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A Canadian museum curator says he plans to look for additional pieces of an ancient mammoth tusk found in the Saanich Peninsula. Grant Keddie, curator of archaeology at the Royal B.C.
Indochinaâ€™s few surviving elephants are under increasing threat from booming illegal ivory prices in Vietnam, according to a new market analysis released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Year should begin well for elephants with eBay's worldwide ban on ivory products set to go into effect January 1, 2009.
Research suggests that the bizarre teeth of male beaked whales have evolved to help females choose their mates.
The sale of tons of elephant ivory in Namibia this week has conservationists concerned it may trigger widespread poaching of elephants.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - http://www.ifaw.org/) applauds eBay's decision to institute a global ban on the sale of elephant ivory products by 1 January 2009 and calls on all other internet traders to follow their example.
On September 7th, Lindsey Buckingham will embark on his first tour in support of his brand-new solo album, Gift of Screws, which is coming out on Reprise Records September 16th, 2008. The nationwide tour, which begins September 7th in Saratoga, CA, will crisscross the U.S.
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The polar bear has become an icon of global warming vulnerability, but a new study found an Arctic mammal that may be even more at risk to climate change: the narwhal.
In what some scientists see as another alarming consequence of global warming, thousands of Pacific walruses above the Arctic Circle were killed in stampedes earlier this year after the disappearance of sea ice.
The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...
The Babirusa or pig-deer (Babyrousa babyrussa), is a pig-like animal native to Sulawesi and surrounding islands of Indonesia. Its habitat is the underbrush of tropical forests and canebrakes, and the shores of rivers and lakes. The Babirusa was once considered a single species, but recent studies show it as a member of the pig family and one of the oldest living members. It is considered an endangered species. It is mostly hairless, mottled-grey-and-brown hide provide it with a degree of...
Walruses are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are 6 populations in the arctic and 2 or 3 subspecies exist. The Pacific walrus is slightly larger, with males weighing up to 4,180 lb (1,900 kg), but Atlantic males top out at 3,500 lb (1,600 kg). The walrus should not be confused with the elephant seal. Walruses are members of the order Carnivora and suborder (or alternatively super family) Pinnipedia. They are the only members in...
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