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The Big Cat Blog
A blog celebrating big cats with stunning photography, conservation updates and news stories from around the world. (Above photo by fortherock)
Photo: Elephants carved from illegal Ivory on display at an ‘Endangered Species’ London Zoo exhibition this month at the London Zoo. The exhibition is organized by Operation Charm, a Metropolitan Police partnership aimed at tackling illegal trade in endangered wildlife and runs for one month at London Zoo.
Kenyan president sets 5 tons of ivory ablaze to push conservation Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki set five tons of elephant tusks and ivory carvings ablaze Wednesday in the first national celebration of African Elephant Law Enforcement Day.
The president burned 335 elephant tusks and more than 40,000 ivory carvings, which were seized from smugglers in Singapore, according to a news statement by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
South Sudan Works To Aid Wildlife That Survived War South Sudan is poised to become the world’s newest country in just a few weeks. Two decades of civil war cost more than 2 million lives and wiped out much of the region’s wildlife — but not all of it.
A few years ago, conservationists made a surprising discovery: large herds of antelopes and elephants. The government of South Sudan and the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society are now trying to protect animals that were once thought lost to war.
How elephants flirt, argue and have feelings In the world’s longest continuous study of elephants, researchers who have spent nearly 40 years observing their behaviour at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya say the animals use complex communications in what appear to be discussions over which route to take.
They also use body language and sounds in other distinctly human ways, rubbing shoulders or entwining trunks as a greeting and folding their trunk under their tusks as an invitation to play.