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Instagram Influencer Sparks Outrage After Posing Naked on Top of Endangered Elephant in Bali

Alesya Kafelnikova

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.

Alesya Kafelnikova received backlash for the short video she posted on Feb. 13, where she was filmed lying naked on top of a “critically endangered” Sumatran elephant, according to The Sun.

Thai Rescue Worker Revives Baby Elephant Hit by Motorbike Using CPR

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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.

‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Meets First Friend in 8 Years at New Home in Cambodia


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.

‘Trusting’ Pregnant Elephant Killed in India After Man Feeds Her Pineapple Filled With Explosives


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.

Elephants Squad Up to Rescue Baby From Drowning at South Korean Zoo

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. 

Endangered Asian Elephant Found With a Nail Hammered in Its Leg in Sri Lanka

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.