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 »

Pang Fai : Elephant of the Week at BLES : Light
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Pang Fai : Elephant of the Week at BLES : Light

Name: Pang Fai Meaning of Name: ‘fai’ in Thai is ‘light’ Gender: Female Age: “elderly, …in her 50s” Personality: “sweet, gentle and curious” Formerly: Logging elephant Former home: Baan Na Ton Chan close by to BLES Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary Location: near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand   Pang … Continue reading »

The Rescue of Mohan the Elephant: How the “Unluckiest Elephant in the World” Became the Luckiest Elephant of Them All : Part 1
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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 1

A PROPER GREETING The welcoming committee could not have been more enthusiastic, or intuitive, when “one of the girls” had taken it upon her elephant self to wave a banner, one of the many that had been placed along a fence, upon which the word ‘freedom’ was so prominently displayed. And while it is unknown exactly … Continue reading »

Noi Na the Sanctuary Elephant Wears Her Blanket and Stays Close to Blazing Campfires to Stave Off the Bitter Cold at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand
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Noi Na the Sanctuary Elephant Wears Her Blanket and Stays Close to Blazing Campfires to Stave Off the Bitter Cold at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand

When it comes to winter weather our elephants are not unlike humans in that they must find ways to keep warm. Despite their relatively thick skin and massive size elephants, especially captive ones, are sensitive to a chill and humans are often unaware of an elephant’s inability to withstand the cold. At the Elephant Nature … Continue reading »

Lakhi : Elephant of the Week at Wildlife SOS India : The Elephant Conservation and Care Center
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Lakhi : Elephant of the Week at Wildlife SOS India : The Elephant Conservation and Care Center

Name: Lakhi Date of Birth: approx. 1955 Species: Indian Elephant Gender: Female Where Now: Wildlife SOS India, The Elephant Conservation and Care Center in Mathura Sobriquet: Former “ Begging Elephant “ known as Lakhi the Blind Elephant   For more photos and updates of Lakhi you will love see them at: Wildlife SOS India Facebook … Continue reading »

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2

Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee     In her over 66 years of living, as of this writing, Shirley has been through more distress than most elephants including: In 1975, she was made to join the Lewis Brothers Circus. During one … Continue reading »

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus  Part 1
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1

Name: Shirley Date of Birth: 1948 Place of Birth: Sumatra (an island in Indonesia); “a rare Asian elephant” Gender: Female Where Now:  The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Status: Oldest and most infirm elephant at the sanctuary Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee … Continue reading »