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  • Researcher unravels century-old woolly tale to find truth behind massive bones

    07/06/2015 8:16:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | Jul 03, 2015 | by Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Animals go extinct, places too. And stories change. Boaz, a small village in Richland County, Wis., has only 156 people these days. There are a half-dozen streets, a couple of taverns, a small park with a baseball diamond and, on the outskirts, a historic marker describing the village's lone claim to fame: "the Boaz Mastodon." The story on the marker is the one that's been told to schoolchildren for almost a century as they stare up at the mastodon skeleton, enshrined in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum. It is a story that, until now, has endured largely unchanged: One...
  • First comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome completed

    07/02/2015 1:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-02-2015 | Provided by University of Chicago Medical Center
    The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Credit: Giant Screen Films © 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC ======================================================================== The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Mammoth genes that differed from their counterparts in elephants played roles in skin and hair development, fat metabolism, insulin signaling and numerous other traits. Genes linked to physical traits such as skull shape, small ears and short tails were also identified. As a...
  • GOP Elephant Pin

    05/13/2015 7:54:46 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies
    ETSY ^ | 5-13-15 | me
  • Why It's Wise to Ride an Elephant When You Visit Phuket

    05/09/2015 11:13:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    PhuketWan ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | John Everingham
    PHUKET: If you wish to help an elephant in Phuket, jump onto its back. Ride it. Buy it some bananas or sugar cane. If this seems a little demeaning to the elephant, remember its meagre alternatives; begging or going hungry. In Phuket elephants are sometimes seen in the streets, performing tricks to entertain people, begging and even going to sleep hungry. The elephants that carry tourists on short treks through the forest - and get sufficient to eat each day - are the lucky ones. These are not just animals in humiliation, they are beasts in real danger. Some experts...
  • John Kerry Takes Selfie with Baby Elephant While in Kenya

    05/03/2015 10:14:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.03.15 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Kids these days. While touring an elepant orphanage Sunday at Nairobi National Park in Kenya, it appears Secretary of State John Kerry forged an important regional ally. His selfie game, however, needs work.
  • Elephants help rescue stuck 18-wheeler in Louisiana

    04/06/2015 9:23:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    ABC 8 News (WRIC) ^ | March 25, 2015 | WRIC Newsroom
    A pair of elephants helped rescue the truck they were riding in when it got stuck in the mud on a trip from New Orleans to Dallas. It all happened on Tuesday around 7:03 a.m., when the tractor trailer transporting three elephants pulled over from Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Louisiana and accidentally got stuck in some mud, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s office said in a statement. “When deputies arrived on scene, they were astounded to find two elephants keeping the eighteen wheeler from overturning,” the sheriff’s office said. The elephants on the truck were being transported to...
  • Prehistoric stone tools bear 500,000-year-old animal residue

    03/21/2015 6:02:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | March 19, 2015 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    Tel Aviv University discovers first direct evidence early flint tools were used to butcher animal carcasses. Some 2.5 million years ago, early humans survived on a paltry diet of plants. As the human brain expanded, however, it required more substantial nourishment - namely fat and meat - to sustain it. This drove prehistoric man, who lacked the requisite claws and sharp teeth of carnivores, to develop the skills and tools necessary to hunt animals and butcher fat and meat from large carcasses. Among elephant remains some 500,000 years old at a Lower Paleolithic site in Revadim, Israel, Prof. Ran Barkai...
  • Ringling Bros. is getting rid of elephants [ 8^( ]

    03/05/2015 6:41:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    NY POST ^ | 03-05-2015 | By David K. Li
    The nation’s leading big top act – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus – will phase out elephants by 2018, succumbing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. The Associated Press reported that Ringling Bros. circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, will have its stable of 43 pachyderms live out their days at the 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
  • When liberals try to be clever with graphics it always backfires…

    10/19/2014 2:44:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The original just had the Dem logo and black type...setting aside the blatant hypocrisy this presents from the party that boos God, I thought this got fixed up pretty well.
  • Baby Elephant Takes A Tumble; Grown-Ups Rush To Its Aid (See it to believe it)

    10/03/2014 8:34:19 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 34 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sarah Barness
    When a baby elephant fell over while trying to climb out of a small ditch at Switzerland's Zoo Zürich, two adults rushed over within a few seconds to help. Footage of the event, which took place at the zoo's new Kaeng Krachan elephant house, was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 6. Though it's not clear from the video whether the baby's mother is one of the adults that comes to its aid, elephants are known to have tight bonds with herd members outside their immediate family. Mother and calf share a special connection, but adults have been known to watch...
  • Republicans Reveal New Exotic Retreat in Iceland

