After a 22 month long gestation period, an elephant at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in England gave birth to the most adorable baby boy ever. The gestation period is so long, in part, so that the infant can do things like walk around on its own almost as soon as its born.
Elephants are really dangerous animals. It is good advice to stay as far as possible from them because of their seemingly random charges. Unless you are this guy and you can calm the animal down thanks to your magic hand waving (and balls of steel.) I can imagine him saying "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
In South Africa, local legend has it that the elephants like to get drunk. They seek out the marula tree, overindulge on its sweet fruits, and enjoy the intoxicating effects of the slightly fermented juice.
Every day, poachers kill 96 elephants in Africa. That's something to keep in mind today, the 45th Earth Day. The celebration was first proposed in 1969 at a UNESCO conference as a day to recognize the environment and the hope for world peace.
A 10-day-old African elephant (Loxodonta africana) somehow became separated from its herd and wandered into a house at the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve in Zululand, South Africa.
Just in case your cold, cold heart needed any more evidence that other animals can have fun, watch this video of Beco, a 5-year-old elephant at the Columbus Zoo, play with a ball.
Origami artist Sipho Mabona just pulled off an incredible feat of paper folding, turning a single 50 foot by 50 foot sheet of paper into a life-size paper elephant standing more than 10 feet tall. It was no doubt a painstaking process, but watching the artist and his team in process is strangely soothing.
Origami artist Sipho Mabona and his crew spent four weeks carefully folding a 50-by-50-foot sheet of paper into a 10-foot-tall elephant sculpture, showing the artistic potential of a single sheet of paper.
If I could choose any animal to grace my family's coat of arms, it would be this trunktacled elephant/octopus hybrid (which we will refer to as the cthulhuphant), created by Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz.
'Tis the season to bring the cuteness. And what's cuter than a baby elephant playing on the beach? Nothing. End of discussion.
In my eternal quest to find a massive optical illusion to rival the famous Face of Mars, we may have finally found a winner. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Elephant of Mars, as spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
In my continuing efforts to highlight which members of the animal kingdom are just total jerks - looking at you, freeloading wolves! - I present the case of farm-raiding, crop-stealing elephants, and the young elephants who follow their bad example.
We're used to mice being small and elephants being big, but there's no reason they will stay that way forever. Elephants could become pipsqueaks and mice could get mammoth... and one of those will happen much faster than the other.
This is a time lapse of what happens when you leave a dead elephant on the savanna. Yes, it's like the Lion King, but really gross. Don't play it if you don't want to see leopards, hyenas and flies putting all those proteins and carbohydrates back into the ecosystem.
It's not a scientific test, but is there any other better way to test the strength of five bag brands than using a 10,300-pound elephant? Maybe there is, but it won't be this fun. Surprisingly, one bag resisted:
This is why the Sonim/Land Rover S1 phone is the toughest phone yet: it can stand an elephant stomp, being run over an actual Land Rover and being tossed out of a second floor window. Plus...