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Suda the elephant paints an elephant

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Elephants are amazing, and Suda is a talented painter. I wish I could paint an elephant as well as she did! The post Suda the elephant paints an elephant appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute of the day cute video elephants

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Dramatic Elephant Rescue

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This elephant was saved from drowning in a manmade structure in a Zimbabwe national park by a team that is using drones to deter poaching. … Continue reading → The post Dramatic Elephant Rescue appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. elephants people helping animals

Joy for Orphan Elephants

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Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

Echo the Elephant Dies

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Echo, the elephant matriarch of a 40 member herd in Kenya has died from what is believed to be old age. From Global Voices Online: Echo is perhaps the most famous wild elephant in the world after her appearance in various films the most memorable being her 1993 debut in the film Echo of the Elephants produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and narrated by world famous elephant researcher Cynthia Moss with BBC's Martin Colbert behind the camera.

Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant. This elephant's shocking death is another tragic example of how elephants suffer in inadequate and artificial zoo exhibits," said Catherine Doyle, elephant campaign director for the group.

Sierra Leone's Elephant Population Near Extinction

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World Wildlife Fund Removes King Juan Carlos for Elephant Hunting

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King Juan Carlos may be the King of Spain, but he is no longer the honorary president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Spain due to his hunting and killing of elephants in Botswana, Treehugger reports. spain blood sport Stupid hunting elephantsGood for them! What a hypocrite! It's not like Spain has enough problems now, it has to have an idiot king. From EcoRazzi.

San Antonio Zoo Accused of Elephant Mistreatment

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In Defense of Animals has taken up the cause of Lucky the elephant, the only elephant at the San Antonio Zoo, alleging poor conditions and emotional distress. Tags: zoos animal cruelty Texas elephants What amazes me is Lucky's age.49 years old. She has been at the San Antonio Zoo for 47 years. Is this right?

Attempted Delay in Toronto Elephants Transfer to Sanctuary

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The zoo keepers at the Toronto are desperately trying to get the City Council to reconsider its decision to move three aging elephants to a sanctuary. canada zoo animal sanctuary toronto elephantsThey presented the Council with a petition with 1,100 signatures.

Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

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An article in today's Seattle Times about Woodland Park Zoo's attempts over the last 20 years to breed elephants. seattle zoo woodland park zoo captive breeding elephantsVery controversial with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network. They say it's cruel. The zoo claims it's to preserve the species.

Elephants get ready for the RNC!

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Earlier this week, Busch Gardens’ elephant team added some “colorful” enrichment to the elephants’ day by making “elephant footprints” with non-toxic children’s poster paint at the park’s new Elephant Interaction Wall. Saturday marks “100 Days to the Republican National Convention,” and preparations are already underway at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Graphic Photos of Baby Elephant "Taming"

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This post has three graphic pictures of a baby elephant allegedly being "trained" for the entertainment industry. Tags: animal cruelty entertainment elephants This is a new blog I came across called Paws4Life, The Reality of What Humans do. I'm thinking it's India?

Fallout Continues Over Juan Carlos' Elephant Hunting Trip

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As Spaniards grapple with severe austerity measures and 24 percent unemployment, their king is dealing with a different kind of pain — extreme embarrassment over public outrage upon his return from an elephant hunt in Africa that cost nearly $60,000, or more than twice the average salary in Spain. It's like, OK, so the government doesn't cut [their budget], and now he's spending the money in Africa killing elephants," Lucia says. spain blood sport hunting elephants

Elephants Missing in Chad, Presumed Poached

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Elephants in Zakouma National Park, the last stronghold for the savannah elephants of Central Africa's Sahel region, have crashed to just 1,000 animals from an estimated 3,000 in 2006. Ivory poachers using automatic weapons have decimated elephant populations - particularly when herds migrate seasonally outside of the park. Tags: ivory chad africa poaching elephants This situation sounds a lot like the the mountain gorillas, the Congo and Virunga National Park.

Ringling Brothers Circus Faces Lawsuit Over Elephants

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engages in these unlawful activities by routinely beating elephants to ‘train’ them, ‘discipline’ them, and keep them under control” and that the elephants are chained in place for long periods of time and frequently hit with bullhooks, a wooden pole about two feet long that has a sharp metal hook at one end. Tags: circus elephants Four animal welfare groups brought suit against the circus back in 2003. A decision will soon come in a DC courtroom.

What's the Truth About Woodland Park Zoo's Elephants?

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On the one hand, Woodland Park is very proud of its elephant conservation program and its elephant residents. On the other hand, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants says they are not well-treated and should be in a sanctuary. Elephants need to roam and I don't particularly like having any animal gawked at in a zoo.but I don't really know if Woodland Park is worse than any other zoo. Tags: conservation seattle woodland park zoo elephants endangered species

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Prominent Canadian Attorney Takes Up Cause of Lucy the Elephant

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Canadian Defense attorney Clayton Ruby has taken up the cause of getting Lucy the elephant released to an animal sanctuary. Now, the high-profile criminal lawyer will work to free a different kind of jailbird -- Lucy the elephant -- from a different kind of cage: Edmonton's Valley Zoo. "I Tags: elephants Clayton Ruby is famous for getting the wrongfully convicted out of jail.

