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Investigation underway after hundreds of elephant carcasses discovered in Botswana
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# Unknown Cause

Investigation underway after hundreds of elephant carcasses discovered in Botswana

Jul 3rd 2020, 9:35 PM 25,527 Views 18 Comments

A conservation group said the cause is unknown but that it is not ruling out Covid-19 or poisoning.

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe
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Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

Oct 21st 2019, 9:35 PM 11,593 Views 22 Comments

More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers
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# Circle Of Life

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers

Jul 24th 2018, 10:17 AM 8,569 Views 11 Comments

The operation will be one of the country’s largest ever elephant relocations.

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave
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# Monkey Business

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Jun 30th 2018, 3:00 PM 17,672 Views 20 Comments

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision
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# Imported Trophies

Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision

Nov 18th 2017, 9:00 AM 20,952 Views 84 Comments

The importation of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies to the US was authorised this week, before being reversed.

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population
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'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

Nov 5th 2017, 10:00 AM 11,267 Views 3 Comments

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

People are loving this video of Dublin Zoo's newest baby elephant taking her first steps
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

People are loving this video of Dublin Zoo's newest baby elephant taking her first steps

Oct 7th 2016, 5:02 PM 3,698 Views 0 Comments

Incredible.

It took a 22-month pregnancy but Dublin Zoo has a new elephant calf
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# Trunk In Love

It took a 22-month pregnancy but Dublin Zoo has a new elephant calf

Sep 21st 2016, 2:47 PM 14,490 Views 8 Comments

She is the first calf born to the first Asian elephant born in the zoo.

Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India
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Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India

Sep 11th 2016, 2:26 PM 13,492 Views 9 Comments

Locals said the second elephant was electrocuted while trying to pull the first one away from the electricity pole.

The elephants at Dublin Zoo have been cooling off in the most adorable way
# Splashy Splashy
# Splashy Splashy

The elephants at Dublin Zoo have been cooling off in the most adorable way

Jun 6th 2016, 3:47 PM 5,826 Views 0 Comments

That hot weather.

There were three elephants just lounging on a green in Tallaght today
# Elephant In The Room
# Elephant In The Room

There were three elephants just lounging on a green in Tallaght today

Mar 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 6,787 Views 5 Comments

Standard?

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows
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# Orangutan Boxing

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

Sep 1st 2015, 11:10 PM 16,842 Views 31 Comments

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

Thousands of elephants are killed in Africa every year - and China is partly to blame
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# Ivory Towers

Thousands of elephants are killed in Africa every year - and China is partly to blame

Dec 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 2,585 Views 29 Comments

Researchers said prices for raw ivory in China had risen from $750 (550 euros) per kilo in 2010 to $2,100 (1,540 euros) in 2014.

Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers
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# New Arrivals

Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers

Oct 29th 2014, 4:51 PM 8,610 Views 10 Comments

Today the zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor this year.

There's a 'herd of elephants' from Dublin Zoo wandering around the city centre
# Trunk Call
# Trunk Call

There's a 'herd of elephants' from Dublin Zoo wandering around the city centre

Oct 17th 2014, 9:45 AM 2,655 Views 0 Comments

Do not be alarmed.

Dublin Zoo's baby elephant caught on camera cuddling up to its mammy will melt your heart
# Squee
# Squee

Dublin Zoo's baby elephant caught on camera cuddling up to its mammy will melt your heart

Sep 29th 2014, 1:45 PM 5,772 Views 1 Comment

OH MY GOD.

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed
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Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed

Sep 8th 2014, 12:59 PM 11,324 Views 22 Comments

There are fewer than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild.

Oh just some elephants dancing to a lady playing the violin
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# Elephants

Oh just some elephants dancing to a lady playing the violin

Aug 25th 2014, 2:30 PM 2,888 Views 2 Comments

They’ve got good ears for music.

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants
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# Jumbo Dumbo

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,021 Views 6 Comments

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

Irish people could learn a thing or two from these rain-loving elephants
# Ever Seen The Rain?
# Ever Seen The Rain?

