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

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 for National Geographic's cover for its April issue.

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

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.

2013-02-23 23:00:52

Elephant Water, Inc.

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

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 the Wildlife Conservation Society.

2013-01-18 11:10:28

A new fossil discovered in Tunisia represents the oldest known ancestor of modern-day sea cows, supporting the African origins of these marine mammals.

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

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.


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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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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