A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back: Part 5: Kaavan is Finally Home
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A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back: Part 5: Kaavan is Finally Home

There is no better feeling in the world than to witness the best of humanity and the rescue of a zoo elephant. Dr. Amir Khalil, kindness radiates from your soul to the soul of that elephant, our elephant Kaavan. This is Dr. Khalil’s interview with TRT World Now, as Kaavan is finally home. TRT World … 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 »

Just Look at Him Now!: Our Elephant Kaavan Is Thriving at Sanctuary One Year On From His Wretched Existence at Islamabad Zoo
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Just Look at Him Now!: Our Elephant Kaavan Is Thriving at Sanctuary One Year On From His Wretched Existence at Islamabad Zoo

This is Kaavan, happy at sanctuary. The Sri Lankan bull elephant was rescued (by #FourPaws & #FreetheWild) from the #IslamabadZoo in Pakistan almost one year ago (29 Nov 2020).     As a captive zoo elephant for most of his life Kaavan, upon arrival at the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary, had some adjustments to make. He … Continue reading »

Social Media, a High Profile Celebrity and a Song Helped #FreeKaavan: Can Other Captive & Zoo Elephants Benefit From This Wave of Compassion as Well? : #FreeLucy #FreeBilly #FreeMundi
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Social Media, a High Profile Celebrity and a Song Helped #FreeKaavan: Can Other Captive & Zoo Elephants Benefit From This Wave of Compassion as Well? : #FreeLucy #FreeBilly #FreeMundi

Social media helped save a zoo elephant; it didn’t hurt that Cher came onboard, writing the song ‘Walls’ for Kaavan who served as her inspiration. What caught Cher’s eye was a campaign on Twitter, which gained momentum from Facebook and from signatures on a petition site all in support of a Sri Lankan bull elephant … Continue reading »

What is a “Head Waggle”? Elephant Researcher Captures That Behavior on Film as Well as Other Elephant Behavior at Play!
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What is a “Head Waggle”? Elephant Researcher Captures That Behavior on Film as Well as Other Elephant Behavior at Play!

As we look into the world of elephant behavior it is fascinating to observe these highly intelligent creatures, the way they communicate with each other and with humans, too! Dr. Joyce Poole of Elephant Voices takes us up-close with three different scenarios of elephants at play. In one instance Joyce explains that by doing a … Continue reading »

Sappraiwan : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES : “Jewel of the Forest”
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Sappraiwan : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES : “Jewel of the Forest”

Name: Plai Sappraiwan Affectionately Known As: Sappraiwan Thai Name meaning: “Jewel of the Forest” Gender: Male Age: fourteen (in 2018) Personality: Sappraiwan revels in his walks, exhibits gusto when relishing a tasty treat (banana tree stalks are a favorite) & now knows how to turn on the charm with the ‘ladies of BLES’. He also … 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 »

TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

UPDATES: FB 06022017 “By early 2017, Orwa (Teleki’s longtime friend) was displaying signs that he was ready to return to the wild, spending more and more time with the ex-orphans and choosing to have ‘wild sleepovers’. In April 2017, he (Orwa) found the confidence to become fully independent and along with Bongo and Vuria, Teleki, … Continue reading »

TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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TELEKI : Elephant of the Week at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name:  TELEKI Name Origin/Meaning:  The Teleki Valley was so named for the explorer Count Samuel Teleki, who in 1887 “led the first expedition to penetrate the forest zone of Mount Kenya”*. Fittingly, the baby elephant rescued  from the area  was christened Teleki. Date of Birth: 18 May 2011, a Wednesday “DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned … Continue reading »