Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 1
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Worldwide Exhibition of Lantana Sculpture Elephants, Meant to Raise Money for Asian Elephant Charity, Has Been Postponed Due to Pandemic But Hobnobbing With the British Royal Family As They Await Display in London Can’t Be All That Bad: Part 1

Some elephants have all the luck, they not only get to hobnob with royalty they also get to mingle with their aristocratic friends. But these elephants are unique in that they serve a special purpose in helping wild Asian elephants to live. This herd of lantana elephants have been sharing an important message with the … Continue reading »

“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2
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“You Are Killing Their Soul”: Animal Welfare NGO Releases Distressing Video Footage of Abusive Methods Used to Break Baby Elephants in Thailand Training Camp : Part 2

This video is distressing to watch but we must watch to warn others of the abuse performing elephants endure… World Animal Protection explains how the baby elephants are trained using the method known as “the crush“* which “involves hobbling the elephants with chained legs, handlers striking sensitive areas with bullhooks or taking them to loud, … Continue reading »

Video Moment: “One is Sleeping” :  Sri Lanka Celebrates Summer Birth of Rare Twin Elephant Calves
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Video Moment: “One is Sleeping” : Sri Lanka Celebrates Summer Birth of Rare Twin Elephant Calves

Sleepy girl* awakens and becomes camera shy as she takes a back step around her twin to get closer to mama. Amazing close range video of rare twin elephant calves in Sri Lanka. Watch YouTube Video  “twin baby elephants. Minheriya National Park. Sri Lanka”  by Nilkamal Weerasooria *Forgive us if we mistook this sweet baby … Continue reading »

Growing Concern as Elephant Deaths Now Reported in Zimbabwe, 12 Carcasses of Young Elephants Found So Far
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Growing Concern as Elephant Deaths Now Reported in Zimbabwe, 12 Carcasses of Young Elephants Found So Far

Officials from a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife agency have begun investigating the deaths of 12 young elephants discovered in a forested area just north of the country’s renowned Hwange National Park. This, reported on Sunday 30 August 2020. WION News Anchor Palki Sharma: “Let us now get to the latest from Zimbabwe which seems to … Continue reading »

Never Give Up : Mama Elephant Steadies Her Newborn After It Takes a Tumble on the Chobe River; Spirited Calf Seen Swimming Across With Her Elephant Family Later That Same Day!
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Never Give Up : Mama Elephant Steadies Her Newborn After It Takes a Tumble on the Chobe River; Spirited Calf Seen Swimming Across With Her Elephant Family Later That Same Day!

A New Elephant Life Brings Joy Amidst Recent Elephant Tragedy in Botswana As wildlife officials have yet to release any conclusive results as to why more than 350 elephants have died in the Okavango Delta area of Botswana, the sighting of a new elephant life could only bring joy to this African nation recently left … Continue reading »

Why Are Our Elephants Dying in Botswana? :  Mystery Remains as Hundreds of African Elephants Found Dead in Botswana : The Inquiry Begins
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Why Are Our Elephants Dying in Botswana? : Mystery Remains as Hundreds of African Elephants Found Dead in Botswana : The Inquiry Begins

Elephant conservationist Niall McCann weighs in on the mystery of why hundreds of our African elephants have been dying, in Botswana* as neighboring countries report no elephant deaths. Learn more from McCann’s recent interview with The World, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). *primarily in the Okavango Delta and other northern parts of the country.   Conservationist … Continue reading »

Video Moment :  I Would Never Leave You Behind : Mama Elephant Helps Her Baby Over Barrier Next to Road in India
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Video Moment : I Would Never Leave You Behind : Mama Elephant Helps Her Baby Over Barrier Next to Road in India

How many elephants does it take to lift a baby elephant over a concrete barrier placed alongside a road? Just one actually and it was a snap for the Mama elephant who gently takes her trunk and scoops her baby up and over after the elephant calf was unable to make the climb on her … Continue reading »

A Tribute to Elephant Conservationist Mark Shand on 28 June, His Birthday : Great Elephant People
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A Tribute to Elephant Conservationist Mark Shand on 28 June, His Birthday : Great Elephant People

When someone declares that he co-founded a charity “with my elephant” one has to take notice of the fellow. This is exactly what the late Mark Shand did when he knew that the only way to save Asian elephants was to become proactive and help. His passion for elephant conservation and his decision to use … Continue reading »

Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him
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Two Special Indian Elephants Set to Inherit Property From Man Who Has Devoted His Life to Them in Appreciation For Their Loyalty To Him

Having raised them from birth it is not surprising that landowner Akhtar Imam, from Bihar, in the eastern part of India, would want to provide for his elephants after his death. Although his wife and children “are not entirely happy” with his decision to bequeath 6.2 acres of his homestead “worth Rs 5 crore“, (approx. … Continue reading »

Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People
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Remembering Elephant Conservationist Pat Derby of PAWS on 7 June, Her Birthday : Great Elephant People

“She didn’t just talk about it, she made it happen.  I can understand why God would want her by Him but we miss her so!”* The late Pat Derby became a voice for elephants when it was unheard of to expose the exploitation and suffering of captive wild animals. Pat Derby stood by our elephants … Continue reading »