But the episode is also causing India to reconsider whether elephants should be employed this way.
In February, someone in Beijing stole Tian Fengbo’s dog, which is one of the very, very few seeing-eye dogs (apparently there are only about 100) in all of China.
NASCAR driver Josh Wise’s car was sponsored by Dogecoin. An endangered baby Franciscana dolphin was scooped out of the ocean in Argentina and passed around for selfies before it died from complications of being passed around for selfies.
The macaque, which is one of an apparently endless number of words for “monkey,” took selfies as part of nature-photographer David Slater’s project in Indonesia. Some teenagers (I’m just assuming it was teenagers) in Costa Rica took a block of wood and smashed a toucan’s beak off.
The last male Northern White Rhinoceros in the world, Sudan is living in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy where he is encouraged to breed with two young female Northern White Rhinos, Fatu and Najin. To prevent poaching, he has 24-hour armed guards, watchtowers, drones, guard dogs and transmitters in his horn.
They’re being retired, as the circus is deciding to go elephant-free because people thought that it was pretty mean to make elephants do stuff even though, for the rest of us, it means more stage time for clowns. It was voiced by Aubrey Plaza for a Lifetime movie called One of about 600 Hindu temple elephants that are kept chained in confinement most of the year to be paraded in a religious procession, Suraj had lost an ear from abuse.
Though her real name is Tardar Sauce (trivia: Tardar Sauce was named after tartar sauce) this cat has feline dwarfism and an underbite, which makes it look grumpy. (This, in any case, according to the .) He was freed from the 12-square-foot room he had lived in for 20 years by the kind of people who free animals, which caused a riot from the temple-goers.