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Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

Asia Pacific Sep 27, 2018

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last six elephants at work in the polluted city could be just around the corner. After years of pressure from activists who accuse the animals' owners ...

Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

World / Crime & Legal Sep 21, 2018

Botswana fights claims of rampant elephant poaching

Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses of animals allegedly slaughtered for ivory — some with tusks still intact. Elephants Without Borders (EWB) claimed two weeks ago that it had discovered ...

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

World / Science & Health Aug 8, 2018

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

Elephants snatched from the wild and conscripted to haul logs in Myanmar's timber industry live on average five years less than working elephants born in captivity, researchers said Tuesday. The older an elephant is at the time of capture, the more likely it is to ...

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

Asia Pacific Dec 31, 2017

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

China's complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing's efforts to rein in what was once the world's largest market for illegal ivory. "From today ... the buying and selling of elephant ivory and goods by ...

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

World / Offbeat Nov 5, 2017

Elephant's paintings auctioned in Hungary

Paintings created by an Indian elephant who enjoys wielding a brush were auctioned off by a Hungarian traveling circus on Saturday. Three of 42-year-old elephant Sandra's abstract canvasses, with colored lines flowing across them resembling rivers, fetched about 40,000 forints ($150) each. A painting depicting Sandra ...