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Meet 3 elephant angels

Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.

Vietnam’s booming ivory market

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Vietnam’s growing illegal ivory trade threatens Africa’s elephants.

A walking trail with elephants at Marakele

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A walking trail in Marakele National Park leads to a Big Five encounter when three girls encounter a large herd of elephants!

Elephant breaks into a campsite in Kruger

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After the recent attack by a hyena on a boy visiting Kruger, an elephant gets through the fence at Malelane.

Walking Chief’s Island, Okavango Delta, Botswana

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A trip of a lifetime in the Okavango Delta – buffalo on foot, elephants playing in the water and a birdwatchers’ paradise.

Southern Africa holds the rest of Africa to ransom over ivory trade

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South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe are pushing instead to establish a process for an international trade in ivory – in opposition to the rest of Africa.

Famous big tusker Tim speared

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A famous big tusker elephant gets speared in an incident of human-wildlife conflict in Kenya.

Changes to ivory trade in China and the US

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Changes to ivory trade regulations in China and the US

Car hits elephant on road outside Kruger

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A car was wrecked beyond recognition when it hit a rogue elephant roaming on the road between Mica and Hoedspruit just outside the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

What it is like to be charged by an elephant while on foot

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The ante is upped on a bush walk through Kruger National Park when an elephant charges….

Elephants cause traffic jam in Hoedspruit

A elephant was strolling leisurely on the main road in the direction of Hoedspruit Lafras Tremper

Traffic on a public road outside Hoedspruit in Limpopo was brought to a standstill on Monday morning, as two bull elephants were herded more than 10km back to their home in the Balule Nature Reserve.

Zimbabwe wants trade ban on ivory lifted

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Zimbabwe will lobby for the lifting of an international ban on ivory sales, saying it would allow the government to raise money to combat poaching and for conservation programmes.

Video: Elephant karate-kicks trailer

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A young bull elephant delivers a perfectly-timed reverse kick to a trailer in a test of strength.

Three suspected poachers gunned down in Aberdare National Park

The body of a suspected poacher killed in Tsavo west lies next to the elephant carcass he had killed in this 2013 file photo

Three suspected poachers were gunned down in Aberdare National Park after a fierce exchange of fire with Kenya Wildlife Service rangers.

Elephants just want to have fun

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To witness animal behaviour that has rarely, if ever, been documented before is probably one of the greatest factors that feeds my addiction to the African bush and its fascinating inhabitants. This young elephant bull gave a us the performance of a lifetime.

Swazi elephant, conceived in wild, born in captivity in USA

The baby elephant calf, conceived in the wild in Swaziland, born into captivity in the U.S.

Baby elephant, conceived in the wild in Swaziland, born into captivity at Dallas Zoo in the United States.

Thousands support conservation at this year’s EleFest

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EleFest 2016, held to celebrate wildlife and conservation, was a great success.

Video: Baby elephant’s first steps

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Watch as a very cute baby elephant struggles to find its feet and walk.

What will Africa propose to CITES?

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A provisional list of proposals by African states for amendment of current trade allowances for endangered species of wild fauna and flora.

Baby elephant challenges game drive vehicle

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A baby elephant in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve is keen to stamp his authority!

Women embark on an expedition for elephants

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Women to embark on a great expedition for the African elephant – 10,000km, 10 countries and a R1,000,000 goal.

Prominent Namibian businessman nabbed with ivory

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Namibian businessman and communal farmer arrested after he was found in possession of ivory.

Video: Protective elephant chases wild dogs away from calf

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A pack of wild dogs learn a valuable lesson: Don’t mess with an elephant mama!

Meet the orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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Orphaned baby elephants changing lives at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Video: adorable baby elephant can’t control his trunk

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This little elephant has just discovered his trunk and it seems to have a mind of its own, much to the surprise of its owner.

Video: Elephant spotted again in Knysna forest

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Oupoot, the Knysna elephant, has made an appearance again!

Will Kruger’s drought policy affect its elephant population?

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The ongoing drought is taking its toll on South Africa’s wildlife. In the Kruger National Park, questions have been raised about the possible impact that a potential re-opening of some old boreholes could have on the park’s elephants.

Video: Saving an elephant’s life at Lewa

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A weak and dehydrated elephant is rescued from a muddy well in Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Saving a little elephant

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An elephant calf is saved after he became trapped in a dam at Phalaborwa Copper, Limpopo.

Video: Mother elephant teaches baby not to talk to strangers

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A mother elephant teaches her curious young one not to talk to strangers.

How lions’ hunting techniques have adapted in Ruaha

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A big pride of lions in Ruaha National Park adapts to targeting elephant and giraffe in order to keep all of their hungry mouths well fed.

27 wild dogs put 3 leopards in their place

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Wild dogs give three leopards a time-out in three separate trees!

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A bull elephant surprises two birders in Kruger.

Prince Harry’s photos show the reality of poaching

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Prince Harry has released some personal accounts of his summer visit to southern Africa, sharing some insight into the poaching crises.

Video: Tiny elephant gets stuck in waterhole

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An elephant calf gets stuck in a waterhole. Watch as the herd returns and the elephants lends a helping trunk.

Kenya to destroy vast ivory stockpile

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137 tonnes of ivory is to be burned in Kenya.

Video: Saving Jetta, Kenya’s teenage elephant

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Watch as an elephant is saved from a spear.

All of the Big Five in one heat wave

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Seeing all of the Big Five in soaring temperatures.

Video: Baby elephant falls and rolls down hill

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An adorable video of a hasty baby elephant that falls and rolls down a hill in Kruger.

Video: elephant charges film crew

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The crew at Black Bean Productions is given a fright when an elephant charges their vehicle in Limpopo.

Video: elephant dings car door in Kruger

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An elephant bull rams a minivan full of tourists in the Kruger.

Elephant, 46 vultures and 4 lions killed in Kruger

A shocking site: the dead vultures found on the scene

Early reports show that chunks of meat from an elephant were removed from both the rump and spine, and Temik spread on the exposed areas in a serious poisoning incident in the Kruger.

Lion, elephant stare-down in the Serengeti

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An elephant herd and a lion pride face off at a waterhole in the Serengeti.

What it means to go on an art safari

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Africa Geographic’s Art Safari in the Kariega Game Reserve is explained by tour leader and artist, Alison Nicholls.

Hunted giant not Kruger elephant?

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Bull elephant hunted in Zimbabwe is likely not Nkombo from the Kruger National Park.

Iconic elephant shot in Zimbabwe

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An elephant with tusks estimated to weigh 120lb (54,4+kg) each was shot in the Malapati concession, located in southeastern Zimbabwe near Gonarezhou National Park.

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