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#Elephants

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe Drought

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

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

From TheJournal.ie 200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers Circle Of Life

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave Monkey Business This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision Imported Trophies

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

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

From TheJournal.ie It took a 22-month pregnancy but Dublin Zoo has a new elephant calf Trunk In Love

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India Heavy Rain

Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows Orangutan Boxing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of elephants are killed in Africa every year - and China is partly to blame Ivory Towers

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers New Arrivals

Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers

Today the zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor this year.

From TheJournal.ie Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed Indonesia

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed

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

Oh just some elephants dancing to a lady playing the violin

They’ve got good ears for music.

From TheJournal.ie Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants Jumbo Dumbo

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

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

These elephants love the rain. Love it.

From TheJournal.ie African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group Illegal Trade

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

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

From TheJournal.ie Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars Kenya

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

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

From TheJournal.ie Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching? Insight

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

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

Their footwork is quite impressive.

WATCH: Elephant family reunion is simply adorable

Elephants never forget family.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie France to keep 'death row' elephants... and Brigitte Bardot Elephants

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Elephants survive a stay in Siberia... thanks to two cases of vodka Creative

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup Sounds Crap This post contains a poll

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup

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

From TheJournal.ie Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech Chatty This post contains videos

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

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 This post contains images

Elephants love pumpkins, here's the evidence

Stuffing their faces at Dublin Zoo.

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of baby elephants from around the world Elephant Friday This post contains images

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

Because it’s been a tough week…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

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

From TheJournal.ie Surprise! Elephants have six toes on each foot Elephants

Surprise! Elephants have six toes on each foot

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 This post contains images

Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Seven elephants killed by train in India

Animals died trying to free trapped baby elephants.

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