Latest Elephants News

A zoo keeper feeds an elephant calf born July 6, 2020 in a photo provided by the Saint Louis Zoo. The baby elephant has died several weeks after it was born at the St. Louis Zoo. Zoo officials say the Asian elephant calf named Avi was euthanized Sunday, Aug. 3, 2020 because he had developmental problems that limited his ability to feed.( Joshua Sydney-Smith/Saint Louis Zoo via AP)

Baby elephant dies at St. Louis zoo weeks after his birth

Aug. 3, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A baby elephant has died several weeks after it was born at the St. Louis Zoo. Zoo officials said the Asian elephant calf named Avi was euthanized Sunday because he had developmental problems that limited his ability to feed. The zoo said Avi's condition had deteriorated quickly in recent...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

What killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana? Still unknown

Jul. 27, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana’s government says it still doesn’t know what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent weeks, but testing continues. Poaching and anthrax have been ruled out as the likely cause. Other possibilities being examined include a novel virus and...

Animals, caretakers at Disney theme park getting TV show

Jul. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The lions, kangaroos and elephants at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom are ready for their closeups. A new television show about the residents and caretakers at the animal-themed park in Florida is being produced by National Geographic and will start streaming this fall on the...

Albuquerque zoo selling paintings by animals to raise money

Jul. 21, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A closed zoo in New Mexico is trying to raise money by selling paintings — by the zoo's animals. KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports the New Mexico BioPark Society is offering artwork by the zoo's elephants holding paint brushes in their trunks, snow leopards using...

Pakistani court approves moving zoo's elephant to Cambodia

Jul. 18, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday approved the relocation of an elephant to a sprawling animal sanctuary in Cambodia after animal rights activists launched a campaign saying the pachyderm that spent three decades in the Islamic nation was being mistreated at the capital's small zoo, officials...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Jul. 3, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...