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
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 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"

MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH BY ELEPHANT AFTER WHIPPING IT TO SIT DOWN DURING A BATH

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:04

Leaders of five southern African nations met this week to demand the right to sell ivory, which is gotten mostly by killing elephants. Ivory sales have been banned to protect the elephants. (Denis Farrell/AP)

 

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 14:45

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Adding injury to insult, animal lovers in the UK held a protest meeting in front of the Indian High Commissioner office the other day seeking to stop the torture of elephants in Kerala. They also urged international tourists to stay away from the state while touring India. For the Kerala Tourism Department, it seems it is a case of one step forward, two steps back, while it is trying to brand and market the state as a paradise for holiday makers.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:20

Startled holidaymakers got a bit more than they bargained for when a cheeky elephant nearly toppled their jeep.

The curious animal thrust its head inside the car’s window to look for food, but got its trunk and tusks caught - completely blocking the vehicle from moving.

As the panicked driver tried to speed away, the fearful passengers stopped taking selfies and one man leapt out of the side of the jeep to escape the elephant’s trunk.

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By Archiver
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:20

Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) have found that poaching is an emerging crisis for Asian elephants in Myanmar.

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