American circus company Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is folding its tent after nearly 150 years in business.
As dozens of circus elephants prepare to retire at a Central Florida preserve, researchers are studying their genes, believed to be the key to the species’ low incidence of cancer.
Google has launched Kenya’s first virtual tour of a game reserve at the the Samburu National Park through its Street View feature to boost wildlife conservation efforts. Elephants are a key tourist attraction in Kenya but are also a prime target for poachers who kill them for their tusks. Experts say that more than 30,000 elephants are killed every year in Africa.