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Elephant Research Facility Goes Solar
2012-10-19 14:40:06

Elephant researchers have transformed an elephant field study camp in Namibia's Etosha National Park into a solar-powered facility.

Hair Plays Important Role In Keeping Elephants Cool
2012-10-11 19:23:21

Our ancestors and other species were pretty hairy. They had to be. Body hair on mammals has long been thought of as an evolutionary requirement for survival in cold climes that prehistoric man and the woolly mammoth inhabited.

Elephant Communication Has A Specific Purpose
2012-10-03 05:04:49

While observing elephants in the wild several years ago, Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, PhD, a field biologist and instructor in otolaryngology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, noticed a very interesting watering hole "departure" conversation

2012-08-07 10:21:05

The trade in ivory was largely outlawed in 1989, but poaching continues and remains a serious threat to the African elephant.

The Mechanics Of An Elephant's Voice
2012-08-03 05:40:41

African elephants are known to communicate with infrasound - extremely low-pitched vocalizations - over a distance of miles. These infrasounds are at a very low frequency rate and are generally below the threshold of human hearing.

2012-07-22 23:00:46

Wildlife Crime Scorecard Grades 23 Asian and African Countries but US still has Major Role to Play Washington, D.C.

2012-06-28 10:28:27

Elephant movement in response to changes in rainfall patterns can be used to determine biologically relevant boundaries between seasons, as opposed to commonly used arbitrary definitions of seasons.


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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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