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Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, wrinkles, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, wildlife )

Lone
- 1 day ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Elephants have few sweat glands and can't use them for regulating their body temperature, so they disperse heat in other ways, including through their baggy skin.
The 'Great White Ghosts' of Namibia's Savannah: Elephants Look Like Wild Spectres After Covering Themselves With White Mud
Offbeat  (tags: white, elephants, savannah, clay, pictures )

Scooby
- 3 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
With their skin stained white by clay and calcite sand, these elephants look like ghosts haunting the sun-drenched savannah.
Seattle Sending Elephants Bamboo and Chai to Oklahoma City Zoo
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Angela
- 4 days ago - msn.com
The Woodland Park Zoo announced Friday that it will send its two endangered Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City Zoo on a long-term loan so they can be part of a larger, multigenerational herd.
China Bans Ivory Imports for a Year
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Scooby
- 6 days ago - belfasttelegraph.co.uk
China has imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory fuels poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
China Bans Ivory Imports for 1 Year to Protect Elephants
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Angela
- 6 days ago - msn.com
China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the existence of African elephants.
African Elephants Trained to Sniff Out Explosives and Poachers With a Sense of Smell to Rival Sniffer Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: south africa, elephants, bombs, pochers )

Scooby
- 7 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Elephants in the South African bush are being trained to use their super-strength sense of smell to sniff out explosives and poachers.
Baby Elephants Bath Time
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, bath, animals, environment, off-beat, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 11 days ago - ca.screen.yahoo.com
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At Least 19 Malian Elephants Killed By Poachers on Motorcycles, Government Official Says
Offbeat  (tags: mali, elephants, death, pouchers )

Angela
- 21 days ago - foxnews.com
BAMAKO, Mali âEUR" Wildlife officials in the West African nation of Mali say motorcycle-riding poachers have killed at least 19 elephants in the country since the start of the year.
Texas Clubs Latest Auction: Your Chance to Hunt An Elephant for $20,000
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Scooby
- 46 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A Texas hunting club is planning to auction the chance to hunt an elephant in Africa.
Elephant Family Checks Into Hotel Every Year For Mangoes
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JeanisAWA
- 98 days ago - thedodo.com
Most tourists on safari drive miles away from their camp to get a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitats. But at a hotel in Zambia, the wildlife comes to the guests. Every year during mango season from October to November, an entire elephant herd
These 5 Tree-Climbing Elephants Prove Anything Is Possible
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, elephants, interesting )

JeanisAWA
- 100 days ago - thedodo.com
The tree-dotted savannas provide a diverse jungle-gym for elephants to wander, forage for food and, yes, even try to climb trees. Elephants need physical diversity in their environment, and obstacles like fruits hanging high in trees or felled trees to
Elephants and Rhinos 'Extinct in 20 Years'
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, rhinos, endangered, conservation, ivory, rhino horn, poachers )

Scooby
- 151 days ago - m.scotsman.com
Elephants and rhinos could be extinct within two decades, ­campaigners are warning ahead of marches across the world to call for greater protection for the two species.
An Elephant Aquarium Just Opened in Zurich! Wait...What?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, elephants, aquariums )

Cher
- 164 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
We know that elephants do not belong in zoos, but apparently the new question is: do elephants belong in aquariums!?
Elephant Poaching Deaths Reach Tipping Point in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Study, Animals, Elephants, poaching deaths, Africa )

Ray
- 197 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point: more are being killed each year than are being born, a study suggests.
Two Poachers Shot Dead in Kaziranga National Park -TWO LESS POACHERS, 10k TO GO!
Offbeat  (tags: Tusks, horns, ivory, poachers killed, elephants, rhino's, only way to save wildlife, kill poachers )

Julie
- 205 days ago - indileak.com
It may be mentioned here that in comparison to killing of 21 rhino in the current year by poacher, a total of 15 poachers have also been shot dead by the anti-poaching squad of the Kaziranga National Park in the same period. HAH!
 

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