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Ivory Hunters Behind Largest Elephant Slaughter Since February 2012
2013-05-09 15:03:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In February 2012, poachers on horseback entered into Cameroon´s Bouba N´Djida National Park and killed at least 300 elephants, according to a CNN report. According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), poachers entered into Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and into an area known as the “village of elephants” this week. Eye witness reports claim the poachers were shooting in the direction of the...

NY Students Help Research Into How Elephants Respond To Verbal, Visual Cues
2013-04-20 06:34:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Wednesday´s edition of the journal PLoS ONE, elephants are unable to recognize visual cues provided by humans — a discovery which could help shape future conservation efforts to help protect the massive mammals from poaching and other dangers. The study was a collaboration between the non-profit organization Think Elephants International and a team of 12- to 14-year-old students...

Decimation Of Critically Endangered African Forest Elephant
2013-03-30 06:07:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online African forest elephants live in the forests of Central and Western Africa. They are a smaller cousin to the African savannah elephant, with straighter tusks and smoother skin, which many consider to be a separate species. They are also being poached into extinction. A new study led by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy reveals that over the past decade, a stunning 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their...

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...

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...


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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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