Elephants

Should Prince William Destroy the Royal Ivory?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

The truth is that destroying works of art and trying to erase history isn't the answer... in itself. We cannot and should not attempt to erase history. What has happened has happened, but what is important is that we learn from history, use it to better ourselves, use it to remedy the issues that once presented themselves and that once burdened us and tarnished our names.

This Robotic Elephant Trunk Learns Like A Baby

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

A robotic arm modelled on an elephant's trunk that learns like a baby has been created by a German engineering company. The arm uses a process of t...

Can a London Summit Save our Wildlife from Extinction?

Mark Jones | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Something historic happened in London on 13 February. Representatives from 41 countries, plus the European Union and a handful of multilateral environmental agencies, came together for the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Top Five Myths of the Ivory Trade

Rob Brandford | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

What if we told you that the wild African Elephant, a species so iconic to us all, might be extinct by 2025 and that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its tusks? Sadly, that's the bleak reality facing the species and its set to continue unless action is taken against the trade in ivory.

British Teacher's Terror At Elephant Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A teacher who suffered a serious leg injury when an elephant tore through her car in South Africa has told how she desperately tried to drive away. ...

Hong Kong Should Destroy Its Ivory Stockpile

Mark Jones | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

China's ivory stockpile destruction was significant because it is the world's largest ivory marketplace. Ivory carving and sales are legal in China and this has provided a cover for the trade there. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were illegally killed last year for their tusks; at this rate, the remaining 400,000 African elephants will be wiped out in two decades.

Elephant's Killing After Tourist Attack Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An elephant that attacked a car in a South African safari park in December has been put down, zoo officials have revealed. A British woman and her ...

Elephant Flips Car Over In Kruger National Park

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British woman and a companion have been attacked by a bull elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Sarah Brooks, 30, a teacher from Lincolns...

Has An Animal Ever Enjoyed Bath Time As Much As This Little Chap?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK

Looking half crazed with joy this month-old youngster frolicked under the spray of a hosepipe directed at him by keepers at Melbourne Zoo. The as-...

Protecting Elephants - Ivory Trade Should Not Be Our Only Concern

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

Current human demand also extends to elephant meat. This is not just a local subsistence issue. Elephant meat bound for Fresno California was seized by Thai enforcement officials in May 2103 and is just one example of the international demand for this 'exotic flavour'.

The Situation for Elephants Is Desperate - Please Help

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

The amount of money now washing around Asia and the seemingly unquenchable demand there for ivory, particularly in countries such as Vietnam and China, has caused the price charged on the black market to soar. Indeed in many places ivory is now worth more per ounce than gold. The result has been an almost unprecedented slaughter on the savannahs. Some 100 elephants are being killed per day in Africa, and at present rates of poaching the surviving population in the wild risks being decimated within a decade. Chad had 15,000 elephants. Now it is 400.

'They Don't Stand A Chance'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

How long can you listen? A charity has released audio footage of an elephant dying in a powerful campaign aiming to raise awareness about the horrific...

Baby Elephants Among Those Killed As Train Slams Into Herd

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO Two calves are among seven elephants killed after a horrific train collision on an Indian reserve. The crash, described a...

What Has Terrified This Baby Elephant, Wandering Alone Near Railway Line? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Wrapped in a candy-striped blanket, rescuers can only imagine the trauma that baby elephant Bahati has been through. Just six weeks old, Bahati was...

WATCH: Elephant Family Reunion. Aww.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy

In which a baby elephant in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, recognises its dad - and the family all gather together. That's right. T...

Elephants in Crises - An International March

Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE

We witness the terrible impact of the ivory trade in our work every day. Since 8 September, we have been called on to rescue 14 orphaned elephants in just 18 days. To date we have arrested 1,406 poachers and our veterinary teams have successfully treated over 500 wounded elephants.

'Goodbye Old Friend'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Baby Elephant Mourns Loss Of Mother In Kenya's Masai Mara (PICTURES) Loyal to the end, this elephant stands by her dead friend, chasing o...

WATCH: Baby Elephant Tries To Wake Up Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

And not just an elephant, but a human and a rooster, too. Click play to watch a really rather magical, strangely meditative video that's going vira...

WATCH: Inconsolable Baby Elephant Sobbing

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Pygmy Baby Elephant Wasting Away With Grief After Suspected Poisoning Of His Mother An inconsolable baby elephant sobbed for five hours ...

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of work and slept practically all day, every day!

Is This Year's World Elephant Day the Last Chance for Elephants?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Elephant poaching across Africa has reached an unprecedented high and now looks set to wipe out our beloved elephants from the planet in as little as 20 years. Some reports are now suggesting that up to 40,000 elephants are being killed for their tusks each year in Africa alone.

WATCH: Baby Elephant Vs Safari Jeep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Comedy

'Tries' being the operative word. Aww!...

Do Dolphins Have Names? Do Elephants Have a Soul?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

The only thing that should really surprise us about the recent report that dolphins use names for each other is that we're surprised at all. Ever since Descartes, it seems drilled into us that what separates us humans from the animal world is, well, nearly everything that matters. Yet over time we've also learned that animals can have emotions, beliefs and extraordinary capability to learn and communicate.

Indian Elephant Filmed Drowning As Circus Boss Clowns Around On Her Back (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Central European News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images, reader discretion advised Shocking footage of a man dancing on the back of a dying circus elephant has provoked calls for ...

How Joseph Kony Funds His Army

Divya Khan | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Divya Khan

Joseph Kony personally gave orders to units of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo to slaughter elephants and bring him their tusks, according to eyewitness accounts and satellite evidence compiled by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project.