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Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step...

A large majority of countries voted in Geneva to prohibit the transfer of elephants caught in the wild to so-called captive facilities

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Wildlife meet mulls trade rules to counter...

Some countries are calling for stronger protections for all African elephants, while countries in southern Africa, where populations are better protected...

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At Kenyan orphanage, baby elephants find...

The youngest elephant in the centre's care is Larro, 10 months.

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Bee scent could repel elephants, prevent...

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.

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Did you know elephants can live up to 70...

Did you know African elephants can live up to 70 years

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Britain to ban ivory sales

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....

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Elephant poaching declines in East Africa...

While the outlook for elephants looks good in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, in Central Africa, there have been dramatic losses of elephant populations...

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Understanding elephants in Uganda

According to Tumwesigye, the elephants under captivity must walk for 3 to 4 times a day. This keeps their joints in motion.

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Elephants hide by day, forage at night to...

Females live in close-knit families and often have young calves at their side, while bulls tend to be more solitary

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Elephants are insomniacs, sleeping just 2...

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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Hollywood star joins ‘Save Murchison...

“Don’t say that. When I heard in whispers that the majestic falls are to go away I was in tears. But why? That will be a tragedy..."