Category Archives: Elephants

The Human Dimensions of Conservation: Global Conservation Leadership Program for Youth-Botswana

Botswana’s subsistence farmers often lose their crops, their property, and sometimes their lives when elephants move outside protected areas. The country’s economy has become increasingly reliant on wildlife-based tourism, but most community members lack opportunities to benefit from this industry. … Continue reading

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Images of Africa: Wild Namibia

Coming into the holiday season, I thought I would do a simple post and share some of my favorite shots from a recent trip I took to Namibia in southern Africa. All the photos were shot with a Nikon D80 with a … Continue reading

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The Saint Louis Zoo Makes A Special Baby Announcement

On August 1, the Saint Louis Zoo made a big announcement – Ellie, one of the Zoo’s Asian elephants, is pregnant! This will be Ellie’s third calf. Her daughter, Maliha, is six years old. Her 16-year-old daughter, Rani, is the mother … Continue reading

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Partnership in Action: The Mara Elephant Project

The Mara Elephant Project is working to positively effect the human-elephant relationship in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem while setting up an anti-poaching strategy to save African elephants.  The demand for ivory, particularly in Asia, poses a real and growing threat to … Continue reading

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Elephant Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

C’sar, the North Carolina Zoo’s oldest male elephant and one of the park’s most well-known animals, underwent successful cataract surgery for the second time in six months recently, an unusual procedure for elephants. The 38-year-old African bull has been a … Continue reading

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Tembo Trail Opens at Toledo Zoo

On Friday May 18th, the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio, will open Tembo Trail.  The new exhibit will house four African elephants in over 45,000 square feet of space.   The new exhibit  also features lions, meerkats, hippos, white rhinos, and … Continue reading

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Research Supported by Columbus Zoo Reveals Growth of Illegal Ivory Sales in China

New research funded by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the conservation charities Elephant Family and Aspinall Foundation, reveals significant growth in the sale of illegal ivory in China.  Researchers investigated two prominent ivory markets in China – Guangzhou and … Continue reading

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CONNECT with Elephants

  I remember the first time I saw elephants in the wild.  It was in Kruger National Park in eastern South Africa. I had been in the park for three days – and oddly enough, had yet to see an … Continue reading

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