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  • Wash. state congressional candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad

    07/13/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 12 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • 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...

    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.

    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>

    10/23/2009 9:31:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 366+ views ^ | 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.
  • Extinct giant elephant skeleton discovered in Indonesia

    06/25/2009 3:29:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 1,412+ views
    Times Online ^ | Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Sophie Tedmanson
    The accidental death of an elephant which had become bogged in mud 200,000 years ago led to the perfect preservation of its skeleton -- and a remarkable scientific discovery... the skeleton of the prehistoric ancestor to the modern Asian elephant which was fossilised in an abandoned sand quarry in East Java, Indonesia. The ancient bones were discovered after land collapsed at the sand quarry on the Indonesian island, adjacent to the Solo River, which killed two men in April. Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia and the Geological Survey Institute spent four weeks excavating the bones of the...
  • Rabbit-Size Elephant Ancestor Found -- Oldest Known

    06/25/2009 10:10:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 2,395+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 23, 2009 | Mark Anderson
    After the dinosaurs perished, life on Earth didn't take long to bounce back, a new study suggests. A newfound 60-million-year-old creature called Eritherium azzouzorum—the oldest known elephant ancestor—bolsters the case that whole new orders of mammals were already around less than 6 million years after global catastrophe ended the age of reptiles some 65.5 million years ago. Paleontologist Emmanuel Gheerbrant discovered the rabbit-size proto-elephant's skull fragments in a basin 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Casablanca, Morocco. Elephant ancestors, he said, now join the likes of rodents and early primates as some of the first known mammals to walk the...
  • Pink elephant is caught on camera

    03/20/2009 4:37:44 PM PDT · by tanuki · 11 replies · 1,074+ views
    A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana. A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta. Experts believe it is probably an albino, which is an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants.
  • Pink elephant is caught on camera

    03/20/2009 9:50:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 768+ views ^ | Friday, 20 March 2009
    A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana. A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta. Experts believe it is probably an albino, which is an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants. They are unsure of its chances of long-term survival - the blazing African sunlight may cause blindness and skin problems for the calf. Mike Holding, who spotted the baby while filming for a BBC wildlife programme, said: "We only saw it for a couple of minutes as the herd crossed...
  • Pink elephant is caught on camera

    03/20/2009 5:47:21 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 9 replies · 1,371+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 March 2009 | Rebecca Morelle
    A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana. A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta. Experts believe it is probably an albino, which is an extremely rare phenomenon in African elephants. They are unsure of its chances of long-term survival - the blazing African sunlight may cause blindness and skin problems for the calf. Mike Holding, who spotted the baby while filming for a BBC wildlife programme, said: "We only saw it for a couple of minutes as the herd crossed...
  • Now, 'Naga chilly' to scare away wild elephants

    01/14/2009 8:49:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 346+ views
    The world's hottest chilly, 'Naga chilly', or 'bhoot jolokia' in Assamese dialect, could be the latest weapon against marauding wild elephants who have wrecked havoc in many parts of Northeast. 'Bhoot jolokia', a chilly pepper that grows mostly in Assam, has shot to limelight after the DRDO developed a non-lethal grenade from it that could be used in anti-terrorist operations. The DRDO and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are now working on developing the 'chilly' into a powder that could be coated on fences and ropes to scare away wild pachyderms. "Two months back, a WWF experiment observed that the...
  • The Weirdest Animal Couple (High Sugar Alert)

    01/08/2009 4:06:41 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 1,499+ views ^ | 1.08.2009 |
    Nice story even if it is from cBS.
  • PETA offers Ringling an animatronic option

    11/01/2008 11:03:16 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/31/08 | RaeLeann Smith
    Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! You’re about to watch history unfold. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a plan that could forever end the abuse of elephants in the world’s largest circus. PETA recently offered to provide a state-of-the art, high-tech animatronic "elephant" if the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus agrees to retire its real elephants-sparing them from painful lives in chains and servitude. The animatronic elephant would be similar to the dinosaurs currently used in the popular "Walking With Dinosaurs, the Live Experience" show that is touring the United States. Making the switch would...
  • Elephants Text Message Rangers (Kenya)

    10/12/2008 5:18:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 410+ views
    Sky News ^ | Sunday October 12, 2008
    Kenyan rangers have devised a hi-tech way of saving endangered elephants - by getting the animals to send text messages.Elephants from the Ol Pejeta conservancy have been equipped with a mobile phone SIM card on their collar which automatically sends text messages if they head towards villages. Bull elephants, ranked as near extinct in the Red List of vulnerable species, are renowned as a nuisance for raiding villagers' crops during the harvest, sometimes wiping out six months of income at a time. Previously the Kenya Wildlife Service had reluctantly shot five of the animals who persisted in stealing crops. But...
  • The RNC agrees to remove the Republican Elephant from CafePress’ Endangered Species List

    07/21/2008 5:55:31 PM PDT · by no-s · 11 replies · 471+ views
    CafePress Blog ^ | 07/21/2008 | I.P. Freely
    Jul 21st, 2008 The RNC agrees to remove the Republican Elephant from CafePress’ Endangered Species List - Grand Old Party Ensues! Some of you may have seen some of the media coverage (maybe here, here, or here) regarding the Republican National Committee’s recent complaints about our shopkeepers’ use of the terms “GOP,” “Grand Old Party,” “Republican National Committee,” “RNC,” and various elephant designs. To sum it up: back in February, the RNC demanded that CafePress “cease and desist from allowing vendors to utilize the federally registered trademarks of the RNC” and threatened legal action. While we’re open to working...
  • Protest marks year since baby elephant's death [Raging Moonbat Alert!]

    06/08/2008 4:25:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies · 272+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 6/6/2008 | CLAIRE TRAGESER
    Wind, rain and bitter cold could not keep five determined women from sending their message to Woodland Park Zoo: An elephant never forgets. The women, representing three animal activist organizations, went to the zoo Friday morning to remember Hansa, the zoo's baby elephant, who died one year ago, and to protest the zoo's decision to once again impregnate Hansa's mother, Chai. The activists claim that because Hansa died of herpes, Chai might also carry the disease and could pass it on if she had another child. "If she has another baby and it dies, she won't recover," said Nancy Farnam,...