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 »

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 »