Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants
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Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants

Of Urgent Concern: A resurgence of interest, in the past couple of years, in lifting the ivory ban, has been voiced among 3 southern African countries (Namibia, Zimbabwe & South Africa), partly in response to Asia’s continuing call for ivory (used for meaningless trinkets). This is just one of the threats (including global warming & … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 2 : Team Thula Thula
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 2 : Team Thula Thula

Team Thula Thula   Lawrence Anthony: aka The Elephant Whisperer    Mkhulu, his Zulu name meant “grandfather but not in the limited Western sense”…as “Zulus venerate maturity” this was definitely seen “as a compliment”. (ch. 4) His first encounter with Francoise. (p. 25) These were “among my favourite animals …the honey badger or ratel … … Continue reading »

Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83
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Our African Elephants Will Never Forget Your Kindness: Elephant Conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick Has Died, Age 83

Even as Dame Daphne Sheldrick so bravely fought against the breast cancer that would take her life on 12 April 2018 at age 83, she was always thinking of her elephants and how she could make it better for them. In a 14 October 2017 facebook message she spoke of the newest addition to the … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 1 : Wondrous Beyond Words
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 1 : Wondrous Beyond Words

The Elephant Whisperer is Wondrous Beyond Words This is more than just a book it is a spiritual journey that holds your attention until the very end. It is a primer on life taught by the elephants really, as Lawrence Anthony always said it was the elephants who spoke to him, he just listened. (Prologue) … Continue reading »

ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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ESAMPU : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ESAMPU Name Origin/Meaning: Esampu means “light and shade” in the Maa language and is also the area of her rescue Date of Birth: February 2016 Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Esampu’s photo … Continue reading »

It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process
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It’s Easy to Speak Elephant, Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures, With the “Hello in Elephant” Translator & The Best Part is You Are Helping to “Raise Awareness For African Elephants” in the Process

In the many years that Dr. Joyce Poole has spent researching & observing elephants she has always had elephant conservation utmost in her mind. Now her catalog of African elephant “signals & gestures” can be used not only to entertain but to save the lives of the endangered species as well. Together with The David … Continue reading »

KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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KUISHI : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: KUISHI Name Origin/Meaning: Kuishi means “to live” in  Swahili. Date of Birth: 4 February 2016, a Tuesday Age When Rescued: ten months Gender: Female Where Now:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery  Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Kuishi’s photo gallery here   Location of Rescue: “On the plains … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign
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Video Moment: Playful, Naughty Baby Elephant Steals the Limelight as Elephant Activist Films Anti-Poaching PSA in Africa For “Hands Off Our Elephants” Campaign

It doesn’t take much for an African baby elephant to look cute, especially when they are starring in a wildlife PSA video. Add in a level of naughty playfulness by that same orphaned baby elephant and you have got an image on film that could never have been scripted (to help bring in donations), especially … Continue reading »

Prayers Needed For Fragile Baby Elephant Named Ewaso Who Was Rescued at Just 8 Days Old From Rain-Swollen River in Kenya
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Prayers Needed For Fragile Baby Elephant Named Ewaso Who Was Rescued at Just 8 Days Old From Rain-Swollen River in Kenya

Just moments before plunging into the boisterous waters of the Ewaso Ng’iro River this tiny elephant calf was seen in a panic, searching desperately for the mother that she was definitely too young to be separated from. And ever since her rescue, by “brave staff and guests at the nearby Elephant Bedroom Camp” in Kenya, … Continue reading »

Help Bring Mundi the Zoo Elephant From Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico to the New Home Waiting For Her at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in Georgia
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Help Bring Mundi the Zoo Elephant From Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico to the New Home Waiting For Her at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in Georgia

When you think of her beginnings as part of a group of 63 orphaned African elephants (a cull was ordered by the government of Zimbabwe) who were “rescued” by “eccentric millionaire Arthur Jones ” it seems fitting that Mundi should be flying on a transport plane once again. Only this time her “rescue” will be real, … Continue reading »