Elephants

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020. Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 3:07 am
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana’s government says it still doesn’t know what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent weeks, but testing continues. Poaching and anthrax have been ruled out as the likely cause. Other possibilities being examined include a novel virus and poisoning...
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July 03, 2020 - 1:53 am
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...
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In this Aug. 2019, photo provided by the Oakland Zoo shows the eldest in Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd, M'Dunda in Oakland, Calif. Zoo officials announced M'Dunda, 50, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Sarah Levintin/Oakland Zoo, via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 50-year-old matriarch of the Oakland Zoo's African elephant herd died suddenly long after surpassing the 17-year median lifespan for such elephants in captivity,. Zoo officials announced the death Wednesday, saying they found M’Dunda collapsed in the elephant habitat, and...
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November 12, 2019 - 4:59 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's parks agency says more than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. Spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Tuesday said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October...
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A gin tasting session is held at the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, near Mossel Bay, South Africa, Monday, Oct. 23, 2019. After about five sizeable bags of dung are collected for a batch of 3,000 to 4,000 bottles of the gin, the droppings are dried and crumbled, then washed to remove dirt and sand. Eventually only the remains of the fruits, flowers, leaves and bark eaten by the elephants are left behind. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 12, 2019 - 12:50 am
MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick. The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les and Paula Ansley, stumbled across the idea a year ago after learning that elephants eat a variety of fruits and...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:14 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Animal rights activists say that Zimbabwe has sent about 30 young elephants to China where they will be held in zoos. The Humane Society International said the elephants, estimated to be 2 to 6 years old, were separated from maternal herds and held at Zimbabwe's Hwange...
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October 21, 2019 - 6:20 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean authorities say at least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in the country's biggest national park amid a serious drought. National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo on Monday called the situation at Hwange...
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In this Oct. 5, 2019, photo released by the Department of National Parks, two elephants are seen stuck on the edge of the Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand. A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand's national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. (Department of National Parks via AP)
October 06, 2019 - 1:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday...
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FILE - This 2016 file photo provided by the Santa Barbara, Calif., Zoo shows Little Mac, its 48-year-old Asian elephant. Little Mac has been euthanized after a sharp decline in her health The zoo says Little Mac was euthanized Wednesday night, Sept. 25, 2019 in her exhibit yard, surrounded by keepers and staff. She came to the zoo from India in 1972 with another female Asian elephant, Sujatha, who was euthanized last year. The zoo says her decline began in June with the onset of new medical issues in addition to other problems common in geriatric elephants. (Santa Barbara Zoo via AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 11:32 am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Little Mac, a 48-year-old Asian elephant that was a fixture at the Santa Barbara Zoo for nearly all her life, was euthanized this week after a sharp decline in health, officials said. The zoo said Little Mac was euthanized around 7 p.m. Wednesday in her exhibit yard,...
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In this photo taken August 25, 2012 a herd of elephants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. A CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference being held in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, is expected to decide later Tuesday weather to allow the capture of wild African elephants for export beyond Africa, with U.S. and Europe campaigning against the practice and with nations like China, Zimbabwe, and Botswana pressing to allow the trade. (AP Photo/Kevin Andreson)
August 27, 2019 - 8:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to limit the controversial sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, to the delight of conservationists but the dismay of some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts say the Tuesday vote at a conference in Geneva on trade in endangered...
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