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2014-09-08 12:22:59

ELLENTON, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22, Ringling Bros. is celebrating with elephant lovers everywhere by sharing the best elephant content from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation(®) (CEC), a 200-acre, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation, breeding and understanding of these amazing animals. Elephant Appreciation Day is a very important holiday founded by pachyderm...

2014-09-03 16:28:10

BANGKOK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After four days of fun festivities and trunk-to-trunk action, the 13(th) annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has come to a close. Taking place in Bangkok for the first time, 16 teams showcased skillful play and created many memorable on-pitch moments, with the tournament resulting in new champions and tens of thousands of dollars raised for Thailand's elephant population. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142633 The tournament...

2014-08-27 00:20:22

"Chinese traffickers are present in virtually every African range state, and operate at nearly every point along the ivory supply chain," according to new report WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which focuses on the ivory supply chain and the trafficking of ivory from the bush in Africa to retail markets tens of thousands of miles away in...

2014-08-11 23:04:32

Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web host, is proud to announce their support of World Elephant Day on August 12, 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Namecheap has a long history of championing environmental causes. The company donated over $30,000 to Save the Elephants in 2011 alone. In honor of World Elephant Day 2014, the company will raise funds to help save elephants with this special offer: Between August 12 and August 15, customers may transfer...

ivory stockpile
2014-08-11 03:45:33

Wildlife Conservation Society The message is simple: to save elephants, all ivory markets must close and all ivory stockpiles must be destroyed, according to a new peer-reviewed paper by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The paper says that corruption, organized crime, and a lack of enforcement make any legal trade of ivory a major factor contributing to the demise of Africa's elephants. Appearing in the August 7th online edition of the journal Conservation Biology, the paper says that...

mammoth
2014-07-24 04:48:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, mammoths and mastodons lived in North America. According to the Field Museum of Natural History, the 14-foot tall mammoths migrated to North America from Europe across the Bering Land Bridge. The smaller, heavier mastodons, however, were indigenous to the continent. Both of these fuzzy relatives to modern-day elephants once lived in the Greater Cincinnati area during this...

2014-07-23 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: "In this time of crises, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to uphold the suspension of the import of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe is right thing to do. While elephants...

2014-07-17 16:22:26

New SCI Report Shows Animal Rights Hypocrites Stiff Elephants, African Communities WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push...

Detecting And Monitoring Tuberculosis In Captive Elephants
2014-07-17 03:32:25

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as little is known about how their immune systems respond to the infection. A new study begins to address this knowledge gap, and offers new tools for detecting and monitoring TB in captive elephants. The study, reported in the journal...

2014-07-09 08:25:36

Mr. Steve Gersten Joins Capital Markets Group as Partner OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ("Elephant Talk" or "the Company"), a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber security solutions, today announced that it has agreed to a long-term relationship with Capital Markets Group ("CMG"), a leading New York-based Investor Relations and Strategic Advisory firm, to...


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2005-06-02 11:31:58

The Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the Southern Elephant Seal). It is a member of the Phocidae ("true seals") family. Elephant seals get their name from their great size (the Southern Elephant Seal is the larger of the two species) and the fact that the adult males have a large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. There is a great sexual dimorphism...

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