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South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle


South African officials say an elephant has overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring one of them. A statement from Kruger National Park says the tourists are of "Chinese origin." The statement says an elephant in the park attacked the vehicle on a road at 6:30 a.m. Monday, and a medical team in a helicopter rushed to help the injured male driver. He was taken to a hospital for further treatment.


Elephant poaching 'out of control'

More than 11,000 elephants have been killed by ivory poachers in Gabon since 2004 according to new research.


Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

Trumpeted as earthy in flavor and smooth on the palate, the exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by Thai elephants and plucked a day later from their dung. A gut reaction inside the elephant creates what its founder calls the coffee's unique taste.


Observatory: Surrounded by Humans, Korean Elephant Learns to ‘Speak’

Elephant Learns to Speak Korean

At the Everland Zoo in South Korea, there is a young male elephant that can speak Korean. His vocabulary includes “annyong” (hello), “anja” (sit down), “aniya” (no), “nuo” (lie down) and “choah” (good). Researchers say the elephant, whose name is Koshik, vocalizes in a novel way: he puts his trunk in his mouth.


Elephant crushes Australian zookeeper

A female zookeeper was seriously injured Friday after being "pinned" to a post by a young male Asian elephant during a routine training session at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Senh: Ouch!


King of Spain says he's sorry for going on elephant hunt - Los Angeles Times

The king of Spain offered an unprecedented apology Wednesday for going on an elephant-hunting safari in Africa while his subjects struggle with recession and high unemployment at home.


Zimbabwe Plans to Feed Elephants to Hungry Prisoners

For the last four years, inmates housed in Zimbabwe's overcrowded prisons in have been served a vegetarian diet, but a new government proposal aims to put meat back on the menu; Pachyderm meat, to be exact.


20,000 customers leave GoDaddy.com in response to CEO's elephant-shooting video

20,000 customers leave GoDaddy.com in response to CEO's elephant-shooting video

Many customers of Web host GoDaddy.com have jumped ship after CEO Bob Parsons posted a video of himself shooting an elephant in Zimbabwe last week. More than 20,000 former GoDaddy users have
transferred their accounts to rival NameCheap.com, which promised to
donate 20 percent of the revenue raised to the nonprofit Save the Elephants.


Giant mammals once ruled the earth

Giant mammals once ruled the earth

After dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago, the world's rhinos, elephants and other large mammals had the run of the Earth and grew as ...


Kenya wildlife agents kill 2 elephant poachers

The Kenya Wildlife Service on Friday said its agents shot dead two suspected poachers who they saw shooting at a herd of elephants in one of the country's famous national parks.


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