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Baby alert! An elephant mother and her three-week-old youngster photographed recently by a camera trap in the Republic of Congo. The @wcs_congo team has been conducting research at the Mbeli Bai clearing in Congo's Nouabale-Ndoki National Park for over two decades, which allows them to have long-term demographic data on visiting groups of gorillas, buffalos, and elephants. This mother is a frequent visitor. The team says it’s her first baby.
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#conservation #congo #africa #elephants #96elephants #mbelibai #babiesofinstagram #babyanimal #motherandchild #wildlife #elephant #repost from @thewcs


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Did you know that it can take a baby elephant a year to learn to control its trunk? In the meantime, it can be pretty dependent on mom to get what it needs. Yet across Africa, elephant families are living under the constant threat of armed poachers. Our @TheWCS team has seen it firsthand: entire groups killed, young ones left to wander the bush alone. Consider a gift to our extended #MothersDay Challenge to help us safeguard these animals in the wild, to keep them safe so they can grow and thrive. Learn more via the link in our bio.
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#babiesofinstagram #elephant #babyelephant #africa #mothersdaychallenge #wildlife #conservation #takeaction #didyouknow #DYK #96elephants


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Happy #MothersDay! Today, elephant families at sites across Africa are on high alert. At any moment, they could come under attack from armed poachers who are after their ivory tusks. Make a Mother’s Day gift for elephants via the link in our bio and help us reach our goal of $25,000 by May 17 to save them and other threatened wildlife.
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#happymothersday #mothersday2018 #elephants #family #96elephants #takeaction #conservation #savewildlife #wildlife #elephant


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3 years. 0 elephants killed. Congrats to the @TheWCS team in Nigeria, which co-manages Yankari Game Reserve with the state government, on successfully protecting one of the last populations in this huge country.
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#96elephants #wildlife #elephants #nigeria #africa #yankari #herd #notoivory #wildlifetrafficking #protection #conservation


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The problems facing African elephants and other iconic species around the world have not disappeared. Traffickers still deal in ivory. Forests are still being hacked away. We can’t let the programs we have in place to help get taken, either. Right now, Congress is considering a key bill to support them. Urge your representative to cosponsor the WILD Act via the link in our bio.
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#linkinbio #elephants #africa #wildlife #endangered #96Elephants #conservation #congress #takeaction


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Video of the rare elephant twins! ICYMI yesterday we shared news of this young pair observed by our staff in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. The young male and female were born to mother, Eloise, in August 2017. At an estimated age of 57, Eloise is the oldest elephant known to have given birth to twins. #repost from @thewcs
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#twins #twinsofinstagram #elephants #96elephants #africa #tanzania #nationalpark #conservation #pair #double #siblings #wildlife


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Researchers from @TheWCS have spotted a rare pair of elephant twins, one male and one female, in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. The scientists report that the mother elephant, named Eloise, estimated to be 57 years old, gave birth to the twins in August 2017, which makes her the oldest mother elephant known to have given birth to twins. “The twins were originally quite thin and we were worried that they wouldn't survive," said Dr. Charles Foley, Director of WCS’s Tarangire Elephant Project. "Fortunately the park has experienced good rains in the past three months, and both twins have gained significant weight and we are happy to see that they are now playing more frequently.”
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#twins #babiesofinstagram #elephants #africa #tanzania #doublevision #pair #twinsofinstagram #96elephants #rare #tanzania


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Great news! The UK has announced a national ban on the commercial elephant ivory trade. “Today, elephant conservation received a tremendous boost,” said @TheWCS President and CEO Cristián Samper in a statement.
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#96elephants #elephant #conservation #breakingnews #unitedkingdom #notoivory #wildlife #africa #elephants


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Happy #NationalNappingDay!


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Major wildlife crime news: three poachers responsible for slaughtering 11 elephants in and around the Republic of Congo's Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January have been sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000 USD by the local district court. The head of the poaching group is still at large, along with two other members of the gang. This is from the 70 kg of ivory that was seized from them by the anti-poaching authorities.
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@wcs_congo #elephants #96elephants #nouabalendoki #congo #africa #ivory #notopoaching #conservation #wildlifecrime #jail


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Big news! In China, it's now illegal to process or sell elephant ivory. "For many of us in the conservation community," said @TheWCS President and CEO Cristian Samper in a statement, "this is one of the most important pieces of a puzzle needed to save Africa’s elephants from extinction."
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#happynewyear #china #elephants #96elephants #africa #wildlife #conservation #newyearsday #2018


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Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
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#96elephants #merrychristmas #2018 #happynewyear


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