Bob Barker Offers to Pay to Move Canadian Elephants to Sanctuary

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Legendary game show host Bob Barker says it will cost $200,000 to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary, and he doesn't mind paying for it himself. Toronto city council voted in October to move the elephants to a facility run by PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) near Galt, Calif., I don't think there should be elephants in Canada," said Barker, 88, during a live interview with CBC’s Carole MacNeil. "I

China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory

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I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run? The African states say they need to sell the stockpiles to finance the conservation and management of their elephant populations but critics say it will give illegal traders the opportunity to launder poached ivory. Tags: ivory africa CITES poaching china elephants Either way, I hate these incredibly intelligent animals being "harvested" as "product."

Huge Effort to Rescue 60 Elephants in Malawi

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There has been a lot of violence between the elephants and subsistence farmers (unfortunately, I think the violence is pretty one-sided.) Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa} said "For years the herd has been maimed by local villagers, sometimes using appallingly cruel methods to protect their crops and granaries from raids by the elephants. Tags: malawi africa animal rescue elephants endangered species They are being moved to a wildlife sanctuary.

King Juan Carlos, Honorary Head of World Wildlife Fund Spain, Caught in Elephant Hunt

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King Juan Carlos of Spain, Honorary President of WWF Spain, is recovering in hospital after breaking his hip in Botswana where he was on an elephant hunt. africa spain blood sport hunting elephantsFrom the Wildlife Extra News. April 2012. Apparently it isn't the first time the King has been shooting big game in Africa, or elsewhere (Apparently he killed a bear in Russia a few years ago too).

Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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The ASPCA, Born Free USA (Animal Protection Institute), Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals along with former Ringling animal trainer Tom Rider had accused the circus of shackling, confining and striking elephants with bullhooks, which have a sharp steel hook at one end. Tags: circus animal law elephants Pretty heavy blow. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan signed the December 30 ruling in favor of Ringling's owner, Virginia-based Feld Entertainment Inc.

Study Shows Shorter Life Spans for Zoo Elephants

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Do elephants born outside of captivity live longer? Elephants born in European zoos die at much younger ages than those bred in protected spaces, says a new study that's adding fuel to an already fractious debate over the welfare of the animals in captivity. But zoo supporters dismiss the claims outright, arguing that competing studies have shown that captive elephants have life spans similar to those of animals living in the wild. Tags: zoos captivity elephants

Followup: Some Zoo Keepers Fighting to Stop Elephant Transfer to Sanctuary

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War has erupted between Toronto Zoo elephant keepers and the animal rights group helping to co-ordinate a move of three aging elephants to a California sanctuary. zoos canada animal sanctuary toronto elephantsExcepted from the Toronto News. Zoocheck Canada’s Julie Woodyer told the Star she has rescinded an offer to pay for one of the dozen keepers to fly to the PAWS sanctuary this weekend with her and two councillors, Michelle Berardinetti and Raymond Cho.

Lucy the Elephant's Case to be Heard by Canadian Supreme Court?

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The Supreme Court of Canada could be getting involved in the battle over the fate of an ailing elephant in an Edmonton zoo. Animal rights groups are seeking leave to appeal to the high court in their ongoing fight to have Lucy the elephant moved to a warm-weather U.S. zoos canada elephantsCould be. Excerpted from CTV News. wildlife sanctuary.

Crime Gang Dealing in Rhino Horn and Elephant Ivory

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From the African Conservation Foundation.the story was actually published earlier in August, but still worth posting A shocking undercover journey reveals that a poaching cartel known as ‘The Crocodile Gang’, led by Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, is slaughtering rhinos and elephants to fulfill ‘requests’ for horn and ivory. Tags: organized crime africa zim poaching rhino elephants This is big, scary business out there, not some struggling poor people trying to survive.

Actress Lilly Tomlin Calls on Seattle Woodland Park Zoo to Release Elephants to Sanctuary

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Lilly Tomlin is in Seattle and spoke out about the conditions of elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo on behalf of the Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN). Addressing supporters and the media at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, Tomlin said elephants in zoos across the country are suffering in confinement. Echoing claims made by others who oppose elephant exhibitions, Tomlin said the pachyderms are afflicted by foot and joint problems when not allowed to roam.

On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

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All the proceeds will benefit the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) conservation, which has rescued 11 baby and young-adult elephants since its inception in 2006.

50 Amazing Animal Facts infographic

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I thought it was very sweet about elephants sucking their trunks for comfort … Continue reading → The post 50 Amazing Animal Facts infographic appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs dolphins elephants wildlife

Falling for a Shelter Animal: Barberry’s Story | elephant journal

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We love hearing stories like this , and hope you will enjoy it too. Click the link or the photo above to read about Barberry! people helping animals pet stories

Horror in Africa

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African elephants being poached in unprecedented numbers. ivory africa military poaching elephants endangered speciesThey are disappearing from the continent as the poachers become increasingly militarized. Full story here at the New York Times.

PETA Sues the City of Edmonton

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They are trying to get Lucy the Elephant moved to a sanctuary. She is the sole elephant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Tags: zoos PETA elephants There's a video available here too.

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Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

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Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever. ivory wildlife trafficking smuggling elephants malaysiaPossibly the largest ever. full story here in Wildlife Extra News. December 2011.

UN Refuses to Re-open Ivory Trade

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Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory

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Elephants are being screwed by Asian demand for ivory. Officials say the sales have fuelled demand for ivory in Asian countries, especially China, contributing to a sharp increase in elephant poaching. So far this year poachers in Kenya have killed 128 elephants for their ivory; last year 98 were killed. In July, Kenyan authorities intercepted 16 elephant tusks and two rhinoceros horns being illegally exported to Laos from Mozambique.