Elephant Family Announces “The Elephants Are Back!” : Follow the Elephants All Over London as Elephant Parade London 2018 is in Full Swing to Raise Money & Awareness for Asian Elephants
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Elephant Family Announces “The Elephants Are Back!” : Follow the Elephants All Over London as Elephant Parade London 2018 is in Full Swing to Raise Money & Awareness for Asian Elephants

Elephant Parade is Back in London and Elephant Family was, again, there to welcome them. Elephant Parade London 2018 was officially launched 21 June 2018 (see their Facebook post on that date here) by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint President of Elephant Family   If not for a baby elephant named Mosha Elephant Parade would … Continue reading »

Video Moment:  It’s What Mother Elephants Do! Spirited Little Male Elephant Stumbles Across River in Kruger National Park But Can’t Quite Make It Up the Slippery Riverbank Without Mama’s Help
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Video Moment: It’s What Mother Elephants Do! Spirited Little Male Elephant Stumbles Across River in Kruger National Park But Can’t Quite Make It Up the Slippery Riverbank Without Mama’s Help

Watch the tiny male elephant stumbling happily (& confidently!) alongside his ambling Mother as they, and their elephant herd, cross a muddy river in Kruger National Park. What the elephant calf doesn’t expect is his need of his mama’s assistance to make it up the slippery riverbank! With some rumbles of encouragement and with the gentle … Continue reading »

Tiffany’s Passion For Elephants: Tiffany & Co. Has Created the Save the Wild Elephant Philanthropic Jewelry Collection & Donates 100% of the Profits to the Elephant Crisis Fund
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Tiffany’s Passion For Elephants: Tiffany & Co. Has Created the Save the Wild Elephant Philanthropic Jewelry Collection & Donates 100% of the Profits to the Elephant Crisis Fund

When Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded, what came to be known as, Tiffany’s on 18 September 1837  they would not have included in their charter a commitment to save elephants. But fast forward 181 years and you find that Tiffany & Co, the luxury jewelry retailer recognized around the world for their … Continue reading »

Video Moment: Bull Elephant Displays Balletic, Yoga Inspired Stretches in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Stopping Cars in the Process as They Witness This Extraordinary Event
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Video Moment: Bull Elephant Displays Balletic, Yoga Inspired Stretches in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Stopping Cars in the Process as They Witness This Extraordinary Event

Whoever says bull elephants aren’t graceful hasn’t witnessed this particular elephant! At first glance it may look like this African elephant was possibly performing his graceful moves á la the ballet or practicing poses he mastered inside a yoga studio. But as wildlife photographers Michelle Broadhurst & Jacques Joubert (their website is Wings2Tusks ) explain, … Continue reading »

A Herd of Wild Elephants in Sri Lanka Face Serious Health Risks After Ingesting Toxic Plastic at Garbage Dump Which Has, Unfortunately, Become Their Favorite Foraging Spot
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A Herd of Wild Elephants in Sri Lanka Face Serious Health Risks After Ingesting Toxic Plastic at Garbage Dump Which Has, Unfortunately, Become Their Favorite Foraging Spot

As the illegal “haphazard disposal of garbage” continues unabated in Sri Lanka those “mountains of rubbish” near elephant habitats and elephant sanctuaries pose a real danger for the “hundreds of Sri Lanka’s 7500 wild elephants” that currently hang around and forage for food in those dump sites. Reportedly at a dump site in Digampathana, a … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 7: Afterward
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 7: Afterward

Afterward: Graham Spence January 2017: The co-author of The Elephant Whisperer was notified of the passing of his brother-in-law, Lawrence Anthony, in the early morning of 2 March 2012.  And though he had not been in recent good health this “indestructible” conservationist had succumbed to a final heart attack.     But before his death, … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 6: Elephant Speak
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 6: Elephant Speak

ELEPHANT SPEAK: It was magical, a “positive gentle communication” from Lawrence Anthony to his elephants. Sometimes The Elephant Whisperer would even sing. Yet part of that communication was non-verbal, “just being there doing nothing, saying nothing, (…purposefully ignoring them…) showing I was comfortable whether they were close by or not.”(ch. 6) “I had no idea … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 5: Memorable Moments
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 5: Memorable Moments

 Memorable Moments First Encounter Initiated by the Elephants, As Nana and Baby Mandla Stood at the Boma Fence. “…suddenly I felt sheathed in a sense of contentment. Despite standing just a pace from this previously foul-tempered wild animal who until now would have liked nothing better than to kill me, I had never felt safer. … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Don’t Miss This
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 4 : Don’t Miss This

 DON’T MISS THIS: ch. 14 Frankie & the Four Wheeler “I involuntarily sat down on the bike and looked up at the crinkled underside of Frankie’s throat in petrified wonder.” ch. 17 Nana’s & the Herd’s First Visit to the House, at 2am!  Of Nana: “I doubt whether many people have had a ten-foot five-ton … Continue reading »

The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!

Meet the Elephants! NANA: Matriarch named in honor of Lawrence’s “mum” Regina, that name which she is affectionately known by her grandchildren. Nana’s sister (Mnumzane’s mother) had been the matriarch of this herd of “highly disturbed elephants” (ch. 2) before “she and her baby had been shot during the capture in Mpumalanga, their former home, … Continue reading »