We would like to thank ‘Andasstuff’ for mentioning her experience at our Walking for Elephants project and the work that we do. Describing the day and her thoughts and feelings while walking with our free roaming giants, ‘Andasstuff’ describes a day spent with 3 free elephants who are able to roam the jungle and reconnect with nature.
A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia's wild herds than the ivory trade.
Our paper, published in BMC Zoology, is a labor of love, and for me came 30 years after I accidentally stumbled into the world of elephants. I was a postdoctoral fellow in 1987 at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD studying testicular function in rat and sheep models when I got a call from the elephant curator at the National Zoo, who asked if I could measure hormones in elephants. He had a young female (a 13 year old named Shanthi) they wanted to breed, but didn’t know if she had reached puberty.
Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) have found that poaching is an emerging crisis for Asian elephants in Myanmar.
The death of an elephant from consuming plastic near Sabarimala in January highlights the risk that indiscriminate dumping of plastic waste in forests poses to the lives of wild animals.
Every year, thousands of pilgrims trek through dense forested hills in the Pamba River basin to the abode of Lord Ayyappa during the annual pilgrimage. Sabarimala is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, a rich biodiversity home to several species of wild animals and plants.