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Elephants Distinguish Threat Level From People Based On Language
2014-03-11 12:53:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. Researchers at the University of Sussex studied family groups of African elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. They discovered that elephants can actually distinguish which ethnic groups are likely to cause harm to the herd by identifying the languages being used. During the study, the team played sound...

Compassion Can Be Exhibited By Elephants
2014-02-18 10:02:41

[ Watch the Video: What Do Elephants And Humans Have In Common? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People often reflexively put their arm around someone else in distress and a new study from researchers at Emory University in the journal PeerJ has found that elephants also console each other in times of need. Study author Joshua Plotnik, a graduate student at Emory, said the physical touches and vocalizations he and his co-author recorded are the first bits of...

Kleiber's Law Helps Explain The Shape Of Evolution
2014-02-18 06:34:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During its lifetime, the heart of a mouse beats about the same number of times as an elephant. However, the mouse only lives about a year, while the elephant might live to the age of 70. Scientists have also observed that small plants and animals mature faster than large ones, and that nature has created radically different forms for life—from the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree to the fearful symmetry of a tiger....

Construction Workers Unearth 10,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tusk
2014-02-13 10:46:27

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare, 10,000-year-old mammoth tusk has been discovered by a group of construction workers at a private construction site in the south Lake Union region of Seattle. The workers stopped working when their digging unearthed the intact fossil dating back to the Ice Age. Paleontologists believe that it must have belonged to the Columbian mammoth, Mammuthus columbi. The tusk was found on private property, but the Burke Museum of...

african forest elephant
2014-02-13 04:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New data shows just how gruesome the battle of forest elephants and poachers has been in Central Africa. The shocking statistics show that between 2002 and 2013, 65 percent of forest elephants in Central Africa were killed for their ivory. The data reveals that 9 percent of these elephants are being slaughtered each year. In 2013, a report published in PLOS ONE showed a decline of 62 percent in a 9-year span, which is less than 10...

2013-12-23 23:01:20

An Unforgettable Wildlife Adventure for Thor San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Underground Elephant, an Advertising Technology company, announced the company's partnership with Make-A-Wish San Diego granting a local boy's wish to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska. Make-A-Wish San Diego announced Underground Elephant's pledge at the 3rd Annual So You Wish You Could Skate competition held at Hotel Del Coronado last evening. Thor is a brave 11-year boy who has battled...

Tanzania Wildlife Threatened By Humans
2013-12-11 12:53:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the population in Tanzania continues to grow, so do conflicts between humans and wildlife, making education an ideal tool to use for an intervention. Tanzania has one of the fastest growing populations in the world and researchers wanted to see how this boom would impact human-wildlife interactions in the country. Buffer zones are already set up in Serengeti and Tanzania’s other national parks, meaning human activity is only allowed...

2013-12-03 23:30:11

Visitors get behind-the-scenes experience with Audubon Zoo's new Elephant Barn Tour experience. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Beginning Friday November 22, Audubon Zoo will unveil a visitor experience offering an up-close look at the new state-of-the-art living quarters for Panya and Jean, its two female Asian elephants. The encounters also offer visitors a chance to chat with the elephants’ keepers and a rare opportunity to meet the pachyderms face to face. The Elephant...

2013-11-08 23:03:46

On November 15th, Underground Elephant and FASD will be stocking grocery bags with Thanksgiving turkeys and a variety of essentials for the season’s most coveted meal. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Today, San Diego Tech Startup, Underground Elephant announced their partnership with the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America San Diego (FASD). The two organizations will join forces November 15th to distribute 2,500 lbs of turkeys to local families in need...


Latest Elephant Reference Libraries

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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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