Pocha and Guillermina, Elephant Rescue 101: Watch Their Last Moments at Argentina EcoParque as Mother & Daughter Zoo Elephants Are Now Starting Their New Life at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil
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Pocha and Guillermina, Elephant Rescue 101: Watch Their Last Moments at Argentina EcoParque as Mother & Daughter Zoo Elephants Are Now Starting Their New Life at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

Pocha and Guillermina Are Now Free & Excited to Be at Their Forever Home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil Two female Asian elephants who had endured a life of captivity, the mother, acquired by EcoParque Mendoza (Argentina) in 1968, her daughter, born on those grounds (their elephant exhibit) in what can only be described as a “pit … Continue reading »

Born To Be Wild: Former Toronto Zoo Elephants, Caught on Video in a Violent Scuffle, Display the Tension Captive Elephants Are Under Every Single Day of Their Lives
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Born To Be Wild: Former Toronto Zoo Elephants, Caught on Video in a Violent Scuffle, Display the Tension Captive Elephants Are Under Every Single Day of Their Lives

It is not as uncommon as one would think, given that zoo elephants are randomly brought together from different locales (different countries of Africa, as in the case of the former elephants at the Toronto Zoo) and most importantly, different herds. Add to the mix captive born elephants who have never experienced even one day … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Who Says Elephants Can’t Jump? Super Cute Charging Baby Elephant Proves Us Wrong!
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Video Moment: Who Says Elephants Can’t Jump? Super Cute Charging Baby Elephant Proves Us Wrong!

What better way to celebrate the joy of the season on this Christmas Day 2021 than watching this little wild elephant calf just being herself (or himself) and, in the process, providing a chuckle for those in the safari vehicle filming it. There is a warm-up process with trunk swirls and trunk curls taking place … Continue reading »

A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 1: Animated Video Brings Kaavan the Elephant’s Story to Life in a Beautiful Way
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A Zoo Elephant’s Road to Freedom, A Look Back, Part 1: Animated Video Brings Kaavan the Elephant’s Story to Life in a Beautiful Way

From the trauma of being captured from the wild (as his mama lay dying) to the years he spent suffering in the Islamabad zoo, our elephant Kaavan endured a life of both physical and emotional pain. Kaavan’s rescue & release to a sanctuary was the greatest gift humans could give to this elephant. It was … 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 »

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 »

Video Moment: Three Baby Elephants Are Carried Away Downstream From Their Mothers as Elephant Family Struggles Against Strong River Current in Africa
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Video Moment: Three Baby Elephants Are Carried Away Downstream From Their Mothers as Elephant Family Struggles Against Strong River Current in Africa

Elephant family, including three babies and their mothers, hold steady against the river’s current until one baby elephant is swept away… A Save the Elephants team stands by…   Narrator: “…If they become separated, they could easily drown.” (elephants rumble) Man, Save the Elephants: (pointing from banks of river downstream) ‘Oh my God! One is … Continue reading »

Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!
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Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!

“In the wild elephants make some of the most devoted mothers in the animal kingdom. (elephants rumbling) This infant is just a few months old. Its mother constantly stays in close contact, guiding and reassuring her calf. (Mama elephant rumbles) Elephants have the longest gestation of any mammal. This mother carried her baby through 22 … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Drowning Baby Elephant Rescued By Her Quick Thinking Mama  &  Auntie Elephants
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Video Moment : Drowning Baby Elephant Rescued By Her Quick Thinking Mama & Auntie Elephants

It’s touch and go for a little elephant calf as the baby struggles to climb up out of the water; trunks outstretched in an effort to help her. But this African elephant herd does not stand idly by. For Mama elephant and two Aunties soon devise a way to rescue the drowning baby elephant. This … Continue reading »

Delightful Video: Make Your Day-O, Is This Baby Elephant Really Throwing a Tantrum or Just Enjoying the Calypso Song Like the Rest of Us?
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Delightful Video: Make Your Day-O, Is This Baby Elephant Really Throwing a Tantrum or Just Enjoying the Calypso Song Like the Rest of Us?

Sometimes all you need to brighten your day is a baby elephant video. This little African elephant seems to be getting in a really good scratch and then, as she rolls to the ground, a good kick of her legs in the air as she then tumbles off the edge of the grass at the … Continue reading »