Elephants Are Legal Persons, Group Claims in Court

Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.

Even Elephants Retire in Florida

Ringling Brothers's Center for Elephant Conservation is part day care, part school and part senior center for the company's circus herd.

When Two Elephants Is Too Few

"Have trunk, will travel!" the Virginia Zoo's executive director says of his institution's two elephants.