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Can Asian elephants survive in the wild?
Good protection has led to an increase in wild elephant populations in many countries in Asia. We do have increases in China, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, parts of India, while Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh have stabilized, Myanmar and Laos are lacking data but are possibly declining so do Indonesia, Malaysia.
With one elephant killed every 25 minutes, the poaching crisis continues. But with the commitment and activism of a growing global network – dominated by women – laws and attitudes around the world are changing
Elephants have such sad expressive faces that it is hard to imagine how anyone could harm them. They have drawn lips and sagging shoulders; a long, drooping demeanour; sad, knowing eyes capable of laying on the guilt. Yet, it would appear that guilt is not enough to save them. Eighty years ago there were perhaps 6 to 9 million African and Asian elephants. Today there are roughly half a million left. Day by day, they are getting closer to extinction.
Scientists believe Koshik learned to 'talk' by using his trunk in a bid bond with trainers
An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.
An international team of scientists confirmed yesterday what the Everland Zoo has been saying for years: their 5.5-tonne tusker Koshik can talk, an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent.