SLIDESHOW: Remarkable, elusive birth of a baby elephant calf caught in pictures

Jul 10 2014
A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.

Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Sharna spent four years tracking elephants across Africa for their book African Elephants – A Celebration of Majesty. One image eluded them – the birth of an elephant calf.

900 hongerige honden in Oekraïne hebben hulp nodig

Jul 9 2014
900 hongerige honden in Oekraïne hebben hulp nodig

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Animal crisis in Ukraine: 900 starving dogs rescued so far

Jul 9 2014
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Animal crisis in Ukraine: 900 starving dogs rescued so far

Jul 9 2014
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Animal crisis in Ukraine: 900 starving dogs rescued so far

Jul 9 2014
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Animal crisis in Ukraine: 900 starving dogs rescued so far

Jul 9 2014
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Animal crisis in Ukraine: 900 starving dogs rescued so far

Jul 9 2014
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Call for donations to help stop illegal animal trade

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Jul 9 2014
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With the holiday season upon us the Met's Wildlife Crime Unit, in partnership with animal welfare and wildlife charities, are appealing to Londoners to donate unwanted items made from elephant ivory and other endangered species to help stop the trade in its tracks.

The call for donations, which launches today, (Wednesday, 9 July) is supported by actor Ricky Gervais and will run across all London police stations until the end of the month.

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London, UK
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