Elephants

A pile of 15 tonnes of elephant ivory seized in Kenya is displayed at Nairobi National Park on March 3, 2015. 15 tonnes is the largest amount of contraband ivory burned in Africa to date. The pile was offically burned by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to mark World Wildlife Day and African Environment day. (Credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Bill Would Ban Import, Sale Of 5 Endangered African Species In NY

State Sen. Tony Avella was joined Wednesday by animal rights advocates on the steps of City Hall to announce the bill, which covers elephants, leopards, lions, black rhinoceroses and white rhinoceroses native to Africa.

04/08/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants Bunny, Susie and Minnie line up for a hot dog bun eating contest July 2, 2010 in Coney Island, New York. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Eliminating Elephant Acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.

03/05/2015

Participants run through Bronx Zoo during a past Run for the Wild. (credit: CBS 2)

Run For The Wild In Bronx Zoo Aims To Save Elephants From Poaching

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Run for the Wild gives people an opportunity to stay fit while helping endangered animals. The sixth-annual run will be held April 26 at the Bronx Zoo. John Calvelli, executive vice […]

04/13/2014

A sample of the six tons of ivory confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildfire Service, as seen in Colorado, Nov. 14, 2013 (credit: by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That ‘Support Organized Crime And Terrorism’

The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.

01/16/2014

Elephant Ivory (Credit: Juliet Papa)

Wildlife Groups Outraged After 2 Manhattan Jewelers Plead Guilty To Selling Illegal Elephant Ivory

A string of pearls, a wise owl and a smiling Buddha were all part of one of the largest seizures of illegal ivory ever in New York State, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.

07/12/2012