The innate behavior and life cycles of the megafauna are incredibly essential for the proper functioning of the planet. Unfortunately, many big animals now face extinction due to their value in the illegal wildlife trade, susceptibility to habitat degradation, and because they often come into
Elephants giving tourist rides is no news in India. Since the ancient times when kings ruled over the Indian subcontinent, this trend has employed many elephants, regardless of the physical and mental toll on the animals. These behemoth animals are still taught to give rides
If music be the food of love, play on… Shakespeare was right in his consideration that music is the language of the soul, of love, of friendship! Demonstrating such love, British pianist Paul Barton plays soothing tunes on his piano for rescued elephants in Thailand.
The term “Big Five”, coined in the late 1800s during Africa’s colonial period, originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and African buffalo. These big five mammals of Africa are known to be dangerous and it was considered a feat
While conservationists are working hard to protect wildlife in these critical times of climate change, Botswana is facing a conservation disaster as 275 elephants have died under mysterious circumstances. The government is yet to test the carcasses of the dead animals that have died in
The Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to deal with anthrax deaths in elephants. Sporadic deaths of wild elephants due to anthrax prompted the government to establish new guidelines. Recently, a four-year-old elephant was suspected