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As animal welfare groups around the world eagerly await India's Supreme Court verdict on the petition for captive elephants filed by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (WRRC), Ms. Suparna Baksi Ganguly, (SG) the Hon. President of WRRC weighs in on the future of India's heritage animal.
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Seeing an elephant in the wild is a pretty great experience. This lucky family got an even rarer experience and had a whole family of thirsty elephants visiting them (and their little outdoor pool)....
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Such beautiful creatures.
The 7-year-old was at the zoo with her family.
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Compared with just one copy in humans, elephants' cells contain 20 copies of a major cancer-suppressing gene, two teams of scientists report.
Today, we work towards protecting elephants worldwide.
After a week of outrage over the loss of beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil, one little elephant will surely put a smile on your face. In a video uploaded on YouTube by Kruger Sightings, a baby elephant cal...
So many legs! So much fun!
The world renowned Trissur Pooram kicks off from April 29-30. More than 100 male elephants will be trucked in and displayed on the famous Thekkingkaadu Maidaan, in the heart of Trissur city. They will be transported from all across Kerala to the state's cultural hub, and paraded day and night, forced to stand for 36 straight hours, most of the time beneath the scorching sun.
We don't know about you, but we can't stop watching these adorable elephants roll around in their mud party. Posted by rescue and rehabilitation centre Elephant Nature Park on YouTube, the two-minute...
Mother Nature has been the most powerful healing source in my life, and in this article I am inspired to share my profound connections with Her and part of my healing journey. To begin, it's a miracle...
We all need a pick-me-up once in a while. This baby elephant did too when she took a tumble at Switzerland's Zoo Zurich earlier this summer. A YouTube video posted by user Bluekoo T., shows baby Omysh...
Seventy per cent of illegal ivory ends up in China -- the world's largest ivory consumer, as the insatiable demand for the "white gold" is surging with the growing middle class populous. The root cause of this insane craving for ivory is ignorance. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), more than 70 per cent of Chinese don't realize that elephants are being killed for their ivory.
Dearest Limba, the world owes you an apology. I am sorry for your life of servitude and loneliness. Animal advocates worldwide are grieving you girl. We will forever remember you. We loved you. We saw you. We are so very sorry. We tried.
Elephants, those gentle giants, are one of the most majestic, intelligent and fascinating animals. In India alone, there are more than 3,000 captive elephants. In Kerala, festivals run from November through May, with May unravelling the most spectacular display of the majestic elephants to entertain people, but the most torturous season for these animals.
Population explosion is already having detrimental consequences on many environmental and social aspects, but for the purposes of this article, I'll focus on the loss of biodiversity, specifically the tragic loss of wildlife fueled by demand for their body parts in Asia, especially in China.
It was around 10:30 a.m. on a Friday this past June that a close friend and wildlife enthusiast, Mohan was driving me down the winding hills of Ooty -- a hill station in southern India. Suddenly, there was a distress call from a forest warden desperately trying to save an elephant. It had slipped and fallen into a two-metre deep trench.
TORONTO - A California-based animal rights group is urging Canadian and American officials to deny a permit for the export of a U.S. circus elephant to a southern Ontario zoo.Mike Hackenberger of the...
The rhino has been around for 50-million years. It has only taken the past 40 years to eradicate 90 per cent of them. It's hard to believe an elephant tusk or rhino's horn can fetch as much as $1-million USD on the black market, but soon there won't be any ivory left to harvest.
The trio of elephants at the Toronto Zoo won't be leaving town this summer. The organization tasked with transporting them to a California sanctuary says the summer heat is too much. "We're in the m...
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The system is being foiled in the case of the proposed and agreed upon plan to send the Toronto Zoo's three remaining African elephants to an elephant sanctuary in California run by PAWS. To some, it seems a predictable case of the bureaucracy -- i.e.: the zoo people who want the prestige of having elephants -- trying to short circuit or sabotage decisions of those who are their bosses.
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The ethical dimension of confining elephants in zoos has generated a great deal of debate in Canada. Elephants are intelligent, sensitive creatures whose physical, psychological and emotional needs simply cannot be met in zoos. Releasing them to sanctuaries is the best way to express our compassion for animals.
TORONTO - With sad hearts, staff at the Toronto Zoo are starting the long process of preparing three aging elephants for a move to a California sanctuary.Toronto city council voted 31-4 Tuesday night...
There is much debate about the ideal climate and roaming space needed for elephants to thrive. The Toronto Zoo offers neither, and Bob Barker came to do something about it.