Thai rangers rescue six stranded baby elephants from mud pit

Environment Mar 30, 2019

Thai rangers rescue six stranded baby elephants from mud pit

Six baby elephants separated from their parents and trapped in a muddy pit for days have been rescued by park rangers in rural Thailand, officials said Saturday. Patrolling rangers chanced upon the struggling herd in a national park east of Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon, park ...

National 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

National Dec 16, 2013

Keepers teach orphaned elephants to raise young

by Hisashi Sasaki

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 ...