The first World Elephant Day was launched on August 12, 2012, to bring attention to the plight of elephants. Marked as a celebratory event for the loved, revered and respected animal by many people and cultures, World Elephant Day 2021 raises awareness about the threats
Elephant fatalities in India have increased due to dozens of reasons, including electrocution and poaching. Recently, two more elephant carcasses were found in Keonjhar district, Odisha, wildlife department officials reported. As to what caused these deaths, still remains a mystery; however, electrocution and poaching have
China’s famous herd of wandering elephants is being monitored by dozens of drones around the clock, where ever they go by police. They are being watched by millions in China, whether they sleep or eat. The recent internet sensation of China – this wandering herd
Revatha, an iconic Sri Lankan elephant died in North Central province in Sri Lanka in early March after being electrocuted by an electric fence. Four other elephants met a similar fate in the same region, reflecting the danger from illegal electrified fences in the country.
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
Man’s cruelty knows no bounds. Sighting a recent instance, a firecracker-filled pineapple has killed a pregnant elephant in Kerala, which was allegedly placed by some heartless locals. The fruit exploded in the wild animal’s body and led to its death. The details of this horrific