Elephants

Travel Eye: Explore The Untouched Wilderness Of Loisaba, Kenya

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Dreaming of an African safari but want to avoid the crowds? Welcome to Kenya's best kept secret... Giraffes lazily extend their necks to pick fresh...

The Government Must Take Opportunity To Close Ivory Market

Alexander Rhodes | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Rhodes

Elephants have dominated recent headlines as the world wakes up to the threat they face. From the latest data revealing a shocking decline in global p...

Why We March For Elephants And Rhinos

Rob Brandford | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

We know the marches are seen and heard by these people and that is why they have such an important role to play, especially at the opening of CoP17. So if you can, please join a march near you and show them that all of us, humanity, wants change and a world where elephants are seen only as elephants and able to live without fear.

Investigating The Violent And Corrupt World Of Elephant Poaching

Ross Kemp | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ross Kemp

We also found that, over the last 10 years, trafficking ivory has become far more organised. Criminal gangs have now begun taking over the trade, drawn by the vast profits to be made particularly in the South East Asian market where ivory is seen as a status symbol. It is a startling realisation but - with the increasing demand for ivory in China and the Far East coupled with poor governance and corruption in Mozambique - if the Poachers maintain their killing rate their will be no more elephants in Mozambique in five years' time.

Theresa May Wants The UK To Be Outward Looking - The Wildlife Trade Is The Right Place To Start

Alexander Rhodes | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alexander Rhodes

Theresa May has made clear she intends for Britain "to be even more outward-looking around the whole of the world" following our vote to leave the EU. As the Prime Minister speaks, the world is watching for indications of the nature of our new global perspective.

Zongoloni's Story of Hope

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Terrified, grief stricken, lonely, confused, frightened and hungry, emotions and situations we would never wish our own child to have to go through, and yet Zongoloni is one of many elephant calves orphaned in this way, because of ivory poaching.

Time For The Prime Minister To Act On Ivory

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

For many of us it does seem kind of strange that there is still an ivory market of any kind. There's nothing pretty about seeing the remnants of a dead elephant on your wrist or mantelpiece. For most it isn't only times that have changed - our attitudes and understanding have too.

Devil Dentist Now Schoolgirl Slayer - Why Do People Get Off On Killing Our Wildlife?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Looking at giraffes specifically, it is estimated that they've lost around 40% of their wild populations in the last 15 years alone. That hardly sounds like they need Aryanna's, or indeed anyone's bows and rifles pointing in their direction right now.

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Claire Bass | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.

Elephant Kills Schoolgirl By Flinging A Rock At Her Head In Moroccan Zoo

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

A seven-year-old girl has died after she was hit on the head by a rock thrown by an elephant. She had been with her family at a zoo in Rabat, Morocco,...

'It's Very Tasty' Australian MP Boasts Of Shooting And Eating Elephant

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK

An Australian MP has boasted that he shot and ate an elephant during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Robert Borsak, of the New South Wales Shooters and Fi...

More Protection Proposed for Some of the Planet's Key Species - But Will It Be Enough?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

It's been a busy few weeks for wildlife globally! At the very end of April, Kenya made a statement to the world that there was only one place for ivor...

Over £100 Million Worth Of Ivory Burnt To Dust In Anti-Poaching Protest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Kenya's president set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a ...

Wild Elephant Rampages Through Indian Village 'Trying To Go Back To The Jungle'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before it was tranquili...

What Wins for Wildlife Could We See in 2016?

Rob Brandford | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Last year, we witnessed some incredible highs but also some terrible lows for Africa's wildlife. From lions to elephants, rhinos to vultures, we read ...

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Frontier

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

This Orphaned Elephant Is One Of The Smallest Ever To Have Been Rescued

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

A distressed baby elephant has been rescued by rangers after being found wandering alone, miles away from the nearest water supply. At just three-d...

Enraged Elephant Spears Tourist Safari Truck With Its Tusks

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

An enraged bull elephant has been caught on camera charging at a safari truck, lifting it off the ground with its tusks. The animal narrowly avoide...

The Elephant's Only Predator

Frontier | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

Elephants have no natural predators, yet they are now endangered. The closest thing to a predator is lions preying on the youngsters of a herd. So why has the elephant population shrunk so far the species is in danger of being extinct? As so often, the answer is humans.

World Elephant Day - Time to Celebrate?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Killing animals for fun has certainly been on the news a lot these last few weeks, with a not very loved American dentist now in hiding over his killi...

13 Gifs That Prove Elephants Are Better Pets Than Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Comedy

It's World Elephant Day, a time of the year set aside for us to all appreciate how awesome our big grey friends are. Here's 13 reasons they'd make ...

Naughty Elephant Is Caught On Camera Stealing Toilet Water

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Wild elephants like toilet water so much they have begun stealing it from a Botswana campsite. One of the animals can be craftily seen with its tru...

Nothing Can Be More Satisfying Than Afford a Wild Animal a Second Chance at Life

Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE

There is no place in the world like the Masai Mara during the migration season. This wildlife spectacle within such a beautiful setting must surely be unrivaled on earth, and this year the migration is arguably more breathtaking than ever...

Shocking Footage Sees Circus Elephant Destroying Car After Beating From His Keeper

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A day at the beach took a dark turn in the Danish town of Karrebæksminde for these three elephants. The trio - who are owned by a traveling circu...

You Haven't Lived Until You've Seen An Elephant Happily Swimming Laps

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A safari park in Japan has opened up a elephantine swimming pool for its resident pachyderms. The attraction was established to allow visitors to e...