There are only 25 remaining giant tusker elephants in the world; 15 are in Africa. With Satao II gone, the number has gone down.
On tonight's episode of "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" the animal enthusiast searchers for Kenya's giant spitting cobra -- a snake that delivers the most venomous bite of all Cobras. Dominic is also nearly trampled by an injured elephant in the savannahs. Don’t miss it!
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.
The citizen-science website FossilFinder.org, started by a university and an institute and featuring thousands of images of Kenya's Lake Turkana Basin, is a place where you too can find and help ID ancient bits. Stone tools and hominid info have been found in the basin in the past. Researchers go there in February, to follow up the photo finds.
Nearly half of all camels in Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a new study shows. These findings shed light on the role the desert animals might play in transmitting this emerging disease to humans.
Western Serpentiform Skinks, a remote species that looks like a snake but has the arms and tongue of a lizard, have been considered extinct for a long time. But a recent photographed sighting in Kenya suggests there is hope – and more to learn about this reclusive species.
A new online program called Fossil Finds allows people to become archaeologists in their own homes. Satellite images captured by drones and kites are uploaded for people to examine for fossils.
In the first unified effort to move against wildlife trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance has formed and plans to meet in the fall. Who will be its members?
Protecting African elephants may become easier with intrepid sniffer dogs, recently graduated from a training program in Africa. They're being installed in which cities' ports?
Stone tools recently discovered in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya are the oldest yet discovered, dating back 3.3 million years, and now they are challenging our long-held notion of early human history.
The last known male northern white rhino on Earth is under heavy guard in Kenya as conservationists struggle to save the species from certain 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.
The animal kingdom lost a beloved friend when poachers in Kenya killed the world famous elephant named Satao solely for his ivory - a "monumental" loss, experts say.