Elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On Elephants

California would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

05/22/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supes To Vote On Ban Of Performances Using Wild Animals

San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals.

04/21/2015

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San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant Parts

The ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.

03/30/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ringling Bros. Circus To End Elephant Acts By 2018

The circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, said the acts will be phased out by 2018, citing growing public concern about the animals’ treatment.

03/05/2015

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Elephants Get New Home In Oregon To Socialize With Others After 20-Years At Six Flags In Vallejo

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom this week transported its two remaining resident elephants to a drive-through wildlife park in Oregon, officials said Tuesday.

02/24/2015

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Jump On Tomorrow: A’s San Jose Lawsuit, Westboro Church Protests Tech

On Tuesday, lawyers representing the City of San Jose will take their antitrust case against Major League Baseball to a federal appeals court.

08/11/2014

African elephant, Osh, trying jack fruit for the first time. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo Animals Feast On Spilled Fruit From Monday’s Truck Crash

Animals at the Oakland Zoo enjoyed a feast of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway in Livermore Monday.

07/31/2014

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Five Alternatives To Zoos In California

These five alternative zoos offer a humane alternative to the normal zoo experience for the whole family.

06/20/2014

Elephants' Move Has To Wait For Cooler Weather

Elephants’ Move Has To Wait For Cooler Weather

A trip to move three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary in Northern California has been delayed because of…

07/26/2012

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Community Corner: The Circus Comes To The Bay Area

Elephants, tigers, zebras, and clowns. Yes, the circus is coming to town! Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey are coming to the Bay Area August 17th through September 11th.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011