How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest
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How to Accommodate an Unexpected Baby Elephant Houseguest

One morning (The People’s Daily along with The Daily Mail reported) in the tiny village of Ba Ka, in Yunnan, an unexpected houseguest came crashing through a bedroom wall. Upon hearing his daughter’s screams, Tie Wen rushed inside. Staring up at him appeared to be 220 pounds of baby elephant.  And it was. It was … Continue reading

Leonardo DiCaprio on Instagram “I Choose Elephants Over Ivory”
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Leonardo DiCaprio on Instagram “I Choose Elephants Over Ivory”

Leonardo DiCaprio may be known in Hollywood for his film roles in Titanic (as Jack Dawson) and in The Aviator (as Howard Hughes). But after the establishment of his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) in 1998 he has become a compassionate environmentalist as well. Leonardo cares about elephants. An instagram post of his for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife … Continue reading

Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute
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Roi : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Too Cute

Name: ROI Date of Birth: Friday 27 December 2013 Gender: Female Where:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa ROI: Too Cute For Photos see them at: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust   On a crisp day in October a baby elephant was sighted and photographed by a wayfarer in the Olare Orok Conservancy … Continue reading

National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2015
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National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2015

A History of National Elephant Appreciation Day The first Elephant Appreciation Day was celebrated on 22 September 1996 by its founder Wayne Hepburn. After receiving a paperweight, “encircled by a parade of elephants,” a gift from his daughter, he became enamored by them (elephants, not paperweights. 🙂 ) His new passion led him to read … Continue reading

Shirley and Jenny:  Long Lost Elephant Friends
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Shirley and Jenny: Long Lost Elephant Friends

It was an eventful day when Shirley the elephant arrived in the transport truck on 6 July 1999 at her new home at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Even with all of the emotion surrounding her arrival, elephant emotions included, Shirley could never have imagined that a special encounter would be only hours away! … Continue reading

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2

Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee In her over 66 years of living, as of this writing, Shirley has been through more distress than most elephants including: In 1975, she was made to join the Lewis Brothers Circus. During one performance she … Continue reading

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1

Name: Shirley Date of Birth: 1948 Place of Birth: Sumatra (an island in Indonesia); “a rare Asian elephant” Gender: Female Where Now:  The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Status: Oldest and most infirm elephant at the sanctuary Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee … Continue reading