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Pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards. ©Sen Nathan
Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia

A rare pygmy elephant with tusks growing downwards instead of up to give it a look like a sabre-toothed tiger has been found in Malaysia.

Elephant with 'sabre-tooth' tusks found in Malaysia
Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection
Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Thousands marched in Africa to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection
Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant
Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant

One of Africa's largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials said as they mourned the loss of an "old friend."

Poachers kill famed giant Kenyan elephant
©Reuters/Thomas Mukoya
Elephants from Canada take up residence in US zoo

Three female Asian elephants took up residence at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington on Friday after a 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) road trip from western Canada.

Elephants from Canada take up residence in US zoo
©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Elephants can tell difference between human languages

African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild.

Elephants can tell difference between human languages
Indonesian elephants found dead, poisoning suspected
Indonesian elephants found dead, poisoning suspected

Seven Sumatran elephants have been found dead in western Indonesia and it is thought they were poisoned, a wildlife official said Monday, just the latest deaths of the critically-endangered animals.

Indonesian elephants found dead, poisoning suspected
Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks
Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks

As the spooked elephant starts to run, the vet pulls the trigger. Just a few minutes later the huge beast slumps to the floor unconscious, ready for Ivory Coast's first elephant relocation.

Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks
©Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks
©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years

Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years

Elephants walk Almaty first time in 23 years
©Reuters
Elephants and kangaroos are walking Almaty streets

Elephants, kangaroos, ponies and camels are march along the central streets in Almaty today.

Elephants and kangaroos are walking Almaty streets
81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities
81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities

More than 80 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe's largest game park.

81 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: authorities
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study

Bottlenose dolphins can remember each other's signature whistles for more than 20 years, a study said Wednesday -- the longest social memory ever observed in an animal.

Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades: study
China elephants kill woman and attack police: reports
China elephants kill woman and attack police: reports

Wild elephants attacked and killed a woman in southwestern China before chasing police and investigators from the scene.

China elephants kill woman and attack police: reports
C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years: NGOs
C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years: NGOs

Poaching on an "industrial" scale has slashed the elephant population in the countries of central Africa by nearly two-thirds.

C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years: NGOs
Mozambique's elephants under threat
Mozambique's elephants under threat

Mozambique's elephant population risks being obliterated within a decade unless tight anti-poaching measures are introduced, conservationists have warned.

Mozambique's elephants under threat
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling

Smuggling the world's largest land animal across an international border sounds like a mammoth undertaking, but activists say that does not stop traffickers supplying Asian elephants to Thai tourist attractions.

Thai tourist industry 'driving' elephant smuggling
Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching
Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching

Gabon is banning large-calibre arms after experiencing a surge in elephant poaching in its national parks.

Gabon bans large-calibre arms to stem elephant poaching
Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead
Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead

A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts.

Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead
Nepal campaigners plead for killer elephant's life
Nepal campaigners plead for killer elephant's life

Nepalese animal rights groups pleaded Monday for the life of a lovelorn elephant which has trampled several people to death and is being hunted down by an army execution squad.

Nepal campaigners plead for killer elephant's life
Woman critical after elephant attack at Sydney zoo
Woman critical after elephant attack at Sydney zoo

A female keeper was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Friday after being crushed against a bollard by an Asian elephant at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Woman critical after elephant attack at Sydney zoo