Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory

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Kenya seized almost 700 kilograms of ivory worth millions of dollars in a night-time raid at the country's main airport. So far this year poachers in Kenya have killed 128 elephants for their ivory; last year 98 were killed. With demand for ivory products increasing back home, some Chinese workers on low salaries in Kenya are reported to have become middlemen in the ivory trade. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa Kenya china asia elephants traf

Big Cat Week, day 3

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Kilimanjaro in Kenya, lions are attacking Maasai cattle, as they have for hundreds of years. Wildlife filmmaker Kire Godal, with the support of executive producers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, captures firsthand the struggle of these modern-day warriors, who are reinventing their traditions to help save the lions they once prided themselves on killing. Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men.

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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.

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations. Corwin tells the story of the Maasai of Kenya, whose culture involved disdain for and slaughter of lions.

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Miracle Babies; Pandas and Leopards

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And Kenya boasts a unique orphanage … for elephants! Most of the babies saw their mothers killed by ivory poachers, but with the help of this program they learn to deal with their traumatic early lives and grow to healthy, happy adults. A wonderful new series on Nat Geo WILD this Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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I also watched a red fox bury her mate after a cougar had killed him. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.