U.K. soldier on Malawi anti-poaching mission killed by elephant

World May 8, 2019

U.K. soldier on Malawi anti-poaching mission killed by elephant

A British soldier serving in Malawi with an anti-poaching operation has been killed by an elephant, the defense ministry said Tuesday. Mathew Talbot was on patrol Sunday in Liwonde National Park when "he was killed by an elephant," a spokesman told AFP. The director of Malawi's ...

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 ...