On This World Elephant Day 12 August 2021 Let US Not Forget #FreeLucy, #FreeMundi, & #FreeBilly, All Trapped in Zoos
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On This World Elephant Day 12 August 2021 Let US Not Forget #FreeLucy, #FreeMundi, & #FreeBilly, All Trapped in Zoos

Elephant Spoken Here wishes World Elephant Day a Happy 10th Anniversary. This is a day (August 12th *) to highlight elephant conservation, and to recognize those who devote time and energy as elephant advocates, elephant activists and elephant experts who give voice to animals who are unable to speak for themselves. And to never forget … Continue reading »

If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born
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If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born

‘An elephant never forgets… and it never forgets it was born free.’  Virginia McKenna As she approached her 90th year British actress turned wildlife conservationist Virginia McKenna  (born 7 June 1931) shared the story of how a sweet little elephant named Pole Pole forever changed her life and inspired a couple (she and her husband … Continue reading »

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy
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Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy

Behind every strong visionary is an inspiration. In this story the inspiration for elephant lover Katherine Connor to provide sanctuary for captive & abused elephants in Thailand (BLES) was a baby elephant who demonstrated such courage, as he struggled to overcome an injury, that he could only have been named Boon Lott…     Katherine … 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 »

Animated  Elephant Video : “The Story of the Indian Elephant” : What Does the Future Hold For These Intelligent Creatures? It Is Up To Us
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Animated Elephant Video : “The Story of the Indian Elephant” : What Does the Future Hold For These Intelligent Creatures? It Is Up To Us

  This thoughtful “poetic story” animation takes us into the lives of our elephants in India and the dangers they face as they struggle to survive. Humans hold the key to a happy ending. There is a way to co-exist, for both man and beast. It is still not too late.   “Once upon a … Continue reading »

African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’  Among  Many Threatened Species of Wildlife
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African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’ Among Many Threatened Species of Wildlife

“We must urgently put an end to poaching and ensure that sufficient suitable habitat for both forest and savanna elephants is conserved.” This piece of cautionary advice was delivered by Dr Bruno Oberle, Director General of the International  Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that compiles the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which brings … Continue reading »

World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants
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World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Is it here already… World Wildlife Day 2021? The thing is, this day will always be about you, our elephants, the most majestic species on earth.   You make your home in a variety of habitats including deserts, swamps and the highlands but more commonly live in savannas, grasslands and even forests, which … Continue reading »

Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories
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Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories

For months now Botswana wildlife officials have been reluctant # to blame the deaths of an estimated 330  (± 45 ) **  elephants, found primarily in the country’s Okavango Delta, (70% of those elephant deaths occurred near their water holes) on a toxic bacteria. But as more conclusive results have come in from “specialist laboratories” … Continue reading »

The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”
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The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”

While the overall wild elephant population on the continent of Africa has seriously declined, from “as many as 10 million” in 1930 to only 415,000 in 2018, bringing the extinction of the species so very near, Kenya has hopeful news when it was recently announced that its current elephant population has more than doubled, when … Continue reading »