Dynamic, real-time reactions to elephant-oriented news, conservation efforts, and sustainable innovations from Southern Africa and around the globe.
Heroes don't always wear capes.
It takes a village.
(Which aren't actually wrinkles at all.)
Conservation gets another boost from technology.
Lammie the elephant has had a life of heartbreak. Now animal-rights groups are seeking her release.
Honest Abe rejected the idea of turning the US's wilderness into an elephant playground.
Through redistributing elephant populations, a public-private-civil-society partnership is trying to save ecosystems in two African countries.
This is what happens when artists and conservationists collaborate.
As a species, Asian elephants once numbered as many as one million. Today, there are just about 40,000 globally.
Good news for India's Captive Elephants
New England animal patriots seek release of three elephants in zoo
Don't care about the Super Bowl? Root for the Rams (the species, not the team)
Endangered Sumatran rhinos would rather fight than mate.
You've captured over 20 elephants and are ready to translocate them to their new home. All that stands in the way is 1,000 miles of mostly unpaved roads and an international border crossing. This is Moving Giants: On The Road.
China reenforces ivory ban with new campaign aimed at travelers and "souvenirs"
Elephants: 1, Oil Company: 0
Baby elephant knocks over selfie-taking tourists
These anti-poaching rangers are pulling out all the stops to protect elephants. This is Part 5 of Moving Giants.
Kenya's unlikely elephant keeper, Dorothy Sasha Lowuekuduk braves dangerous work to nurture elephants.
It's trunk versus trunk in a savanna showdown!
Can an already extinct animal help its relative from going extinct? This organization says yes.
A new study has found that elephants living in zoos see great changes in their body weight over a 100-month period, which directly correlates to their teeth.
Which North American zoo was named this year's worst for elephants?
An entire port for shipping and supplying war elephants was just discovered in Egypt.
North American zoos are not good homes for elephants.
No more elephants at the circus.
Elephant organizations rally together to save the life of Tim, the iconic 6-ton elephant of Amboselli National Park, who had gotten stuck in the mud.
Watch as one of the world's leading authorities on translocating elephants begins the process of moving 200 giants from South Africa to Mozambique.
Somehow ivory has become a point of distraction in the Brexit vote -- here's why.
An award-winning photographer is helping gain sympathy for victimized elephants in India.
"If we can’t save our largest land mammal from extinction what hope is there for our other endangered species!?" -Charlotte Mary Pack, Artist
Elephants are the talk of the UN's annual climate conference. But they're not the elephants we usually cover in Moving Giants.
To protect elephants, we have to know where they are. Turns out, an existing technology might make it easier for us to do just that.
The UN's COP24 opens in Poland with an eye on Africa.
Mozambique lost almost all of its wildlife in a devastating civil war. Now it is bringing back elephants, which are a critical component to an ecosystem's survival.
Put your money where your passion is.
How technology is helping save elephant lives in Gabon, Congo, and Kenya
Can't wait to see it? Neither can we.
An elephant walks into a court room...
The Bronx Zoo, which has been criticized for housing elephants in a climate for which they are not suited, had to euthanize one of its three elephants today.
The first ever elephant hospital is now open for business.
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.