The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( NSPCA) says it will be seeking legal advice to reverse the Johannesburg Zoo’s decision to bring in two elephants from the Eastern Cape into the facility.
A security guard has been trampled to death by an elephant at the premises of Foskor Mine in Phalaborwa, in Limpopo.
Leaders from four southern African countries held talks in Botswana on Tuesday to better manage the world’s largest concentration of elephants, amid growing concerns over poaching, loss of habitat, and conflict with humans.
Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, is considering lifting a ban on big game hunting; to combat what the government says is growing conflict between humans and wildlife
A number of 26 elephants have died in Kenya’s Masaai Mara game reserves in the last three months according to a report published by elephant conservation group, the Mara Elephant Project.