Latest Elephants News

Malawi moves elephants from overcrowded park to larger one

Jul. 14, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, Malawi (AP) — A tranquilized baby elephant is hoisted into the air and gently placed in a large truck that will take it to a new home. One by one, 250 elephants are being moved from Malawi's overcrowded Liwonde National Park to the much larger Kasungu park...

Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy isn't a person, court rules

Jun. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday. The 5-2 decision by the state Court of Appeals comes in a closely watched...

Sumatran elephant dies in Indonesia of suspected poisoning

May. 27, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A pregnant Sumatran elephant was found dead of suspected poisoning near a palm plantation in Indonesia’s Riau province on the island of Sumatra, officials said Friday. Sumatran elephants are a critically endangered species and fewer than 700 remain on...

Zimbabwe opens conference to promote sales of elephant ivory

May. 23, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has opened an international conference to try to win international support for its campaign to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory. If the southern African country is not permitted to sell off its 130 tons of ivory, estimated to be...

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person? That question was before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case...

Zimbabwe urges sale of stockpile of seized elephant ivory

May. 17, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is seeking international support to be allowed to sell its stockpile of seized ivory, saying the $600 million it expects to earn is urgently needed for the conservation of its rapidly growing elephant population which it describes as “dangerous.” ...