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    the African elephant and African rhino’s may never be seen by our grandchildren. Elephants are continuing to be poached for their horns which are being sold for high prices to people looking to buy ivory. The black and white rhinos that inhabit Africa are already close to extinction with only a couple thousand of each left. If both of these animals end up being removed from their respective environments by poaching, then their environments will also be changed. The poaching of elephants and…

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    continue with what they have been doing. Everyone knows that elephants are eventually going to die, every living creature does. They may become too old or their habitat may not contain enough resources to support them. So, if the elephants are going to die anyway, why does it matter if poachers kill them a little earlier and then use their ivory for benefit? Forbes states in its article When You Ban the Sale of Ivory, You Ban Elephants that “Elephant poaching is rampant throughout Africa.…

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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…

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    implemented have 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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    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 Elephant world, the…

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    Elephant poaching causes a major crisis to their ecosystem because they are the keystone species. “As a keystone species, they help balance all the other species in their ecosystem, opening up forest land to create firebreaks and grasslands, digging to create water access for other animals...” (National Geographic). Poaching is a major issue of why elephants are endangered, so looking at why they’ve done it can correct them from continuing this practice. You often see poaching currently used for…

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    Elephant Crisis Fund

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    The Elephant Crisis Fund is improving the conservation of elephants through reducing poaching, trafficking, and demand for ivory, but needs to improve their methods through including indigenous people’s ideas and stopping the continuation of “Othering” indigenous people. The Elephant Crisis Fund is working to conserve elephants because their population numbers have dropped from three million to around 300,000 in the wild, with their numbers steadily decreasing. In Sub-Saharan Africa elephants…

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    Huffington Post, elephants will grieve for their lost loved ones in the same manner as humans. In addition, they possess many other social characteristics as our own society, such as being grouped into complex societies and having frolicsome spirits. Consequently, there was an aptness for scientists to index them, along with various other species, into a high-ranking social group of animals along with hyenas, rooks, and humans. The article, "Elephants Can Lead a Helping Trunk", video, "Elephants…

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    There’s an elephant in the room, and her name is Lucy. Whether talking figuratively or literally, this room is much too small, and has sparked major controversy in the eyes of people all around the world. The sad truth about an idiom representing an issue that is too big to ignore, yet no one wants to talk about, is that it also represents a lonely elephant in a frigid Canadian zoo; confined in a small area surrounded by concrete, and metal bars for most of the year. Lucy is a 34-year old Asian…

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    Elephant Helping Trunk

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    The story of the elephant that can lend a helping trunk. This can lend a helping trunk by using their physical strength and strong trunk. The elephant can also lend a helping trunk by working together with his other elephant friends to lift a fallen companion “inhibit pulling,”and “dual rope exam”. Also statements from scientists who are more familiar with elephant behavior in the wild question the researcher’s assertion that elephants cooperate. Other species like chimpanzees, hyenas, rooks,…

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