Man revives baby elephant using CPR: How does that work?

A viral video shows a rescue worker in Thailand successfully reviving a baby elephant using CPR after the animal was struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in the southeastern province of Chanthaburi.  After performing CPR, the rescuer, Mana Srivate, was able to get the elephant back on its feet, Reuters reported. But how […]

Second young elephant dies from virus at New York zoo

This photo, provided by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, shows elephant calf, Ajay, with his big brother, Batu, age 5, in Syracuse, N.Y. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced the death of Ajay, an Asian elephant calf, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. He died from Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus, which poses a high risk to young elephants. […]

Baby elephant dies suddenly, just before 2nd birthday

This photo, provided by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, shows elephant calf, Ajay, with his big brother, Batu, age 5, in Syracuse, N.Y. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced the death of Ajay, an Asian elephant calf, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. He died from Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus, which poses a high risk to young elephants. […]

loneliest elephant heads to Cambodia after Cher campaign

Kavaan (in enclosure at right) is set to be flown to Cambodia following a campaign by pop star Cher to free the elephant Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the “world’s loneliest elephant” embarked Sunday on a mammoth move from Pakistan to retirement in a Cambodian sanctuary. The famed […]

Elephant hoisted from deep well in India

The elephant had fallen some 20 metres (70 feet) into the well, and had to be lifted out with a crane A wild elephant that fell into a well in southern India was lifted out with a crane following a 16-hour rescue mission involving dozens of rangers and firefighters. The elephant fell more than 20 […]

Elephant genetics guide conservation — ScienceDaily

A large-scale study of African elephant genetics in Tanzania reveals the history of elephant populations, how they interact, and what areas may be critical to conserve in order to preserve genetic diversity for species conservation. The study, by researchers at Penn State, appears online in the journal Ecology & Evolution and is the first to […]

The further adventures of the elephant brothers

Credit: Fauna & Flora International Over a month has passed since a pair of pachyderms packed their trunks and went walkabout in West Africa, and their wanderlust shows no sign of being sated any time soon. After leaving the relative safety of their long-term residence in Guinea’s Ziama Massif in August, the two African forest […]