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 2
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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 2

It was at South Beach, Fort Kochi, INDIA, a little over a year ago, that a herd of elephants first descended from the mountains of Nilgiri to bring a message of hope to their real-life elephant counterparts around the world. For this was the inaugural event of a exhibition brought forth by CoExistence, a Mark … Continue reading »

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 »

Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories
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Why Just the Elephants? : Questions Remain Unanswered as Inquiry Into Mystery Elephant Deaths in Botswana Lead Officials to Believe It Was a Toxin in Elephant Watering Holes Yet Some Have Not Ruled Out Human-Elephant Conflict or Other Scientific Theories

For months now Botswana wildlife officials have been reluctant # to blame the deaths of an estimated 330  (± 45 ) **  elephants, found primarily in the country’s Okavango Delta, (70% of those elephant deaths occurred near their water holes) on a toxic bacteria. But as more conclusive results have come in from “specialist laboratories” … Continue reading »

The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”
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The Task of Elephant Conservation: Encouraging News as Kenya’s Elephant Population “More Than Doubles” Since 1989 Yet We Are Cautioned as Human-Elephant Conflict Emerges as a “Major Threat”

While the overall wild elephant population on the continent of Africa has seriously declined, from “as many as 10 million” in 1930 to only 415,000 in 2018, bringing the extinction of the species so very near, Kenya has hopeful news when it was recently announced that its current elephant population has more than doubled, when … Continue reading »

“Loving Lockdown” :  Elephants Roam Freely on Paths Without Worry As Humans Restricted to Staying Inside
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“Loving Lockdown” : Elephants Roam Freely on Paths Without Worry As Humans Restricted to Staying Inside

If any good can come out of this worldwide pandemic one could say that wildlife and nature stand to benefit the most. As humans continue to stay indoors on lockdown there is a noticeable (positive) difference on the impact to our environment. The clash of humans with wildlife, especially with our elephants (human-elephant conflict), has … Continue reading »

Video Moment : Exhausted Baby Elephant Struggles To Survive  The Long Walk Home   BBC Earth  Part 4
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Video Moment : Exhausted Baby Elephant Struggles To Survive The Long Walk Home BBC Earth Part 4

“A baby elephant in danger struggles to keep up with his mother as a human lends a helping hand. The future of elephants is in our hands.” Watch as a baby elephant, in imminent danger of succumbing to over exertion and a lack of food and water, gets encouragement from Mike to follow his mama … Continue reading »

Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop
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Drone Footage Reveals Elephant Waterfall Tragedy in Thailand Much Worse As Officials Work to Strengthen Barriers Overlooking the 656 Ft Hell’s Fall Drop

Questions remain as to why the elephant family had wandered so close to the edge of the aptly named Hell’s Fall in the first place (causing their baby to tumble over and setting off such a heartbreaking tragedy).  It is believed that recent drought conditions in Thailand’s Khao Yai National  Park drove the elephants, in … Continue reading »

Increased Protection Promised For Sri Lankan Elephants But It Comes Too Late For the Seven Poisoned Due to Human Elephant Conflict
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Increased Protection Promised For Sri Lankan Elephants But It Comes Too Late For the Seven Poisoned Due to Human Elephant Conflict

In response to the poisoning of “seven jumbos,” left to die by villagers in yet another occurrence of human elephant conflict, the Sri Lankan government has “announced harsher penalties” for those breaking laws designed to protect elephants in this island country. Tougher sanctions, promised by John Amaratunga who is the Wildlife and Tourism Minister of … 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 »