Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass loading...
Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass
Huge animals play outsized roles in their ecosystems—even in death.
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This Baby Elephant Lost Its Trunk. Can It Survive?
An elephant uses its trunk to eat, drink, and socialise, but the animal's adaptability means losing one may not be a death sentence.
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87 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Africa’s ‘Last Safe Haven’
Experts explain how the slaughter could happen in Botswana, which may no longer be the refuge it’s long been thought of.
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How Tourism Helps Elephants—and People—Make a Home
Kenya's Sarara Camp is a model of community-driven ecotourism.
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Cancer Rarely Strikes Elephants. New Clues Suggest Why.
The newly tested genes may be an important key to the gentle giants’ surprisingly low rates of cancer.
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This Baby Elephant Might Be Feeling 'Awkward'
This seemingly strange behavior may be the baby elephant’s version of feeling ‘awkward’.
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Melbourne Crush Calls For Ivory and Horn Trade Ban
For World Wildlife Day, Melbourne Ivory Crush, calls for total domestic trade ban on ivory and rhino horn, but the question is, who to call?
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Asian Elephants Are Now Being Killed for Their Skin
A lawless zone in northeastern Myanmar has cornered the market in a gruesome good: elephant skin jewellery.
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What The Ban On Elephant Trophies Means
Days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump has announced he plans to reverse course.
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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
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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