Category: elephant

Endangered rhino numbers soar by 1000% in Tanzania after crackdown on poaching gangs. Elephant populations have also increased from 43,330 in 2014 to over 60,000 presently.

An elephant learned from its mates about a sanctuary, and when poachers injured him, he used this second-hand knowledge to seek help from humans in the sanctuary.

Photo : The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust / Facebook

After years of torture in a circus in Hawaii, this poor elephant called Tyke managed to escape injuring staff on its way out, Police then shot him 100 times which eventually killed him. Tyke’s story is a powerful reminder about the horrors that animals still face in circuses today. Don’t let Tyke be forgotten.

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All mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds take roughly 20 seconds to empty their bladders. That includes everything from domestic cats to elephants—and an elephant’s bladder holds several bathtubs worth of urine.

An elephant-sized sloth existed and went extinct only 10,000 years ago. It was one of the largest land mammals, measuring up to 6m (20ft) and weighing 4 tons.

Photo : Nobu Tamura / wikipedia

A researcher once played a recording of an elephant who had died. The sound was coming from a speaker hidden in a thicket. The elephant family went wild calling, looking all around. The dead elephant’s daughter called for days afterward. The researchers never again did such a thing.

There is a natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland that looks like a giant elephant.

There is a service called sendshit that will anonymously ship your enemies a quart or gallon of cow, elephant or gorilla shit.

A 30-year-old elephant named Ben sought help at a safari lodge after being shot by poachers. The elephant waited patiently near the lodge for the 6 hours it took for a vet to fly in and dress his 3 bullet wounds. source source1

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