By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:32

The Milwaukee County Zoo is celebrating World Elephant Day on Friday with a range of activities.

The celebrations begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until 2:30 p.m. There will be an open house at the Elephant Care Center, snacks, artwork and an opportunity to see the elephants up close and person.

The zoo has two African elephants, Ruth and Brittany. Both elephants are 38-years-old.

"They're just so big! I love elephants," 6-year-old Ashlin Lamack said. 

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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 08:38

There are no such things as domesticated elephants, they belong to the wild, says world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert. Answering questions from a rapt audience at the National Centre for Biological Sciences after the screenin...

Answering questions from a rapt audience at the National Centre for Biological Sciences after the screening of ‘Love and Bananas’, a gripping story by flimmaker and actor Ashley Bell about the dramatic rescue of a 70-year-old abused elephant, Lek, a ...

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:21

Elephants seem to have a capacity that no other animal is known to have. Using odour alone, they can tell whether buckets containing differing amounts of desirable foods contain more or less.

"Elephants are capable of doing something that a lot of other species are able to do using their eyes," Joshua Plotnik, the lead scientist on the project, told Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald. 

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:24

Minnie the elephant has taken her last walk through the streets of Springfield, Delaware County.

The Springfield Republican Party chairman announced the decision this week, noting that local GOP officials had sat atop Minnie, a South Asian elephant, in the town’s Independence Day parade for more than three decades, and the creature was beloved by thousands of spectators, particularly children.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:33

“I am happiest when I am near elephants. City life doesn’t make me happy. Even at this moment, if you tell me that an elephant is trapped or in need of help, I will pack my bags and drive to that location”, says the man who has survived 20 near-death attacks by rogue jumbos!

The memory of Lakshmi is clear as day for Kushal Konwar Sarma.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 09:53

Its been five years since an elephant, fondly known as Raju, was rescued after being held captive. Raju celebrated five years of his freedom with a special cake.

An elephant, fondly known as Raju, celebrated five years of his freedom in a ceremony that was organised for him. Raju was held captive before being rescued by an NGO as he spent the first five decades of his life seeking alms for his owner on the streets of Uttar Pradesh. He was kept in custody illegally until he was rescued by the NGO Wildlife SOS in 2014.

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