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Pygmy Elephants, Asiatic Lions and Other Links from the Brink

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Pygmy elephants, Asiatic lions and Siamese crocodiles are among the endangered species in the news this week. Pygmy elephant update: Remember the 14 pygmy elephants (Elephas maximus borneensis) that were poisoned in Borneo back in February? There’s both good and bad news about the case. The good news is that Baby Joe, the youngster that [...]

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Was Palm Oil to Blame for the Poisoning of 14 Pygmy Elephants?

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When wildlife officials in Borneo first encountered a three-month-old pygmy elephant on January 25, he was surrounded by death. Four members of his herd lay on the ground around him, their bodies cold and bloody. The baby was nudging his dead mother with his trunk, trying to get her to rise and feed him. Tragically, [...]

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Could the financial crisis mean more danger for elephants?

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The number of African elephants (Loxodonta africana and Loxodonta cyclotis) poached in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park more than doubled last year, from 48 in 2007 to 98 in 2008, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service — numbers the likes of which have not been seen since the poaching crisis of the 1980s garnered the international [...]

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