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 »

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 »

Petal the Pink Baby Elephant Standing Close to Mama by Addison : ACEO Original Watercolor Elephant Painting
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Petal the Pink Baby Elephant Standing Close to Mama by Addison : ACEO Original Watercolor Elephant Painting

Artist: Addison Size: 2.5 X 3.5 ACEO Medium: Watercolor Colors: Pink & Grey Featuring: PINK BABY ELEPHANT Title: ACEO Original Watercolor Painting, ”Petal with Mom” by Addison      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 »

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 »

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 »

Cool Kids Art Contest : Draw Your Fav African Animal, Win a Cute Elephant Jewelry Prize :  Hurry! Deadline is 12 May 2020
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Cool Kids Art Contest : Draw Your Fav African Animal, Win a Cute Elephant Jewelry Prize : Hurry! Deadline is 12 May 2020

If you are between the ages of 5 and 14 you are eligible* to enter the 1st “Patrick Mavros Art Competition.” But don’t delay as you must have a photograph of your drawing (include your age), your “interesting fact about your favourite African animal” (it could be an African elephant 🙂 or it could be … Continue reading »