Elephants

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 23.11.2015 | 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...

New Chapter in EU's Fight Against Wildlife Crime

Catherine Bearder | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Politics
Catherine Bearder

According to Europol an elephant dies every 15 minutes at the hand of poachers and it's been estimated there are now fewer lions in the whole of Africa than black cabs in London. These facts break my heart - we cannot let our grandchildren grow up in a world where these beguiling creatures no long roam wild by confining them to the history books.

An Ivory Crush Won't Stop the Illegal Trade But They Do Raise Awareness of the Devastation It's Wreaking

Rob Brandford | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Ivory crushes or destruction ceremonies don't put an immediate end to the illegal trade in ivory, but they do bring much needed attention to the deadly issue - where a thirst for ivory kills one elephant every 15 minutes across Africa.

Zimbabwe Must Stop Its Plan to Ship Wild Baby Elephants to China

Rob Brandford | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Selling wild elephants to fund conservation is unethical. The justification to capture elephants from the wild and ship them overseas to generate funds for the protection of other elephants is hugely flawed.

This Footage Of Elephants Happily Swaying To Classical Music Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Musically-inclined elephants are swinging their trunks to the sound of violins in Belgium. Keepers at Pairi Daiza Zoo are preparing for a series of...

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, tea...

No One Has Any Sympathy For The Hunter Trampled To Death By An Elephant

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Ian Gibson who was trampled to death by the very elephant he was tracking to shoot and kill. Despite ...

Heave! Helpful Elephants Prevent Stuck Lorry From Overturning

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

A pair of helpful elephants heroically stepped in to prevent a lorry from overturning. The 18-wheeler had become stuck in a muddy lay-by and was t...