Dear Elephants: Elephant Spoken Here was born on 12 August 2015 so that makes us 6 years old. That is about 6.86 elephant years^ so that puts ESH in our adolescence+, as you are very much like us (humans) in your lifespan.* Like us (humans) you are considered an adult at age 18. … Continue reading »
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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 »
GMFER : Global March For Elephants & Rhinos 2018 is Postponed Until Spring 2019
There will not be a Global March For Elephants & Rhinos in autumn of 2018, the time of year it is traditionally held. According to their Facebook page GMFER will be postponed “to immediately precede CITES CoP18”. “Why? We need strategic ACTION!” approximate date Saturday 13 April 2019 #GMFER2018 #Justice4Earth #Justice4All Please … Continue reading »
Earth Day 2018 : Make This Day Count, For Our Elephants
Of Urgent Concern: A resurgence of interest, in the past couple of years, in lifting the ivory ban, has been voiced among 3 southern African countries (Namibia, Zimbabwe & South Africa), partly in response to Asia’s continuing call for ivory (used for meaningless trinkets). This is just one of the threats (including global warming & … Continue reading »
Today is the Day: Global March For Elephants and Rhinos: Save Elephants From Extinction
“We March Against Extinction and demand governments take action to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos and end the trade in ivory and rhino horn.” GMFER website Global March For Elephants & Rhinos. Elephant activists and elephant advocates are helping to save elephants by making their voices “herd “. … Continue reading »
There is Still Time to Join a Global March For Elephants and Rhinos Near You on Saturday 7 October 2017!!! In the Meantime Watch This GMFAR VIDEO “Elephants of the Chari River, Chad”
Organizers of the 2017 Global March For Elephants and Rhinos are preparing for simultaneous marches in cities around the world from Africa; Asia; Australia & New Zealand; Europe & the UK; South American; to North American (Canada and here in the United States). The date is upon us: Saturday 7 October 2017. In the meantime click … Continue reading »
Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 5 : Meet the Elephants!
Let us not forget: JUMA & BIBI baby bull Juma & Bibi (p. 263-264) who both died tragically; Let us not forget: OLMEG (p.266) who was the first and most likely the only baby elephant to share Jill’s bedroom. And despite the work it had taken to fluff up the floor with a “bed of … Continue reading »
Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 3 : Meet the Elephants!
Meet the First of Many Elephants Who Have Enriched Dame Daphne Sheldrick’s Life IMENTI (p. 288) was the tiniest and most fragile baby elephant as he had just been born that January of 1994 when he was brought to the DSWT. He was “heartbreakingly perfect” with “petal pink ears” and so “trusting and unafraid” of … Continue reading »
Love, Life, and Elephants : An African Love Story by Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Book Review Essay Part 1 : What an Enchanting Life!
What an Enchanting Life Among Our Elephants If you have ever wondered what it is truly like to be one with elephants then you need only explore this book. For few of us will ever be able to experience the life of Dame Daphne Sheldrick despite our unending love of elephants. From her birth … Continue reading »
While Pink Tusked Elephants, As An Anti-Poaching Method, May Never Become a Reality This Kind of Thinking Has Opened the Discussion That Can Only Help To Save Elephant Lives
It was only a year ago when a photograph was circulating around the world wide web; that of an elephant standing in the wild sporting bright pink tusks. This stirred the senses, of course, and required a double take. It also begged the question; was this really happening as an elephant conservation effort? Was this … Continue reading »