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The Elephant Girl: Celia Ho

Celia Ho the Elephant Girl

Badges of wealth vary widely, from jewels to Rolex watches. In recent decades, however, there has come another one—ivory—which is regarded as both a symbol of status and a substance from which religious icons are made.

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Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

Elephant herd. Photo by Billy Dodson

As poaching operations continue to get ever more sophisticated and ruthless, a new method of slaughter emerges: salt.

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A Singer Raises Her Voice for Elephants

Singer January Thompson wearing an AWF ThreadStart tank at the Secret Garden Party Festival

I recall, as a child, being taken to the circus and having an overwhelming feeling of sadness and empathy for the animals, particularly the elephants that were paraded for our entertainment.

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A Rhino Thermometer

Black rhinos grazing. Photo: Phil Perry Wildlife Photography

There is a rhinometer in the local newspaper. It tracks the number of rhinos killed. It is the kind of thermometer you see when people are fundraising, where you want the red to reach the top, signifying your fundraising target.  Yet with the rhinometer the red symbolizes the blood of rhinos, you pray it does not keep rising. 

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Elephants of Central Africa: Giants in the Dark

Billy the forest elephant scratching on the laundry pole. Photo by Stephanie Schuttler

Nighttime in a Central African forest reveals a suite of completely new, mostly acoustic, experiences from the day.

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