A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities
Some countries are calling for stronger protections for all African elephants, while countries in southern Africa, where populations are better protected...
The youngest elephant in the centre's care is Larro, 10 months.
Now, researchers say this well-honed fear of bees could be used to help repel the majestic beasts in places where they risk conflicts with humans.
Did you know African elephants can live up to 70 years
The decision, which must be approved by parliament, comes after a consultation in which 88 percent of the 70,000 respondents were in favour of such a ban....
While the outlook for elephants looks good in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, in Central Africa, there have been dramatic losses of elephant populations...
According to Tumwesigye, the elephants under captivity must walk for 3 to 4 times a day. This keeps their joints in motion.
Females live in close-knit families and often have young calves at their side, while bulls tend to be more solitary
They found that the elephants slept only two hours per day on average, usually sometime between 2:00 am and 6:00 am.
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