Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand
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Animal Activists Initiate Petition to Save Dumbo the Performing Baby Elephant From a Lifetime of Misery at a Zoo in Thailand

The sign placed inside the arena states “…Welcome to the Phuket Zoo Elephant Show”…    The overzealous crowds have gathered on this day to watch an unnatural and cruel phenomenon, that of elephants being forced to perform elephant tricks in an outmoded, and should be outlawed, elephant show. Into the arena pedals Dumbo struggling to … Continue reading »

Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India
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Caught on Video: Elephant Charity VFAES Intervenes Saving Former Temple Elephant From More Brutal Beatings by Mahouts in Kerala, India

This bull elephant, Karnan, who had once worked as a temple elephant in Thrissur, Kerala, Indiais safe now thanks to the elephant charity Voice For Asian Elephants Society (VFAES). But the suffering he has endured at the hands of humans (mahouts) that domination, will, for Karnan or any Asian elephant, never be forgotten. To watch … Continue reading »

Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play
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Magical Video Moment: Tourists on Safari in South Africa Are Enchanted By Adorable Baby Elephant Enticing Them to Play

How can you measure the value of an experience that very few humans will or could ever hope to witness? Just ask a group of tourists on safari at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. Parked in a safari truck, on the side of a sandy road, they watched in awe as a … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2
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Free Billy the Elephant from the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Wait? : Part 2

Dr. Poole, in her letter of support, reflects on the angst experienced by captive elephants and how Billy’s “stereotypic head bobbing … not a behavior observed in the wild … is a coping mechanism for the loneliness, boredom and frustration that characterizes his life in the zoo. His behavior is symptomatic of the enormous frustration … Continue reading »

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Free Billy the Elephant From the “Not Happy Place” For Elephants, the LA Zoo : How Much Longer Must This Distressed Elephant Have to Wait? : Part 1

Since the age of four, when he was dragged away from his mother and elephant family in Malaysia, Billy has been held in captivity at the Los Angeles Zoo. That he has been able to survive, for endless years of his life, both physically and emotionally, is beyond what any elephant should have to endure. … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Baby Elephant Bliss : Sleep-Loving Orphaned Elephant  Makes the Funniest Snoring Sounds Ever
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Video Moment: Baby Elephant Bliss : Sleep-Loving Orphaned Elephant Makes the Funniest Snoring Sounds Ever

Just looking at baby elephant Khun-Seuk’s sweet contented face as he lays on his side napping (at an unnamed elephant orphanage in Chiang Mai, Thailand) one would not expect such human emotions to shine through. Perhaps in his dreams, his little elephant body & trunk “twitches” and stirs but not enough to interrupt his blissful … Continue reading »

Video Moment :  Little Pink Foot in Peril : Tranquilized Elephant Mama in Danger of Toppling on Her Baby
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Video Moment : Little Pink Foot in Peril : Tranquilized Elephant Mama in Danger of Toppling on Her Baby

The following was transcribed from the video “Tranquilized Elephant Mother risks crushing her baby / BBC Earth” See little Pink Foot the baby elephant in peril. Watch her African elephant mama, Sylvia, being helped by KWS vet as rangers desperately work to keep her at an arm’s length away from her baby. Narrator: “The dart falls … Continue reading »

Video Moment : “GoPro : Orphan Elephants From Kenya”  Will Tug at Your Heartstrings to Help Save African Elephants
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Video Moment : “GoPro : Orphan Elephants From Kenya” Will Tug at Your Heartstrings to Help Save African Elephants

The following was transcribed from “Kings Without Kingdoms : Orphan Elephants From Kenya ”                   Video: “GoPro : Orphans From Kenya”   “My name is Julius Shivega. I began doing these studies about ten years ago as an elephant keeper. Some of them are here because of the … Continue reading »

Captivating “Cave Elephants” in Kenya Carry on Centuries Old Tradition Searching For Salt on Cave Walls Leaving Their “Tusk Art” Behind
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Captivating “Cave Elephants” in Kenya Carry on Centuries Old Tradition Searching For Salt on Cave Walls Leaving Their “Tusk Art” Behind

A captivating and unique occurrence takes place on the Uganda Kenya border involving elephants. At Kitum Cave, “one of five named ‘elephant caves‘ of Mount Elgon” elephants have, “for centuries,” been discovered deep inside. On a mission, they work hard, scratching the walls of the cave with their tusks (“tusk art“) effectively “mining” the salt they so love … Continue reading »

Video Moment : It’s Christmas Fostering Time at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Choose Your Elephant to Adopt & Help Save a Little Elephant’s Life
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Video Moment : It’s Christmas Fostering Time at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Choose Your Elephant to Adopt & Help Save a Little Elephant’s Life

Elephants need us. For the holidays please adopt an elephant as a gift for a friend or as a gift for yourself. It is a beautiful way to help save the species, to help keep elephants on this planet for as long as we can. Watch this elephant video “Gift of Life Adopt an orphan … Continue reading »