By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:53

At MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary & Tours, visitors can walk with elephants, feed and splash them – but they can’t ride these retired work animals, whose back-breaking days of hefting heavy logs and howdahs full of tourists are over

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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 12/26/2016 - 04:23
The Centre for Eco-Cultural Studies (CES) had invited that internationally known lady, Sangita Iyer, who has produced an award winning documentary “Gods in Shackles” to visit our country with a laudable motive in mind, to create an awareness and to spare a thought, for the elephants particularly those taken in our ‘Peraheras’; (they stand for hours and walk for miles to entertain and please us!); elephants are also being used for heavy work such as log clearing.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 04:27
Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognised, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species (L. africana and L. cyclotis respectively). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:10

As India celebrates the Ganpati festival which honors the elephant-headed god, Ganesha, it's a stark reminder that 15,000 Asian elephants, nearly one in three Asian elephants live in captivity. Without question elephants are highly intelligent, highly emotional, long-living animals that need the support of their herd to survive. When locals stole these poor creatures from their natural habitat, for labor or tourism, it raised a number of ethical and practical challenges for their future.

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By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:20

The Asian elephant once roamed from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in western Asia as far east as China's Yangtze River. No longer. Now a highly endangered species, it has been eliminated from western Asia completely, from substantial parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and almost entirely from China. Exceedingly adaptable in diet and behavior, elephants can survive anywhere from grasslands to rain forests, but they must migrate across large areas to find water and suitable food at different times of the year.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 09:03
Rama the elephant, who completed paintings with his trunk, died Monday, Oregon Zoo officials announced on Facebook Zoo officials said Rama's leg was hurt in 1990, when older female elephants shoved him out of the herd and he went into a moat They said Rama was euthanized after health problems from the leg injury Elephant group Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants has claimed zoo officials should not have placed Rama with the females at a young age
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