There are only 25 remaining giant tusker elephants in the world; 15 are in Africa. With Satao II gone, the number has gone down.
After news of African forest elephants taking over 90 years for its population to recover due to slow breeding, its cousin, Africa's savanna elephants, are dwindling in numbers.
The severity of elephant poaching in South Africa has escalated through the years, and this could still worsen. A new study reveals that it would take about a century, 90 years to be exact, for elephants to re-breed and overcome what they have lost.
Namibian desert elephants tend to survive more, not because of genetics, but of their knowledge and survival skills.
5 days old elephant was sink into a puddle and could not get out ,before the rescuers came ,the elephant mother was stay at here .
To rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned elephants that lost their mothers to ivory poachers, Silent Heroes and the African Wildlife Trust has partnered to build the first elephant orphanage in Tanzania and is expected to open in March.
Elephants are long-lived animals that continue to reproduce at an old age. Researchers believe this provides both the individual and offspring with certain advantages, including passing down valuable environmental and social knowledge.
Female elephants are the matriarchs of their social groups. Researchers discovered that when a female elephant is killed by a poacher, their daughter readily steps in to fill her shoes. This suggests the animals have an unwavering resilience to pressure by humans.
Birmingham Zoo veterinarians have teamed up with engineers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham to develop a new, innovative and incredibly strong resin to prevent a crack in an elephant’s tusk from worsening.
Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined the 96 Elephants campaign to end illegal poaching of African elephant tusks.
African elephants are the leading cause behind the tree-density loss in Kruger National Park. A new study sheds light on how conservationists can maintain sustainable preserves while reducing the effects of the growing number of tree-eating elephants.
Using ivory DNA, scientists have identified two major elephant poaching hotspots, a discovery that may help police trace the origin of an illegal trade that is decimating African elephant populations.
It's no secret that elephants continue to be threatened by the illegal ivory trade - an industry fueled by wealthy investors and a growing number of poachers looking to strike it rich. However, some conservationists have long contended that protecting healthy populations could help mitigate losses caused by frequently poached groups. Now, a new review is condemning this little-known strategy, claiming that it could doom an entire species of African elephant to extinction.
In what would seem like a small victory, an elephant poacher was killed recently in Kenya by wildlife rangers, the Kenya Wildlife Service said Tuesday.