In our news wrap Friday, a trial is underway in Istanbul for 20 Saudis charged in the October 2018 slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. None of the accused were in court, as Saudi Arabia rejected demands for their…
Most humans fail to entertain the possibility that animals might care about the death of those they love.
By Jessica Pierce, The Conversation
Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By Nsikan Akpan
President Donald Trump says he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."…
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
By Jane Ferguson
Widespread illegal poaching in the African wild is threatening elephants and putting them at risk of disappearing in 10 to 15 years. Using some of the same techniques developed to fight terrorism, a new intelligence-led effort spearheaded by a U.S.
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Navy teams around the globe are often called in to assist in rescue efforts. But this week, one maritime mission in the Indian Ocean helped a unique creature in need.
By Melanie Saltzman, Sam Weber
In the Serengeti region in Tanzania, conflict can arise between humans and the elephants that graze on their crops. The U.S.-based nonprofit RESOLVE is testing a new way to reduce these clashes while protecting both elephants and humans: drones. NewsHour…
By David Hu, Patricia Yang, The Conversation
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. The average mammal defecates for 12 seconds, even though volume varies greatly between species.
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