Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.

African Elephant
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Jim Daley | Feb 26, 2018
Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 11, 2018
Conflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2016
Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.
Telltale Tusks
Telltale Tusks
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 22, 2015
Sequencing DNA from ivory may be useful for tracking down elephant poachers.
Poached Toward Extinction?
Poached Toward Extinction?
Tracy Vence | Aug 20, 2014
Tens of thousands of African elephants have been illegally killed in the last four years, a report shows.
Super Sniffers?
Super Sniffers?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 24, 2014
African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 
Discerning Elephants
Discerning Elephants
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
Elephants are able to tell human voices apart based on cues for age, sex, and ethnic group.