant Day 12 August 2020 the following organizations have come together for our elephants, for elephant conservation. There are “elevents” for everyone!:   “Let’s Put Lucy on the Agenda!” Sweet elephant Lucy has been living in the Edmonton Zoo for over 43 years and LEAP Lucy’s … Continue reading »