Stories tagged: elephants
Thu., May 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups …
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
SAN DIEGO – On a chilly, breezy morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an African elephant named Umngani was ready to nurse her hungry calf, Mkhaya. But first …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
A yearlong effort is underway to track 60 elephants in and around Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, widely acknowledged as “ground zero” in the poaching that has decimated Africa’s elephants.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed more doubts about a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported, appearing to question whether “this horror show” …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts of African elephants shot for sport, contending that enabling wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
African park rangers urged Hong Kong lawmakers to approve a ban on ivory sales but warned that giving in to traders’ demands for compensation would fuel more elephant poaching.
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
If he has his way, Paul Allen will have 90,000 square miles of African territory covered with smart sensors and drones by the end of this year to bring hyper-connectivity …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 9 p.m.
Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
Britain’s Prince William has arrived on his first visit to Vietnam, where he will take part in an international conference on illegal wildlife trade in the fight to protect elephants, …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s elephant population is decreasing dramatically due to poaching, plunging by more than 140,000 between 2007 and 2014, according to a study published Wednesday. The Great Elephant Census …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Zoo records show that an elephant transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City Zoo last year has been bitten by her new herd members.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Six Asian elephants danced, balanced on each others’ backs and sat on their hind legs during their last show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Q: What do you get when you cross the Spokane City Council with a herd of pachyderms? A: A pack-a-dorks.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:44 p.m.
A device used to control elephants will no longer be allowed to be used in Spokane. The Spokane City council voted 6-1 to prohibit the use of elephant hooks, Monday.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
On Monday, the Spokane City Council will consider an ordinance banning the use of “bullhooks” - implements that resemble fireplace pokers with sharp, steel-hooked tips and that are used to …
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Elephants were the focus of lots of news coverage in 1926, when a dozen circus elephants escaped in Cranbrook, B.C. One, Charlie Ed, was on the lam for six weeks …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 8:04 p.m.
Initiative 1401 is an exercise in ineffective redundancy that will do little to curb the poaching of elephants and other magnificent animals.
Tue., March 24, 2015
JOHANNESBURG – A high rate of elephant poaching in parts of Africa was unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year, meaning that a continued decline in elephant numbers is …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
OLYMPIA – Washington stores couldn’t sell or buy items made of ivory or rhinoceros horn under a bill that aims to curb poaching in Africa and Asia. The bill, which …
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015, 3:44 p.m.
DALLAS — A Texas hunting club has canceled plans to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant, the club’s executive director said Saturday.
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand …
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the humane society, but my vet …
Fri., March 23, 2012, 7:47 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Three elephants will travel from the Toronto Zoo to a sanctuary in California aboard a private plane thanks to longtime animal activist Bob Barker.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s revered national symbol, the elephant, may face a new threat of extinction: being poached not just for their tusks, but for their meat.