Elephants were once accomplished divers

An international team of scientists from various universities (Manitoba, Alaska, Liverpool) studying how mammals evolved to stay underwater found that the ancestors of modern day elephants were actually aquatic. Can you imagine a time with elephants and whales swimming together? And without us! What a wonderful time and place… Photo credits: Gregory Colbert, Ashes & […]

An amazing picture: elephants turned their trunks into snorkels to cross a river

An amazing picture of an amazing moment (of amazing creatures). A herd of elephants turned their trunks into snorkels to cross a deep river. The group of mammals wandered into Africa’s Chobe River on the Botswana-Namibia border but became submerged. So they simply put their trunks out of the water to enable them to breath. Tourists […]

New study on early life care in African elephants

New study on early life care in African elephants. An African elephants mother’s ability to feed and care for her calf has “long-lasting consequences” into adulthood, the study suggests. Like in humans, we add. Researchers identified a link between the quality of maternal care in the first two years of a calf’s life and reduced […]

New BBC/Discovery Documentary on Elephants

The secret lives of Africa’s giants. A new landmark documentary by BBC/Discovery on once secret activities undertaken by elephants and rhinos. The subtle aspects to these huge animals’ personalities intrigue the most. Individual African bush elephants have distinct personalities, consistently displaying four distinct personality types; being fearful, sociable, aggressive or effective, a effective elephant being […]

Elephants Suffer from PTSD in Mozambique

April 2012 “Elephant whisperers” try to soothe traumatized elephants in war-torn Africa. See the video here  

Elephant teenagers, testing boundaries

July 2012 It always surprises me that female elephants can be so aggressive with one another. It’s every family for itself when it comes to securing a rare resource. Even within the family, it’s every mother pitted against another for access to fresh water, with Wynona always getting the short end of the stick. And […]

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