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Ivory Coast Elephants Get New Home as Habitat Shrinks

January 28, 2014
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Conservationists in Ivory Coast have been hunting, trapping and transporting a dozen extremely rare elephants to a new forest home, in an unprecedented operation that is crucial for both the animals and the local population. Video provided by AFP

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Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Highlights the Illegal Ivory Trade

Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Highlights the Illegal Ivory Trade

AFP (May 9, 2013) — One of China's best-known actresses Li Bingbing traveled to Samburu National Reserve on Wednesday. The aim of the trip is to highlight the illegal ivory trade driving the increasing number of illegal killings of elephants across Africa, and to support efforts to reduce demand for ivory in Asia.
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Moving Day for Ivory Coast Elephants

Moving Day for Ivory Coast Elephants

AP (Jan. 30, 2014) — In what is being described as the first operation of its type in the world, conservationists have moved around a group of elephants from an area of Ivory Coast where they were "causing problems" to the safety and protection of a national park. (Jan. 30) Video provided by AP
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A Fla. Guest House Large Enough for Elephants

A Fla. Guest House Large Enough for Elephants

AP (Sep. 26, 2013) — At the newly opened National Elephant Center in Fellsmere, Florida, elephants are making themselves at home at this unique 200-acre facility. Four African elephants from Disney's Animal Kingdom have currently taken up residence. (Sept. 26)
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Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas

National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) — Habitat loss and slow natural reproduction have landed pandas on the endangered list. At China’s Wolong Nature Reserve, scientists oversee an innovative captive breeding program that uses artificial insemination to attempt to increase panda populations faster. However, a major earthquake in 2008 destroyed the panda’s habitat and cut off their food, threatening the breeding season. Wild Chronicles reports from China on the state of the panda.
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