Half the elephants in one of Africa’s largest national parks, over 4,000 animals, were killed by poachers last year, new research shows.Read the full story ›
Motorists driving through the Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok on Sunday got a fright when an elephant went on the rampage.Read the full story ›
The remarkable rescue of baby elephant Roi, who faced starvation after poachers killed its mother, was captured on film.Read the full story ›
A group of men celebrating a friend's upcoming wedding found their party took an unusual turn when they uncovered a rare elephant fossil.Read the full story ›
A 20-year-old elephant has been relocated after local farmers complained that the male had been raiding their crops in Mazabuka, Zambia.
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) successfully moved the animal from the Nega Nega area of Mazabuka District to the Kafue National Park.
The operation began on Saturday morning and lasted over 12 hours.
The animal was airlifted by helicopter before being holstered onto the back of a crane truck and then carried to a larger transporter truck for the last part of the journey.
Many of the affected community were happy that the animal was moving to a new home rather than being shot.
Arriving at the Kafue National Park, the elephant headed straight into the forest where it is hoped he will enjoy a "long and peaceful life" in his new home.
The operation was supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The conservation world has been dealing with the complex problem of poaching by addressing the symptoms but neglecting the causes.Read the full story ›
An ITV News undercover team has gone undercover in a Tanzanian marketplace to show just how easy it is to buy illegal ivory in Africa.Read the full story ›
A teacher who suffered a serious leg injury when an elephant tore through her car in South Africa has told how she desperately tried to drive away.
Sarah Brooks, who works at the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and her South African fiancee Jans de Klerk, were attacked by the elephant as they drove through the Kruger National Park on December 30.
Miss Brooks told the Daily Mail: "The elephant was coming towards us, so I swung round to do a three-point turn but couldn’t get it into reverse. I completely freaked.
"I somehow managed to turn the engine on, Jans found reverse, but just as I got it going, the elephant tipped us up.
"At that moment, your life flashes through your head. I thought, 'We've only been together a year-and-a-half, life's good. Why now? Why the hell now? It just isn't fair.' I didn't know if either of us would live."
An elephant was filmed flipping a tourist car onto its roof in South Africa. A British woman seriously hurt was discharged from hospital.Read the full story ›
The number of poisoned dead Elephants at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has risen to 91, wildlife officials have told the Associated Press.
The elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hacked off their tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market. ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reported on the devastating attack last week.
Officials say cyanide used in gold mining was spread by poachers over the flat "salt pans". They also say lions, hyenas and vultures have died from feeding on contaminated carcasses or drinking nearby.
Nine suspected poachers have been arrested this month after the biggest, most brutal poaching spree on record. Three men were sentenced to up to 16 years in jail.