Wild-Caught Elephants Die Years Early In Captivity

New research into captive elephant lifespans reveals that wild-caught animals live shorter lives. Elephants are critical to the logging industry across Southeast Asia, even though the animals are endangered. And in Myanmar, a country long largely cutoff from the world, the animals are an especially integral part of the workforce. For centuries, Myanmar kings employed the beasts in their armies. And since the early 1700s, the country’s government has used the giants as draft animals to harve

Wild-Caught Elephants Die Years Early In Captivity

New research into captive elephant lifespans reveals that wild-caught animals live shorter lives. Elephants are critical to the logging industry across Southeast Asia, even though the animals ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Discover Magazine

Shock treatment as Sri Lanka battles wild elephants

Sri Lanka Wednesday announced plans to substantially extend electric fencing after marauding elephants killed 375 people in the past five years and villagers retaliated by slaughtering nearly ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Capturing elephants from the wild shortens their lives

Humans have been capturing wild Asian elephants for more than 3,000 years, and this continues today despite the fact that the populations are declining. An international team of researchers ...

Tue 7 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Capturing elephants from the wild shortens their lives, Tue 7 Aug 18 from ScienceDaily

Capturing elephants from the wild means they die SEVEN years earlier than captive-born creatures

Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin used detailed records kept by local governments on animal husbandry. ...

Tue 7 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

Forest elephant DNA diverse, consistent, and distinct, study says

Male elephants wander. As they mature and prepare to breed, they roam great distances in search of estrous females. These movements are key to elephant population dynamics: by breeding with ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Mongabay.com

An elephant never forgets

On World Elephant Day, we look at how the animal has learnt to adapt to a crowded world

Sat 11 Aug 18 from The Hindu

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