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

“Every Minute of My Day Revolves Around Elephants”: Meet the Man Who is Dedicating His Life to Elephant Orphans as Head Keeper at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Rehabilitation Unit at Ithumba in Kenya, Africa
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“Every Minute of My Day Revolves Around Elephants”: Meet the Man Who is Dedicating His Life to Elephant Orphans as Head Keeper at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Rehabilitation Unit at Ithumba in Kenya, Africa

Some would say that it is the orphaned elephants, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Ithumba Rehabilitation Unit, who are the lucky ones to have been chosen by a man who is dedicating his entire life to protecting and raising them. But really it is a mutual admiration society when one thinks about it. For … Continue reading

National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2016
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National Elephant Appreciation Day 22 September 2016

What Would We Do Without Elephants?     As we honor our pachyderms on this day, National Elephant Appreciation Day, we must remain steadfast in our efforts to save elephants from extinction.       We must remain steadfast in our efforts to put an end to the abuse inflicted on our elephants held in … Continue reading

The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive
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The Story of Duma and Ellie : How a German Shepherd Canine Gave an Ailing African Baby Elephant the Will to Survive

“Against the odds this little elephant is still with us.” Karen Trendler recently spoke on behalf of The Rhino Orphanage in Zululand, South Africa near the area where a deathly ill baby elephant was found. The “rehabilitation and crisis response expert” provided the stark details after discovering the sickly bull calf. He was named Ubuntu … Continue reading

Lulu : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana : Part 2
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Lulu : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana : Part 2

Loxodonta Africana  For photos and information on how to Adopt Lulu see: PAWS Part 2 :  PAWS to the Rescue, Lulu Here We Come A hand was extended in 2005 and a trunk reached out. That hand was from the late Pat Derby (along with PAW’s Ed Stewart). But at that point our Lulu had … Continue reading

Lulu : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana : Part 1
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Lulu : Elephant of the Week at PAWS – Performing Animal Welfare Society : Loxodonta Africana : Part 1

Name: Lulu Date of Birth: 1966 Place of Birth: Swaziland, Africa Gender: Female Where Now: PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary Loxodonta Africana   For photos and more information on how to Adopt Lulu see: PAWS   If ever an elephant was bound to be affected by a life constrained in captivity it is our elephant Lulu. From the time … Continue reading

Lempaute : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele
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Lempaute : Elephant of the Week at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : Growing Up Ele

Name: Lempaute Date of Birth: Sunday 22 October 2006 Gender: Female Where now: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at Voi with the Partially Independent Orphans This baby elephant is growing up! For more information and photos of Lempaute: Growing Up Ele : see them at DSWT  & see Lempaute’s photo gallery   She was “just two … Continue reading