Video Moment : Indian Elephants Display Human Emotions as Herd Seems to Be Walking in a “Funeral Procession” While Mother Elephant Struggles to Carry Her Dead Calf Across a Road
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Video Moment : Indian Elephants Display Human Emotions as Herd Seems to Be Walking in a “Funeral Procession” While Mother Elephant Struggles to Carry Her Dead Calf Across a Road

Paying their last respects to one of their own, a herd of Indian elephants was captured on video making their way through a forested area and across a road. As a family, at one point, the elephants all cluster together on the road, giving the mother elephant time to rest as she lays the body … Continue reading »

Video Moment :  Baby Indian Elephant Doesn’t Understand its Mother Will Soon Succumb to Her Injuries as Calf Strokes Dying Elephant Whom Villagers Had Tried So Hard to Save
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Video Moment : Baby Indian Elephant Doesn’t Understand its Mother Will Soon Succumb to Her Injuries as Calf Strokes Dying Elephant Whom Villagers Had Tried So Hard to Save

For six weeks kind humans in the village of Hirnan in Odisha, India tried in vain to treat a mother elephant for injuries ( a broken leg included) apparently associated with a dreadful fall into “a pit”. Left with “wounds on her right leg and forehead” the mama elephant limped her way into the village … Continue reading »

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
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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 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 »