Mar 12, 2017

Elephant kills Thai handler at Wakayama amusement facility

An animal handler died Sunday after being hit by the trunk of an elephant at an amusement facility complex in Wakayama Prefecture, police said. Wichai Madee, from Thailand, and another handler were washing the animal in a cage at Adventure World in the resort town ...

Keepers teach orphaned elephants to raise young

Dec 16, 2013

Keepers teach orphaned elephants to raise young

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African elephants brought to zoos in Japan are often unable to raise their offspring because many lost their parents to poaching by ivory hunters. But they are smart enough to learn from their keepers, said Osamu Shiina, who cares for the animals at a prefectural-run ...