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Early Britons Hunted Elephants
2013-09-19 11:08:15

After digging up the remains of a prehistoric elephant and some crude hunting tools in 2003, archaeologists say early humans worked together to bring these beasts down.

Dolly The Sheep Creator Discusses Woolly Mammoth Clone
2013-07-31 14:09:41

Ian Wilmut, creator of Dolly the sheep, says that mammoth stem cells may be the way to go in order to bring the ancient behemoths back to life.

Hunting Threating Collapse of African Forests
2013-07-23 12:32:00

Scientists from several universities are warning that current hunting trends in Africa could create complete ecological collapse for entire forest systems.

Water Helps Elephants Keep Their Cool On Hot Summer Days
2013-07-11 15:18:53

Elephants are known to keep cool through a number of ways, including using their enormous ears as fans and/or radiators. However, the species rarely stray away from water, so scientists decided to look into the role evaporative cooling plays in keeping elephants cool at different temperatures.


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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