Zimbabwe earns nearly $3M selling elephants to China, Dubai, official says

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 10:46

The state-linked Chronicle newspaper reported that the elephants sold off to China and Dubai were between 2 and 3-years-old, and ranged in price from $13,500 to $41,500 each.

"The elephants were airlifted to Shanghai Wildlife Park, Jiangmeu-Hesham, Chimelong and Umurgi in China and to Dubai Safari Park," she said Monday. "There were no elephant deaths in transit"


Poaching animals, explained

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Wed, 08/05/2019 - 13:46

Illegally taking animals from the wild threatens many species with extinction.

WILD ANIMALS ARE being poached on a massive scale, with millions of individual animals of thousands of species worldwide killed or captured from their native habitats. Poaching poses a growing threat to elephants, rhinos, and other charismatic animals, as well as to smaller and more obscure creatures, like certain lizards and monkeys.

Go walking with an elephant herd—right now

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Mon, 06/05/2019 - 13:59

BOTSWANA IS HOME to nearly half the continent’s remaining savanna elephants, most of them in the Okavango Delta. In a new 360-degree video, you can venture through this wilderness and get very up close and personal with its most iconic creatures. Sit at the feet of an elephant as it passes by. Watch as a group of adults and calves curiously look directly into your eyes and try to decide if you’re a threat. And watch the sun set over the grasslands as you sit beneath a 2,000-year-old baobab tree.

Elephant Green Hill project – a home for rescued elephants

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Fri, 26/04/2019 - 13:09

Mae Ta and Mae Noi, the mother and daughter elephant living free at their forever home. They live together with special love and beautiful bond of mother and daughter. Elephant moms are actually some of the best moms in the animal kingdom. The elephant moms do everything from nursing for years to staying close to their babies for life. Elephant mothers carry their babies for nearly two years before giving birth. Then they ensure their babies get the best food, teach their children the most useful skills.

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