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Video captures drunk man charging at wild elephant

Video footage of an inebriated tourist lunging out of his car and charging a wild elephant at South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park caused an uproar on Monday. The footage, posted on wildlife site Latest Sightings (www.latestsightings.com), showed the unidentified man charging towards the startled animal. With friends cheering and…

Elephant countries form ‘E-8′ conservation group

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Eight countries with the largest number of elephants met for the first on Tuesday in New Delhi to plot new strategies to protect the animal. “Delegates here represent two-thirds of the world’s wild elephant population,” Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the inaugural gathering of the…

Kenya sees rise in elephant population despite poaching

TSAVO NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Despite increased poaching and a recent severe drought, Kenya has recorded a rise in elephant population in its flagship park, wildlife authorities announced Saturday. Elephant population in the expansive Tsavo ecosystem in the south of the country rose to 12,572 from 11,696 three years ago…

Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years

TOKYO — Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time. The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a…

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