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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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Can Elephants Swim? They do and quite well too. Here’s how they are able to achieve that.

Can elephants swim?

Elephants Underwater (Photo: Zoo Zurich)

When you think of an elephant, what image comes to mind?

Most likely, a large and lumbering land mammal. Also, you would expect such a large creature to shy away from water since it would sink deep into the waters and drown.

Well, if you thought that, you’re wrong. The fact is, elephants are excellent swimmers and that’s

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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 Musth stage is a condition bull elephants go through but it poses serious risks for animals and humans alike.

A Wild Bull Elephant In Musth Chasing A Bull Giraffe

A Wild Bull Elephant In Musth Chasing A Bull Giraffe (Photo: Jacques S Gerber/Wikimedia Commons, cc 2.0)

In its modern usage in Indian languages, the word “musth” actually means a state of pleasure, enjoyment, or gratification experienced by humans or even other creatures. But that’s far from the case with elephants.

In fact, it’s a particularly painful, periodical change that manifests in the behavior of a bull elephant. It could last for weeks or months.

Also, it’s peculiar to only male elephants. And it doesn’t matter the species: both

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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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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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We can all relate with some of the weird myths that exist about elephants. Here are a few of the facts.

An Elephant Coating Itself with sand

An Elephant Coating Itself With Sand

If there’s one majestic land animal you can’t afford to ignore, it’s got to be the elephant. While it’s admired and loved by some, others hunt it for its tusks or work with it peacefully as an indispensable part of their daily lives.

Elephants are also an important figure in religion, literature, the media, entertainment, and so on.

The Asian Elephant, for instance, is a vital part of Asian history and it’s still revered to date.

But, did you know that we probably still don’t know everything about these animals yet? Or that many things elephants do aren’t just for fun but that they have a purpose for those actions?

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