March 9, 2012
Oooo! I'm not late for once! Could I please have an R??
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I think next I'll tryyyyyyy...an N, please!
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Aww Brenda!! I do believe you got it and I missed out on this one...tried to star you!
Looks good to me Brenda - wonder if they have slanted eyes!!
Are you getting the posts now?
Thanks Marilyn, Nicole and Val.
Val not quite sorted but getting there.
- 23 hours ago - secure2.convio.net
Asian elephants, smaller than their African cousins, are highly endangered. The subspecies shown here is found only on Borneo and faces threats from the conversion of their forest habitat to agricultural use.
The elephant is Earth's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. Asian elephants can be identified by their smaller, rounded ears. (An African elephant's ears resemble the continent of Africa.)
Elephant ears radiate heat to help keep these large animals cool, but sometimes that isn't enough. Elephants are fond of water and enjoy showering by sucking water into their trunks and spraying it all over themselves.
An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose with many functions. It is used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things—especially a potential meal. The trunk alone contains about 100,000 different muscles. Asian elephants have a fingerlike feature on the end of their trunk that they can use to grab small items. (African elephants have two.)
Elephants use their tusks to dig for roots and water, strip bark from trees, and even fight each other. Unfortunately their ivory has gotten them into a lot of trouble. Because ivory is so valuable to some humans, many elephants have been killed for their tusks. This trade is illegal today, but it has not been completely eliminated.
Elephants eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark, and they eat a lot of these things. An adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of food in a single day.
These hungry animals do not sleep much, and they roam over great distances while foraging for the large quantities of food they require to sustain their massive bodies.
Female elephants (cows) live in family herds with their young, but adult males (bulls) tend to roam on their own.
Having a baby elephant is a serious commitment. Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal—almost 22 months. Cows usually give birth to one calf every two to four years. At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds (91 kilograms) and stand about three feet (1 meter) tall.
Asian elephants have been domesticated for thousands of years. The powerful beasts have been employed to move heavy objects, such as felled trees, to carry humans on their backs, and even to wage war.
Oh dear! I missed this round...I hope I am back in time for the next round. I love the photo of this beautiful elephant. Thank you dear Nyack.
If you don't wish to sign the petition, please write them a letter, make a phone call or send a fax- I have provided information below- Thanks!
Tell Zoo- Don't Separate Elephants
Target: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Sponsored by: Animal Advocates
Elephants Connie and Shaba have been together for 30 years at Reid Park Zoo. The zoo plans to send Asian elephant Connie to the San Diego Zoo, as she doesn't fit in with the Reid Park Zoo's soon-to-open African elephant exhibit.
Given all that we know about elephants – their capacity for deep emotion and their profound social bonds in the wild and in captivity – it is simply cruel to separate Connie and Shaba.
We urge you to make the elephants' welfare a priority and explore compassionate options that would preserve their lifelong bond, including sending Connie and Shaba to a natural habitat sanctuary.
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
255 West Alameda Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Phone: (520) 791-4201
FAX: (520) 791-5348
This post was modified from its original form on 10 Mar, 10:20
Thank you so much Nyack for this "FUN GAME" as well as learning about these animals! Plus, signing an important petition. Did alrerady sign this one, went to check #'s 1,212 right now, needs more please....Again, Wahoo Brenda!
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
All noted and signed Nyack :-0 Congrats to Brenda !!! I was busy all morning concentrating on my FB accounts that I missed this last game Oh well hope I catch the next one
Congrats Brenda!! Got here too late again! Petitions signed with thanks to Nyack!
Thanks Barbara and Kim.
Already gladly signed these. It's so sad these elephants are being done this way and not any different than forced adult/child labor for profit. You can lead an elephant to water and it will drink, but to use an elephant for shows is not of it's true nature.