Young elephants make a splash as they play in a watering hole in South Africa

Good job they brought their trunks! Young elephants make a splash as they play in a watering hole in South Africa A pair of adorable elephants calves played together in a watering hole in the Addo Elephant National Park One of the youngsters was adamant to get into water and is pictured after sliding backwards … Read more

Africa’s forest elephants are close to extinction while savanna elephant numbers have also decreased

Africa’s forest elephants are inching towards extinction, with their population dwindling 86 per cent in the last three decades, conservationists said on Thursday. Savanna elephants on the continent have also seen a massive decline in numbers, dropping by 60 per cent in 50 years.  The figures were released as part of an update to the … Read more

Two wild elephants stuck in a ditch cleverly work together to help each other climb to safety

The Great Escape: Two wild elephants stuck in a ditch in Thailand cleverly work together to help each other climb to safety The pair of elephants found themselves trapped in a dried-out river bed in Thailand’s Rayong province Over the course of an hour the elephants worked together to get back to safety The adorable … Read more

Elephants filmed at South African safari lodge

Making a splash! Thirsty bull elephant and calves play in swimming pool in stunning close-up footage filmed at South African safari lodge Paul Andrew Schofield is general manager at the Bukela Game lodge  He has been working with a family of elephants at the game reserve for a decade The elephants enjoy the pool as … Read more

Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard reveal they appear in Tom & Jerry movie as a pair of ELEPHANTS

Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard are set to feature in the new ‘Tom & Jerry’ film, it was revealed on Friday. The Good Morning Britain presenter, 53, and her co-host, 46, will voice a pair of show-stopping elephants who are required to escort guests to a high-profiled wedding ceremony.   Things go disastrously wrong when they are … Read more

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Why aren’t elephants blue and feathery? Just ask Attenborough!

Attenborough’s Life In Colour Rating: McDonald And Dodds Rating: During his seven decades at the Beeb, teaching us about the marvels of the animal kingdom, Sir David Attenborough must have heard some daft questions. But there can’t have been many more stupid than the one I blurted in our phone interview last month, as he … Read more

Asian elephants living in captivity have a lower body fat percentage than the average HUMAN

Asian elephants living in captivity have a lower body fat percentage than the average HUMAN and are no more likely to be overweight than their free-ranging cousins Researcher fit captive Asian elephants with a large Fitbit-style tracking device They also fed them bread soaked in heavy water and took regular blood samples This allowed them … Read more

Collie-cross Jasper rounds up elephants, cheetahs and warthogs in South Africa 

The world’s bravest dog: Collie-cross Jasper is bred to herd cattle but is also happy to round up elephants, cheetahs and warthogs in South Africa Collie-cross Jasper lives with his owners in Greater Kruger Area of South Africa He was bred to herd cattle but has chased everything from squirrels to cheetahs Owner William Davis, … Read more

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN’S NOTEBOOK: Topshop and Debenhams have become doomed white elephants… 

As the Goliaths of the high street tumble like a flimsy line of dominos, it’s tempting to think they are all suffering from the same affliction, but there’s a great difference between last week’s most high-profile victims – Arcadia’s Topshop and Debenhams. I was interviewed by the BBC as news of the collapse of Philip … Read more

Namibia is putting 170 ELEPHANTS up for sale due to over-population

Trunk show: Namibia is putting 170 ELEPHANTS up for sale as an alternative to hunting the animals due to over-population There has been an increase in the country’s elephant population to 28,000   ‘The rise in elephants’ population has resulted in human-animal conflict Last year the government offered for sale around 1,000 animals  By Aliki Kraterou For … Read more