If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born
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If Not For a Baby Elephant: How a Wildlife Charity, The Born Free Foundation, Was Born

‘An elephant never forgets… and it never forgets it was born free.’  Virginia McKenna As she approached her 90th year British actress turned wildlife conservationist Virginia McKenna  (born 7 June 1931) shared the story of how a sweet little elephant named Pole Pole forever changed her life and inspired a couple (she and her husband … Continue reading »

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy
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Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand; Beginnings: A Baby Elephant, the World’s First Elephant Wheelchair & A Visionary Determined to Uphold a Legacy

Behind every strong visionary is an inspiration. In this story the inspiration for elephant lover Katherine Connor to provide sanctuary for captive & abused elephants in Thailand (BLES) was a baby elephant who demonstrated such courage, as he struggled to overcome an injury, that he could only have been named Boon Lott…     Katherine … Continue reading »

Animated  Elephant Video : “The Story of the Indian Elephant” : What Does the Future Hold For These Intelligent Creatures? It Is Up To Us
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Animated Elephant Video : “The Story of the Indian Elephant” : What Does the Future Hold For These Intelligent Creatures? It Is Up To Us

  This thoughtful “poetic story” animation takes us into the lives of our elephants in India and the dangers they face as they struggle to survive. Humans hold the key to a happy ending. There is a way to co-exist, for both man and beast. It is still not too late.   “Once upon a … Continue reading »

Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!
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Mamas Are So Important to Us & Elephants – Happy Mothers Day!

“In the wild elephants make some of the most devoted mothers in the animal kingdom. (elephants rumbling) This infant is just a few months old. Its mother constantly stays in close contact, guiding and reassuring her calf. (Mama elephant rumbles) Elephants have the longest gestation of any mammal. This mother carried her baby through 22 … Continue reading »

African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’  Among  Many Threatened Species of Wildlife
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African Forest Elephants Are Now Classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ as the African Savanna Elephant Hits the IUCN Red List as ‘Endangered’ Among Many Threatened Species of Wildlife

“We must urgently put an end to poaching and ensure that sufficient suitable habitat for both forest and savanna elephants is conserved.” This piece of cautionary advice was delivered by Dr Bruno Oberle, Director General of the International  Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that compiles the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species which brings … Continue reading »

Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins
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Urgent Petition to Help Elephants: Stop the International Trade in Elephant Skins

It is beyond belief that in 2021 the sale of elephant skins is condoned and deemed legal by the regulatory  board  CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) that is supposed to protect those species of wildlife who are under threat of extinction. CITES has banned the sale/trade in elephant ivory. Yet our #elephants, … Continue reading »

World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants
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World Wildlife Day 2021, It’s Still About Our Elephants

Dear Elephants: Is it here already… World Wildlife Day 2021? The thing is, this day will always be about you, our elephants, the most majestic species on earth.   You make your home in a variety of habitats including deserts, swamps and the highlands but more commonly live in savannas, grasslands and even forests, which … Continue reading »

Help Elephant Family Protect Asian Elephants Through Their Ultimate Christmas Appeal
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Help Elephant Family Protect Asian Elephants Through Their Ultimate Christmas Appeal

Elephant Family, a wonderful UK elephant charity was born on 1 September 2002. This holiday season Elephant Family has launched the 2020 Christmas Appeal to raise funds to save our Asian elephants “through their programmes that help reduce human-elephant conflict”. Your donation means more now than ever during this trying pandemic year.     “Elephant … Continue reading »

Elephant Spoken Here Turns Five With a Look Back at the #DontLetThemDisappear Campaign’s Elephant Ice Sculpture in Manhattan
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Elephant Spoken Here Turns Five With a Look Back at the #DontLetThemDisappear Campaign’s Elephant Ice Sculpture in Manhattan

As Elephant Spoken Here turns five today,12 August 2020, our passion for elephant conservation has not abated.  For our elephants need us, even more. Over the past several years poignant demonstrations have taken place across the globe in cities like Toronto (Canada), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Johannesburg (South Africa) Nairobi, (Kenya, Africa) and in NYC (USA). … Continue reading »

World Elephant Day  12 August 2020  #DontLetThemDisappear
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World Elephant Day 12 August 2020 #DontLetThemDisappear

On this 8th annual World Elephant Day Elephant Spoken Here would like to share a message from Amarula, now counted amongst those businesses and organizations coming together on August 12 in support of our African, & Asian, elephants. And the message, #DontLetThemDisappear , still holds true today, just as it did when Amarula, whose logo … Continue reading »