Dynamic, real-time reactions to elephant-oriented news, conservation efforts, and sustainable innovations from Southern Africa and around the globe.
Is it possible to have too many elephants? That's the question answered in the first episode of "Moving Giants."
Veterans are channeling their unique skills and training into service-oriented work protecting animals.
The conundrum? Evolution is supposed to take millions or billions of years to render any meaningful changes in a species so what in the heck is going on?
NGOs usually facilitate people adopting animals to protect them. But now one NGO is protecting elephants by ... adopting seven villages?
How did the elephant turn red?
Instead of hunting lions, aspiring Maasai warriors now compete for prizes in a biennial Olympics
Animal welfare groups are pretty clear on why riding elephants is so unethical. Some folks still haven't gotten the message.
Elephant polo in Thailand suffers death blow -- which is good news for elephants
High tech and innovation are an important strategy in saving the lives of elephants, but we shouldn't forget that sometimes you gotta go straight up old school.
Nosey the performing elephant suffered years of abuse. Now she is being recognized by NJ, which named a law in her honor.
Elephants can tell us a lot about ourselves. They might also be able to help us shape our future.
Climate change is real. But who can we enlist to help reverse global temperatures? Calling all elephants!
We've long known elephants were smart but this demonstrates a new level of cognition that we previously thought was distinctly human.
Vietnam unchains the elephants of Yok Don National park.
After working on the most dangerous movie ever made, a wild man is tamed by elephants.
A mob destroyed this town's relationship with elephants. Can a new initiative save it?
Spiritual people in the city of Mysore are queuing up for elephant dung.
Elephants are not performers. That's the most important reason they should not be making the arduous journey to Hawaii.
London hosts an international conference bent on protecting elephants, pandas, pangolins and other threatened and endangered species.
On International Day of the Girl, let's acknowledge the bosses in elephant life -- the ladies.
An elephant in Iceland? Hear me out.
Elephants at a Thai zoo face a terrible choice: perform difficult underwater dance routines, or face the consequences.
Now you see it, now you don't. And we're not just talking about extinction.
Countries are lining up to help save elephants by protecting this body part -- and it isn't tusks.
People go to great lengths to prevent, minimize or get rid of wrinkles. Elephants, on the other hand, use them to survive.
Whether it was a predator or a hunter's trap, this baby elephant is suffering without its trunk. And experts are divided over whether it will live or die.
This week and next, sports teams with elephant mascots will take center stage. Will pachyderms prevail?
Elephant-tail-hair jewelry is all the rage in Vietnam... And if we don't stymie the demand, it could be coming to markets much closer to home.
How to be a responsible tourist on #WorldTourismDay -- and every other day.
When this band found out that a Florida circus was using their music in an act with abused elephants, they did something extraordinary.
Only six elephants remain in one of the most polluted cities in the world, now authorities are struggling to find them a better home.
Once he was convicted for killing elephants -- more than 70. Now Kenya's John Sumokwo is an elephants'-rights activist.
Maybe we'd be more alarmed at the rate that rhinos are being poached if we knew more about them. Consider this your crash course.
On the International Day of Peace, remember that, when it comes to human conflict, wildlife often suffer the consequences.
A new art installation is covering the streets of London in bright, beautiful rhinos to raise awareness about the species plight.
Watch as elephants pay their final respects to a fallen friend in a video that has gone viral.
This week, a tea planation was designated "Certified Elephant Friendly." It's the first and only in the world.
Mountain goats certainly belong in the mountains. But not in the mountains of Olympic National Park, where they are an invasive species that is destroying the habitat. So they're being moved to a habitat where they are native, 100 miles away.
As we've learned again and again, laws don't stop demand.
Rangers in Kenya are getting sophisticated assistance in the war against poaching. And when you are in a war, you need military-level thinking.
If Plan A doesn't pan out, go to Plan Bee.
Elephanatics is trying to ban ivory sales in, of all places, Canada.
Elephants and giraffes and snowfall... wait, WHAT?!
Elephants already have plenty to fear from poachers after their ivory. Now a new, nauseating consumer demand is putting them in danger in Southeast Asia.
Humans are the problem. Can AI help other humans solve it?
To combat poachers, two Mozambique parks are getting help from above.
Bull elephants and Bach might seem an odd pairing but pianist Paul Barton has brought them together.
While you and your family are kicking back and enjoying the holiday, think of the poor elephant working in one of the many cruel industries that "employ" them.
As climate change intensifies, so should our fear for elephants.
Teddy Bridgewater is not the only big name being traded this month from New York to New Orleans. There's also two elephants happy to make the journey.
Love yourself an eggplant? Thank an elephant.
Last month, Jim Justus Nyamu began an ambitious effort to travel on foot from his home country of Kenya to South Africa, all to call attention to the dwindling numbers of elephants in Africa. The primary source of their declining numbers? Illegal poaching.
India is making moves to prevents its trains from killing elephants.
Elephants can protect humans from space. So can bats. And ants. And goats.
Elephants were used as a weapon of war as early as 280 BC.
Perhaps they were born free, but they were still portrayed in cages on animal cracker packaging. This week, they will be "released" into the wild.
Blue elephants and elephants with polka-dots? Imagination is the only limitation at this elephant art festival.
#WorldMosquitoDay celebrates the anniversary of the breakthrough medical moment that confirmed mosquitoes transmit malaria, a critical first step in fighting the disease.
It's #WorldPhotographyDay and these photos will inspire you.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at 80, after a brief illness.
Taking note of the fear that elephants have of bees, some researchers are studying how bees can be used to keep elephants from entering into conflict with humans.
It's National Non-Profit Day and we're celebrating these eight non-profits thinking outside the box to help save elephants.
Ernest Mokganedi was a "visionary man, who believed that building bridges between nations throughout Africa was an essential ingredient for the future success of our continent, its people and wildlife."
We've long known that elephants are less susceptible to cancer than other mammals. A new study is finally answering why. Could this discovery help unlock future cancer cures?
So concerned are elephants about bees, in fact, that one expert believes they have a special alarm that they sound when they hear bees swarming.
We scoured twitter to find the most interesting #WorldElephantDay tweets!
Moving Giants is a project that will translocate 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique.
Helping to save elephant habitats can be as easy as becoming a more conscious coffee consumer. #WorldElephantDay
Welcome to Moving Giants.
In launching our website and overall campaign today, we aim to bring visitors multi-media coverage of elephant- and conservation-oriented news from Southern Africa and around the world.
The name "Moving Giants" refers to an elephant-translocation project that is moving 200 elephants from a South Africa nature reserve (which has more elephants than its ecosystem can handle sustainably) to a national park in Mozambique (which at the beginning of the year had just eight elephants).