The starving elephant was denied basic amenities in her past life, like clean water and nutritious food
Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, told Newsweek that elephant mothers can't usually support two calves.
In the footage, a woman can be heard gasping in fear as they film the elephant flipping the car in Cape Vidal, South Africa.
The sanctuary where the elephants live say they have become inseparable since being rescued from their past lives, when they suffered neglect.
Many Asian elephants suffer abuse, but this elephant's injuries were some of the worst vets had seen.
"His belly-sliding skills are 10/10!" the Smithsonian Zoo tweeted about its giant panda bear cub.
Pyi Mai celebrated her first birthday at the sanctuary in Thailand with a banquet of fresh fruit and even invited her herd to join too.
"Her death was shocking ... because she looked fine after being amputated and actively moving," said Rika Marwati, a veterinarian.
The baby elephant is part of a group of about 700 wild Sumatran elephants left on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Park officials said it is dangerous to hunt illegally in the area, warning that "criminals stand to lose their lives and freedom."
Researchers report elephants are rapidly evolving to not have tusks, and they believe they know why.
Sunyei was hand-raised by head keeper Benjamin. She returned from the wild to visit him eight years later to introduce her calf who was just a few hours old.
Anti-poaching team member Clever Kapandura was described as a "kind, dedicated, passionate, and well-respected member of the Victoria Falls community."
Support from female siblings improves youngsters' mothering skills, says study.
The organization described the interaction between the elephant and her former keeper as "simply magical."
The elephant was shot dead following the incident, and people have been urged not to get close to the animals in the Zimbabwe park.
The new regulations will require all owners to obtain "photo identity cards with a DNA stamp for all animals under their care," according to the State Minister of Wildlife Protection.
Many online are blaming those in the crowd for provoking the attack. "I wonder why it is so difficult to live and let live," said one commenter.
Salonga National Park has been on the danger list since 1999, but has now been taken off following important conservation improvements.
The group of Asian elephants made a 300-mile journey from their home on a nature preserve. Unfortunately, the elephants left significant destruction in their wake, and experts are not sure what caused the migration.
The herd that has been migrating from a wildlife reserve for over a year was seen on the outskirts of the city of Kunming this week. On Monday, residents of the area were evacuated and temporary traffic controls were put in place as multiple vehicles and 14 drones set out to monitor the elephants.
The mourning elephant and its trainer of 25 years shared a "deep relationship" that transcended species.
The 15 elephants originally came from the nature reserve in the southwest region of Yunnan, but it's unclear why they began wandering through farmland, villages and even on paved roads in urban areas.
Zookeeper Guy Kfir described the behaviour as "very normal" and said that when "they sense danger, they gather their young in the center."
A baby elephant was rescued from a deep slippery mud pit in the Southern India state of Karnataka on Wednesday. Shared by a state forest official, this rescue operation video has been seen by over a million people since then.
According to the publication The Hindu, the elephants were located in the Kandali Proposed Reserve Forest of Assam's Nagon district.
Two elephant species were reclassed by a conservation list, but Botswana plans to boost hunting this year after COVID hit last season.
Almost 300 elephants are known to have died since March, with reports of them walking in circles before falling face first to the floor.