    08/09/2014 10:18:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    I just shocked the MSM hasn't reported on this yet. After all, the way they writeheadlines to mislead people, it's a story just waiting for MSNBC to jump all over.
  • Wash. state congressional candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad

    07/13/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 12 replies
    KOMO.com ^ | 7/13/14 | AP
    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun. The Tri-City Herald reported that the advertisement for Estakio Beltran generated a lot of criticism after it was posted last week, including from a group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011. "Mr. Beltran's ad showing him shooting a stuffed elephant - the longtime symbol of the Republican Party - is irresponsible and offensive," said the statement from...
  • Incredible sight of the elephant that cried:... held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years...

    07/09/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 05:08 EST, 7 July 2014 | By Emma Glanfield
    FULL TITLE: Incredible sight of the elephant that cried: Raju was held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years and on the day he was released tears rolled down his face Raju was held in chains for more than 50 years after being poached in India The animal bled from spiked shackles and lived on hand-outs from tourists Team from North London charity Wildlife SOS travelled to India to free animal Raju cried tears of joy after being freed from suffering on American Independence Day Five-and-a-half tonne animal driven 350 miles away to safe conservation area These incredible pictures...
  • Hamdan bin Mohammed Goes Diving With an 'Old' Friend

    03/10/2014 5:26:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014
    Crown Prince is swim-fan of 64-year-old elephantDisplaying an array of his many talents and passions, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has released a picture of him practising diving – his latest hobby. In the picture on Instagram, Sheikh Hamdan is seen diving with an elephant - Rajan. In a report in Al Bayan, sharing his feelings at diving with the elephant, a rare breed, Sheikh Hamdan said he felt happiness and wonder at swimming beside this huge animal. He was surprised to see the elephant diving and swimming. Sheikh Hamdan said he was...
  • The laws of Ivory: The Truth of Buying and Owning It

    02/16/2014 12:17:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Ebay ^ | May 4, 2010 | scrimshander2
    The biggest misconception that we hear or read about is that "all ivory is ILLEGAL to own, buy or sell". If you believe this statement then I will be selling a beautiful bridge, located in New York, on EBAY next week... no reserve! In the next few paragraphs I have put together a simple summary of the INTERNATIONAL and U.S.FISH & WILDLIFE laws which regulate the commerce of ivory, which in turn is regulated by C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on the International Trade in endangered Species) and the 'Marine Mammal Protection Act'. C.I.T.E.S. is an organization that was formed in 1973 as...
  • The Elephant Artist, no really.....

    01/26/2014 9:05:45 AM PST · by Doogle · 19 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 01/22/14 | pleaseyourselftoday
    An elephant that is an artist... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiQDPoudftE
  • Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues (article)

    01/23/2014 7:57:00 AM PST · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Elephant Shark Research Team Misses Creation Clues by Brian Thomas, M.S. * When mainstream scientists search for clues about how and when the first bony-skeleton creature evolved from a non-bony creature, do they overlook evidence showing skeletons could never evolve from non-skeletons in the first place? It appears that a large collaboration of scientists that analyzed DNA from a spectacular living fossil called an elephant shark did just that. The title of their report, published in Nature, refers to “unique insights” into evolution, but the facts actually reveal something else.1 The elephant shark, or Australian ghost shark, is a cartilaginous...
  • Elephant paints self-portrait

    10/16/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 25 replies
    wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Video.
  • WATCH: Adorable Elephant and Dog Play Catch

    09/17/2013 6:37:31 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/17/2013 | Unattributed
    It's video tugging at everyone's heart strings--an orphaned elephant and labrador playing together in the water. The BFFs live at Myrtle Beach Safari for Endangered Animals in South Carolina. Elephant and dog
  • Elephants take revenge after herd member struck by train

    08/10/2013 6:42:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 9, 2013 | KRISTEN BUTLER
    A group of 15 elephants in mourning for a herd member struck and killed by a train have reportedly taken out their anguish on nearby villages, damaging at least 10 homes and partially destroying a schoolhouse. For the last several days, the elephants have remained near the location of the fatal train accident in an ongoing vigil near the village of Matari in eastern India, and the herd has halted several other trains passing through the area. Villagers have been keeping all-night vigils themselves, in an effort to thwart the attacks and hold the elephants back with firecrackers, but so...
  • Vintage Photos of an Elephant Tea Party - 1939

