In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants’ role in the circus by 2018.
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the great untamed places of Africa. It’s an ideal home for massive elephant herds — and it also has attracted some of the world’s deadliest poachers.
A new book makes a strong case for the claim that animals have rich mental lives, says Alva Noë, but falters on the idea that when it comes to knowing what others think and feel, we can only guess.
In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it’s hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.
The “Greatest Show on Earth” has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.
Kenya is mourning the death of one of its legendary elephants. Satao was known as a tusker, one of the few remaining elephants whose tusks are so big they almost touch the ground.