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    Purpose of the myth: Every myth has a purpose, whether it is to explain a natural phenomena or the 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 leave him until she repaid the dowry. She wrote to her father pleading for him to undo his bargain, but he explained how he had lost the money, and their family was now poorer than poor. Seeing how unhappy she was married to the elephant, the creature 's mother asked if Nama’s magical powers where something that could be used to repay the debt. At first she thought that her powers could do nothing of the sort, but she then concocted a plan which could resolve her dilemma. By mixing, boiling, and manipulating…

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    Three threats surround narwhals, Inuit hunters, their ivory tusks and climate change. The Inuit are the indigenous people of the arctic regions, narwhals are hunted by them and used as subsistence food. Regulations have been placed on hunting narwhals were the whole body must be used and some countries even completely prohibit hunting of narwhals for any reason. Their tusk, like that of the rhinos and elephants are made of ivory. Since the 1970s the price of ivory has increased and it continues…

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    Elephants are large land animals that roam these lands. These majestic creatures that could use your help. Learn more in this informational article. Elephants are the largest land animals in the world. They use their ears as fans. When they wave their ears it cools them off. Another thing cools them off is taking a bath. Elephants take baths in water and in mud. The elephants suck water or mud into their trunk and then spray it onto their backs. Sometimes they spray others from their parade.…

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    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…

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    Gentle Giants The Walrus Morgan Walrus are gentle giants . Although they may look huge and scary the aren't aggressive. They are the largest fin-footed semiaquatic marine mammal.Semiaquatic means it is half of its water in the water half the time it is out on ice. Description Walrus are mammals with brown and pink hides and they weigh around 270 pounds. Walrus also have bags of water around them to keep them from getting hurt around objects that jab them. Additionally , they have blubber…

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    The Pacific walrus, or in scientific terms: Odobenus rosmarus divergens, is a large flippered marine mammal. The walrus is naturally a carnivore, and it is the only living species left in the family Odobenidae and the Genus Odobenus. This species is divided into three subspecies: the Pacific walrus, the Atlantic walrus, and the Laptev walrus. They are all named after where they live, for example the Atlantic walrus lives in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific walrus lives in the Pacific Ocean and…

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    If I could stop poachers so that the elephants and rhinos don’t become extinct then I would try to track the poachers down at the source and arrest or kill them. There are three ways that I think that I can stop the extinction of elephants and rhinos from happening is I can, put SATcoms on the elephants and rhinos, make the horns cheaper and tusks cheaper, and make better devices that can track poachers down. Poaching is a terrible way to make money because not alone is it illegal but it…

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    Narwhals

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    Narwhals Hey fifth grade! I find narwhals very interesting, and for one thing narwhals are also known as “the unicorns of the ocean”; because of their horn-like tusks. They are “one of the rarest whales in the world”. Narwhals diets consist of squid, fish, and shrimp. They are normally “found in the Atlantic and Russian parts of the Arctic”. Narwhals don’t move very fast until they are being chased by a predator”. Narwhals travel in groups of 10-100, or sometimes more. Narwhals are…

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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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    (50), the Afro Arab Sultan of Kilwa, a Shirazi, and his son SEFU (30). Their warriors pursue him. Eventually, Asante is captured. A punishment collar is placed on his neck, as he becomes their slave. Ali and Sefu are in the trade business. They trade ivory tusks. Ali falls sick. When other slaves trip and fall into a chasm, Asante volunteers to retrieve the fallen tusks. Ali is impressed with Asante. For some reason, Ali decides to trust Asante when he claims he has a better trail passage for…

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