elephants

Number of African elephants has dropped by a fifth in past decade

The number of African elephants in their home continent has dropped by more than a fifth in the past decade due to a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (...

Key conference to protect endangered species opens in Johannesburg

A key conference opened Saturday in Johannesburg to discuss eventual changes to trade controls on some of the world's most endangered animal species, ranging from elephants to sharks.

Seven elephants die in Borneo after being trapped in mud pool

Seven pygmy elephants died, while two others were rescued, after they became stuck in a mud pool near a logging site in Borneo, a state wildlife official said...

Obama regrets Secret Service won't let him ride elephant in Laos

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday he has one regret in his trip to Laos – the Secret Service will not allow him to ride an elephant when he visits the cultural heritage site of Luang Prabang...