Irish people could learn a thing or two from these rain-loving elephants

Jul 12th 2014, 12:30 PM 2,598 Views 0 Comments

These elephants love the rain. Love it.

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
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# Illegal Trade

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,702 Views 9 Comments

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers
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# Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Jun 14th 2014, 11:36 AM 26,864 Views 97 Comments

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current
# Animal Kingdom
# Animal Kingdom

Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current

May 14th 2014, 4:27 PM 2,914 Views 1 Comment

Mum to the rescue!

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars
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Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

Jan 20th 2014, 8:00 PM 4,986 Views 11 Comments

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?
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# Insight

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?

Jan 20th 2014, 12:45 PM 31 Views 29 Comments

There were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Today, thanks to widespread poaching, that number has dropped to 500,000.

Baby elephants play with footballs at Thai conservation centre
# Pass It
# Pass It

Baby elephants play with footballs at Thai conservation centre

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 1,182 Views 1 Comment

Their footwork is quite impressive.

WATCH: Elephant family reunion is simply adorable
# Elepham
# Elepham

WATCH: Elephant family reunion is simply adorable

Oct 10th 2013, 2:48 PM 2,206 Views 3 Comments

Elephants never forget family.

13 pictures of humans hugging animals that will make you feel better
# Hug It Out
# Hug It Out

13 pictures of humans hugging animals that will make you feel better

Jun 24th 2013, 12:08 PM 8,755 Views 0 Comments

You’ll probably be a bit emotional by the end. In a good way.

France to keep 'death row' elephants... and Brigitte Bardot
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France to keep 'death row' elephants... and Brigitte Bardot

Feb 27th 2013, 3:55 PM 8,021 Views 15 Comments

Brigitte Bardot had threatened to move to Russia if France did not guarantee the safety of two elephants with TB.

Not sure what to do with the Christmas tree? Feed it to an elephant
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Not sure what to do with the Christmas tree? Feed it to an elephant

Jan 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,888 Views 11 Comments

That’s what tree-sellers in Berlin did, anyway.

Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.

Jan 4th 2013, 2:08 PM 8,846 Views 42 Comments

The French actress says she will follow Gerard Depardieu’s lead and move to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.

Elephants survive a stay in Siberia... thanks to two cases of vodka
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Elephants survive a stay in Siberia... thanks to two cases of vodka

Dec 16th 2012, 11:31 AM 19,936 Views 26 Comments

Something to bear in mind the next time you find yourself on a circus tour abandoned in wintry Russia.

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup
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# Sounds Crap

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup

Dec 7th 2012, 7:41 PM 11,078 Views 49 Comments

The coffee, produced in Thailand, is said to be among the most expensive in the world.

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech
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# Chatty

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

Nov 2nd 2012, 1:27 PM 10,392 Views 28 Comments

Koshik the 22-year-old Asian elephant tucks his trunk inside his mouth to mimick human speech, scientists say.

Elephants love pumpkins, here's the evidence
# Elephantom
# Elephantom

Elephants love pumpkins, here's the evidence

Oct 26th 2012, 5:50 PM 7,350 Views 4 Comments

Stuffing their faces at Dublin Zoo.

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of baby elephants from around the world
# Elephant Friday
# Elephant Friday

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of baby elephants from around the world

Mar 23rd 2012, 6:30 PM 5,050 Views 3 Comments

Because it’s been a tough week…

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Dec 23rd 2011, 7:50 PM 2,928 Views 1 Comment

In tonight’s Fix: Fears over superstore plans; the mystery of the space ball; and how Christmas movies might have been.

Surprise! Elephants have six toes on each foot
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Surprise! Elephants have six toes on each foot

Dec 23rd 2011, 3:37 PM 2,922 Views 11 Comments

After 300 years of thinking they only had 20 toes, we have now discovered that they have 24.

Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps
# Boo At The Zoo
# Boo At The Zoo

Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps

Oct 27th 2011, 2:59 PM 1,607 Views 7 Comments

Dublin Zoo kicked off the Halloween festivities with some tasty treats for the animals…

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 24th 2011, 12:08 PM 86 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

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