Human Elephant Conflict  : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused  by Their Loss of Habitat
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Human Elephant Conflict : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused by Their Loss of Habitat

Villagers in the town of Bishnupur, India have been photographed  hurtling firebombs at confused herds of elephants . (Elephants who recently roamed these areas as part of their natural habitat.) This in an effort to keep the massive pachyderms from destroying crops and creating havoc on their encroached land. Humans are seen chaotically standing side-by-side, shouting  … Continue reading »

Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Realize the Cruel Message She is Sending By Riding Elephants at Tourist Attraction & Lodge in Bali
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Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Realize the Cruel Message She is Sending By Riding Elephants at Tourist Attraction & Lodge in Bali

On a recent holiday to the island of Bali, splashed across the media, the Kardashian family, including sisters Kim, Khloe & Kourtney, was featured spending time with endangered elephants. With the usual photographers and camera crews in tow this could have been a goodwill mission, a photo op to send the much needed message to … Continue reading »

Video Moment: First Lady Melania Trump Visits Africa & Bottle-Feeds Baby Elephant Orphans at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust While Promoting Elephant Conservation
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Video Moment: First Lady Melania Trump Visits Africa & Bottle-Feeds Baby Elephant Orphans at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust While Promoting Elephant Conservation

  Enthusiastic baby elephants greeted First Lady Melania Trump on 5 October 2018 at their home in Nairobi, Kenya where the orphaned elephants are cared for by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. One baby elephant even had the honor to be bottle-fed her elephant formula by the First Lady as Executive Director Angela Sheldrick looked … Continue reading »

National Elephant Appreciation Day  22 September 2018 : We Love Elephants
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National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2018 : We Love Elephants

At Elephant Spoken Here we love elephants. Show how much you love elephants this National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2018 by doing one of the following:   Share your love of elephants with a friend & share this elephant website / elephant blog with your friends as well, ElephantSpokenHere.com       Support 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 : Watch Egrets Enjoying the Afternoon Among Playful Baby Elephants & Their Elephant Herd in Sri Lanka
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Video Moment : Watch Egrets Enjoying the Afternoon Among Playful Baby Elephants & Their Elephant Herd in Sri Lanka

Egrets & elephants are not an unfamiliar sight. Watch them peacefully coexist on a lazy afternoon in Sri Lanka. “Playtime of Baby elephants” by cp wild Lanka on YouTube Image: CC Flickr: Mama elephant & her baby among the egrets in Sri Lanka   Continue reading »

Video Moment: Distraught Baby Elephant, Stuck on Her Back in a Ditch, is Rescued in India After Being Left Behind By Her Elephant Herd
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Video Moment: Distraught Baby Elephant, Stuck on Her Back in a Ditch, is Rescued in India After Being Left Behind By Her Elephant Herd

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how narrow or shallow the ditch, if you’re stuck, you’re stuck. Fortunately this little Asian elephant found that there are still kind humans left in this world to lend support to send one on its way. A recent elephant rescue in India, on video, proved just that. Distraught at the inability to … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 7: Afterward
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 7: Afterward

Afterward: Graham Spence January 2017: The co-author of The Elephant Whisperer was notified of the passing of his brother-in-law, Lawrence Anthony, in the early morning of 2 March 2012.  And though he had not been in recent good health this “indestructible” conservationist had succumbed to a final heart attack.     But before his death, … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 6: Elephant Speak
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 6: Elephant Speak

ELEPHANT SPEAK: It was magical, a “positive gentle communication” from Lawrence Anthony to his elephants. Sometimes The Elephant Whisperer would even sing. Yet part of that communication was non-verbal, “just being there doing nothing, saying nothing, (…purposefully ignoring them…) showing I was comfortable whether they were close by or not.”(ch. 6) “I had no idea … Continue reading »

Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants
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Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants

Of Urgent Concern: A resurgence of interest, in the past couple of years, in lifting the ivory ban, has been voiced among 3 southern African countries (Namibia, Zimbabwe & South Africa), partly in response to Asia’s continuing call for ivory (used for meaningless trinkets). This is just one of the threats (including global warming & … Continue reading »