MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”
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MR. MOO : Elephant of the Week at BLES : “Magnificent Bull Elephant”

Name: MOO Affectionately Known As: Mr. Moo Gender: Male Age: “in his 50s”  Personality: ” A gentle giant” “a bit more laid back” than other elephants Formerly: Logging elephant Former home: Baan Tuek, Thailand Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary     Location:  near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand Mr. MOO : For … Continue reading »

Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me
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Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me

Name: Seedor Ngor Meaning of Name: “Thai elephant males without tusks are called ‘Seedor’ in Thai.” Affectionately Known As: Ngor Gender: Male Personality: Known for “his calming energy” which in turn had a calming effect on the BLES elephant herd Elephant’s Job: “had always been a logging elephant. His fragile body showed scars typical of … Continue reading »

Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India
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Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India

This bull elephant, Karnan, who had once worked as a temple elephant in Thrissur, Kerala, Indiais safe now thanks to the elephant charity Voice For Asian Elephants Society (VFAES). But the suffering he has endured at the hands of humans (mahouts) that domination, will, for Karnan or any Asian elephant, never be forgotten. To watch … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1
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Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1

Since the age of four, when he was dragged away from his mother and elephant family in Malaysia, Billy has been held in captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo. That he has been able to survive, for endless years of his life, both physically and emotionally, is beyond what any elephant should have to endure. … Continue reading »

ORWA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele
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ORWA : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele

Name: ORWA Name Origin: named to honor “members of the Orwa community” who first alerted KWS of a little elephant  in need of rescue Date of Birth: 3 December 2010, a Friday Age When Rescued: About twelve months Gender: Male   This baby elephant is growing up!  ORWA is an adolescent now! Where Now:  The … Continue reading »

AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2
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AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 2

How Baby Elephant Adjusted to New Elephant Family at DSWT: As the very first orphan at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust there were no other baby elephant orphans there! His human Keepers, unsurprisingly, spoiled him rotten. Is it any wonder that, given such a vibrant personality, Ajok could (and would!) charm the socks off anyone? … Continue reading »

AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1
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AJOK : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Into the Wild : Part 1

Name: AJOK Name Origin/Meaning: Ajok means ‘Hallo’ ” in the Turkana tribal dialect” Date of Birth: May 1990 Age When Rescued: one week old Gender: Male Where Now: A fully independent orphan (Ajok was slowly released INTO THE WILD with the elephant herds of Kenya , Africa from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust after living happily and thriving at the elephant … Continue reading »

The Greatest Close Encounter With Elephants Ever, Caught on Video : “Three Thirsty Elephants” Sipping at the Lodge Pool
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The Greatest Close Encounter With Elephants Ever, Caught on Video : “Three Thirsty Elephants” Sipping at the Lodge Pool

An experience of a lifetime occurred recently for a couple on holiday in Kruger National Park when they looked up from their loungers at their safari lodge and found themselves in the shadows of three very thirsty wild bull elephants. Filmed by fellow lodgers the man and woman wisely remained stock-still as the foraging elephants … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Bull Elephant Displays Balletic, Yoga Inspired Stretches in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Stopping Cars in the Process as They Witness This Extraordinary Event
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Video Moment: Bull Elephant Displays Balletic, Yoga Inspired Stretches in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Stopping Cars in the Process as They Witness This Extraordinary Event

Whoever says bull elephants aren’t graceful hasn’t witnessed this particular elephant! At first glance it may look like this African elephant was possibly performing his graceful moves á la the ballet or practicing poses he mastered inside a yoga studio. But as wildlife photographers Michelle Broadhurst & Jacques Joubert (their website is Wings2Tusks ) explain, … Continue reading »

Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”
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Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”

They are not as common as one might think, elephants with ears appearing almost red but certainly tipped with a bold and beautiful display of prominent pink. That is what drew amateur photographer Jagdeep Rajput to the lone bull elephant making his way across his home in the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India. And … Continue reading »