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Elephants are living treasures, they are nature's gardeners −their intelligence, empathy and caring for each other are just a few of their amazing qualities. This“keystone species” are battling for their own survival, every day.   Despite worldwide awareness, elephants are yet inexcusable from its shrinking numbers.    In the land of Golden Pagodas, Myanmar, elephants are surprisingly treated with great care. However, major threats still exist...   Threats such as increased deforestation, the human population overgrowth, poaching, and illegal wild elephant capture all play a part in the crisis in Myanmar.   Statistically, the Myanmar government has stated, in 8 year-period from 2010 to 2018, there are...

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Two Indianapolis Zoo elephants, Kalina and Nyah, last March  both died from a virus known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) that causes fatal hemorrhagic disease in elephants, mainly Asian elephants. The zoo staff had been testing the blood of their elephants twice a week for the virus until May 3 which results shows negative on any of the remaining elephants. Nyah, a 6-year-old female African elephant passed away from the virus on March 19. One week later, an 8-year-old female African elephant at the zoo named Kalina died of the virus. Both were experiencing mild stomach aches and loss of...

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Laos, for centuries, has been known of its large population of elephants, thus making it called as Lan Xang or “Land of a Million Elephants” in English. But these huge cultural icon has been facing a crisis for so long not known to most of Laos people. There have been a total of 800 elephants still left in the country, around 400 wild elephants and 400 in captivity, as estimated by the Laos government and conversation groups.   "Both populations are not sustainable and are actually declining," says Anabel López Pérez, a biologist from Spain with the Elephant Conservation Center....

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Elephant, Elephants, Queen -

Great moments are best kept in a photograph. It gives people easy access on reminiscing the good times and the past. Just like how Will Burrard-Lucas, a British photographer gets a shot of a lifetime on capturing the beauty and magnificence of Kenya’s ‘Big Tusker’ - who he calls the Elephant Queen - that freely roams around the natural landscape of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. The huge female elephant with long tusks curving right above the ground is a rare and extraordinary sight as there are only less than 30 kind of them that still exist in Africa. “It was...

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“Do unto others what you would want done unto you” is a well-known saying that does not only apply for the humans but also to animals. A poacher met his almost ironic fate Monday, after wildlife unleashed their own “hunt”. The suspected rhino poacher’s skull and a pair of trouser was the only remains that was found after being killed by an elephant and eaten by lions while hunting in the Kruger National Park, a South African National Park on Monday, April 6 together with four other poachers targeting rhinos.   Based on the statement given, the alleged poacher was...

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