Optimism As Fate Of India's Captive Elephants Hangs In Balance

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sangita Iyer

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.

Lucky Family Gets Visited By Thirsty Elephants

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Living

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 elep...

Celebrate World Elephant Day With Photos Of These Majestic Mammals

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living

Such beautiful creatures.

Elephant Kills Young Girl With Rock At Morocco Zoo

CP | Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada

The 7-year-old was at the zoo with her family.

Tourist Shocked By Sight Of Pink Elephant

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living

So cute!

Extra Elephant Cancer-Fighting Genes Could Help Humans

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Living

Compared with just one copy in humans, elephants' cells contain 20 copies of a major cancer-suppressing gene, two teams of scientists report.

Celebrate World Elephant Day With These Beautiful Elephants

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Living

Today, we work towards protecting elephants worldwide.

This Baby Elephant Chasing Birds Will Give You So Much Joy

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living

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 uploade...

WATCH: A Swimming Pool Built Just For Elephants

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living

So many legs! So much fun!

Season for Elephant Torture Is Underway in Kerala, India

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

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.

2 Minutes Of Elephants Playing In Mud Is Pure Bliss

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Living

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 c...

How To Awaken the Elephant in You

Sangita Iyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

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 pa...

Baby Elephant's Fall And Rescue Is The Only Pick-Me-Up You Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Living

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 YouT...

Expat Chinese People Need to Join the Fight Against the Ivory Trade

Sangita Iyer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

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.

An Open Apology to our Beloved Elephant, Limba

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

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.

For Elephants, Indian Festival Season is Pure Torture

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

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.

When the Population Explodes, Wildlife Suffers

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

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.

Rescuing an Elephant in the Wilds of India [PHOTOS]

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Sangita Iyer

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.

Unless we Can Stop the Ivory Hunt, Say Goodbye to Rhinos

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Mariah Griffin-Angus

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.

Toronto Elephants To Stay Put Until Cooler Weather

CBC | Huffington Post Canada Travel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Travel

The trio of elephants at the Toronto Zoo won't be leaving town this summer. The organization tasked with transporting them to a Californi...

The Toronto Zoo's Elephants Won't Forget

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

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.

Zoo Elephants Deserve a Second Lease on Life

Camille Labchuk | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Camille Labchuk

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.

Bob Barker Wins, Toronto Loses Its Elephants

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada

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 sanctu...

Let the Girls Be Elephants

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

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.