Stories tagged: elephants
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe’s parks agency said Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.
Thu., May 23, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.