    06/08/2013 4:42:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1939 | Retronaut
    1939: Elephant tea party
  • Elephant Escapes Circus and Rams Family Home

    05/28/2013 9:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 May 13
    A family in Värnamo in southern Sweden awoke on Sunday morning to find an Indian elephants wandering about in their garden after having escaped from a circus which had set up camp in the vicinity. The Enoksson family caught the whole elephantine drama on film and could be heard becoming increasingly anxious as the animal approached and collided with their house. "We became very frightened and then we heard a crash in the wall of the house," said Sofia Enoksson to the Aftonbladet daily, which has broadcast the film. The elephants had apparently evaded the attention of their handlers at...
  • Baby Elephant Outing

    04/09/2013 6:26:54 PM PDT · by rocky50 · 9 replies
    Baby elephant Navann plays in the mud pit and takes a dip in the river with his mother and nanny at Elephant Nature Park in Mae Tang, Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Energetic and full of beans!!
  • War Elephant - Photograph of Elephant with Mounted Machine Gun, circa 1914 - 1918

    02/15/2013 8:38:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 73 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1914 - 1918 | Retronaut
    The gun is John Moses Browning’s M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, aka ... Potato Digger.
  • (Strange Justice) In 1916, a Circus in Tennessee Sentenced an Elephant to Death by Hanging

    05/24/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1916, a circus in Tennessee sentenced an elephant to death by hanging In the early 1900s, it wasn't uncommon for humans to use their waxing technological prowess for the express purpose of torturing the hell out of animals. In one particularly mind-boggling incident, a five-ton circus elephant named Mary was condemned to death by hanging after her owners nixed executions by firearms, dismemberment, and electrocution. After Mary killed her handler in St. Paul, Virginia because of abuse/poor training/a toothache/some nebulous combination thereof, the proprietors of Sparks World Famous Shows executed the pachyderm in the railyards of Erwin, Tennessee on...
  • Abuse victim claims Penn State pedophilia predates Sandusky, current scandal by decades

    11/22/2011 10:07:21 PM PST · by MrEdd · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | LARRY MCSHANE
    An Arizona man claims he was sexually abused 30 years ago by a Penn State professor — and the university refused to investigate his claims. Paul McLaughlin, now of Phoenix, says the abuse began when he was just 11 and lasted from 1977-81, with an education professor and two other predators targeting him. The victim told ABC News that he made audiotapes in 2001 of conversations where Prof. Jack Neisworth admitted performing oral sex on him. “Although I had clear evidence of abuse by this professor, the university refused to act,” charged McLaughlin. “Last week’s arrest of Penn State coach...
  • (HOW ON EARTH DID THEY GET THERE? (Humor)

    07/25/2011 2:24:55 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 32 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | July 22, 2011 | HydrogenEconomy
    Please watch this.. very interesting...
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    06/11/2011 9:33:44 PM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Carpe Diem ^ | 09 June 2011 | Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...
  • Queenie, water-skiing elephant, dies at Ga. park

    06/04/2011 4:13:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Queenie, an Asian elephant who gained fame by water skiing decades ago, died this week at the Georgia theme park where she had retired.
  • ROAD RAGE!

    05/19/2011 11:17:20 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 11 replies
    NET | May 19, 2011 | swampsniper
    From Pilanesberg game reserve, South Africa. A friend passed this to me.
  • Polish hunter sues after failing to find elephant

    02/02/2011 2:58:21 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | January 2, 2011 | Dagmara Leszkowicz
    WARSAW (Reuters) – A Polish hunter who dreamt of shooting an elephant has sued a German-based travel company after it sent him to a part of Africa where he said there were no elephants to be found, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The company, Jaworski Jagdreisen, which organises hunting expeditions, insists there are elephants in the area of Zimbabwe it sent the hunter, identified only as Waldemar I, the Rzeczpospolita daily newspaper said...
  • Zoo horror as 8,000lb elephant backs female trainer into a wall and crushes her to death

    01/16/2011 4:07:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11
    An inquiry is underway after an 8,000lb elephant at a Tennessee zoo backed a trainer into a wall and crushed her to death yesterday. Knoxville Zoo said today that it had temporarily closed its elephant exhibit, while the rest of the zoo remained open. But a zoo spokesman insisted the death of 33-year-old Stephanie James was nothing more than a terrible and tragic accident. Tina Rolen, assistant director of marketing at the zoo, said: 'It's a difficult day but our staff is very professional and they are carrying on with their duties today.' She said the review of yesterday's tragedy...
  • Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'

