“Why elephants never forget” :  Learn About Elephant Intelligence & Memory from a Fun Animated Video
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“Why elephants never forget” : Learn About Elephant Intelligence & Memory from a Fun Animated Video

For those of us who love elephants, and are always researching or writing about them, we have never failed to understand their intelligence or doubted their human-like qualities.  So when we discovered  this gem of a video, portraying the science behind an elephant’s “encephalization quotient,” explaining their memory & intelligence in such a fun way … Continue reading »

Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here  12 August 2019
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Happy 4th Birthday Elephant Spoken Here 12 August 2019

Dear Elephants:  We may not have the reach or the following that other elephant websites & elephant blogs have nonetheless Elephant Spoken Here remains passionate about saving you, our elephants. We are trying and hope to be making a difference and serving as a voice for elephant conservation.  Four years ago Elephant Spoken Here was … Continue reading »

Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”
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Celebrate World Elephant Day 12 August 2019 : What Can We Do to Help Elephants in 2019? Promise to Become More “Aware of Elephant Habitat”

As this World Elephant Day comes around again those of us who are concerned  about the fate of our elephants can often become overwhelmed with the many things that still need to happen to bring our elephant populations back from the brink of extinction. Thankfully we have great elephant organizations, of which World Elephant Day … Continue reading »

#IvoryFreeCanada :   An Essential  Elevent  in the Countdown to World Elephant Day :  Canada, You Can Do This
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#IvoryFreeCanada : An Essential Elevent in the Countdown to World Elephant Day : Canada, You Can Do This

With less than two days to go until World Elephant Day on 12 August 2019 Elephant Spoken Here anticipates a number of “Elevents” taking place worldwide. But Canada, as far as our elephants are concerned, continues to lag behind. Canada has yet to join the world in banning the “domestic trade of elephant ivory” and … Continue reading »

Best Kept Secret : Choose a Sweet  Honeydew Melon Every Time, Just Let the Bees Show You How
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Best Kept Secret : Choose a Sweet Honeydew Melon Every Time, Just Let the Bees Show You How

One day at the market we had an opportunity to take home honeydew melon at bargain prices. Having experience choosing the sweetest watermelon using the “bee sting” method we decided to apply that logic to picking the best honeydew melon as well.  So we set out selecting the melons, not by size, but by how … Continue reading »

Bee-autiful Idea is Helping to Keep Elephants Safe at Railway Crossings as Far Too Many Indian Elephants Have Been Struck & Killed By Trains
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Bee-autiful Idea is Helping to Keep Elephants Safe at Railway Crossings as Far Too Many Indian Elephants Have Been Struck & Killed By Trains

In the past six years close to seventy Indian elephants have suffered and died after wandering onto railway tracks in areas where these pachyderms once roamed free and undisturbed from the modern encroachments of mankind. Now recognized as “elephant corridors” vulnerable elephants still instinctively follow these paths they have traveled for decades, centuries even, but … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 2

Ongoing Medical Treatment: This baby bull elephant will have a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. (“How he was going to heal from such severe injuries remained unknown, as any possibility of pinning the leg was not possible given the extent of override of the bone and contraction of the muscles.“)  Luggard will continue … Continue reading »

LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1
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LUGGARD : Elephant of the Week at the DSWT : Too Cute : Part 1

Name: LUGGARD Not to be confused with Lugard, Lissa the elephant’s “third born wild baby“. Date of Birth*:  1 November 2015, a Sunday *DSWT orphaned elephants are assigned approximate birth dates as there is no way of knowing the actual day they were born. Age When Rescued: four months Gender: Male Where Now:  The David … Continue reading »

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 »