A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers.
A man in Thailand used CPR to save the life of a baby elephant that was struck by a motorbike while crossing a road in the southeastern province of Chanthaburi.
Rescue worker Mana Srivate, who was off-duty when the accident occurred on Sunday, has performed dozens of resuscitations in his 26-year career, but this was the first time he’s done it on an elephant, BBC reported.
A new baby elephant was born in Japan’s oldest zoo, and staff members are now asking for help in naming him.
The public had their first glimpse of the male calf on Tuesday at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Taito Ward, according to Reuters. He was born on Oct. 31.
Shortly after being rescued from a deteriorated zoo in Pakistan, the elephant nicknamed “the world’s loneliest” has found himself a new pal at his new home.
Finding sanctuary: Kaavan is a 36-year-old, 9,000-pound elephant that has languished in Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad for over 30 years before he was transferred to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Monday, reported the New York Post.
A baby elephant from Chiang Mai in north Thailand went viral after hiding behind a utility pole when farmers caught it eating sugarcane.
The picture, posted on Facebook on Sunday, shows the baby elephant hiding behind a pole as farmers shine their light on the culprit, according to The Star.
A soon-to-be mother elephant died while standing in a river after eating a pineapple filled with firecrackers in Kerala’s Silent Valley, India.
The elephant was found standing still in the river on May 27, according to Sky News. The animal reportedly wandered at least five to 10 kilometers (6 miles) in the woods to find food, but it was unclear where she found the pineapple.
Singer Cher celebrated after hearing a Pakistani court agreed to release Kaavan, the lonely elephant at Islamabad Zoo, and bring him to a “suitable sanctuary.”
The 74-year-old singer celebrated the news on Friday when she described this as “one of the greatest moments” of her life, according to AFP.
A video of an orphaned baby elephant returning to her caretaker after she was rejected by her herd is melting hearts online.
The elephant, named Chabakeaw, was found and rescued by wildlife officers on April 4. She was alone and trapped in mud in Bueng Kan, Thailand, according to Daily Mail.
An activist in Thailand is calling for change for an ailing 70-year-old elephant which is allegedly forced to work consecutive nights at a festival in Kandy, Sri Lanka despite her alarming condition.
Shocking footage of elephant calves being captured on August 8 and abused before being sold off to Chinese zoos shows that ivory isn’t the only thing being illegally traded.
Wildlife organizations are cracking down on the illegal ivory trade, but capturing wild elephants on the other hand is legal in Zimbabwe albeit done through secret operations.
An incredible moment passed when two adult elephants came to the rescue of a calf drowning in a swimming pool at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.
Surveillance footage released by the zoo on June 18 shows the baby elephant playing in the water near the adult elephants when the calf suddenly loses its balance and falls into the enclosure’s pool, according to ABC News.
A heart-wrenching video of an injured elephant in in agonizing pain in Sri Lanka recently emerged on social media. The male elephant reportedly collapsed in a puddle of mud near a jungle and was unable to get up.
In the touching footage, rescuers from Kottukachchiya in Sri Lanka are seen comforting the hurt elephant as it lays in the mud. Locals who responded to save the poor animal reportedly discovered that a nail was hammered on one of its legs, according to the Daily Mail.