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Amazing! Copenhagen, Denmark, is buying the last 4 elephants in the country to give them the proper retirement they deserve! Denmark is spending 11 million kroner (or $1.6 million) to make this retirement happen!

As a ban on wild animals in circuses is expected later this year, Food and Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen said there's no immediate plans as to where they're going to put the newly retired, but applicants are willing to take the gentle giants and provide them proper welfare. Until then, Animal Protection Denmark will be taking care of them.

Benny Berdino, Circus Arena manager, said he was "sad to have to say goodbye" to its elephants, but mostly happy they would get a good retirement.



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12 Images Of These Intelligent Gentle Giants For World Elephant Day!

Today is 'World Elephant Day'! In honor of the occasion, we've gathered a few images and a lovely video of the beautiful and intelligent creatures! 

If you love elephants and want to do something special for them today, check out World Elephant Day, to find out how you can help! 


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Apparently, newborn elephants are one of the biggest babies on earth, in more ways than one, as you can see from this funny video by BBC Earth.  

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No Elephants Have Been Killed By Poachers In Africa's Top Wildlife Park For Over A Year

This is an extraordinary triumph! One of the largest wildlife parks in Africa, Niassa Reserve, is marking a complete year without finding a single elephant found killed by poachers. The last time an elephant killed by poachers at the Niassa Reserve was May 17, 2018. This incredible turnaround is largely due to the more assertive police force, patrolling, and response by air, according to New-York-based Wildlife Conservation Society. 

A year ago, James Bampton, county director with the Wildlife Conservation Society, estimated that there were less than 2,000 elephants remaining in Niassa, and now with a preliminary analysis of date from a survey in October, Mr. Bampton indicates there are about 4,000 elephants in the reserve! 

Mr. Bampton told ABC News that the elephants in the reverse "stand a genuine chance for recovery."

See some images of the gentle giants below!

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Meet The Incredible Man Who Has Saved 20,000 Animals With His Custom-Made Prosthetics

Meet the man who saved over 20,000 animals with custom-made prosthetics! Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist from Sterling, Virginia, creates artificial limbs and braces to help animals in need and improve the quality and comfort of your lives. 

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Villagers Knitted Colorful Jumpers To Protect The Elephants From Near-Freezing Temperatures (9 images)

A story from 2017, yet is so beautiful that it deserves another round in the spotlight. The village women in a northern city of Mathura, near the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre, have knitted beautiful and colorful garments for the India Elephants when the temperature at night hit sub-zero. Full story at Independent.




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What a great idea! 200 trees were donated this year as part of an enrichment programme at Colchester Zoo for many zoo animals including elephants, meerkats, and chimpanzees. Food is also hidden in the trees to encourage foraging and play amongst the animals

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India Opens Its First Elephant Hospital

With the opening of the Wildlife SOS elephant hospital, injured, ill and elderly elephants now have a dedicated place to receive care in India. It is the first of its kind in the country and is located in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

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Happy Elephants are Treated to a 7 Day Picnic

Every year, the elephants at Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, are invited and treated to a week-long feast, which includes head and body massages, and a lot of FOOD! 

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Micheal Jackson's Elephant Broke Out And Went on a Little Stroll Through The Zoo

Ali, an adorable African elephant once lived at the late singer, Micheal Jackson's Neverland Ranch. He very briefly escaped his enclosure at Florida's Jacksonville Zoo, and decided to test his smooth criminal ways by taking a small tour around the Zoo! Needless to say, IT WAS ADORABLE!

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24 Crazy Cool Elephant Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Elephants are beautiful. They have so many qualities that are hard to find in other animals and let's just add this in now... they are adorable! And even since Trump decided to lift the ban then keep the ban, we just wanted to show why elephants need to be protected. Did you know that elephants love the water? Or actually can't run and gallop? They are so amazing and yet, we barely know much about them. Well, here are some amazing facts to help you understand why elephants are so extraordinary and need our help to keep them safe.

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