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  • Elephant Matriarchs

    tribe,” but does it go beyond the title in elephants? Throughout history, elephants have stood as symbols as strength, wisdom and longevity. Demanding respect with their majestic frames, roaming in families that sometimes span three or more generations, Elephants are nothing but regal. Different species have diverse ways of caring of their young, but the elephant is the peak of captivation in their maternal characteristics. From the differences in the sexes of calves and their connection with their mother, to pack mentality or more specifically “all-mothering”, Elephants are unique. Unlike in other species, Elephants have an extremely…

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  • African Elephants Vs Asian Elephants Essay

    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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  • Facts On Elephants

    5. Elephants Elephants are considered one of the most intelligent animals on earth. It is believed that their intelligence stems from the fact that the neocortex portion of their brain is highly convoluted, which makes it similar to the brains of humans and apes. It has recently been discovered that some African elephants may warn one another about the presence of humans with a specific ‘word.’ They accomplish this by manipulating their vocal tract. They also have a ‘word’ to warn one another…

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  • Elephant Autobiography

    Standing majestically on a huge rock, an enormous 8 feet pygmy elephant bull with his long tail, straight ivory tusk and wide ear but shorter trunk than the typical Asian elephant, he stood on his hind leg and gave a loud trumpeting call. He was the leader of the herd and also my father. We had had been walking for few days now. My previous home, acres of lush green pastures with valleys of huge beautiful shady trees and a wide clear and cool river had been intruded. Few days ago, humans…

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  • Elephant Poaching Essay

    An elephant is killed every 15 minutes and now some believe that in 12 years the elephant population will be extinct. This is due to habitat destruction, disease but mostly the illegal poaching of elephants for their ivory (Gandelman, 2013). This poaching has caused the population to rapidly decline and the threat of extinction is near. Elephants are an essential part of the ecosystem and existing and new ways to restore the population should be considered. Between the years of 1970 and 1990,…

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  • Nam And The Elephant Analysis

    unknown. In the case of “Nama and the Elephant”, the purpose is to show why an elephant’s tusks are made of ivory. Nama, a stunning African girl, caught the eye of an elephant. Determined to marry the girl, he followed her home and began bargaining with her father for her hand in marriage. Persuaded by the significant sum of money the creature offered in exchange for his daughter, Nama’s father handed her over to him. She was trapped inside the elephant’s palace and the relationship, unable to…

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  • Elephant Poaching Case Study

    been suggested in the NEAP to fight against elephant poaching in Malawi. Firstly, the NEAP stipulates monitoring the demand for ivory in consumer countries: the high levels of those environmental crimes are a direct response of the equally high request. Imposing real controls in the demand would reduce immediately the issue. This aim could be achieved by raising awareness…

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  • The Asian Elephants

    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…

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  • Importance Of Asian Elephants

    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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  • Maali The Elephant Case Study

    Housing Management of Maali the Elephant Mikelle Theresa C. Flores Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences, De La Salle Araneta University Abstract A 42 year-old female Asian Elephant was long been kept in captivity in the Manila Zoo. Many organizations such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been proposing the release of Maali due to the improper environment present in the zoo for the elephant. According to the…

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