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, 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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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:22

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Forest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique of elephant whisperers that can tame these wild giants.

orest officials in Uttar Pradesh who have been grappling with the problem of two wild tuskers wandering in western part of the state, have not even heard of the technique of elephant whisperers that can tame these wild giants.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:48

Authorities in Singapore have seized about $48 million worth of elephant ivory and pangolin scales over the weekend. The country's National Parks Board, known as NParks, made the announcement Tuesday after discovering the illegal cargo, which originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was heading toward Vietnam.

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