By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:04

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.

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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
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:43

Twice as many elephants work in Thailand’s tourism industry as the rest of Asia combined, with the vast majority kept in “severely inadequate conditions”, a new report revealed on Thursday.

The world’s largest land mammal is a huge draw for tourists across two continents. But while Africa’s elephants are more likely to be spotted roaming vast nature reserves, their Asian cousins are less fortunate.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 05:08
It was the middle of the night when the villagers sounded the alarm: a huge Sumatran elephant was raiding their rice fields, and they needed urgent help to drive it back to the forest.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 04:59
May 1, 2017 - Poachers killed an elephant at Aahutoli of Kathiatoli range of the Doboka Reserve forest in Nagaon and decamped with its tusks.
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By Naturenomics Team
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 05:40
GUWAHATI: A gang involved in illegally capturing and smuggling elephants out of Assam came to light after forest department busted a thriving racket in the state.
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