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
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:13

A Bayaka elder, an American biologist, and an eco-guard study and protect elephants in CAR until conflict strikes.

Editor's note: This film is no longer available to view online.

In the rainforests of the Central African Republic (CAR) is Dzanga Bai, a remote clearing where a tall canopy of trees - full of the hum of insects and calls of wildlife - gives way to soft mud and pools of water. Here, some of the rainforests' largest mammals gather.

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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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