Elephant kicks heroin habit

From AFP: Elephant kicks heroin habit with China island rehab.

An elephant has kicked his heroin habit after a three-year stint on an island rehab in southern China, an official and state media said Thursday.

The four-year-old Asian elephant, called Xiguang, has now being transported to a wildlife reserve in southwest China after being cured of his addiction with some clean living on Hainan island, Xinhua said. [continue]

Elephant as photographer

From the Daily Mail: Smile you’re on ele-vision: How a camera attached to an elephant’s trunk captured amazing jungle views.

We revealed the amazing story of how four tiger cubs were captured on special cameras in logs carried by elephants – giving the most intimate insight into their early lives ever recorded.

Now, we show for the first time other creatures of the jungle caught in this extraordinary – and pioneering – way.

Cheeky langur monkeys, a rare sloth bear, spotted deer and a leopard with her cub are just some of the other animals that film-maker John Downer came across in his fascinating experiment. [continue, see photos]