Born Free is saddened to hear that Duchess, a female African elephant kept at Paignton Zoo, UK, has died.
We have recently launched a report, Trophy Hunting: Busting the myths and exposing the cruelty, to examine the scale, scope and impact of trophy hunting and debunk the claims made by trophy hunters. Taken from that report, here’s 10 facts you need to know about trophy hunting
In March this year, a man was mauled to death by his pet lion. The man, from the Czech Republic, had kept the lion – as well as a lioness – in a cage in the back garden of his family home for three years.
Born Free’s Head of Policy Dr Mark Jones explains why Born Free is supporting a Bill to protect hares during their breeding season.
Also known as an ankus or goad, a bullhook it is a stout pole with a metal hook and a metal tip on the end. It is used in training and controlling elephants by a handler applying pressure to sensitive points on an elephant’s body.
In 2001, the 172-year history of keeping elephants at London Zoo came to an end. What happened to London’s last elephants?
Five years on from the death of Marius the giraffe, zoos are still killing healthy animals, but are not obliged to report it. It is time for transparency, says Born Free’s Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity, Dr Chris Draper.
A video from a zoo in Indiana, USA, reveals just how dangerous wild animals such as servals can be.
Born Free reacts to the death of two young elephants from deadly virus at Chester Zoo