Elephants Can Be Our Touchstones During Difficult Times
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Elephants Can Be Our Touchstones During Difficult Times

As humans, as we find ourselves facing situations we don’t understand or dissimilar from those we had yet to encounter, (such as the COVID-19 outbreak that is sweeping the globe right now) and discover that the routines we found comfort in are no longer possible, it can seem quite disconcerting and bleak. We may seek … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Wildlife Day 3 March 2020 : For Our Elephants
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Celebrate World Wildlife Day 3 March 2020 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: It’s a beautiful thing: remembering World Wildlife Day 2020 and helping to save you, our elephants.       In 2020 World Wildlife Day has chosen the message of “Sustaining All Life on Earth,” showing an interconnectedness between us all; all living creatures, including humans, & the flora and the fauna in the … 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 »

Happy Valentine’s Day:  Reserve a “Seeing the Elephant” Getaway at PAWS For Later in the Year, The Ultimate Elephant Lovers’ Gift
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Happy Valentine’s Day: Reserve a “Seeing the Elephant” Getaway at PAWS For Later in the Year, The Ultimate Elephant Lovers’ Gift

One of the most ethical animal sanctuaries amongst many (established in California, in 1984) is the Performing Animal Welfare Society, known simply as PAWS. They pride themselves on rescuing “abandoned, abused, or retired performing animals” which includes not only elephants but also lions and tigers and bears. 🙂   For those who love elephants PAWS … Continue reading »

Celebrate a Triple Palindrome Event on this Special Day 02/02/2020 : The Last Palindrome Date Occurred Some 909 Years Ago
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Celebrate a Triple Palindrome Event on this Special Day 02/02/2020 : The Last Palindrome Date Occurred Some 909 Years Ago

You will have to wait another 101 years (on 12/12/2121) before the next palindrome day comes around again so enjoy this day to the fullest while you can. According to Solihull School in England (Maths Department) this is also the 33rd day of the year and there are exactly 333 days left, both palindromes! So, … Continue reading »

Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 3
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Elephant Expert Shares His Amazing Story of His Life With Captive Elephants, His Appalling Discovery of the Mistreatment of Those Elephants and His Vow to Provide Sanctuary & Healing For Captive & Performing Elephants Worldwide : Part 3

Keith: “It is sort of like they just did not realize what they have missed until they were exposed to a different life.” Scott: “In many cases, yes, because it becomes about survival.” Keith: “You not only provided sanctuary but you actually went out and rescued elephants. Is that right?” Scott: “Yeah, you know, the … Continue reading »

Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop
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Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop

Questions remain as to why the elephant family had wandered so close to the edge of the aptly named Hell’s Fall in the first place (causing their baby to tumble over and setting off such a heartbreaking tragedy).  It is believed that recent drought conditions in Thailand’s Khao Yai National  Park drove the elephants, in … Continue reading »

Six Little Asian Elephants Plummet to Their Deaths at Same Waterfall in Thailand Where This Tragedy was Repeated 27 Years Before
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Six Little Asian Elephants Plummet to Their Deaths at Same Waterfall in Thailand Where This Tragedy was Repeated 27 Years Before

They tried desperately to rescue the baby elephant who had fallen off of a ridge overlooking the infamous waterfall, known in Thailand as Hell’s Fall, but, in the process, the five other little Asian elephants also lost their lives. It was a small herd of elephants, blocking the road leading to the waterfall, that had … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Are You My Mother?  Orphaned Baby Elephant Takes Comfort By Laying Her Head on Her Rescuer’s Lap as She is Abandoned By Her Elephant Herd a Second Time
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Video Moment : Are You My Mother? Orphaned Baby Elephant Takes Comfort By Laying Her Head on Her Rescuer’s Lap as She is Abandoned By Her Elephant Herd a Second Time

Rescuer’s Tried To Reunite Baby Elephant With Her Wild Elephant Family It was 4 April 2019 when a baby elephant, who came to be known as Chabakeaw, was discovered in Bueng Kan,Thailand  all alone and stuck in a mud hole. From the moment of her rescue she was taken in and “hand-reared” by the wild … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant  Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”
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Video Moment : “Baby Elephant Takes Her First Bath” by BBC Earth : Starring Gawa, With a Triumphant Appearance by Wiva, & All Their “Elephant Nannies”

Orphaned elephants from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust , Ithumba Unit, are featured in this BBC video narrated by cameraman  Gordon Buchanan as he films a short video from his “Elephant Family and Me” series. (“Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before … Continue reading »