Houston Zoo prepares for birth of two baby Asian elephants this spring
HOUSTON – Two Asian Elephants are preparing for their upcoming birth of their calves this spring at the Houston Zoo. Both mom-to-be elephants are mother and daughter, with 10-year-old Tupelo is up first ahead of her mother, 37-year-old Tess, zoo officials said. They will both give birth at the McNair Asian Elephant Habitat barn under veterinary supervision. Good morning from the elephant yard with mother and daughter Asian elephants, Tess and Tupelo. Posted by Houston Zoo on Wednesday, February 10, 2021Both elephant mothers are due to give birth in the spring and will undergo postnatal care and spend several days bonding behind the scenes.
Elephants are dying from mysterious causes in Botswana
More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists. The Botswana government is testing samples from the dead elephants, but is yet to determine a cause of death. Appalling caseThe unusual number of elephant carcasses were first recorded at the start of May, McCann said. Botswana is home to 130,000 African elephants -- more than any other country on the continent. The Okavango Delta, where the carcasses were found, is home to around 10% of the country's elephants, McCann said.
Ringling Bros. to end its elephant circus acts
Ringling Bros. to end its elephant circus acts Elephants will leave the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus stages forever. The decision caps years of legal battles, but the circus' owner denies caving to animal rights activists. Vicente Arenas reports.cbsnews.com