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# Elephant

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# Seized
Malaysian officials seize African elephant tusks and pangolin scales worth over €17 million
The contraband was discovered hidden behind sawn timber following checks on a ship coming from Africa last week, according to authorities.
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# Overpopulation
Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict
The government had been criticised for shooting elephants to control overpopulation.
# Rescue
One elephant dies and others let loose after circus truck crashes on Spanish motorway
There were five elephants in the truck in total.
# Laos
'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.
# baby elephant
Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival
Just look at her.
# Floods
Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him
The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in bids to transport him to a safari park.
# whoa nelly
Elephant who walked 1,000km after becoming separated from its herd rescued
The distressed female ran amok after it was hit by a tranquilliser dart and charged into a pond.
# party symbol
Donald Trump Jr once hunted and killed an elephant (and people aren't letting him forget it)
Many are pointing out how symbolic it is, given the state of the Republican party.
# India
Five people killed by four rampaging elephants
The victims were trampled after angering the elephants by throwing stones to try to scare them off.
# Morgan's long journey
An elephant has set foot in war-torn Somalia for the first time in 20 years
The elephant’s journey suggests that the Kenya-Somalia border area is becoming less dangerous.
# moyo
A woman rescued this baby elephant, and now he won't let her out of his sight
Sweet! But not ideal for her home furnishings.
# Koh Samui
British tourist trampled to death by elephant in Thailand
It’s the latest in a string of incidents that has led to questions over animal tourism in Thailand.
# Thailand
Woman killed and baby injured after being trampled by wild elephant
It is the second deadly attack in the area in recent months.
# Tickets
Here's the most important piece of advice Gay gave Pat about The Toy Show
And he stuck to it.
# elephant hunt
A hunter has shot the biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years
A German national paid the equivalent of €53,000 for a permit to land the bull elephant.
# Cheeky
Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over
The elephant is said to have been startled as it had bad eyesight and only spotted the men at the last minute.
# Thailand
Elephant kills keeper and runs into the jungle with three tourists
The animal and tourists have since been recovered.
# Buchen
Man attacked and killed by escaped elephant in Germany
Reports in Germany suggest the elephant had previously injured people.
# elefun
Baby elephants having playtime in Dublin Zoo will fill you with joy
Just look at their wrinkly little bums.
# nelly the elephant
This baby elephant taking a bath is as gracious as you after a few drinks
Can you even handle the cute…?
# in the jungle
A rare white elephant has been captured in Burma
The appearance of the creature is traditionally associated with good luck.
# eco friendly elephant
This video showing an elephant throwing rubbish into bin is going viral - but is it real?
Some are sceptical.
# bar bar
Baby elephant takes a tumble, mammy storms to the rescue
Ah wudja LOOK.
# elephun
This baby elephant enthusiastically dancing with ribbon will make you smile
Performance art.
# Awwww
Dublin Zoo's new baby elephant is three days old and unbelievably cute
Look at him there!
# free at last
Elephant 'cries' when freed after 50 years in captivity
Raju the elephant was rescued last week by UK charity Wildlife SOS.
# Yasmin
Itchy elephant at Dublin Zoo grabs a stick to scratch behind her ear
And you would probably do the exact same.
# badass
Tourist with nerves of steel stops charging elephant in its tracks
Now you just pause right there.
# lemme take an elfie
Is this the world's first elephant selfie?
Latabe the elephant used her trunk to take this elegant shot. Good work, Latabe.
# calving time
Pregnant elephant at Dublin Zoo given special pillow to help her sleep
She’s been pregnant for 22 months!
# elephun
Adorable baby elephant dances with tourist in Thailand
Someone set this video to Pharrell’s Happy, quick.
# ba da bing
Bing responded to its elephant-penis homepage in the best possible way
THIS is how you do it.
# ba da bing
Bing's homepage today includes a giant elephant penis
Juvenile? Us?
# What the...
Puzzled baby elephant tries to find human friend's trunk
This lack of facial appendage is most confusing.
# elephant of surprise
Elephant destroys house before returning to save baby trapped under debris
Oh yeah, real sound.
# elephant in the room
Your reminder that Pat Kenny opened the 2002 Toy Show on an elephant
A massive circus elephant in the Late Late studio… what could possibly go wrong?
# poachers
More than 300 elephants deliberately poisoned in Zimbabwe park
Other animals including lions, vultures, painted dogs and hyenas have also been killed by poachers at Zimbabwe’s largest game park.
# dem ears
Banksy reveals video of Dumbo the Elephant being shot from the sky
The artist has taken up residency on the streets of New York.
# elephun
Watch this elephant clean its own head with a broom
Take a half day, keeper.
# Attack
British tourist trampled to death by elephant in India
The man is believed to not have heard people warning him about the stampeding elephant.