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20

Aug

Poachers killed more than 100,000 elephants in 3 yearsPoaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.

Poachers killed more than 100,000 elephants in 3 years
Poaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.

30

Jul

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and ratsElephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and rats
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

23

Jul

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and ratsElephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and rats
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

03

Jul

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New graphic novel aims to teach kids about ivory poaching

16

Jun

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachersKnown for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers’ killed by poachers
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.

04

May

Secret lives of elephants revealed by videos, audio clipsResearchers have captured video and audio that tells us much about the species and could one day lead to better anti-poaching technology.

Secret lives of elephants revealed by videos, audio clips
Researchers have captured video and audio that tells us much about the species and could one day lead to better anti-poaching technology.

13

Mar

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Elephants can tell humans apart by language and gender

12

Mar

Elephant smashes house, then saves crying babyThe infant’s parents watched in amazement as the pachyderm carefully removed rubble from their crying child before returning to the forest.

Elephant smashes house, then saves crying baby
The infant’s parents watched in amazement as the pachyderm carefully removed rubble from their crying child before returning to the forest.

11

Mar

Elephants may have a specific alarm call for ‘human!’New research on African elephants suggests the highly intelligent animals use a specific ‘word’ — a low, distinct rumbling noise — to warn their friends and families about the presence of people.

Elephants may have a specific alarm call for ‘human!’
New research on African elephants suggests the highly intelligent animals use a specific ‘word’ — a low, distinct rumbling noise — to warn their friends and families about the presence of people.

18

Feb

Asian elephants console each other when in distressHighlighting elephants’ intelligence and social qualities, including empathy, is important to conservation efforts.

Asian elephants console each other when in distress
Highlighting elephants’ intelligence and social qualities, including empathy, is important to conservation efforts.