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 »

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 »

Video Moment : Rescued Baby Elephant Squeals With Delight as He Meets His New Elephant Family at Elephant Nature Park
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Video Moment : Rescued Baby Elephant Squeals With Delight as He Meets His New Elephant Family at Elephant Nature Park

They were just as excited to meet him as he was to meet them, rushing from the other side of the elephant sanctuary to the protected area where the little Asian elephant was sheltered. And, at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, Dok Geaw, the orphaned baby elephant the herd was running toward, responded to their … Continue reading »

Concern For Sweet Baby Elephant Discovered in South Africa Without His Trunk :  Animated Video Shows the Importance of an Elephant’s Trunk
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Concern For Sweet Baby Elephant Discovered in South Africa Without His Trunk : Animated Video Shows the Importance of an Elephant’s Trunk

An African baby elephant has recently been sighted with his elephant herd in Kruger National Park and it wasn’t a heartwarming moment. Sadly, the little elephant was missing his iconic trunk. Whether the maiming was caused by the attack of a predator, such as a crocodile or a lion, or by a poacher’s snare is unknown. … Continue reading »

Pang Suai : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s  Elephant Sanctuary  : Miss Beautiful
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Pang Suai : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s  Elephant Sanctuary  : Miss Beautiful

Name: Pang Suai Meaning of Name: ‘suai’ in Thai means ‘beautiful’ Gender: Female Age:  Now in her 40s  (” …in her 30s” when she arrived at BLES in 2009.) Personality: “large and strong” Formerly: Logging elephant Hardships Endured:  leg broken completely in two & most likely never medically attended to Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant … Continue reading »