Flavia the Elephant Held in Solitary Confinement at Zoo for 43 Years Dies

Flavia the Elephant Held in Solitary Confinement at Zoo for 43 Years Dies

Flavia who was nicknamed as the “saddest elephant in the world” because she lived in solitary confinement for 43 years at a Cordoba zoo in Spain died on March 1, 2019. The elephant was 47 years old. At three-years-old Flavia was separated for her herd, taken to a Cordoba zoo and lived her life alone. […]

Cita the Elephant Dies at Zoo Miami After Confrontation at 51 Years Old

Cita the Elephant Dies at Zoo Miami After Confrontation at 51 Years Old

Zoo Miami announced on Feb. 25, 2019, that Cita, a 51-year-old female elephant died on Feb. 22 after a confrontation with an African elephant named Peggy. The zoo said Peggy knocked Cita down and she did not recover. Cita’s necropsy showed that the elephant had a blood clot which may have led to her death. […]

Elephants Are Much Like Humans

Elephants Are Much Like Humans

Elephants are much like humans.  They are known for their enormous size, their big ears, their long trunks and their memory.  Dolphins, apes and humans (not necessarily in that order) are known to be among some of the smartest animals.  Elephants can be added to that list. Elephants are exceedingly intelligent, have incredible memory, and […]

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