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
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 07:49

An elephant described as the “saddest in the world” has died after more than four decades living on her own in a Spanish zoo.

The female Asian elephant arrived at the Cordoba Zoo when she was three years old, in 1976.

Flavia was separated from her herd and taken to the zoo and spent the next 43 years in solitary* confinement*.

It is not known why she was kept on her own.

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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 07:39

An elephant flew to America this week and made Australian history.

Ongard weighs three tonnes, so he didn’t fit in a regular seat. Not even a business-class seat. He took up the whole plane on a special flight from Melbourne Airport that took 23 hours and cost $1 million.

The seven-year-old Asian elephant is the first elephant of any kind ever to leave Australia.

He is the first male elephant born at Melbourne Zoo and he has moved to Zoo Miami in Florida, in the US, to make babies with female elephants there.

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:45
  • At the start of 2018, China banned all ivory products within its borders. As one of the largest markets for ivory, this represented a significant win for conservationists.
  • However, just as the ivory trade declined, a new demand for elephant skin emerged.
  • The skin is used in medicine and to make jewelry.
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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 14:41

The baby elephant had died on Sunday morning after it got stuck to an electric transformer, on a stretch of the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary in Chittoor district.

t was an act of vengeance and anger that many would not only be moved by but would wholeheartedly forgive. A grieving elephant who watched her two-year-old calf electrocuted to death near Palamaner in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, returned a day later to slay the villain who killed her baby – a transformer pole.   

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