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#Elephants

# elephants - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

200 elephants to be moved to Mozambique as part of effort to prevent falling numbers

The operation will be one of the country’s largest ever elephant relocations.

# elephants - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave Monkey Business This post contains videos

Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave

Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.

# elephants - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Trump says he will KEEP ban on elephant trophies in US, reversing his earlier decision

The importation of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies to the US was authorised this week, before being reversed.

# elephants - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

# elephants - Friday 7 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge People are loving this video of Dublin Zoo's newest baby elephant taking her first steps Baby Steps

# elephants - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

It took a 22-month pregnancy but Dublin Zoo has a new elephant calf

She is the first calf born to the first Asian elephant born in the zoo.

# elephants - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India

Locals said the second elephant was electrocuted while trying to pull the first one away from the electricity pole.

# elephants - Monday 6 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge The elephants at Dublin Zoo have been cooling off in the most adorable way Splashy Splashy

# elephants - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge There were three elephants just lounging on a green in Tallaght today Elephant In The Room

# elephants - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

'Some people just care about money': Thailand under pressure over bizarre animal shows

The country’s treatment of animals is coming under increasing scrutiny from animal rights groups.

# elephants - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Thousands of elephants are killed in Africa every year - and China is partly to blame

Researchers said prices for raw ivory in China had risen from $750 (550 euros) per kilo in 2010 to $2,100 (1,540 euros) in 2014.

# elephants - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers

Today the zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor this year.

# elephants - Friday 17 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge There's a 'herd of elephants' from Dublin Zoo wandering around the city centre Trunk Call

# elephants - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dublin Zoo's baby elephant caught on camera cuddling up to its mammy will melt your heart Squee

# elephants - Monday 8 September, 2014

Two endangered elephants found dead with their tusks removed

There are fewer than 3,000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild.

# elephants - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Oh just some elephants dancing to a lady playing the violin Elephants

Oh just some elephants dancing to a lady playing the violin

They’ve got good ears for music.

# elephants - Friday 18 July, 2014

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

# elephants - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish people could learn a thing or two from these rain-loving elephants Ever Seen The Rain?

Irish people could learn a thing or two from these rain-loving elephants

These elephants love the rain. Love it.

# elephants - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# elephants - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

# elephants - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Elephants rescue tiny calf from being pulled away by the current Animal Kingdom

# elephants - Monday 20 January, 2014

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

Video column: Is there a viable solution to ivory poaching?

There were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Today, thanks to widespread poaching, that number has dropped to 500,000.

# elephants - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Baby elephants play with footballs at Thai conservation centre Pass It

Baby elephants play with footballs at Thai conservation centre

Their footwork is quite impressive.

# elephants - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Elephant family reunion is simply adorable Elepham

WATCH: Elephant family reunion is simply adorable

Elephants never forget family.

# elephants - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 pictures of humans hugging animals that will make you feel better Hug It Out

13 pictures of humans hugging animals that will make you feel better

You’ll probably be a bit emotional by the end. In a good way.

# elephants - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

France to keep 'death row' elephants... and Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot had threatened to move to Russia if France did not guarantee the safety of two elephants with TB.

# elephants - Saturday 5 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Not sure what to do with the Christmas tree? Feed it to an elephant In Pictures This post contains images

Not sure what to do with the Christmas tree? Feed it to an elephant

That’s what tree-sellers in Berlin did, anyway.

# elephants - Friday 4 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France. Au Revoir

Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.

The French actress says she will follow Gerard Depardieu’s lead and move to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.

# elephants - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Elephants survive a stay in Siberia... thanks to two cases of vodka

Something to bear in mind the next time you find yourself on a circus tour abandoned in wintry Russia.

# elephants - Friday 7 December, 2012

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup Sounds Crap This post contains a poll

Coffee picked from elephant dung costs €40 a cup

The coffee, produced in Thailand, is said to be among the most expensive in the world.

# elephants - Friday 2 November, 2012

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech Chatty This post contains videos

Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

Koshik the 22-year-old Asian elephant tucks his trunk inside his mouth to mimick human speech, scientists say.

# elephants - Friday 26 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Elephants love pumpkins, here's the evidence Elephantom This post contains images

Elephants love pumpkins, here's the evidence

Stuffing their faces at Dublin Zoo.

# elephants - Friday 23 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of baby elephants from around the world Elephant Friday This post contains images

It's Friday, so here's a slideshow of baby elephants from around the world

Because it’s been a tough week…

# elephants - Friday 23 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Fears over superstore plans; the mystery of the space ball; and how Christmas movies might have been.

Surprise! Elephants have six toes on each foot

After 300 years of thinking they only had 20 toes, we have now discovered that they have 24.

# elephants - Thursday 27 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps Boo At The Zoo This post contains images

Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps

Dublin Zoo kicked off the Halloween festivities with some tasty treats for the animals…

# elephants - Sunday 24 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# elephants - Thursday 23 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Seven elephants killed by train in India India

Seven elephants killed by train in India

Animals died trying to free trapped baby elephants.

# elephants - Friday 27 August, 2010

HERE’S SOMETHING to put you in a nice mood for your weekend: meet Tara and Bella, an animal match made in ele-heaven.

Elephants who have served their time in zoos around America pack their trunks (sorry) and set up home at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, where they are able to replicate the experience of freedom on a 2,700-acre farm.

Most, when they arrive, tend to find a friend with which they spent almost all of their time – largely those of their own particular breed, with the sanctuary housing a small number of African elephants as well as Asian ones.

In Tarra’s case, though, her friend “just happens to be a dog” – Bella, one of the many strays that finds an accidental home on the farm.

Nobody knew just how close the pair had become, however, until Bella picked up a spinal cord injury and found her friend holding an unusual vigil.