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  • Asian Elephant Herding

    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 their meat, ivory, and pelt, but due to exposure to the civilization, taming and training of elephants became an art that is cherished in the society (S.S. Bist, J.V. Cheeran, S. Choudhury, P. Barua, & M.K. Misra, 2002). There are ancient texts from the…

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  • Encounter With An Elephant Analysis

    If you 're looking for a unique elephant encounter you 'll find it in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the Elephant Nature Park. This place is an expansive sanctuary and home to many of Thailand 's distressed elephants. They not only save and care for elephants in need, they also rescue dogs and cats. Luckily for us, they 've made it their mission to educate the public about general animal welfare and the torment that many elephants are forced to endure for the tourism industry. Why is that little…

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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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  • African Elephant Research Paper

    elephant is the African Bush elephant. This kind of elephant can live up to 60 to 70 years! Most scientist call the African bush elephant the Loxodonta Africana. The next elephant I'm going to talk about is the Borneo elephant. This type of elephant is smaller than any species of elephants; because of their size, the list of natural predators is limited. Tigers occasionally hunt Borneo elephants for food and human hunting has increased in recent…

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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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