Elephants

Trunks On For Whipsnade Zoo's Baby Elephant Max

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Whipsnade Zoo has splashed out by giving it’s youngest elephant his very own paddling pool. Little Max was pictured enjoying a cooling dip in th...

Elephants: To Ride or Not to Ride

Justin Francis | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

In our pursuit for adventure are we unwittingly fuelling an ongoing demand for more elephants to be illegally captured from the wild, with dire consequences? With no more than 45,000 Asian elephants left in the wild, are there better ways that we as tourists, could appreciate and help conserve these incredible animals?

Freedom At Last! Raju The Elephant's Road To Recovery In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

It was hard not to be moved by the sight of a noble elephant apparently weeping with gratitude as he was released from the chains that had bound him f...

Big Tusks, Big Problem, as Satao the Big Tusker Killed

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Have you ever seen one of the legendary big tuskers of Africa? Magnificent, beautiful, enchanting - like a nod to days gone by, to different eras, to different ages. I have had this privilege and I was moved, but chances are I, or indeed anyone, will never see one again.

Eight Wonderful Pictures Of Newly-Born Elephant Calf Finding Her Feet

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

She was the elephant in the womb but now she is the talk of the animal park - a baby elephant is making her debut for visitors. It was a day to rememb...

The Slaughter Of Elephants By Poachers Is 'Unprecedented'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Poachers who went on a bloody rampage through one of Africa's older national parks have killed 68 elephants in two months, slaughtering with guns from...

WATCH: What Do You Do When An Elephant Charges At You? This.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

That's right. You don't run for your life. You don't leap into the bushes. You do what this nonchalant tourist in Thailand did. (And hopefully, ...

Baby Elephant Washed Away In River, Mum Comes To The Rescue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK

Crossing a fast-flowing river in the Kicheche Laikipia resort in Kenya, this little fella got into a bit of trouble when the current proved too much. ...

Hong Kong's Ivory Crush Is Much More Than a Symbolic Gesture

Rob Brandford | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Rob Brandford

This week Hong Kong officials incinerated the first batch of ivory, from a 29.6 tonne stockpile, which in January 2014 they committed to destroy over a two year period. There are those that will question this move, claiming that destroying ivory stockpiles acts to increase the value of remaining ivory. The reality however is very different.

Endangered Species - Oh How Things Have Changed... Or Not

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Care for the Wild is 30 years old this year, and has spent three decades trying to rescue, protect and defend wildlife. Like many others, we've fought hard to stop animals becoming extinct. Surely after all that time and effort, the battle should have been won by now? Apparently not.

Should Prince William Destroy the Royal Ivory?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 19.05.2014 | 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...