Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts
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Melha Shrine Circus Chairman Puts Profits Above Cruelty as Allen Zippen is Determined to Bring the Hamid “Rent an Elephant” Elephants Back to Perform in Their Big Top Acts

Never mind that the Melha Shrine Circus made a promise to permanently end the archaic practice of including performing wild animals, (oxymoron, much?) especially elephants, in their Big Top acts. Never mind that an unknowing (to the training methods performing elephants must endure, with baby elephants being the most traumatized) but cash-generating, public fails to attend an elephant-less circus … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye : VIDEO Shows How Elephants Do Grieve and Mourn Over Their Dead
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Saying Goodbye : VIDEO Shows How Elephants Do Grieve and Mourn Over Their Dead

The story goes that a group of tourists (you can hear them speaking faintly on the video) visiting Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa witnessed a touching event. While on safari they happened onto a recently departed elephant, surrounded by an elephant herd standing solemnly behind. Sadly, these elephants were saying goodbye to one of … Continue reading

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

Name: MALIMA Name Origin/Meaning: This baby elephant was found on a mound of earth. Malima means mound in Swahili. Date of Birth: 18 May 2016, a Wednesday Age When Rescued: five months Gender: Female Where Now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  Nursery   Nairobi Kenya Africa Foster This Sweet Elephant Too Cute For Photos see Malima’s photo … Continue reading

Video Moment: An Elephant Thank You:  After a Dramatic Well Rescue in India Sweet Elephant Gives Last Minute Pause After She is Assisted in Her Return to Her Elephant Herd
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Video Moment: An Elephant Thank You: After a Dramatic Well Rescue in India Sweet Elephant Gives Last Minute Pause After She is Assisted in Her Return to Her Elephant Herd

After a six-hour long ordeal villagers “in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu” breathed a collective sigh of relief for their efforts in rescuing a fraught elephant who had found herself trapped at the bottom of an abandoned “farm well”. With the assistance of, and encouragement from, “wildlife officials, a doctor and volunteers” an … Continue reading