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Kenya seizes more smuggled ivory destined for Malaysia

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan officials have impounded another large consignment of smuggled elephant ivory barely a week after intercepting a similar haul, highlighting the rise of poaching in Africa.Full story

Dove ad spotlights camera shyness among women

  TODAY’s Willie Geist and Natalie Morales discuss the topics making headlines today, including a new inspirational Dove ad that tackles the issue of women being camera-shy by asking, “When did you stop thinking you’re beautiful?”

How Bomb Tests Could Date Elephant Ivory

Bomb tests generations ago could indirectly help fight illegal poaching of African elephants, new research shows. Full story

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  Peter the elephant tickles the ivories

An elephant at Thailand’s non-profit organization the Royal Elephant Kraal and Village has become an Internet sensation after a video of his turn at the piano hit YouTube. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports

  Emerging Indonesia plantations endanger wild animals

The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations in Indonesia is wiping out the habitats of elephants, tigers and orangutans causing them to enter human areas. ITN’s Tom Clarke reports on one elephant that is being held for ransom by local community members.

  Rogue elephants, humans, in deadly battle

In Northeast India, rogue elephants are killing 100 people a year, as elephants who have lost their homes from deforestation raid villages for grain. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

  Florida orange grove turned elephant sanctuary

The new National Elephant Center is taking shape in a former Florida orange grove where it now houses four African elephants. WPTV's Jon Shainman reports.

  Wildlife rangers fight to save elephants from poaching

Wildlife Rangers are on the frontline of the battle to save elephants and rhinos from poaching gangs. The illegal trade in rhino horn, highlighted by Prince William earlier this year, is threatening the very existence of the creatures. NBC’s  Rohit Kachroo reports on the work of the round-the-clock

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A young elephant cools down in snow delivered to the Whipsnade Zoo, near Dunstable, in Bedfordshire on July 25, 2013, as high temperatures continue to sweep the country. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIEANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images

A zookeeper sprays water onto an Asian elephant to help it cool down on a hot day at Belgrade's zoo
A zookeeper sprays water onto an Asian elephant to help it cool down on a hot day at Belgrade's zoo

A zookeeper sprays water onto an Asian elephant to help it cool down on a hot day at Belgrade's zoo July 29, 2013. Temperatures in Serbia have risen up to 40 degrees Celsius , according to official meteorological data. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)


An elephant gets a shower, on July 23, 2013 at the La Fleche zoo, western France. Keepers at the zoo prepare cold treats for animals to give them respite from the hot weather. AFP PHOTO /JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERjean francois monier/AFP/Getty Images


The African elephant bull "Schaka" tries to pick some leaves from the crown of a tree in the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany on July 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FEDERICO GAMBARINI GERMANY OUTFEDERICO GAMBARINI/AFP/Getty Images