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 Jane Ferguson
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 Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
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 PBS NewsHour
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 Melanie Saltzman, Sam Weber
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.
By Michael D. Regan
The circus company has used elephants in its shows for the last 145 years but changed its policies after animals rights' groups and others campaigned against the practice.
More than 115 tons of elephant and rhino tusks confiscated by authorities were set ablaze in Kenya on Saturday to draw attention to the country's continued fight against poaching.
By PBS NewsHour
Elephants have 100 times more cells in their bodies than humans, which should make them far more vulnerable to cancer than we are. But less than 5 percent of elephant deaths are linked to cancer, which researchers credit to the…
By Catherine Woods
Scientists use Internet reports to map the countries with the most illegal wildlife trade.
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