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Thailand elephant death toll goes up after waterfall fall

Five more Thai elephants were found dead after a herd fell into a dangerous waterfall as they tried to rescue each other. The death toll rose to 11 on Tuesday, as a drone found the bodies of five other elephants in Khao Yai National Park, according to wildlife officials. The tragic accident occurred on Saturday, when a pachyderm fell over …

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Get to know the "giant elephant trunks", mysterious cosmic structures ten times larger than the "pillars of creation"

Ursa Major, the tadpole galaxy, the Crab Nebula – when it comes to naming objects in space, astronomers sometimes seem to wish they had gone into zoology. Continuing this long tradition, a researcher has recently identified mammoth pillar structures of gas and dust, which he calls giant elephant trunks. Standard sized astronomical elephant trunks are well-studied units. When newborn stars …

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Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

The South African nation, where 130,000 elephants live, which represents about one-third of the continent's population, imposed a poaching ban in 2014. While elephants are popular with wildlife tourists, locals have complained that they are damaging the crop and affecting livelihoods. "Predators appear to have increased and caused great damage, killing large numbers of cattle," the Environment Ministry statement in …

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Suspected rhinos were killed by an elephant eaten by lions in South Africa

The incident occurred after the man and four others entered the park to target rhinos, according to a park duty statement released on Friday. His family was notified by his fellow combatants late Tuesday, and a search party led by Kruger's regional manager Don English set about retrieving the body. The Rangers walked and the police flew over the area, …

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Botswana weighs a lifting hunting ban with a focus on reducing elephant populations: NPR

Elephants drink water in the Chobe National Park of Botswana. The government is considering lifting a hunting ban to kill the population. Charmaine Noronha / AP Hide caption Caption switch Charmaine Noronha / AP Elephants drink water in the Chobe National Park of Botswana. The government is considering lifting a hunting ban to kill the population. Charmaine Noronha / AP …

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Melania trump sashies with children, feeds baby elephant

First Lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, on October 5, 2018. Melania Trump fed elephant babies as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight the conservation efforts. The US First Lady also went on a fast safari. Ms. Trump is on her very first visit to Africa and …

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Extinct elephant bird egg found in the Buffalo Science Museum

BUFFALO, NY – A rare and exciting discovery at the Buffalo Museum of Science: The egg of an extinct elephant bird found in a locked cabinet in a storeroom in the museum. Paige Langle, Director of Zoology Collections, is helping to modernize the museum's catalog system. She saw a large cream-colored egg called a model. In fact, it was named …

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