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2013-03-18 12:22:19

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 2012 when poachers from Chad and Sudan killed as many as many as 650 elephants in a matter of weeks in Cameroon's Bouba Ndjida National Park. "This is completely shocking," said...

Bringing Extinct Animals Back To Life
2013-03-15 04:45:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The idea of bringing woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats back from the dead has been a popular one, and this concept of "de-extinction" is the focus National Geographic's cover for its April issue. Author Carl Zimmer wrote in April's National Geographic cover story about what scientists have done, and are doing to work on bringing some extinct species back from the dead. Species discussed in the feature focus on those that went...

2013-03-04 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of ads from its Japanese Shopping site that promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130304/DC70154) The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non profit group based in Washington, DC and London, UK wrote to...

Thai Prime Minister Vows To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade
2013-03-04 04:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The prime minister of Thailand has pledged to take steps to change the country´s currently legal domestic ivory trade in order to help protect endangered elephants, various media outlets reported Sunday. Speaking during the opening day of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Yingluck Shinawatra announced that she would be amending Thai law with the intention of putting an end to a market which...

2013-02-23 23:00:52

Elephant Water, Inc. is a new tech company that serves as an entrepreneurial hub for college students to build, grow, and sustain a business while in school. Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 With the emergence of smaller-scale niche networks, Elephant Water, Inc., is a multi-functional online platform that fosters college entrepreneurship on campuses across the United States. The company is celebrating its first transaction at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where a...

Ivory Trade Poaching Has Claimed 11,000 Elephants In Africa
2013-02-07 09:32:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gabon's Minkebe Park, once home to Africa's largest forest elephant population, has lost a staggering 11,100 individuals to poaching for the ivory trade, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Recent surveys of regions of the park, conducted by WCS, WWF and Gabon's Agence Nationale des parcs Nationaux (ANPN), reveal that two thirds of the park's elephant population has vanished since 2004, with the...

2013-01-22 12:25:52

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation® proudly announces the birth of a healthy male Asian elephant. Our twenty-fifth calf, Nate, is named in honor of Feld Entertainment Executive Producers Nicole, Alana, and Juliette Feld's grandfather. Nate is the largest calf born to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation breeding program - the most successful Asian...

2013-01-18 11:10:28

New fossil reveals history of last-living marine mammals to eat only aquatic plants A new fossil discovered in Tunisia represents the oldest known ancestor of modern-day sea cows, supporting the African origins of these marine mammals. The find is described in research published January 16 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Julien Benoit and colleagues from the University of Science and Technology in Montpellier, France. Some fossils of sea cow ancestors have been found in Jamaica,...

2012-12-07 08:23:22

BANGKOK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas has introduced Black Ivory Coffee at its four resorts in the Maldives, joining the group's Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Thailand as the first hotels in the world to offer one of the most unique coffee experiences on the planet. Black Ivory Coffee is created from a process whereby coffee beans are digested and naturally refined by Thai elephants. Research indicates that during digestion, the enzymes of the elephant...

Elephant Learns To Speak Korean
2012-11-01 14:10:37

[ Watch the Video: An Elephant that Speaks Korean ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What is cooler than a monkey that can do sign language? An Asian elephant that can speak Korean, which is exactly what one elephant named Koshik has learned to do. Researchers wrote in the journal Current Biology that they have confirmed that Koshik has learned how to speak Korean by vocalizing it with his trunk in his mouth. Koshik currently knows how to say hello, sit down,...


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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