zoos and aquariums

Young elephants taken from Zimbabwe, sent to China

The cellphone footage reveals rows of steel cells stretching along a concrete floor. Behind each set of bars, a juvenile African elephant, their tusks just barely showing. One elephant presses its head into the corner of its prison-like confinement.

Pigs were spotted using tools for first time, new study says

Pigs aren't heralded for their intelligence, but swine are smarter than they seem. They're test subjects in studies that lead to life-saving discoveries. They're reliable and beloved therapy animals. Thirty to 50 of them took Twitter by storm earlier this year in an early bid for the year's best meme.