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]
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]
From the BBC: How elephants keep tabs on family.
Elephants keep track on up to 30 absent relatives by sniffing out their scent and building up a mental map of where they are, research suggests.
Herd members use their good memory and keen sense of smell to stay in touch as they travel in large groups, according to a study of wild elephants in Kenya. [continue]