Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me
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Ngor : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Remember Me

Name: Seedor Ngor Meaning of Name: “Thai elephant males without tusks are called ‘Seedor’ in Thai.” Affectionately Known As: Ngor Gender: Male Personality: Known for “his calming energy” which in turn had a calming effect on the BLES elephant herd Elephant’s Job: “had always been a logging elephant. His fragile body showed scars typical of … Continue reading »

MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : Too Cute :  Part 1
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MAKTAO : Elephant of the Week at the Sheldrick WildlifeTrust : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: MAKTAO Name Origin/Meaning:  Maktao was named after the’Makatao Base’ within the Tsavo West National Park where the elephant calf was first brought to safety.      Date of Birth*: 21 July 2017, a Friday    *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. … Continue reading »

Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”
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Earth Day 2019 : Protect Our Elephants “Protect Our Species”

“…The world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago“…  Elephants are not alone in their struggle to survive. That is why Earth Day has chosen “Protect Our Species” as the theme for their 2019 global campaign. If we care deeply about protecting our elephants … 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 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 »

Happy World Wildlife Day  3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants
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Happy World Wildlife Day 3 March 2019 : For Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Whew! World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019, slipped up on us yet again! Yes, we promised to do better, didn’t we? But here we are just in the nick of time. 🙂 Though this year’s WWD theme may be “Life Below Water : For People and Planet,” as always our focus, here at … Continue reading »

Piper the Dog Loves Her Stuffed Elephant Toy So Much She Refuses to Leave Home Without It : Watch Her Puppy-Joy For Life, Video Is Just Too Cute!
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Piper the Dog Loves Her Stuffed Elephant Toy So Much She Refuses to Leave Home Without It : Watch Her Puppy-Joy For Life, Video Is Just Too Cute!

It might be cold outside in Fargo, ND where this exuberant  two-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever lives.  But this pup named Piper doesn’t let the weather dampen her spirits, especially when a ride in the car means taking along her newest best friend. It seems that Piper is especially taken by this “giant $12 cuddly elephant” … Continue reading »

RIP Granny :  Oldest Elephant in Captivity at Temple in Kerala, India Passes Away, Still in Chains, at Age 88
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RIP Granny : Oldest Elephant in Captivity at Temple in Kerala, India Passes Away, Still in Chains, at Age 88

Chained and tethered, for apparently her entire life, the female Asian elephant affectionately known as Granny, has recently died.  (Her official name was Dakshayani; when she entered into her senior elephant years she was honored with the “Gaja Muthassi,” meaning “elephant granny,” designation.) They say, at the age of 88, she was “the oldest elephant … Continue reading »

Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead
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Killing Elephants is Wrong : American Businessman on Trophy Hunting Safari Begs To Differ as Two Young Elephants in Zimbabwe, Africa Lay Dead

The young African elephant looks almost angelic as if peacefully asleep until one is jarred into reality by the small bullet hole, trickling blood, in a direct center hit on her face. Almost immediately one’s attention is focused on the awkward position of her body, front legs tucked under and head butted up against a … Continue reading »