Stories tagged: elephant
UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020
Well, that’s it.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
A rhinoceros poacher was stomped to death by an elephant and eaten by lions in a South Africa wildlife preserve, and rangers found just his skull and trousers, authorities said.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018
Nearly 90 elephants killed for tusks near Botswana wildlife sanctuary, group says. Government disputes claim.
Conservationists recently came across a disturbing discovery near the famed wildlife sanctuary Okavango Delta: the bodies of 87 elephants, many of which bore brutal injuries consistent with their being killed …
Mon., June 18, 2018
An elephant that once lived at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch briefly escaped its enclosure at a Florida zoo.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
A Pittsburgh zoo says a baby elephant that had a feeding tube inserted to help it gain weight has been euthanized.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017
A full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the “big top” clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood.
Wed., May 24, 2017
Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017
A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is presenting a new and difficult challenge in the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Sun., April 23, 2017
Authorities say a man living in southwestern Washington has pleaded guilty to trafficking whale, elephant and walrus ivory.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the Associated Press that …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.
Fri., May 6, 2016
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.
Tue., April 5, 2016
Prague zoo has announced the arrival of the first elephant both conceived and born at the zoo.
Tue., March 15, 2016
Oklahoma City officials say the death of an Asian elephant that was transferred from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo was likely due to an abnormality in her teeth that prevented her …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus – or EEHV – was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo. Zoo spokeswoman …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016
One of the two elephants that were at the center of a controversial move from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to Oklahoma City last year has died.