The International Elephant Foundation (IEF), a non-profit dedicated to the well being and preservation of elephant species, has announced a $225,000 contribution to be dispersed over 19 conservation projects in 2012.
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Ten years ago Sangduen “Lek” Chailert saw an elephant being mistreated while working in the timber industry. It had a logged chained to it’s body as it tried to move forward. When the chain cut the animal’s skin, its pain moved Chailert so much that she made it her life’s work to help, heal and rescue elephants in a country where the animals are revered but are also still a crucial part of the work force.
If you ever find yourself driving in rural Tennessee and hear the strangest of sounds coming out of the forest, don’t worry – your mind is not playing tricks on you. That was, indeed, an elephant that you heard. Yes – elephants roam the forests of Tennessee.
That Elephants are intelligent animals was always known but that they can perceive a problematic situation and take help from others is something that scientists found out after an experiment was performed on Asian elephants.
Yesterday, Billy, a 25-year-old Asian elephant, did what he loves the most! He was photographed playing in the waterfall at the Elephants of Asia area at the Los Angeles Zoo. The 11ft tall, 13,000 pound Pachyderm has called the Zoo home since 1989 when he arrived as a calf from Malaysia.