The list of empathetic animal species continues to grow, with everything from funeral-attending birds to chirping elephants demonstrating care and concern for others.
The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant ivory.
Elephants at U.S. zoos are too heavy, so a reserve is planned to help the paunchy pachyderms. Continue reading →
The first ever public destruction of ivory in China aims to shed the country's image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.
An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across Africa last year.
Scientists hoping to record elephant vocalizations instead captured the precise moment when an elephant was shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. Continue reading →
Many conservationists argue that destroying confiscated tusks sends a signal that ivory will no longer be tolerated as a commercial product.
In a first, U.S. officials are going to destroy their massive stockpile of illegal ivory this week, hoping to send a zero-tolerance message to elephant poachers.
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