The Woman Who Shot Elephants for America's Natural History Museums

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 hunter—the… » 11/17/13 1:26pm 11/17/13 1:26pm

NBC Sports Guy Kills Elephant, Says If You Don't Like It You're Hitler

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… » 9/27/13 7:15pm 9/27/13 7:15pm

Naomi Campbell Never Planned an Elephant Birthday Party, OK?

Supermodel maniac goddess Naomi Campbell has accepted libel damages from Britain's Daily Telegraph over a story that "falsely claimed she planned to organize an elephant polo match in India for her partner's birthday." Which, to their credit, how are they supposed to tell a true Naomi Campbell story from a false Naomi… » 1/31/13 11:30pm 1/31/13 11:30pm

This Kid Is Totally Not Intimidated by Fancy Face-Painted Elephants

A young Indian girl gives coins to an elephant during a religious procession as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation on the banks of Sangam during the Mahakumbh festival in January 2013, which… » 1/06/13 1:00pm 1/06/13 1:00pm

Brigitte Bardot Threatens to Leave France for Vladimir Putin’s Animal…

Brigitte Bardot, the actress your dad would be most likely to describe as celebrity crush in a discomforting tone of voice that lets you know, once and for all, that a conversational threshold in your filial relationship has been crossed, has informed France that she will soon be going the way of Gerard Depardieu » 1/04/13 4:05pm 1/04/13 4:05pm

Meanwhile, Two Drunk Elephants Went Jogging in Siberia

Although vodka's metaphorically saved my life many a time, Ruski firewater literally rescued two Indian circus elephants from frostbite after the truck in which they were being transported caught fire. Stranded on a highway in freezing Siberia, Russia, the handlers did the only thing they could think of, which was… » 12/15/12 6:00pm 12/15/12 6:00pm

For the Sake of Bipartisanship, Here's a Baby Elephant Playing in a…

Yesterday, we posted a video of a baby donkey enjoying a celebratory roll in the dust so today, as an olive branch of sorts, it only seems fair that we post a video of a baby elephant having an equally adorable and enjoyable time. Let's hear it for reaching across the aisle! » 11/09/12 4:45pm 11/09/12 4:45pm

Tiny Elephant Is the Baby Jessica of the Animal Kingdom

Hello, dear ones. I hate to break it to you, but it is indeed the start of the work week and there is a chance that you will face some uphill battles in the days/life to come. Maybe you will have to deal with a passive aggressive boss; maybe the shipment you needed won't come in on time; maybe it's a new quarter and a… » 10/22/12 10:25am 10/22/12 10:25am