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    say an elephant is being shot for its ivory every 15 minutes” (Dinmore). Throughout the world and the history of it, elephant poaching has become a real problem. The United States has not done very much to prevent this, but more should be done. Elephants are killed everyday for their tusks. In a lot of places there aren’t many elephants left. Without tusks, there is more of a challenge in digging for food and water and defending themselves, so even if they do not die when their tusks are removed, there is a big chance of death soon after. Over many years, elephants have have been endangered on and off, but they could eventually go extinct if the poaching of this unique animal does not end. “This time the hunt was legal. And the…

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    Elephant Matriarchs

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    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…

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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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    Elephant Autobiography

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    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

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    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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    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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    African Elephants

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    Did you know poachers are the biggest threat to African Elephants? They are being killed illegally for their ivory which is their tusks. Lots of poachers were armed with grenades and AK-47s, they killed more than 300 elephants at Bouba Ndjida National Park, Cameroon, in 2012. Poachers have killed 100,00 elephants in the last 3 years. The elephant population has declined by 64 percent in a decade and at this rate they will be extinct soon. Ivory is a very expensive material and is illegal to…

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    Poaching Elephants

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    Poaching elephants is a serious problem in Africa Ivory is used for piano key, sculptures, and jewelry . Hundreds of elephants are being killed for their ivory, because of this they are becoming an endangered species. All over Africa different organization are trying to stop the trade of ivory and the extinction of the African elephant. They poaching of elephants for ivory has been going on for centuries, and is even said to be the cause of the northern african elephant extinction. King and…

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    (whose living members consist of the African and Asian elephants) afford numerous facets of study both for the sake of greater scientific understanding and for human applications. Each of these functions of elephant trunks has been the subject of detailed study in a variety of publications; therefore, a brief overview of these functions must suffice for this paper. This paper will provide a summary of the basic anatomical structure of elephant trunks, as well as their specific biological and…

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    Facts On Elephants

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    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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