When an animal exhibitor wants to produce a new baby elephant, you can bet that a captive female elephant will be put through years of torment in order to sell more tickets to shows.
If you thought being pregnant for nine months was bad, try it for more than two years.
A baby Asian elephant was born at the Chester Zoo three months late, which left its mom, Thi Hi Way, pregnant for 25 months before delivering.
"Nature always has that incredible ability to surprise you," the zoo’s collections director, Mike Jordan, said in a statement.
New Delhi: The population of India’s national heritage animal— the elephant—has dipped in the country in the last five years. The union environment ministry on Saturday released the result of the Elephant Census 2017, which pegged their population at 27, 312 across 23 states.
This means the population has decreased by about 3,000, compared to last census in 2012. In 2012, the population of Asian elephant, an endangered and protected species in India, was estimated at around 30,000 (29,391-30,711) and in 2007 it was estimated at about 27,670 (27,657-27,682).
Efforts on to mitigate human-animal conflicts in State
The training for the kumki elephants from Kerala and Tamil Nadu came to an end at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris on Thursday.
For more than a month, Rajeshwari, a 42-year-old temple elephant in India, lay desultorily on a patch of sand, her forelimb and femur broken and her body ravaged by sores.
An animal lover went to the court, seeking to put her down. The court said the pachyderm could be "euthanised" after the vets examined her. On Saturday afternoon, she died anyway.