Monthly Archives: December 2008

We wish all ElephantVoices friends and WildlifeDirect bloggers and staff a Joyful Holiday and a Peaceful 2009!

We’re getting very close to Christmas and the end of the year, and want to use this opportunity to send warm wishes and a heart felt thank you to all of you around the world who support elephants and our work financially or in other ways. Our best wishes and thanks also go to WD staff, and to all the other […]

Thank you for your contributions!

Thank you Anna M., Matt G., Janet G. Bill F. and Michelle P. – your donations and interest in elephants and our work is very much appreciated! We hope to “see you around” also in 2009, which we think will be an exciting year for ElephantVoices. Be assured that your donations will be used in […]

Elephants and people need role models

Hi all, One of our readers, Amy Mayers, sent this to us: A Public Service Announcement put out by the US Government that uses lessons from elephant behavior (a paper on which I was an author from 2000) to argue for bettering fathering. Well, the elephants in the clip are from Amboseli (some of my […]

Playing elephant sounds for elephants – ElephantVoices visit at PAWS 15 November

Some of you have seen the responses (online or in person) of Ruby, Maggie, Mara and Lulu to some elephant sounds that I played to them when Petter and I visited Ark2000 on 15 November for a joint fundraiser for PAWS and ElephantVoices. Their responses were so strong that some people have been concerned that […]

Frustrated Elephant Billy in LA Zoo still not out – but gets international attention

In our previous post we wrote about our involvement in trying to convince the LA City Council members to close down the elephant exhibit at the LA Zoo and to shelve plans for building a new one. The proposed exhibit, 3.8 acres for the elephants including a barn with 10 stalls, would be far from […]