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Animal Hearted Blog — Elephants

World’s Endangered Species Under Threat From Climate Change 0

 

Scientists around the world have been predicting dire consequences for our planet’s animal life if current global warming trends continue or worsen.  But are animals at risk right now?  A recent study estimates that 47% of threatened terrestrial mammals and 23.4% of threatened birds are already...

6 Best Books About Animals to Read Right Now 0

 

Like many animal lovers, most of our very favorite childhood books were about pets and animals.  Who could forget having a good cry over classics like Charlotte’s Web, Old Yeller, or Black Beauty?  Think books about animals are just for kids?  You’re never too old to...

Barnum to Retire Circus Elephants 0

 

Earlier this year, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it was going to phase out its touring Asian elephants and retire them to a conservation center in Florida in May 2016. This move is seen as a victory in...

Sri Lanka Takes Stand Against Illegal Ivory Trade 0

 

Officials in Sri Lanka destroyed what’s being described as the largest illegal ivory haul ever. 350 elephant tusks were displayed and then crushed in the nation’s capital. Experts say that these tusks came from African elephants, with Sri Lanka acting as a way station between Kenya...

Orphaned Baby Elephant Finds Friendship with German Shepherd 0

 

As if we needed any more proof that German Shepherds are awesome dogs, along comes this heartwarming video from Earth Touch News Network. Watch as sad little Ellie, a baby elephant rejected by his herd and sick with an infected...

The Great Elephant Census: Ambitious Project Counts African Elephant Population 0

 

What do you do if you’re looking to make a difference with your Silicon Valley fortune? Microsoft billionaire Paul G. Allen decided to fund the Great Elephant Census, the largest-ever aerial survey of the elephant population on the African continent. The...