The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is collaring two young male elephants from the Amboseli region to better understand their migration routes. As Kenya’s population increases dramatically every year more land traditionally used by elephants as routes is being populated and developed and elephants have been impacted. IFAW intends to study data from the collared elephants movements to plot how this impact affects them.
Part of an art installation called ‘Boots on the Ground, Water & Air’ created by artist Mark Humphrey is pictured as part of a Remembrance Art Trail in association with the Royal British Legion ahead of Remembrance Sunday at Canary Wharf in east London on October 31, 2016.
For centuries, owning an elephant was seen by Sri Lanka’s Buddhist elite as a sign of prestige and authority. Many among the wealthy, who consider the animals to be divine, have long flouted laws against elephant ownership to keep a jumbo chained up in their back yard. But with illegal capture helping to drive wild populations into steep decline, the government is now cracking down, seizing the animals and launching criminal investigations against elite members of society, including a monk and a judge. Even as the country cracks down on illegal ownership, the enduring demand for elephants has the government planning to set up its own pool of captive animals to be hired out to temples for ceremonies and maintained with budget funds.
Dogs dressed in Halloween costumes participated in the annual Haute Dog Howl’oween parade in Long Beach, California on October 30, 2016. The parade, which claims to be the largest Halloween dog event in the world, sees hundreds of dogs and their owners dressed in colorful costumes celebrating the festival.
Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline resumed Friday morning after police arrested 141 protesters Thursday.
Police used beanbags, pepper spray gas and a high-pitched siren to disperse the crowd. Protesters lit tires and debris on fire and threw Molotov cocktails. The remaining protesters were pushed to another encampment miles away.
Twin earthquakes rocked central Italy on October 26, 2016 — the second registering at a magnitude of 6.0 — in the same region struck in August by a devastating tremor that killed nearly 300 people. The quakes were felt in the capital Rome, sending residents running out of their houses and into the streets.