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Damning reports show that many elephants are dying in zoos. 

Visitors Feeding Elephants At A Zoo: Elephants are dying in zoos

Visitors Feeding Elephants At A Zoo. Despite “Better Care” And Protection From Poachers, Captive Elephants Are Still Likely To Die Much Younger Than Their Kind In The Wild.

The fact that keeping elephants in captivity goes against their nature can’t be debated anymore. Facts coming out of various establishments that continue to keep these mighty mammals captive is disheartening to say the least.

Even scientists are now adding their voice and calling for zoos and other concerns to phase out elephant captivity. And zoos can’t escape the inevitable anymore: They must let these animals go to a more natural environment if not back to the wild completely.

Below we’ll look at some reports that have emerged after extensive study of elephant life in

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Groups of hungry wild elephants are raiding farms and hurting their tame counterparts in the process. 

Domestic elephants are a direct target of hungry wild herds: Wild Elephants In Vietnam

Tame (Domestic) Elephants Are A Direct Target Of Hungry Wild Herds.

Added to the threat of extinction, wild elephants in Vietnam are facing another equally distressing problem: Lack of food.

In a number of provinces in the country, there have been several clashes between wild elephants and their domesticated kind. Every one of these clashes has been as a result of the wild herds searching for food. As at the last count, at least five such clashes occurred over the past few months especially from March to August 2017.

Particularly disturbing was the most recent fight where a herd with seven wild elephants

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The history of the human-elephant relationship is a story of several negatives and few positives.

Hannibal Barca Crossing The Rhone: Human-Elephant Relationship

Hannibal Barca Crossing The Rhône With War Elephants By Henri Motte In 1878.

Elephants are some of the most fascinating terrestrial animals that exist on our planet. What sets them apart from other animals is their sheer size. Some African elephants were recorded as being so large almost as if they were relics of the era of dinosaurs.

Some individuals weighed as much as 2.5 to 7 tons and reached a height of 8 to 13 feet when standing! Added to the fact that these large animals are herbivores earns them the title of “gentle giants.”

For as long human history can recall, these highly intelligent and emotional beings have been

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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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How do farmers protect crops from massive Elephants without killing them? By using bees and ants!

A Swarm of Bees: Elephants Are Terrified of them

A Swarm of Bees: Elephants Are Terrified of Them.

We all know Elephants to be large, majestic creatures, seemingly unfazed by the wildlife around them. Perhaps you’ve heard the belief that they are afraid of mice, and thought it curious given how small mice are.

Well, while elephants’ fear of mice may be just a myth, they seem to be very much afraid of even smaller creatures – bees and ants!

The very notion is somewhat comical when you picture it, and seems highly unlikely. However,

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