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Elephants can smell quantity, a study suggests. It’s a new level of olfactory prowess.

Elephants in a recent study picked out larger amounts of seeds by smell alone. Some could smell the difference between 150 and 180 sunflower seeds.
Elephants play in the Amboseli game reserve, Kenya, in 2012.

Botswana is re-legalizing hunting elephants because it says they’re causing chaos by killing livestock and fighting with people

Botswana has 130,000 elephants, more than any other country. Its Environment Ministry says the levels need to be controlled to protect humans.

I visited a nursing home for retired lumberjack elephants in Myanmar — here’s what it’s like to care for aging elephants every day

Elephants have been logging wood in Myanmar since the 1800s, but now the world's largest captive Asian elephant population is moving into retirement.

I visited a nursing home for retired lumberjack elephants in Myanmar — here’s what it’s like to care for aging elephants every day

Elephants have been logging wood in Myanmar since the 1800s, but now the world's largest captive Asian elephant population is moving into retirement.
Kim Kardashian West has been criticized for posing with an elephant in Bali.

Kim Kardashian is being criticized for posing with an elephant in Bali where sanctuary workers are said to inflict pain on the animals

According to a 2018 report from World Animal Protection, Bali doesn't have any wild elephant populations.
Not the lion in question.

A suspected rhino poacher was trampled by an elephant and believed to be eaten by lions

A suspected rhino poacher was trampled by an elephant while in Kruger National Park in South Africa on Tuesday.
A photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their trip to Botswana.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a rare personal photo from their trip to Botswana before their engagement

The photo shows the royal couple equipping a sedated elephant with a satellite collar during their trip to Botswana in August 2017.
The Elephant Queen.

A photographer captured the last images of Kenya’s ‘elephant queen’ just before her death

The giant creature, whom the photographer called the Elephant Queen, died of natural causes shortly after the images were taken.

I visited a baby elephant orphanage in Kenya — here’s what it was like

More than 200 elephants have been rescued and reintroduced into the wild since the Wildlife Trust began rescuing elephants in 1977.
You have to watch out for elephants on the road.

12 things I wish I’d known before going on safari in Sri Lanka, which I’m convinced is going to be Asia’s next tourist hotspot

While Sri Lanka's safari experience was better than I could have hoped, there were a number of things I wish I'd known before going. These are the mistakes I made and things I learned, so that you don't have to.