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Elephants are Dedicated Mothers

Elephants are Dedicated Mothers

With a 22 month gestation period, it’s safe to say elephants are seriously invested in motherhood.  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) recently released a video of IFAW Elephant Expert, Dr. Cynthia Moss, describing elephant motherhood.

Dr. Moss has spent more than 40 years studying African elephants.  She has published numerous books and scholarly articles on elephants and four television documentaries for BBC and a 13 part series on Animal Planet.

When you start to study the living habits of these gentle giants, it’s not difficult to see why they deserve and need protection from those humans who want to kill them for their ivory and enslave them for circuses and zoos.  Join IFAW’s Say NO to Ivory campaign.

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6:53AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

thank you.

7:46PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Humans have a lot to learn from animals.

2:26PM PDT on May 25, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

10:40PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Humans have a lot to learn from animals.

10:58AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Elephants are amazing creatures! They deserve our respect and protection, as do all other animals...

10:57AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Elephants are amazing creatures! They deserve our respect and protection, as do all other animals...

2:07PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Elephants are wonderful animals that deserve more attention that it gets. They're very intelligent and now we know they also make wonderful mothers :)

7:04AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Elephants are amazing. Death to all poachers.

7:01AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Lovely elephants, may the poachers be killed off.

6:07AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Wonderful creatures. I have a soft spot for elephants. :)

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