The Guilfordian

The world’s loneliest elephant

Kaavan, the world’s loneliest elephant, greets guests at the zoo where he lives in Islamabad, Pakistan.
December 11, 2020

Kaavan is an elephant that was born in Sri Lanka; in 1985, he was given to a run-down zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has been in Pakistan since he was a year old, but recently many social activists have...

Letter to the editor: Circus animals deserve justice

March 4, 2016

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus paid a record $270,000 fine for multiple violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. A 2-year-old elephant being held at its Florida breeding and training...

Features Fun Facts

November 13, 2015

Think you’re fast? The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. The birds hunt by diving down on their prey, and during these daring descents they often reach speeds up to 240 miles per...

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