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Watch Elephants Rescue Their Baby From a Pool
Even though the baby could swim, the panicked family rushed to save it.
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Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them
Trailblazing Samburu communities in northern Kenya have come together to save Elephants
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6 Tips for Better Wildlife Encounters
Experiences with animals can be exhilarating, uplifting, and educational, but they can also be dangerous—for you and the wildlife. Here's how to make the activities sustainable and safe.
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Wounded Elephant Crushes, Kills Trophy Hunter
The deadly incident highlights how dangerous elephants can be when threatened and casts further scrutiny on the practice of trophy hunting.
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Go on Patrol with Elephant Guardians in New 360 Film
The Protectors reveals the dangerous lives of Garamba National Park’s rangers, who face armed poachers and militias nearly every day.
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Why This Male Elephant Attacked a Newborn Calf
An expert explains what confused and irritated this adult male elephant, leading it to attack a recently-born calf.
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Video Shows Alleged Elephant Abuse at German Zoo
Zookeepers at the Hannover Adventure Zoo are seen striking three-year-old elephants to make them perform tricks.
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10 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night
A hidden camera sees animals on the move at night in a way the human eye cannot.
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World's Biggest Ivory Market Shutting Down—What It Means
Today China closes the first of its state-licensed ivory carving factories and retailers, a move conservationists hail as a big step toward saving elephants from extinction.
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How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants
Radiocarbon dating, made possible by open-air nuclear tests shown in newly declassified videos, is helping scientists pinpoint when elephants were slaughtered.
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Watch a Young Elephant Make a Surprising Railroad Crossing
Experts explore: Why did the elephant cross the tracks?
About the Show
Filmed over a period of two years, this is the incredible account of eight Asian elephants as they journey from rural Thailand, experience months of quarantine, embark on an enormous Russian Ilyushin to a remote Indian Ocean island and then finally arrive at their new homes in Sydney and Melbourne Zoos. As the elephants are prepared for the journey, follow the army of workers, veterinarians, court officials, politicians, keepers, scientists, horticulturalists, cargo experts and countless others who make the journey possible – and problematic. Experience the emotion as animal rights court actions delay the transfer for over a year. Then, on the day of transfer, Thai nationalist protesters prevent the transfer once again. Only a secret midnight run enables the elephants to make it to the airport on time and make the flight to the remote Cocos Islands – Australia's quarantine station – and then finally to their purpose built state-of-the-art enclosures at Taronga and Melbourne Zoos – the first major step in a project that will contribute to the survival of the species.

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