Words By Renowned Conservationist Still Hold True For the Preservation of Our Earth’s Species Today
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Words By Renowned Conservationist Still Hold True For the Preservation of Our Earth’s Species Today

“You cannot begin to preserve any species of animal unless you preserve the habitat in which it dwells. Disturb or destroy that habitat and you will exterminate the species as surely as if you had shot it. So, conservation means that you have to preserve forest and grassland, river and lake, even the sea itself. … Continue reading »

IRINGA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society: Remember Me
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IRINGA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society: Remember Me

Name: Iringa Date of Birth: 1969; wild born in Mozambique, Africa (1)      Captured: 1971  Procured by: the Toronto Zoo in 1974     Source (13)   Rescued by: PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary (2) & Bob Barker (3) in October 2013  Gender: Female Date of Death: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 at PAWS  Cause of Death: “humanely euthanized” … Continue reading »

Watch Little Elephant Rub Her Eye & Discover Other Uses of a Baby Elephant’s Trunk!
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Watch Little Elephant Rub Her Eye & Discover Other Uses of a Baby Elephant’s Trunk!

This little elephant appears to be rubbing her eye with her trunk. Perhaps she just discovered that skill as young elephants “must practice the complex coordination of the trunk” (1) to appreciate the numerous ways it can assist them. But for now this soothing rub seems to hit the spot. Other life lessons can wait til … Continue reading »

Born To Be Wild: Former Toronto Zoo Elephants, Caught on Video in a Violent Scuffle, Display the Tension Captive Elephants Are Under Every Single Day of Their Lives
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Born To Be Wild: Former Toronto Zoo Elephants, Caught on Video in a Violent Scuffle, Display the Tension Captive Elephants Are Under Every Single Day of Their Lives

It is not as uncommon as one would think, given that zoo elephants are randomly brought together from different locales (different countries of Africa, as in the case of the former elephants at the Toronto Zoo) and most importantly, different herds. Add to the mix captive born elephants who have never experienced even one day … Continue reading »

THIKA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society:  Loxodonta africana
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THIKA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society: Loxodonta africana

Name: Thika (pronounced ‘Tee-ka’) (1) Date of Birth: 18 October 1980 at the Toronto Zoo Parents: Tantor (male) (2) born 1969, captured 1971, died 2 Aug 1989 & Tequila (female) (3) wild born 1970, captured 1972,    died 2 September 2008.                                … Continue reading »

World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2022 – What Can We Do To Help Our Elephants
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World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2022 – What Can We Do To Help Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Here we are again on this World Wildlife Day 2022 hoping to create awareness of those species of wildlife that are the most critically endangered and in the most dire need of help. Unfortunately, you (our elephants) almost always top that list and as a keystone species the ecosystem, in turn, cannot continue … Continue reading »

TOKA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society:  Loxodonta africana
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TOKA: Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society: Loxodonta africana

Name: Toka Date of Birth: 1970; wild born in Mozambique, Africa Captured: 1972 (Toka’s mother was killed in a government ordered cull) (1)  Procured by: the Toronto Zoo on 4 September 1974 Rescued: October 2013 Gender: Female Where Now: PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary (2)       Loxodonta africana  For more information on how to ADOPT TOKA (3) and … Continue reading »

More Free Peanuts!, Original Watercolor & Ink Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Watercolor Elephant Painting
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More Free Peanuts!, Original Watercolor & Ink Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Watercolor Elephant Painting

Artist: Addison Size: 2.5 X 3.5 inches ACEO Medium: Watercolor & Ink Colors: green baby elephant; green field of yellow, blue & red flowers Featuring: baby elephant leaping for joy over ‘more free peanuts!’ Title: More Free Peanuts!, Original Watercolor & Ink Painting by Addison: ACEO Original Watercolor Elephant Painting Featured at: ArtPal/Addison      Continue reading »

A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 3: What a Captive Elephant Needs – Kaavan’s Influential Friends
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A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 3: What a Captive Elephant Needs – Kaavan’s Influential Friends

Human compassion for a captive elephant. It just all makes sense. Possibilities are endless when kind humans intervene. Islamabad Wildlife Management Board Chairman Dr. Anis Ur Rahman:  “…You see, uh, what you have to realize is that elephants belong, like I just mentioned, they belong to their own environment, okay, they are not subservient to … Continue reading »

A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 2: Ele Facts; Kaavan & Saheli, At Least They Had Each Other For a Little While
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A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 2: Ele Facts; Kaavan & Saheli, At Least They Had Each Other For a Little While

The male elephant was able to tolerate his time in captivity as long as he had his female companion, Saheli. But suddenly one day Saheli died and Kaavan was never the same again. They had spent 22 years together in the Islamabad Zoo and at that age elephants are in the prime of their lives. … Continue reading »