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 »

A Day in The Life: “Sometimes Naughty” Always Cute Orphaned Baby Elephants Enjoy Their Mud Baths in Their Sanctuary at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Africa: American Travel Photographer Observes
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A Day in The Life: “Sometimes Naughty” Always Cute Orphaned Baby Elephants Enjoy Their Mud Baths in Their Sanctuary at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Africa: American Travel Photographer Observes

  What more could an elephant look forward to in life than a mud bath? And though there is a protective quality to the mud & volcanic dust, it shields them from the sun (cooling them down) & from the incessant bites of insects, most elephants extol its value more for the fun points it earns than … Continue reading »

Hanako the Asian Elephant Will Not Be Crossing the Ocean in Her Escape From a Tokyo Zoo Despite Activists’ & a Blogger’s Most Urgent Cries : Renowned Elephant Expert Carol Buckley Deemed Her Too Old & Frail
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Hanako the Asian Elephant Will Not Be Crossing the Ocean in Her Escape From a Tokyo Zoo Despite Activists’ & a Blogger’s Most Urgent Cries : Renowned Elephant Expert Carol Buckley Deemed Her Too Old & Frail

  It’s the only life she has ever known and it looks to be the only life she will ever have. The consolation is that Hanako, “the oldest Asian elephant in Japan” who has recently become the center of attention in a world-wide plea for her release from the Inokashira Park Zoo near Tokyo, will … Continue reading »

Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian  & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night
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Jammies, Sleep Socks & Over Boots For an Elephant? How Rupa & Aashi, Two Orphaned Baby Indian Elephants, Find Comfort in an Ensemble Created By a Compassionate Veterinarian & They Are Now Able to Sleep Warmly Throughout the Night

Having observed the discomfort of two newly orphaned elephants struggling to sleep through the chill of an Indian night, Dr. Panjit Basumatary,  a veterinarian at the WTI/IFAW, set out to find a way to bring relief to 3 month old Rupa and 11 month old Aashi. Thinking that there had to be a better way for the Indian … Continue reading »

The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive
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The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive

“Against the odds this little elephant is still with us.” Karen Trendler recently spoke on behalf of The Rhino Orphanage in Zululand, South Africa near the area where a deathly ill baby elephant was found. The “rehabilitation and crisis response expert” provided the stark details after discovering the sickly bull calf. He was named Ubuntu … Continue reading »

“Elephants and Bees Project” : Scientist Lets the Elephants in Africa Provide Their Own Solution to Human Elephant Conflict Leading Researchers to Construct Bee Hive Fences Around Small Farms & the Bonus is Elephant Friendly Honey !
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“Elephants and Bees Project” : Scientist Lets the Elephants in Africa Provide Their Own Solution to Human Elephant Conflict Leading Researchers to Construct Bee Hive Fences Around Small Farms & the Bonus is Elephant Friendly Honey !

Who would have thought that our African elephants could show a scientist and her research team just how to resolve a conflict which has existed for decades between the pachyderms and humans / farmers? By observing the elephants’ natural behavior toward African honey bees (they are instinctively afraid of them & especially fearful of stings … Continue reading »

Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years
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Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years

It took an army of rescuers some 70 strong, including “officers from the police and local forestry department”. There were 20 agents from Wildlife SOS (the charity who had legally secured Suraj’s release) as well. The word was out that a backlash from the locals and the mahouts would cause the elephant more suffering (the … Continue reading »

Rare Forest Elephants’ Image Captured on Tree Cams Brings New Hope For The “Critically Endangered” Species’ Survival in Troubled South Sudan, Africa
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Rare Forest Elephants’ Image Captured on Tree Cams Brings New Hope For The “Critically Endangered” Species’ Survival in Troubled South Sudan, Africa

It had not been discovered until a six-month long study released by Fauna & Flora International this past month. Captured on cameras attached to various trees, in a 3000 mile expanse of the Central Africa forest, these tree cams (“remote sensing cameras aka ‘camera traps’”) have brought a beautiful vision into focus. That of the … Continue reading »

Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT  ‘One For The Bucket List’
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Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT ‘One For The Bucket List’

They call it phajaan or elephant crushing. It must be done, the humans say. The goal is to break the spirit of the elephant. After all there can only be one boss and it certainly isn’t the elephant. Their wishes or natural inclinations are insignificant. So they take our elephants and put them in a … Continue reading »

21 October 2015 Celebrations Abound on the Iconic Date Marty McFly Visited When He Went Back to the Future
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21 October 2015 Celebrations Abound on the Iconic Date Marty McFly Visited When He Went Back to the Future

“Great Scott!” The waiting is over. The future is now. Today marks the iconic date, 21 October 2015, that propelled Marty McFly and Doc Brown Back to the Future in the second film (released in 1989) of the trilogy.     Events have been planned worldwide, Caroline McGuire of The Daily Mail online reports. Some of … Continue reading »