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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...

2013-10-21 23:26:33

Underground Elephant, a San Diego based technology company, partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s Building for the Brave, and participated in an all-day event by constructing the first Building for the Brave home in Lakeside, California. San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Underground Elephant, a San Diego based technology company, partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s Building for the Brave, and participated in an all-day event by constructing the first Building for the...


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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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