All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Elephant’

Satao The Elephant Killed By Poachers

The Tsavo Trust, a not-for-profit organization located in Kenya, informed the public on Friday that one of their largest and oldest bull elephants was killed by poachers. The elephant’s name was Satao, and he was thought to have been born in the 1960s. Satao had tusks that weighed nearly 100 pounds each, which made him a target for ivory poachers. …

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Circus Elephant Returns After Being Shot

Carol the elephant was shot by an unknown assailant in 2013. She has since recovered and returned to the circus to entertain and delight children and adults of all ages. The circumstances of Carol’s shooting are somewhat mysterious and there have been no arrests or suspects named in the crime. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at 2 a.m. on April 9, …

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Paul McCartney & PETA Work to Rescue Elephant

Paul McCartney headed a campaign to rescue an elephant from a temple in India after a trip there in 2012. He saw 14-year-old Sunder being obviously mistreated at Jyotiba temple and, with the help of Maharashtra State’s forest department and India’s Project Elephant, arranged his transport to a sanctuary. It would have been really nice for Sunder who already suffered …

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Paul McCartney: Elephant Not Rescued After All

An elephant that was believed to be rescued by ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, has been found abused in a shack. In 2012 McCartney made a trip to India. While on that trip he met Sunder, an elephant that had been abused by his handlers at Jyotiba Temple south of Mumbai. McCartney was so moved by the 14-year-old Sunder that he …

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Elephants Run Rampant in St. Louis

During a Shriners Circus show Saturday at a multipurpose arena near St. Louis, Missouri, three elephants were spooked by a loud noise, and took off into the parking lot. The three female pachyderms escaped their handlers during the “ride-an-elephant” segment of the Moolah Shrine event at the Family Arena in St. Charles, though no one was on top of any …

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Thai Elephant Attack, Tourist Trampled To Death

Authorities in Thailand continue their investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found by Thai park rangers on January 18th. The woman has since been identified as Lily Glidden of Freeville, NY. She was 24-years-old. Glidden was a 2012 graduate of Tufts University where she majored in Biology. She was known for her interest in animals and …

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Chris Christie Not Offended by “Time” Cover

Chris Christie isn’t letting a little playground bullying get to him, according to Yahoo. The politician has long been teased for his heft, and in fact, says it is fair game. However, some say that the Time cover from last week captioned as “The Elephant in the Room” has gone too far, and the cover is immature and uncalled for. …

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Zimbabwe Elephant Poacher Sentenced to 15 Years

A Zimbabwe court sentenced a poacher to more than 15 years in prison on Wednesday, for poisoning and killing elephants with cyanide. The conviction was the fourth concerning the poisoning in a month, and the accused still faces charges for cyanide possession and for contravening environmental laws. The Hwange court also found Akim Masuku, 26, guilty of illegal possession of …

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Elephant Kills Zookeeper In Missouri

An elephant has reportedly showed its aggression and killed the zookeeper that was working with her, in a zoo in Missouri. Patience, an elephant that has a history of aggression toward handlers, attacked and crushed her keeper on Friday morning. The keeper was a veteran at the zoo, and died in an unavoidable incident, when Patience decided to charge at …

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Kenya Seizes Ivory, Cuts Off Terrorist Funding

Kenyan customs officers in Mombasa have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments Wednesday, amid a spike in poaching of the animals. The illicit ivory trade on the black market has been discovered to help fund terrorism. Kenya Revenue Authority official Fatma Yusuf said that one cache of ivory weighing roughly 4,200 pounds was found Friday, …

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Zimbabwe Poachers Poison 87 Elephants

Zimbabwean poachers have poisoned 87 elephants with cyanide in Hwange national park, which holds one of the world’s largest herds. Zimbabwean environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere said that park rangers and police have recovered 19 tusks, cyanide and wire snares, while searching villages close to the park. The poachers went after the ivory while authorities were preoccupied with the general election …

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Baby Elephant Cries After Being Rejected By Mother

A baby elephant was recently attacked and abandoned by his own mother at a zoo in China, causing him to cry for hours. Who knew that was even possible? No one is able to tell why, but it appears that the mother was trying to kill her baby, and the zookeepers were forced to keep it away from its mother. …

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