The Amazing African elephant, A Lesson on Video: How Hairy is an Elephant? More So Than One Might Think as Guide From HERD Elephant Orphange in South Africa Explains! : Part 2
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The Amazing African elephant, A Lesson on Video: How Hairy is an Elephant? More So Than One Might Think as Guide From HERD Elephant Orphange in South Africa Explains! : Part 2

Adine: “So, this is a tail hair.” Male voice: “Easy” Adine: “You can see he flaps it just like that.” (Elephant flapping his tail) Tigere: “Keeping all the flies away from him. So, that is one of the major issues for the tail hairs, is to keep out the flies, or, you know, the bugs … Continue reading »

The Amazing African Elephant, A Lesson on Video: How Hairy is an Elephant? More So Than One Might Think, as Guide From HERD Elephant Orphanage in South Africa Explains! : Part 1
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The Amazing African Elephant, A Lesson on Video: How Hairy is an Elephant? More So Than One Might Think, as Guide From HERD Elephant Orphanage in South Africa Explains! : Part 1

Learn more about the fascinating elephant as HERD elephant orphanage manager, Tigere, and founder, Adine, take us on a video journey highlighting elephant hair & starring bull elephant Jabulani! Even little Khanyisa makes an appearance with her elephant blonde hair and white blue eyes peaking out from under her lush eyelashes.     Tigere: “So here we … Continue reading »

Video Moment, A Look Back: Saving Snared Bull Elephant, in Vicinity of DSWT’s Elephant Named Wiva, Sparks Concern Amongst Those on Medical Rescue Team
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Video Moment, A Look Back: Saving Snared Bull Elephant, in Vicinity of DSWT’s Elephant Named Wiva, Sparks Concern Amongst Those on Medical Rescue Team

A bull elephant that may have been part of an elephant family of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), which rehabilitates orphaned baby elephants, was discovered suffering from a wound caused by a deeply embedded wire snare trap. It was mentioned that the male elephant was found in an area commonly inhabited by former DSWT … Continue reading »

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 »