In a historic move, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will finally enact a near-total ban on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory that aggressively expands previous restrictions on the trade, with the aim of reducing the ruthless and widespread poaching of African elephants that has pushed their…
After years of protests from the Humane Society and other animal activists, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are retiring their elephants.
In a record-setting act of defiance against the illegal poaching driving elephant populations to extinction, Kenyan authorities will burn 116 tons of illegally obtained ivory on Saturday.
South African wildlife photographer Renata Ewald was traveling in Kruger National Park when she saw this mother elephant with one terrific pair of breasts.
On Friday, a wild elephant made his way out of a nature reserve in southern China and headed for the highway. He had some cars to crush.
We are living through a mass extinction. From climate change to overpopulation to poaching, the world we’ve created is closing in fast on the incredible and still-mysterious animals we share it with.
In an absolutely vital move towards preventing the near-imminent extinction of wild African elephants, a senior U.S. government official has confirmed that China plans to ban the commercial trade of ivory at some point within the next year.
In a clip from an episode of BBC’s This Wild Life, which follows wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and her family’s move to the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya (sort of an IRL The Wild Thornberrys), Saba and her young kids hang out with Sokotei, a recently orphaned baby elephant, at an orphanage in Nairobi.
The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Feld Entertainment, told the Associated Press that they will be phasing out their elephant acts by 2018 due to "growing public concern about how the animals are treated."
This Thursday, China—the worlds biggest importer of smuggled elephant tusks—imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports. This sounds like good news for Africa's elephant population, right? It's not.
Rescue workers helped free a baby elephant who was trapped in an empty water pit in China and it was all caught on video.
Here you will see a tiny baby elephant struggling mightily to climb a rock outcropping, failing and landing plop on his tiny elephant butt. Three adult elephants then dash to his rescue, and it's so much like watching a human toddler take a spill that you expect to hear him wailing.
Whatever it is that you're doing, you need to put it on hold. Feeding your baby? STOP IT. Filing divorce papers? CUT THAT OUT. Discovering the next big renewable energy resource that could potentially bring our impending climate change-enhanced doom to a screeching halt? SHUT IT DOWN. And watch this elephant…
The city of Los Angeles approved a ban on the use of bullhooks, bats, pitchforks and other physical tools used by trainers to control exotic circus animals such as elephants.
Don't delete your Twitter account in a fit of frustration just yet. Because elephants have arrived!
This is Lily, she is adorable and brilliant and has only been on this earth for a year. Here's to sixty more, you portly, precious pachyderm!
Delia Akeley is probably best remembered as a "wife-of," having spent two decades married to famed taxidermist and conservationist Carl Akeley. But Delia was a fascinating adventurer in her own right, an early primatologist, anthropologist studying the pygmy peoples of Belgian Congo, and skilled museum-backed…
Elephant family reunions are the best family reunions — and that's not just because your creepy uncle isn't there. But it's partially why.
NBC Sports announcer and idiotic nutjob (more on that TK) Tony Markis recently shot an elephant in the head for a TV show. Why? Because guns! Because freedom! Because CONSTITUTION FOUNDING FATHERS IN GOD WE TRUST NEVER FORGET! In an interview that questioned his taste Markis compared his critics to Hitler and accused…