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Watching the elephants go by

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Nothing quite compares to watching the elephants cross the Luangwa River from the comfort of a chair on the riverbank.

Book Review: Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott

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Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of life and delivers its message intravenously. Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott does that – it is an intense read, inspiring and moving.

Poaching along the Okavango River

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A look into the poaching of elephants, hippos and crocodiles along the Okavango River on the border of Angola and Namibia.

Do your part this World Elephant Day

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Find out how you can help protect pachyderms this World Elephant Day!

5 elephantastic facts to celebrate World Elephant Day!

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Learn more about elephants this World Elephant Day!

Barbaric elephant slaughter in Angola

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Barbaric elephant slaughter creates horror scene on the banks of the Okavango River.

How many elephants are there?

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A look at how the Great Elephant Census can help us to determine how best to deal with elephant populations.

Elephant corridors essential for the species and environment

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Overcrowded elephants in South African reserves need wildlife corridors to migrate to other parks.

Arnold Schwarzenegger feeds lion in South Africa and gets charged by an elephant

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Arnold Schwarzenegger shares experiences of wildlife in South Africa, including a controversial shot of him seen petting and playing with captive lions.

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.

Elephants dig for water

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Elephants prove just how clever and resourceful they are!

Mating elephants get busy on safari

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A mass gathering of elephants leads to rare sighting of elephants mating.

Celebrating elephant love on Mother’s Day

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In celebration of Mother’s Day Passage to Africa is giving away a free ebook on elephants.

Kenyan conservationist bears the weight of elephants on her shoulders

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As Kenya proceeds with the largest ever ivory burn, Raabia Hawa says goodbye to thousands of elephants that she never managed to protect.

Three facts you didn’t know about elephant trunks

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An elephant’s trunk is truly a wonder to behold. Learn more about this unique appendage.

Is it safe to go on safari?

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With all the viral videos of animal charges circulating online, many are left questioning how safe going on safari really is.

A close encounter with elephants

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An elephant magnet has to hide from a herd of 35 elephants in the bush!

Video: Hippos give baby elephants a scare

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All hell breaks loose in this elephant herd when its youngest members are confronted with some suspicious bubbles.

Zambia goes wild for the music at EleFest 2016

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Zambian music festival, EleFest, to support the work of WWF Zambia.

Caption this video and win!

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Leave your own caption for this hilarious elephant video and you could win a copy of the Did You Know book from Bushcamp Company.

An elephant rescue mission saves a calf in trouble

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A family of elephants perform a rescue mission when one of their youngest takes a topple.

Fun in the mud for a family of elephants

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A herd of elephants have some muddy fun as the rain returns to Kruger National Park.

Camping with elephants at Kilimanjaro

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Delta Willis speaks of her incredible encounter with elephants while camping near Kilimanjaro and what she has learnt from these amazing creatures.

Elephants help to guide infrastructural planning

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10 elephants in Tsavo will be fitted with satellite radio tracking collars so as to better understand their movements in order to ensure that space can be secured for them as the Kenyan population grows.

Elephants enjoy the rain in the Waterberg

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Elephants splish and splash as rains are welcomed by all in the Waterberg!

Zambia Great Elephant Census results announced

"Poaching is like water – it moves to the path of least resistance. When one area is better patrolled, poachers go elsewhere so we have to keep the pressure on." Photo, Kenneth C. Coe

The results of the Great Elephant Census in Zambia show that the elephant population may be stable however there are large differences between different parts of the country.

Video: Aim for the future of elephants

Do you want to own ivory dripping with blood? When the buying stops the killing can too.

A short, graphically minimalistic, conceptual animation that portrays the loss of elephant populations across African countries.

Rhinos and elephants under threat

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Rhinos and elephants are in danger – find out more about what is threatening these precious creatures and what you can do to help.

How China’s taste for wildlife feeds a killing frenzy

A wildlife trader points to fake tiger paws on sale in Guangzhou, Guandong Province, 28 January 2010. ©EPA/PAUL HILTON

Africa’s extraordinary and charismatic wildlife is clearly under siege from the wrecking ball that is China.

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – a lodge for the bucket list!

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A special escape to the eco African haven that is Elephant’s Eye lodge in Hwange.

How CITES is undermining its wildlife regulations

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Markets of death and blood permits – how cheating officials at CITES are fuelling the illegal wildlife trade.

Discovering magical Samburu

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A first time visit to the spectacular Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.

Dry conditions = amazing sightings at Klaserie

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Elephants drinking from the pool, a rare sable sighting and wild dogs hunting – the drought has brought amazing sightings for guests at Klaserie.

Asia’s Golden Triangle – a conduit of death for Africa’s animals

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The Asian end of the grisly wildlife trade business and a place that has become China’s illegal wildlife supermarket.

Elephants decline by 97% in less than a century

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As WildAid seeks to raise awareness by claiming Chinese New Year to be the Year of The Elephant – we take a look at state of elephant populations.

Peter Beard and The End of the Game

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A meeting with Peter Beard, author of the End of the Game – a provocative tale of the harsh reality of starvation, poaching and hunting in Kenya.

Hollywood stars show their support for elephants

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Leading Hollywood and media personalities will be in Kenya in April to attend a major summit on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Tourism helps to protect elephants

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Tourism is arguably an important aid to stopping poaching in Tanzania, and elephants in Selous use Lake Manze Camp as a safe haven.

A pleasant Botswana surprise for a ‘tourist snob’

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A budget safari along the Chobe River in Botswana exceeds all expectations for a self-declared ‘tourist snob’.

Video: A river of elephants in Ruaha

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Watch over 100 elephants in this video that was taken on a family safari in Ruaha National Park.

Local community rallies together to try to save elephants that are stuck in the mud

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A tale of an attempt to rescue two elephants from the mud in Zimbabwe.

Elephant sees puddle of opportunity as clear as mud

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Mud, mud, glorious mud! An elephant bull takes the time for a mud bath.

Photographing elephants in Amboseli

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Beautiful images of a herd of elephants in Amboseli.

Political figures could be involved in Namibian poaching saga

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Rumours fly as Namibian officials fingered as “kingpins” involved in rhino and elephant poaching in Etosha National Park.

Chinese leaders against illegal wildlife trade

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Is there hope for South Africa’s wildlife now that Chinese business leaders have pledged their support to combat the illegal wildlife trade?

Sharp fall in the prices of elephant ivory in China

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The price of ivory plummets in China!

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