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Elephant Collars may sound strange but they offer a ray of hope for Elephant Conservation.

Two Elephants. One Is Wearing An Elephant Collar

Two Elephants. One Is Wearing An Elephant Collar (Photo: Elephanttracking.org)

Elephant collars are becoming increasingly common in many game reserves and parks. These collars are designed to keep track of elephant movement within their habitat. It’s intended as a boost for wildlife conservation especially in areas where elephants are endangered.

What Are Elephant Collars?

This is often the first question anyone would ask: this is a device that is fitted on an elephant’s neck area and is equipped with a GPS tracking device. It shows the whereabouts of an elephant

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Elephants do not belong in captivity as the growing number of Elephant-Free Zoos prove.

Entrance to the Bronx Zoo: Elephant-Free Zoos

Entrance Gate To The Bronx Zoo, New York City (Photo: Postdlf/Wikimedia Commons. cc by-sa 3.0)

For a while now, we’ve been talking about the ills of keeping elephants in captivity. Whether for entertainment in circuses or elsewhere or for exhibition in various zoos around the world.

The fact is that majority of these creatures are snatched from their close-knit families out in the while and sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in cramped quarters hardly fit for them.

Interestingly, since the early 1990s, we are gradually seeing more and more elephant-free zoos in several countries. This is a welcome and progressive trend that other similar establishments

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The surviving wild Elephants in Vietnam are now less than 100. 

Trapped Elephant: Elephants In Vietnam

Jun, a 6 year old elephant, was found trapped and wounded by the local people. Now Jun has been moved to the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center. (Photo: Phuong Ngan / WWF-Vietnam)

From a position of reverence and adoration in past centuries, Asia’s Wild Elephants may soon become a thing of the past with the many threats and pressures they face today.

In many countries across Asia, elephants have become more of a pest: to be gotten rid of however possible. And, the problem is not restricted to just one or two countries alone.

The situation is so bad now that these giant mammals are presently critically endangered in

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White Elephants are the most revered of their kind in Thailand and much of Asia. 

A Procession Of White Elephants In Honor Of The Late Thai King: Thailand's White Elephants

A Procession Of White Elephants In Honor Of The Late Thai King Last Year (Photo: Mark Baker/AP)

Thailand’s White Elephants are a sacred symbol of great significance to the people’s beliefs, both in past and modern times. Well cared for in the beautiful cities, white elephants are a wonder and truly a majestic sight. People come from all around the world to catch a glimpse of them.

Let’s see what’s so special about them and the kind of lives they live these days.

Why Are They Called White Elephants?

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Seven of the best spots to see Elephants in the Wild Worldwide

Elephant Herd In The Serengeti National Park: See elephants in the wild

Early Morning Stroll By An Elephant Herd In The Serengeti National Park, Kenya (Courtesy: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/Wikimedia Commons cc by-sa 3.0)

Though visiting an elephant sanctuary may be an experience you will never forget, getting to see these animals in their element out in the wild is unbeatable.

Imagine the earth vibrating under your feet as an African elephant thunders past you. Or the sight of an Asian elephant strolling leisurely past you.

There’s no way you won’t be affected by the wild but intelligent behavior of the largest

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Elephant Sanctuaries are the hope for rescued and badly abused elephants.

Elephant Nature Park: Elephant Sanctuaries Worldwide

Strolling Through The Elephant Nature Park (Photo: Elephant Nature Parks)

A subject that’s very close to us here at We Love Elephants is my that of Elephant Sanctuaries. These gracious, magnificent beasts deserve only the best when it comes to a safe haven to rest and recover from a life of abuse.

Of the two elephant species on our planet today, each one has its own unique pressures and persecutions. The African elephants are mercilessly slaughtered for their tusks and displayed in poorly funded zoos. While the Asian elephants are brutally trained for entertainment and heavy duty work.

As a result, on both continents you can find cases of elephants that have worked tediously all

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