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Elephants Distinguish Threat Level From People Based On Language
2014-03-11 12:53:07

A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. The discovery suggests that elephants can distinguish language between ethnic groups.

In The Elephant World Teen Mothers Die Young: Study
2014-03-07 12:33:37

Asian elephants that give birth in their teenage years are more likely to have bigger families, but die younger than elephants that have their first child later in life...

Compassion Can Be Exhibited By Elephants
2014-02-18 10:02:41

People often reflexively put their arm around someone else in distress and a new study from researchers at Emory University in the journal PeerJ has found that elephants also console each other in times of need.

african forest elephant
2014-02-13 04:35:21

New data shows just how gruesome the battle of forest elephants and poachers has been in Central Africa. The shocking statistics show that between 2002 and 2013, 65 percent of forest elephants in Central Africa were killed for their ivory.

2014-02-12 12:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Yesterday, the U.S.

Study Of African Forest Elephants Helps Research Efforts In US
2014-01-08 06:34:21

Researchers at the University of Missouri are employing genotyping to study movement patterns of African forest elephants in protected and unprotected regions of Gabon to better understand how human occupation of these areas might affect elephants on the African continent.

Elephant Impostor Actually African
2013-11-06 10:00:57

Scientists using modern DNA and protein analysis determined that a 300-year-old Asian elephant is actually an African elephant.


Latest Elephants Reference Libraries

Sumatran Elephant, Elephas maximus sumatranus
2014-04-11 11:15:18

The Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found on the island of Sumatra in forested areas. This species reaches an average height between 6.6 and 10 feet at the shoulders, with a weight between 4,400 and 8,800 pounds. It has lighter skin than the other subspecies of the Asian elephant, maximus and indicus, and has some depigmentation on its body. Females have been recorded living for up to seventy-five years in captivity, but only up...

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

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2007-08-10 15:56:04

The African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana), is the larger of the two species of African elephants (he other being the African Forest Elephant). This particular elephant is also known as the African Elephant, Bush Elephant, or Savanna Elephant. The Bush Elephant is found in areas of limited forest, partial desert, and grassy lands. Elephants are herbivorous and eat many sources of plants and shrubbery. Elephants living near fertile lakes will even digest underwater plant life. The...

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2007-06-25 08:27:48

The African Forest Elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis, was until recently considered a subspecies of the African Bush Elephant. Recent DNA testing has proven otherwise and shows that the African Forest Elephant is a separate species of Elephant. The African Forest Elephant has a long, narrow mandible. The ears are rounded. The tusks are small and straight and have a pinkish tinge. Adult elephants rarely exceed 8 feet in height. The females are generally smaller than the males.

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2007-06-25 08:26:48

The Indian Elephant, Elephas-maximus-indicus, is one of three subspecies of the Asian Elephant. The largest population of the Indian Elephant is found in India. This subspecies is also found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Laos, mainland of Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Sumatra, and Vietnam. They live in or near scrub forested areas, although their habitat may vary. They can also live in jungles but gravitate towards areas that contain open space and grass. The...

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coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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