elephants

crime

Cops Finally Caught a Woman Who Killed Hundreds of Elephants for Their Ivory

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants.
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
Photography

Heart-Melting Photographs Take You Inside an African Elephant Orphanage

National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale captured the tender relationships between elephants and their caregivers at a sanctuary in Kenya.
Beckett Mufson
5.30.17
Photo

This Photographer Captures Striking Photos of Environmental Disasters

We talked to 'Manufactured Landscapes' photographer Edward Burtynsky about Kenya's ivory burn, Fort McMurray wildfires, and the impact of 3D printing.
Laurence Butet-Roch
5.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

America's Most Famous Circus Elephants Are Retiring to Florida

Give your grandparents a heads up.
Helen Donahue
5.2.16
News

Why Some 'Radical Conservationists' Think We Need to Abolish Capitalism to Save the Animals

We talked to Ashley Dawson, author of 'Extinction: A Radical History,' about what "radical conservation" means and why he thinks it's what we need to save the earth.
Yohann Koshy
3.10.16
Stuff

The Ringling Bros Elephant Sanctuary Is Hardly a Paradise

Animal rights activists applauded the Ringling Bros' decision to send their elephants into retirement, but a new report from PETA paints a very dark picture of their sanctuary.
Peter Holslin
2.24.16
VICE News

Afghan Men Wear Burqas to Rally for Women's Rights

Afghan men don burqas to march in support of women's rights, Colombian generals meet with FARC rebel commanders at Havana peace talks for the first time, and more.
VICE Staff
3.7.15
Food

Meet the Canadian Trying to Make Elephant-Poo Coffee a Thing

Blake Dinkin is trying to revolutionize coffee. Just don't think about where those beans have been.
Allison Tierney
1.30.15
Photo

Photographing Delhi's Inner City Elephants

Due to a government ban, there are now only 13 of the animals left in the city, all microchipped and owned by a few families who mostly live together in unkempt fields under the same bridge.
Rajan Zaveri
9.23.14
The Cute Show!

Elephant Land!

The latest video from VICE Japan is about a wacky Busch Gardens-style amusement park in Chiba Prefecture. It's owned by a happy rich lady who swings from her elephants' trunks all day and smiles a lot.
VICE Japan
10.30.13