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41 elk died Wednesday morning after falling through ice in East Oregon

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A  herd of 41 elk died Wednesday morning after falling through ice in east Oregon, according to wildlife officials.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a Wednesday Facebook post that the elk perished after falling through the ice on the Powder River.

“After several years of drought, Eastern Oregon is experiencing a real winter this year,” wildlife officials said in the post. “The extra moisture and snowpack will be good for wildlife and habitat in the long run, but conditions may be tough on critters this winter.”

Wildlife officials received a call from a person who lives near the reservoir and witnessed the incident, Brian Ratliff, district wildlife biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Baker City office told the Baker City Herald.

Ratliff said wildlife officials went to the river to see whether they could save any of the elk, but the conditions were…

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Mary, the Elephant that got Hanged

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Mary was an Asian elephant born in 1894 although it is unclear where. She was bought 1896 by Charlie Sparks, owner of ‘Spark’s World Famous Show’ where she became a performer and described as “Mary, the largest living land animal on Earth; 3 inches taller than Jumbo and weighing over 5 tons. A positive feature at each exhibition.

Moving from a horse and wagon circus to one that travelled by railroad by the year 1916, the circus had five elephants and used fifteen rail cars to move from town to town. In early September of 1916, a hobo by the name of Walter “Red” Eldridge was hired as an assistant elephant trainer for the elephants while the show was in St. Paul, Minnesota. After the circus left St. Paul, it travelled to Kingsport, Tennessee, where it opened on September the 12th.

Between performances, the five elephants were driven…

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Relentless

Fight for Rhinos

This must be one of the most brutal fortnights yet in the history of the rhino poaching war, in our province. At least 14 deaths were discovered in various protected areas in as many days. (I can’t go into detail at this time but it’s getting even more savage, as if that’s possible.)
Yesterday honestly rates as one of the lowest points in my life as a wildlife vet, pretty much an emotional breaking point – but it’s not the first time; it’s something that is happening far too often. I don’t think it is possible to explain to somebody who hasn’t experienced this nightmare, what even one death scene does to you. It’s traumatic and haunting, and cannot ever be erased from your mind. I’ve attended over 400!!

-From wildlife vet Dave Cooper

planting-crosses-for-fallen-rhinos-in-saPlanting crosses for fallen rhinos in South Africa. So far, there are an estimated 731 of…

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Jennifer Cook Caruso Starved Her Dog To Death

The Monsters Among Us

Sully was abandoned in a locked up house with no food or water for weeks he ate the sofa cushions because he was starving. JENNIFER COOK CARUSO Left Sully locked up in the house while she moved away not giving a second thought to poor Sully who must have died a painful devastating death of starvation.sully1jpg-12bd4adb80fd6e1dSpeaking in a low voice and saying few words, Jennifer Caruso, 36, stood next to her attorney and explained to Judge Louis Dinice, of Central Municipal Court, that after she moved from Northvale to Norwood in November with her children, she shuttled back and forth between the two residences. But in December, she left her dog, who was 11 years old and had lived with the family for more than six years, in the care of someone else.

Jennifer Caruso of Norwood Bergen County in Central Municipal Court on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

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