Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

Elephant Exhibit at Oregon Zoo to Set New Standards for Pachyderm Care

While a number of zoos across the country are closing their elephant exhibits by 2016, according to a Wall Street Journal report, Portland’s Oregon Zoo is building a replacement four times larger than the existing 1959 pachyderm barn. This ambitious project sets new standards in elephant care and is designed to be one of the most natural, moving and […]

Elephant Weeps When Freed From Captivity

Elephant Weeps When Freed From Captivity

An elephant wept copious tears when feed from captivity last week. Raju the elephant was kept in cruel chains and beaten as he was used as a tool for his owner’s begging in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. Shackles around his feet had spikes that dug into his flesh, leaving permanent wounds, to prevent him […]

The Elephant in Society

The Elephant in Society

The Elephant is a beloved animal that has played more roles in society than many people seem to realize. Whether they are represented in toys, types of plants, parts in movies or even have a disease named after them, elephants are rather prevalent in today’s world. Children and adults of all ages have come across […]