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 »

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 »

Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse :  Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”
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Wildlife Photographer Vows to Never Return to Wildlife Park in India After Witnessing Horrific Elephant Abuse : Hearing Squeals From Tortured Elephants That “Put a Shiver Down My Spine”

Location of abused elephants: Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India Indian Elephants Abused by: “Whippings… and beatings### with 5 foot bamboo canes” leaving the pachyderms ‘screaming in agony’. Starvation & Confinement: Skeletal* baby elephants either chained or placed in cages to detain them. Elephants being forced to give rides** to humans. Mahouts allowing as … 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 »

Human Elephant Conflict  : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused  by Their Loss of Habitat
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Human Elephant Conflict : Cruel Villagers Firebomb Indian Elephant Herds Confused by Their Loss of Habitat

Villagers in the town of Bishnupur, India have been photographed  hurtling firebombs at confused herds of elephants . (Elephants who recently roamed these areas as part of their natural habitat.) This in an effort to keep the massive pachyderms from destroying crops and creating havoc on their encroached land. Humans are seen chaotically standing side-by-side, shouting  … Continue reading »

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 »

Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”
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Beautiful Asian Bull Elephant Spotted in Corbett National Park in India Displaying Unique “Red Ears”

They are not as common as one might think, elephants with ears appearing almost red but certainly tipped with a bold and beautiful display of prominent pink. That is what drew amateur photographer Jagdeep Rajput to the lone bull elephant making his way across his home in the Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India. And … Continue reading »

Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them
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Rescued Elephants in India Receive Loving Care After Being Fitted in Warm Knitwear Donated By Ladies Spending Hours Hand Knitting & Crocheting Jumbo-Sized Sweaters and Leggings For Them

It didn’t take long, after an appeal from Wildlife SOS’s founder Kartick Satyanarayan, for three formally abused elephants, Suzy, Laxmi and Phoolkali to be outfitted in colorful knitwear. And the females, whose home is now at the Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India could not be more grateful for the kind gesture from … Continue reading »

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2
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The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 2

Mohan is now experiencing a freedom unlike he has ever known before. He surrounded by the love and kindness from the humans who rescued him, “Mohan’s FREEDOM Team,” at the Elephant Care & Conservation Center . And he knows that, in time, when he has started to heal (he is physically quite fragile & of … Continue reading »