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  • Green Features
    Zoo 'Elephant Lands' project wins 2 green building honors
    The Oregon Zoo’s efforts to improve animal welfare and sustainability —funded in large part through thecommunity-supported 2008 zoo bond measure— drew major kudos this week, as the zoo received two high-profile honors in four...
  • Circus Elephants' were mistreated at a circus in St. Louis, claims compaint
    Circus elephants mistreated: Complaint filed as push is on to ban elephant acts
    The mistreatment of circus elephants is a hot button issue today with more and more people coming to the defense of these magnificent creatures being used for entertainment purposes. Elephants and other circus animals are slowly gaining the...
  • Dalton votes to keep animals in the circus
    MA town votes to keep animals in the circus
    A town bylaw that was meant to ban circuses that featured animals from visiting Dalton, Mass. was rejected 184 to 92, according to Mass Live.The proposed law stated “no living non-domesticated animal shall be displayed for public...
  • TOP: Toto, Dorothy, and Pumpkinhead "Keep a Happy Thought"; the rescue of Woodenhead. BOTTOM: Dorothy and the Scarecrow meet again; Mombi directs her Green Elephants.
    Oz on Film, Part One Hundred and Ten: "Journey" Journal, Part Two
    Seeing that the fire beneath her cauldron, with its pachydermal contents, is going out, and for the first time realizing that Pumpkinhead is absent, Mombi leaves the hovel to collect firewood. Dorothy, pinioned in the grip of Mombi's "...
  • Hunter trampled by elephant he planned to kill for its ivory tusks
    Hunter trampled by elephant he planned to kill for its ivory tusks
    A professional game hunter for Chifuti Safaris was trampled to death by the elephant he planned to kill for its ivory in Chewore North located in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe, reports the Inquisitr.com.Ian Gibson had been leading the hunt when...
  • Elephants can teach us lessons.
    5 lessons elephants can teach us about money
    Elephants are fascinating animals. Nature shows on the Capital Region’s public television station, WMHT, and on the Discovery Channel, highlight the incredibly complex lives of the earth’s largest land mammal.Elephants, dwindling in...
  • Woolly Mammoth
    DNA from woolly mammoth successfully spliced into elephant cells
    While the idea of bringing back long extinct animals has been thoroughly tainted by the “Jurassic Park” film as a quick way to turn humans into T-Rex food, a group of researchers has been making strides with a project aimed at...
  • Dramatic rescue of elephant stuck in mud in Kenya park
    Dramatic rescue of elephant stuck in mud in Kenya park
    A young male elephant miscalculated the mucky mess he waded into at Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya during the last week in February, reported Banoosh.tv.Jeremy Goss, a conservation biologist, who witnessed the elephant's entire ordeal,...
  • Elephants to be retired from Ringling Brothers Circus acts
    Elephants to be retired from Ringling Brothers Circus acts
    In a monumental decision, with a win for the elephants, the Ringling Brothers Circus announced on Thursday, they would be retiring elephants from performing in acts by 2018, reports the New York Times.Known as the "Greatest Show on Earth,...
  • Prince william protector of elephants
    China recently bans ivory, Prince William set to speak in Yunnan
    The outlook for the elephant appeared bleak in previous months, primarily because of China’s thirst for ivory. However, with the recent news reported by MSN that Beijing has imposed a one year ban on imported ivory carvings, the African...
  • UniverSoul Circus face charges of elephant cruelty using bullhooks
    UniverSoul Circus face charges of elephant cruelty using bullhooks
    In Atlanta, Georgia, UniverSoul Circus employees face animal cruelty charges after a video appeared showing the men using a bullhook in the mouth of an elephant, reports wtvr.com.On Valentine's Day, an attendee at the circus video recorded an...
  • Elephants from Siam
    Did the Union consider using Elephants during the Civil War
    It is a misconception that the King of Siam (Somdetch Phra Paramendr Maha Mongkut – also known as Rama IV) offered elephants to Abraham Lincoln for the war effort.The King had actually been contacted by President James Buchanan as early as...
  • New Elephant habitat
    New form of lumber makes debut at Oregon Zoo elephant habitat
    PORTLAND, Ore. — In a state famous for its timber industry, a new form of lumber is making its debut at an Oregon Zoo construction project.A visitor center at the Oregon Zoo’s under-construction Elephant Lands habitat is believed to be...
  • Texas safari club cancels elephant hunt auction
    Texas safari club cancels elephant hunt auction
    In Dallas, Texas a hunting club canceled its plans on Saturday night, to auction off a chance to kill an African elephant reports the Associated Press.Ben Carter, of the Dallas Safari Club, explained the donor of the hunt withdrew his donation....
  • Anantara
    Room Report: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp Thailand
    Arrival Experience: This charming, all-inclusive resort is nestled in the lush bamboo forest and hillside of Thailand's Golden Triangle. Arrivals are met at the airport and driven the hour-long ride to the hotel. Anantara Hotels and Resorts is...
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