By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 09/02/2019 - 14:49

Little Mac, an Asian elephant who lived nearly all of her life at the Santa Barbara Zoo, was euthanized Wednesday after her health deteriorated rapidly, zoo officials said.

The California zoo said the animal had been in hospice care because chronic teeth problems and arthritis were compounded by new health issues that started in June.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:34

GENEVAYesterday at the 18th triennial meeting of an international wildlife trade treaty, countries approved a proposal that limits the export of wild African elephants. It says that elephants from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa can only be exported to African countries where elephants live or used to live. There’s one exception: Export may be allowed if a country can prove that there’s a real conservation benefit to sending an elephant elsewhere.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:55

A baby elephant in Thailand has died after his back legs snapped performing tricks for tourists at a zoo.

Last month, sickening footage of a distressed baby elephant being “forced to rave” for the amusements of tourists went viral.

The “skeletal” calf in the video was growing weaker every day as it was forced to dance and perform tricks — until April 13, when the animal’s two back legs snapped.

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:54

Disney’s animated original movie and live-action remake of Dumbo both have happy endings for their hero elephant.

But the real-life elephant the beloved big-eared mammal was based on wasn’t so fortunate.

After watching his mother killed in front of his eyes, years of being drugged with alcohol and subjected to stress, Jumbo the Elephant was killed by a train at just 24 years old.

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:36
The new “Dumbo” live-action movie that opens March 29 is one of the most anticipated films of the spring and everybody’s talking about it. 
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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 05:20

ST. LOUIS, MO — Kenzi, the St. Louis Zoo's 6-year-old Asian elephant, has died of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, a fatal viral infection that can strike elephants in the wild and in captivity, zoo officials announced Saturday. Kenzi was the daughter of Raja and Rani.

"This is a devastating loss for Kenzi's family, the elephant care team and the St. Louis community," said Martha Fischer, Curator of Ungulates and Elephants. "Those who cared for Kenzi every day are understandably grieving. We put our hearts and souls into trying to save her."

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