    01/14/2011 12:08:20 AM PST · by bogusname · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Julian Ryall
    The woolly mammoth, extinct for thousands of years, could be brought back to life in as little as four years thanks to a breakthrough in cloning technology.
  • African elephant is two species, researchers say

    12/21/2010 6:00:58 PM PST · by decimon · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | December 21, 2010 | Richard Black
    Genetic researchers may have resolved a long-standing dispute by proving there are two species of African elephant.Savannah and forest elephants have been separated for at least three million years, they say, and are as distinct from each other as Asian elephants are from the extinct woolly mammoth. The researchers also made what they say are the first sequences of nuclear DNA from the extinct American mastodon. > "The divergence of the two species took place around the time of the divergence of the Asian elephant and woolly mammoths," said Michi Hofreiter, a specialist in ancient DNA at the UK's York...
  • Films, documents show WWII mission to rescue 200 Burmese refugees by elephants

    11/01/2010 8:00:25 PM PDT · by cold start · 9 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 2nd November 2010 | Sylvia Hui
    LONDON — British tea planter Gyles Mackrell organized one of the most remarkable rescue missions during World War II — by using elephants when nothing else would do. Now researchers have released new information that tells, for the first time, the full story of Mackrell's successful effort to use the animals to evacuate hundreds of desperate Burmese refugees stranded by a rain-swollen river. The material explains how Mackrell, who spent most of his life working as a planter for a tea company in British India, came to the aid of masses of people desperate to escape Burma as the Japanese...
  • Put... me... DOWN! The elephant who took a fancy to a very unfortunate lizard

    07/15/2010 1:11:35 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 16 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 15th July 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Swinging mid-air like a rag doll, this monitor lizard was in for a rough time when a playful elephant took a fancy to it. The unlucky creature had been swept off the ground and was carried around for a number of days by Madhuri, an Indian elephant.
  • Zoo trainer's lungs punctured in elephant attack

    07/07/2010 4:57:56 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Jul 7
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Doctors say a trainer attacked by an elephant at Ohio's Toledo Zoo suffered life-threatening lung injuries and is on a ventilator.
  • Making a splash, the 60-year-old elephant going for his morning swim

    05/26/2010 4:35:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 661+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd May 2010
    Gliding gracefully beneath the crystal-clear waters this Asian bull elephant cuts a mystical figure. Weighing 3.5 tons and standing at just under four metres, meet Rajan one of the last surviving elephants who helped with logging on the Andaman and Nicobar Island chain near the end of the Bay of Bengal. Photographed by Cesare Naldi, these amazing images show the unique bond between 60-year-old Rajan and 58-year-old mahout (elephant driver), Nasru. In one spectacular image Nasru is seen balancing on the animals tusks as the elephant took a breather on his morning swim. This particular image and resulting series was...
  • Zimbabwe: Officials Defend Sale of Animals to North Korea($1K per baby dumbo)

    05/22/2010 11:08:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 355+ views
    AP(via NYT) ^ | 05/19/10
    May 19, 2010 Zimbabwe: Officials Defend Sale of Animals to North Korea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Wednesday defended the decision to sell two baby elephants and other animals to North Korea, and they said veterinary experts were satisfied that North Korea was equipped to care for them. The two 18-month-old elephants each cost $10,000. Officials said the other animals purchased by the North included breeding pairs of giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hyenas, monkeys and birds.
  • [N. Korea]Dumbo drop: Zimbabwe to give NKorea baby elephants

    05/14/2010 2:30:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 480+ views
    AP ^ | 05/13/10 | ANGUS SHAW
    Dumbo drop: Zimbabwe to give NKorea baby elephants By ANGUS SHAW (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe — Two baby elephants intended as a gift to North Korea are unlikely to survive the journey by air, Zimbabwean conservationists said Thursday. The independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said the 18-month-old elephants were being held in pens in the western Hwange National Park, along with pairs of most of the park's other animal species bound for North Korea. The country is a longtime ally of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Johnny Rodgrigues, head of the task force, said elephant experts do not think the young elephants...
  • The Power & Danger of Iconography

    03/24/2010 9:49:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 8 replies · 320+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 17, 2009 | Bill Whittle
    Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows. Bill Whittle points out the dangers of branding an ideology with an icon and how, perhaps, the powerful symbol will be used against the very man it built up. PJTV
  • Do speedy elephants walk or run?

