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Elephants are one of the most amazing creatures alive today. Show your love with a stunning Elephant Tattoo. 

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Whether Asian or African, elephants are presently the largest terrestrial mammals on earth and funny enough, they are the only mammals that can’t jump.

Of course, that might not come as a surprise owing to their large body mass.

For elephant lovers out there, you do not need to go down to the zoo to get a grasp of them.

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President Trump recently lifted a ban on allowing elephant trophy imports to the USA sparking reactions from many quarters. Here’s what’s going on.

Herd Of Elephants: elephant trophy imports

President Trump has decided to put on hold an earlier decision allowing elephant trophy imports to the United States. This was after he had agreed to lift the ban that former President Obama had put into place during the Obama administration.

Just a little background, President Obama had put a ban on Elephant Trophy imports in 2014. Elephant importations from Zimbabwe had been shut since May 2014 after import boycotts.

Elephant Trophy Imports: Why The Change In Decision By President Trump?

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Elephant trophy hunting remains a controversial and highly debated issue. We bring you the facts of the matter.

Elephant Head On A Wall ; elephant trophy hunting

Killing elephants to help save the species is a conservation strategy that was originally intended to help the endangered African Elephants.

The idea is simple; invite hunters from richer countries to hunt an agreed number of wild animals. Use the generous fees these hunters provide to boost conservation funding for the

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With the continuous clampdown on the international ivory trade, overall African Elephant numbers are still not up to the levels one would expect .

Pile of confiscated ivory; African elephant

A Pile Of Confiscated Ivory Tusks.

Africa boasts quite some safari with the East, Central, and Southern Africa leading the parade.

The African elephant, the world’s largest terrestrial mammal, is however facing a decline despite the lower poaching level. The decrease in the elephant population is still mainly blamed on the increasing human activities in the animal’s environment. This is in addition to the fact that

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A new horror threatens elephants in Myanmar: it’s called Elephant skin jewelry.

Blood Red Beads A Sample Of Elephant Skin Jewelry

Blood Red Beads: A Sample Of Elephant Skin Jewelry (Photo: WWF)

Endangered elephants are now facing another horrifying threat known as skinning. Wildlife conservationists in Myanmar have raised alarm over the spike in the trading of elephant skin jewelry.

As if that’s not bad enough, the hunters target mother Asian elephants. And their calves are not safe either! This could lead to the extinction of elephants in this country.

The latest fad is directly fueled by the growing demand for elephant skin jewelry items and it

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The Amboseli Elephants of Kenya are an example of what combined conservation efforts can achieve.

A herd of elephants : The Amboseli Elephants

Elephants at the Amboseli National Park. In the background is Mount Kilimanjaro (Photo: Amoghavarsha JS/Wikimedia Commons, cc by-s.a. 3.0)

Located on a peaceful site in the south-eastern parts of Kenya, the Amboseli wildlife conservancy draws much of its life from water flowing off the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. While driving on a safari through the park, you can’t help but notice the occasional herds of elephants grazing peacefully on the plains.

They roam the park freely and that’s the first sign that these creatures are in a friendly

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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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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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