Thanks to our new technique using fossilised tracks, we have been able to learn more about the locomotion of the largest creatures ever to have roamed this planet.
This was the first national DNA-based assessment of any free-ranging large mammal in Africa.
We showed for the first time that social disruption and trauma - such as culling of older elephants - has a lasting impact on the behaviour of African elephants.
Forests around the world will need to shift their ranges to adapt to climate change. But many trees and plants rely on animals to spread their seeds widely, and those partners are declining.
The anatomy of the teeth in the cranium and its bones show that it belongs to an extinct cousin of the living African savanna and forest elephants.
It sounds like a mammoth plan, but bringing back large herbivore species to Europe could help mitigate ecosystem collapse.
Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
Recent sighting of a leopard in the Campo-Ma’an National Park area of Southern Cameroon shows the importance of conservation efforts.
There are no body fossils of elephants from this time period, so the available information of how these gigantic animals moved through the ancient landscapes depends entirely on the track record.
As an economic superpower, China has far more left to do to ensure our planet remains liveable for vulnerable wildlife.
Nigeria must improve biodiversity awareness among its citizens to stem animal poaching and halt biodiversity loss.
Some animals, such as California sea lions, have small brains relative to their body size, but are still impressively intelligent, showing brain evolution is even more complex than it appears.
A new review of the status of African elephants finds scientific grounds for dividing them into two species, and reports that both have suffered drastic population declines since 1990.
Elephants use their giant incisors to dig holes, impress rivals and rest weary trunks. But as so many continue to be killed for their ivory, he question is whether they are destined to be tuskless.
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals’ brains.
The death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages.
Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support, and more sustainable offerings for the future.
Elephants don’t have the enzyme that allows humans to metabolize alcohol. This means that anecdotes about elephants getting drunk from rotten fruit may very well be true.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
In large ecosystems, managing elephant populations so they don’t exceed a certain threshold number is arbitrary.