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Elephant movement in response to changes in rainfall patterns can be used to determine biologically relevant boundaries between seasons, as opposed to commonly used arbitrary definitions of seasons.
Regional cooperation critical to address recent upsurge in poaching, according to WWF Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Central African countries
Researchers at the University of California - Santa Cruz have used tracking devices to learn more about previously unknown behaviors of Northern elephant seals.
The progressive disappearance of seed-dispersing animals like elephants and rhinoceroses puts the structural integrity and biodiversity of the tropical forest of South-East Asia at risk.
Researchers at London's Natural History Museum have discovered the smallest species of mammoth to ever roam the Earth -- a dwarf version of the ancient creature that was approximately the size of a modern baby Asian or African elephant.
Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow.
Underground Elephant donates over 100 computers and accessories to a local non-profit homeless shelter. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012
From miniature elephants to monster mice, and even Hobbit-sized humans, size changes in island animals are well-known to science.
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...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).