elephants

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Less than a month after Ringling Brothers begrudgingly agreed to phase out enslaving and abusing elephants and making them dance for no personal elephantine gain by 2018, two hero circus elephants saved an 18-wheeler truck from overturning on a highway in Louisiana.

According to the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s department, an 18-wheeler truck traveling… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus (which I admit I didn’t even know was still around) decided to finally free their performing elephants, you know, since it’s not the 19th Century anymore. The circus is planning to phase out the elephants by 2018 and join the ranks of the more humane circus… READ MORE »


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An elephant mom only has a .5 percent chance of having twins, so when 33-year-old Curve gave birth to her twins at the Pongola Game Reserve in South Africa, the reserve staff (and basically the whole world) was thrilled. When an elephant has twins, the other females in the herd volunteer to help nurse the babies… READ MORE »


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Embarrassed about getting tipsy last night and tumbling into the bushes in front of your house? This adorable supercut of clumsy baby elephants falling all over themselves will make you feel like a poised ballerina in comparison. [Tastefully Offensive] … READ MORE »


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Anybody who says they don’t like Halloween is lying. Everybody loves Halloween, including zoo animals. To help get you in the holiday spirit, take a cue from these pumpkin-smashing elephants who classily stomp on them until a younger elephant comes along and just goes totally ham. Kind of like the kid who submerges his entire… READ MORE »


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Sometimes it’s easy to forget the simple pleasures in life. This baby elephant at the Hamburg Zoo can’t contain his excitement over blowing bubbles in a pond with his trunk. The glee on his face says it all! [Tastefully Offensive] … READ MORE »


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This adorable elephant calf was born at 2:17 a.m. today at the Oregon Zoo. If her cute little elephant beard isn’t enough to brighten up your dreary Friday, well, consider the fact that no matter how crappy your day might seem, you almost certainly didn’t spend the past 30 hours in labor with a 300-pound… READ MORE »


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It’s a general belief among conservationists that man should meddle with nature as little as possible. But what happens when there’s a wild animal in peril, and humans have the ability to help out? Earlier this month, guests at the Kapani Lodge Lagoon in Zambia, noticed a baby elephant and her mother struggling in the… READ MORE »


Celebs

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden tied the knot this weekend, two kiddos and four years later. The two got hitched at Lionel Richie’s estate, and Nicole wore a strapless Marchesa get-up. While there’s no word on whether any dancing on the ceiling went down during the reception, there is one very curious element to the… READ MORE »


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Kosik, a 20-year-old elephant in South Korea, is the first living elephant to have the ability to speak. He can say, “Hi,” “lay down,” and “good” in Korean. So basically he’s ready to start dating. [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »