An African elephant (AP Photo)

Elephants prove discerning listeners of us humans

WASHINGTON (AP) – Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, […]


Zimbabwe parks ranger killed in elephant attack

  HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s wildlife authority says three elephants attacked a park ranger and trampled him to death during an anti-poaching patrol in the northwestern nature reserve where more than 102 elephants have […]


Lily Tomlin (AP Photo)

Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin’s admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy. The zoo dwellers also sparked her desire to help improve the lives of elephants in captivity and the chances for survival of those in the wild.


A circus elephant

Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.


elephants eat Christmas trees

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong smell attracts them.


Bret Lewis

How to keep Russian elephants warm

Two Russian circus elephants in Siberia were forced outside after their transport trailer caught fire. And could have died from the cold if their trainers hadn’t given them two-and-a-half gallons of watered down vodka. CLICK FOR THE PUNCHLINE!


Elephant calf born at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The African elephant herd at San Diego Zoo Safari Park expanded today with the birth of a female calf. The 205-pound offspring born to mother Swazi at 3:39 a.m. was up […]



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