    02/14/2010 12:10:23 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 362+ views
    bbc ^ | 12 February 2010 | Rebecca Morelle
    With their awkward, lumbering gait, elephants moving at high speed are not the most graceful of animals - but are they walking or running? Now scientists believe they have an answer: new research confirms that they do both - at the same time. By observing elephants moving across a hi-tech track, the team found the hefty creatures run with their front legs but walk with their back legs.
  • Elephant tramples mother and child to death in Kenya

    01/06/2010 5:12:10 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies · 782+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6 JAN 2010 | Xan Rice
    Beast believed to have charged American woman and one-year-old from behind on tourist walk in centre of country An American woman and her one-year-old daughter have been trampled to death by an elephant in the foothills of Mount Kenya. The 39-year-old , whose identity has not been formally released, was among a group of tourists on a short walk with a guide near the Castle Forest Lodge, in Kirinyaga, central Kenya, on Monday. She and her baby were reportedly charged from behind by the elephant. Four other tourists, including the woman's husband – a teacher at the International School of...
  • `You hit a what?' SUV nearly slams into elephant (Should the SUV keep GOP tusk prize?)

    11/05/2009 8:48:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/06/09 | SEAN MURPHY
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY – It's not unusual to see a deer or a cow crossing Oklahoma's rural highways. But an elephant? A couple driving home from church nearly slammed into a giant pachyderm that had escaped from a nearby circus late Wednesday.</p>
  • USDA FILES CHARGES IN ELEPHANT ABUSE CASE

    10/23/2009 9:31:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 366+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/23/2009 | Staff
    In Defense of Animals (IDA) the organization that has worked for two years to rescue three circus elephants named Tina, Jewel and Queenie, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has filed formal charges against the elephants' handler, Wilbur Davenport (dba "Maximus tons of Fun") for multiple violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The charges state that “the gravity of the violations alleged…is great” and that Davenport has “not shown good faith” in his repeated unwillingness to comply with the AWA and its regulations and standards.
  • Video: The Orangutan and the Hound

    10/16/2009 11:02:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 22, 2009 | NationalGeographic
    When Surya the orangutan meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends.
  • No more examinations for Lucy the elephant, city says

    09/19/2009 5:20:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 629+ views
    CBC News ^ | September 18, 2009
    Officials at the Edmonton Valley Zoo will not bring in more veterinarians to examine Lucy, their Asian elephant, retired game show host and animal activist Bob Barker was told Thursday afternoon. "The meeting went badly," Barker told reporters after speaking privately with city and zoo officials. "The zoo is absolutely implacable. They won't consider even saying that when Lucy is feeling well that we can take her to the sanctuary." At a news conference earlier in the day, Barker called for the zoo to bring in more experts to look at Lucy to determine if she can be moved to...
  • S. Korea: Woman Says Zoo Elephant Threw Stone at Her

    09/16/2009 8:58:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 730+ views
    Donga Ilb ^ | 09/16/09
    Woman Says Zoo Elephant Threw Stone at Her SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 05:42 Police yesterday said they are probing whether an elephant at the zoo inside Children’s Grand Park in Seoul threw a stone at a woman. The Gwangjin Ward Police Station said, “A woman surnamed Kim reported to police that she was hit by a stone thrown by an elephant.” Kim was taking a walk in the quiet zoo around 9:30 a.m. Monday. She told The Dong-A Ilbo, “The elephant (Taesani) was picking up a stone with its trunk. I was really impressed that it really used its trunk to...
  • Elephant Stomped Silicon Valley Giant Tom Siebel

    09/03/2009 10:29:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 916+ views
    Billionaire was trampled during August trip to SerengetiSilicon Valley billionaire Tom Siebel says he's recovering from broken ribs and legs after an elephant charged at him and a tour guide in the Serengeti a month ago. Siebel on Wednesday told the San Jose Mercury News that the animal plowed into the guide and then attacked him, breaking several ribs, goring him in the left leg and crushing the right leg. "It was all happening so fast." Siebel told the paper. "There was no place to hide, no place to run." The 55-year-old Siebel Systems software founder said the Aug. 1...
  • Elephant carwash raises zoo cash

    07/12/2009 8:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 664+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/12/09
    Elephant carwash raises zoo cash A wildlife safari in Oregon, USA, has come up with an unusual way to raise money in the tough economic climate. For $20, visitors can have their car washed by the zoo's elephants, who scrub with sponges and rinse with their trunks.