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    Essay On Elephant Poaching

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    At the rate that poaching is transpiring, elephants will be extinct by the year 2020 (Mosbergen). The population of elephants has drastically decreased. Ivory-seeking poachers have killed 100,000 African elephants in just three years, which is roughly 100 elephants everyday. This ecological impact is immense, and if nothing is done to stop poaching, elephants will become extinct before we know it. Poaching is a serious problem, especially in Africa and Asia and it takes place for commercial…

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    Asian Elephant Herding

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    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 their meat,…

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    Sumatran Elephants Essay

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    Sumatran Elephants eat a wide variety of vegetation including grasses, leaves, shoots, barks, fruits, nuts, and seeAs its name suggests, the Sumatran Elephant is found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. However, the Sumatran Elephant population has severely dropped. “They have lost 80% of their natural habitat to deforestation for palm oil plantations.” (a-z-animals.com). Poachers are also hunting them for their ivory tusks which is killing them off as well. “In 2012, the Sumatran Elephant was…

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    Cognitive Animals Some people believe elephants are not cognitive animals. However, “Elephants Can Lend a Helping Trunk”, “Elephants Know When They Need a Helping Trunk in a Cooperative Task”, and “Elephants Console Each Other” prove those people wrong. The passage, “Elephants Can Lend a Helping Trunk”, explain that elephants know when to use teamwork in order to accomplish a task. For instance, in “Elephants Can Lend a Helping Trunk”, a group of Asian elephants learned that in order to…

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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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    “No More Curtain Calls for Elephants,” an article published in the Los Angeles Times’ newspaper and composed by its own editorial board, brings the issue of domestic elephant mistreatment to light and declares its support of the Los Angeles City Council’s consideration of a measure that would promote domestic elephant welfare. In writing a story that was most immediately available and applicable to Los Angeles residents, the LA Times’ editorial board hopes to bring more awareness of the problem…

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    The article, ‘Elephants are more human than we realize’, by John Martin is all about how behaviors of an elephant can align similarly to those of a human. Martin took his wife’s close affectionate encounter with a wild elephant in Kenya, and he noticed that the elephant wasn’t attacking, it was merely showing affection. From that day on, Martin has been studying the way that elephants can have emotions, just like us, humans. There are multiple sides of an elephant, such as children’s books like…

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    Elephant Imperialism

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    shooting an elephant? In Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell, the main character is a police officer from Great Britain during the Imperialism Era. Stationed in Burma, the main character is hated by nearly everyone. On a seemingly normal day, an untamed elephant was reported running rampant through Burma. In an effort to track down the elephant, the officer finds the latest victim of the elephant, mauled beyond recognition. The main character got a rifle and followed the elephant to a rice…

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    treadmill is aimed at African elephants. African elephants (Loxodonta Africana) usually grow to be between 8.2 to 13 feet from toe to shoulder and they usually weigh between 5,000 to 14,000 lbs (National Geographic, 2015). In the wild, African elephants typically travel long distances and can travel up to 19-37 miles per day (Zoocheck Canada, 2015). The amount of distance they travel usually depends on availability of food. Even though at the zoo the elephants will be well fed they…

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    Shooting An Elephant

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    - George Orwell’s essay Shooting an elephant tells a story of a policeman serving for the British government is battling with inner values along with humanity and political dominance whose imperialism is torturing other people from different races. -His struggle with his job, his empire and within himself is expressed throughout the essay. 2. Summary The story takes place in Moulmein, Burma, a colony of the British government. The main character is an English police officer working…

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