Elephants in the news.

Lovestruck elephant breaks through
wall to be with his captive female

“Cape Town – A wild bull elephant in India has been named the Casanova of the animal kingdom after he broke through the enclosures of a zoo to be united with a captive female elephant named Heera, on whom he’s had his eye for some time. According to officials at the zoo, the wild elephant posed an imminent threat to the captive elephants and visitors, and the zoo had to be temporarily closed until the threat was removed. After Romeo was shooed away, he gazed melancholically upon Heera before walking away.” Source

Dwarf Elephant beats up big rival

“The elephant has a normal-sized head and body, but very short and stubby legs.Thought to be the first of his kind ever recorded, the elephant surprised the researchers further by engaging in his very own rumble in the jungle. What’s more, he appeared to be winning.” More …

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
 “Cape Town – The first elephant in 18 years was spotted this weekend in South Africa’s Northern Cape in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park by one of the Park’s officials. On Monday morning the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park confirmed that the elephant knocked down a border fence into Namibia, and entered the neighbouring country. It has not been seen since.” More…

 

Elephants on the road in Khao Yai National Park

 

 

 

 Zimbabwe plans to sell baby elephants to global buyers

“This week, Zimbabwean authorities confirmed to reporters that 62 baby elephants, including the 36 rounded up, will be exported to the United Arab Emirates, France and China. The government has remained mute about when the animals will be exported, and the identity of the buyers.” Source

Rescued Elephant Returns to Shelter Where
She Was Raised to Give Birth!

Emily, the elephant featured in this video, was raised in the DSWT orphanage, but has been successfully released into the wild. According to DSWT, Emily lives a normal wild life in the Tsavo East National Park, but when it came time for her to give birth to her new baby, she returned to her childhood home.” More …

Saving Bozie: Keepers probe an elephant’s
illness and are amazed she survived

“Keepers slept in cots overnight to be with her. They conducted tests, gave her Ga­tor­ade and coconut water. She needed salt in her system so they tried potato chips, but she gave them to the other elephants.

She was darted with medicine so often that she would pull the dart out with her trunk and hand it back to the veterinarians, the zoo said.

Outside experts were brought in, and one said the infection was so bad that she probably would not survive.” More …

Fearless elephant calf is picked up and
headbutted by angry buffalo, in pictures

 

“What surprised me was that the other elephants were in no way disturbed by the chain of events, but rather seemed to see it as a life lesson that the youngster had to learn.”

Picture: Conrad Cramer / Barcroft Media

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