Busy Elephants (A Busy Book)

John Schindel

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It is capable, too, of powerful twisting and coiling movements used for tearing down trees or fighting. The family stood around her and tried to get her up with their tusks and put food in her mouth. Dogs are naturals at understanding pointing—no surprise, perhaps, given what we like to think about their emotional complexity. Young calves and older individuals are susceptible to predation by lions and other savanna predators. The disturbing picture is taken by a former trainer with hiden camera which campaigners say reveal the brutal reality of how elephants are prepared for circus work.

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Woolly Mammoth (Buddy Book)

Michael P Goecke

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At Chobe National Park, Botswana, herds travel 325 km (202 mi) to visit the river when the local waterholes dry up. [94] Because of their large size, elephants have a huge impact on their environments and are considered keystone species. The breed originated on the Scottish, Welsh, and English border and the dogs made an instant impact on the farming industry. There are many cases where elephants have killed their trainer and zoo keepers too. When these elephants have their babies taken away, that life long relationship is abruptly terminated and every moment, every natural instinct, and every natural behavior is subject to discipline.

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Elephants Love Their Families: A Children's Picture Book for

J. Bruce Jones

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One of the females and her baby were shot and killed in the round-up, trying to evade capture. African elephants have diamond-shaped ridges on their molars, whereas Asian elephants have long cylindrical ridges on theirs. What would it be like if you were chained up and kept in a tiny cage? When this failed to wake Eleanor, Maui stood over her, and rocked back and forth. We moved Gypsy down the hill to join the other Asian elephants where she's been given a much deserved rest and retirement after the daunting task of raising a young bull.

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The Sleepover (Little Tiger and Friends)

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There are several subspecies that belong to one or the other of these two main species, though there is disagreement over just how many subspecies there are. It took about six weeks for the pack to return to normal. Abstract: Mycobacterium tuberculosis has become an important agent of disease in the captive elephant population of the United States, although current detection methods appear to be inadequate for effective disease management. Appendix 3 is for species a specific country has requested international cooperation to protect within that nation’s borders.

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Ambush at Amboseli (Anika Scott Book 4)

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Meanwhile, Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, originally an insect biologist, got involved when the Namibian government hired her to attack the perennial problem of keeping elephants from raiding crops. Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. Was the mother acting out of love in defending her child (even though it was misguided), or was this simply a biological imperative to protect one’s genes? Elephants really do grieve like us: They shed tears and even try to 'bury' their dead - a leading wildlife film-maker reveals how the animals are like us The pictures of a baby elephant in Borneo, nudging and nuzzling the body of its dead mother in obvious distress and bewilderment, cannot fail to move us.

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An Elephant in the Garden

Michael Morpurgo

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Poole then had a friend stage a repeat performance later, and the same thing happened. Asian elephants are herbivorous animals meaning that they only eat plants and plant matter in order to gain all of the nutrients that they need to survive. They weigh up to 10,000 pounds and grow to 12 feet tall. I urge you to take a stand against this cruelty by banning the use of elephants for rides and promoting the protection of elephants in wildlife sanctuaries instead.

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Elle is Elle

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Each new elephant fitted with a tracking device provides new information to understand the ecology of these animals. The calf is so small compared to the adult that it walks under its mother, who, incredibly, does not step on it or trip over it. This change in the dietary supply was one of the factors which forced gomphotheres toward extinction in the late Pleistocene in South America. [7] The remaining population probably succumbed to climatic change and/or human predation around the time of the Holocene margin. [8] The significant thing about modern elephants (especially Indian elephants) is that they eat grass: they are primarily grazers, rather than browsers.

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Elephants (Animals I See at the Zoo)

JoAnn Early Macken

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Also a very important function is eating with, they can pull down branches with them but also very delicate movements like picking a berry. Genus Platybelodon inhabited the marshy and swampy habitats of Asia during the Miocene epoch, about 20 million years ago. They deserve to be free, not performing in a dusty tent. Young gorillas also drum in an attempt to show how tough they are. Unless the circus owners are beating and abusing their animals then there should be no problem.

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Richard Scarry's Polite Elephant (Little Golden Book)

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While the elephants being retired from circuses may well get to rest a little easier in their final days, we should not forget that Feld Entertainment is�simply replacing them with different animals, who deserve the same protection as the elephants. Traite de pathologie exotique veterinaire et comparee. Elephants consume large amounts of water – up to 15 quarts of it at once. 12. Despite being larger in size, African Elephants are not as powerful as Asians are.

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The Very Busy Life of Olaf and Venus: Car

Pierre Pratt

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Species of ants which inhabit the dense forests of the world include leaf-cutter ants, army ants, carpenter ants, weaver ants, etc. In Civ IV all factions could build them so long as they had a source of ivory, and though slower than horse units they had a combat bonus against them; the Khmer from the Beyond the Sword expansion had Ballista Elephants as a unique unit, which would specifically target enemy cavalry when attacking a stack. The folding of their skin helps them regulate their temperature and keep its humidity.

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