The space rock passed us by at a distance of 2,200 miles - a fraction of the distance at which some satellites orbit the Earth.
The elephant not only killed the woman, but came back especially to trample all over her corpse as well.
An elephant named 'Happy' has been the subject of a legal battle to have her released back into the wild.
Comparisons with today's largest living land animals may not be quite as accurate as first thought.
Weighing the equivalent of four elephants, Paraceratherium linxiaense was an absolute monster.
Hundreds of elephants have been mysteriously dying in Botswana and scientists have finally figured out why.
The unexplained demise of more than 150 elephants in Botswana has left authorities scratching their heads.
YouTuber Nick Uhas recently tried to set a new world record by creating a mountain of 'elephant toothpaste'.
A South African gin known as Indlovu is made by combining regular ingredients with elephant excrement.
The long-lost unmarked grave of Merrick, who suffered from terrible deformities, has been found after 130 years.
A gargantuan species of ostrich-like elephant bird from Madagascar was thought to the largest that ever lived.
The elephant bird, along with some of Madagascar's other megafauna, went extinct around 1,000 years ago.
Unusual footage has emerged showing an elephant attempting to ingest pieces of smouldering charcoal.
The only surviving letter written by Joseph Merrick was a thank you note sent to widow Leila Maturin.
New research has shown that elephants possess a level of self-understanding that is rare in animals.
Scientists believe that an elephant-mammoth hybrid embryo could be created within as little as two years.
A new experiment has revealed just how gently the world's largest land animal can pick things up.
Visitors to the popular theme park were amazed to see an elephant flying high above the attractions.
African elephants have more genes dedicated to smell than anything else in the animal kingdom.
Scientists have identified a new species of shrew which possesses a trunk like that of an elephant.