Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.
A mother elephant and her calf escaping a fire-throwing mob is now an award-winning photo.
The Duke of Cambridge said new ideas were needed on how to manage water resources and the grazing of animals.
A new study tracking the movement of the mammals to detect risk of poaching may help save the lives of elephants.
Poison is becoming the weapon of choice for poachers in Zimbabwe, where the elephant population has fallen by 10,000 in the past decade.
The winter cold aggravates the giant mammals' arthritis.
Those trying to stop the ivory trade can learn from people tackling drugs trafficking.
The actor had a close encounter with a bull elephant while on safari in South Africa.
'Kenya is making a statement that for us ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants,' President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
Animal rights activists criticize Ringling Bros. retirement facility and the use of elephants in smaller circuses.
The petition followed the death of a tourist elephant in Cambodia.
Their human caretakers will visit the 9,000-pound animals in the Sunshine State.
Some species get cancer all the time; others, rarely at all. A young researcher in Salt Lake City is trying to figure out why.
As many as 50,000 elephants are killed each year for their tusks.
The event is designed to raise awareness about the poaching epidemic of African elephants.
The news has unsurprisingly prompted outrage from animal rights activists and critics across the world