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    The Asian Elephants

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    Asian Elephant The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) is largest land mammal on Earth, slightly smaller than its cousin the African Elephant. The Asian elephant is considered to the a single species, Elephas maximus with four subspecies, these include the “E.m. hirsute (Malaylan elephant), E.m. indicus (Indian elephant), E.m. maximus (Sri Lankan elephant), and E.m. sumatranus ( Sumatran elephant) (Asian Elephants, n.d). Asian Elephants have been domesticated for thousands of years doing hard labor. Additionally, elephant-like animals have roamed the Earth for the past 55 million years. Today, the last remaining members of the order Proboscideal remain: the Asian elephant and the African elephant. It is believed the mammoth and the American…

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    Elephants are most known for being seen in zoos, circus, and tourist attractions. What most people do not realize is the abuse done to elephants to keep them behaving this way. Asian elephants are one of the two existing elephant species on earth, with African elephants being the other. Asian elephants are often referred to as Indian elephants as well, which are actually a subspecies of the Asian elephant. Asian elephants are most known in India for being a sacred religious animal. Projects in…

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    Asian Elephant Herding

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    1. The first domesticated Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) was thought to have come from India during the Indus Valley Civilization between 3300 BCE and 1700 BCE (Sukumar, 1989). During the earlier periods of the Indus Valley Civilization is it thought that the civilization lived close to the habitat of the Asian Elephant, but through the expansion of the civilization, the habitat of the elephant was reduced leading to more exposure to human. Early human have known to capture elephants for…

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    Elephants are the largest land animals in the world that are strong and gentle. Thousands of years ago, large like animals called American mastodons and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth. These ancient relatives of the elephants are now extinct. Between 26 and 12 million years ago there were about 350 distinct species of elephants now only two species remain. Those two species are African (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus). (Allen, W. R. Philosophical Transactions of the…

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    Koshik Vocabulary

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    Each of these species share similarities in the way they acquire and learn different speech patterns. However, the Grey parrot demonstrates true imitation of speech, and is therefore often used as the model to study the evolution of vocal learning and communication (Pepperberg 2010). Through studying phylogeny, it is possible that a derived characteristic may be found that explains why birds, cetaceans and elephants all possess the ability to mimic human…

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    The african elephant is located at african in the savanna there is a rainy season and dry season. the weather is it goes rainy and then it get’s hot. The abiotic that lives there is african wild dog, blackmamba, caracal, ,chacma, egyptian mongoose,roots grasses,fruit,and bark. Weighing up to 6000 kg 6.6 tons and measuring up to 3.3 m 10 ft. at the shoulder the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. It is characterized by its highly dexterous trunk, long curved tusks, and…

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    Students Pencils Writing paper Lesson Implementation Activating Strategy Students will watch a video titled “World of Nature: Plight of the Asian Elephant” using the website…

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    Animal Cruelty In Seaworld

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    Robert Huber, and Donald E. III Moore in “The Effects of Housing on Zoo Elephant Behavior: A Quantitative Case Study of Diurnal and Seasonal Variation” an eighteen-month study in 2008, of each zoo in the United Kingdom, revealed several negative indicators of obesity and lameness in elephants. Furthermore, elephants are not pressured to search out their own food and water in captivity because of the food and water they are given causing them to become weak in their legs and gain a substantial…

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    Big Al Essay

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    of Alabama (UA) Crimson Tide, in Tuscaloosa, AL. Big Al is an elephant, they say in 1930 when UA’s first football team was entering the stadium a fan yelled “hold your horses, the elephants are coming” and has stuck with them ever since. UA went on to win the Championship that year. In 1980 there was a vote on campus and Big Al stayed the mascot and received the name “Big Al”. That same year the mascot was first brought out on to the field as an elephant costume. Elephants ancestors have been…

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    Elephants are large land animals that roam these lands. These majestic creatures that could use your help. Learn more in this informational article. Elephants are the largest land animals in the world. They use their ears as fans. When they wave their ears it cools them off. Another thing cools them off is taking a bath. Elephants take baths in water and in mud. The elephants suck water or mud into their trunk and then spray it onto their backs. Sometimes they spray others from their parade.…

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