Elephants

Amboseli National Park is a place where a total of 1,600 elephants live with their families and friends. Recently, one family welcomed new babies who were so rare of a kind; the park witnessed it for the first time after 1980. They were twins! One of them was a male while the other, a female, and they both were born...
The world has progressed so much, yet we still have so many barbaric practices going on till now. Animal exploitation is one of those evil things. Elephants are used as “rides” for tourists in some parts of the world, and they are not always treated well. This story is about Ploy Thong, an elephant that had been a slave...
Back in 2000, a video aired on PBS with a story so amazing, it quickly caught everyone's attention. It was a video of two elephants who were meeting for the first time after 22 long years. They had formerly worked for circus and had been friends before that. Shirley and Jenny met for the first time after almost two decades...
Elephants are very social animals. They grow up and thrive as a part of a tight-knit herd. But sometimes, they can cut off some members. Sadly, baby Ubuntu, lovingly known just as Ellie, was rejected by his herd. Rescuers tried to patch him time and again with his herd, but for some reason, they just didn’t accept him. Ellie...
We all know it for a fact that some animals are solely separated from their families in order to make them well- trained only for the business of entertaining humans. Such animals are kept in captivity and very carelessly treated. A baby elephant named Suman was separated from her mother in a similar manner. This happened to her when she...
Dogs are man’s best friend. They are known to be loyal and loving, and sometimes they extend this towards members of other species as well. For instance, take the pooch in this story. Pancake the dog has been an important part of an elephant sanctuary in Thailand ever since she was rescued as a stray three years ago. "She was...
Meet Yatta. This wild elephant was beyond excited when she became a mom; she wanted to introduce her baby to the people she really cared about. Her former caretakers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Kenya were in for a big treat, but they didn't know that yet! Yatta is an 18-year-old elephant who was released back to the...
A treasured elephant with magnificent tusks was shot down by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe last month. This incident has left people everywhere mourning for the loss. The bull elephant’s beautiful so long that it almost reached the ground. He was being studied by researchers who had even fitted a radio collar on him. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to...
A semitruck carrying five elephants held captive by a European circus company overturned along a highway in Spain recently. The tragic accident took the lives of one of the elephants. The four survivors were injured and disoriented as traffic backed up around them. The aftermath shut down the road for more than an hour. The pictures of the incident has...