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Will a Crocodile Attack an Elephant?

A 10-foot tall 9,000-pound bundle of muscle versus a 16-foot long 900-pound package of teeth. Logic dictates that between two full-grown animals, the crocodile would want to steer clear and for the most part they do. Technically, elephants have no natural enemies. But will a crocodile attack an elephant? ...

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Elephant Picks Up Trash

03.10.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Can elephants be environmentally conscious? When a species doesn’t generate trash of its, own, it’s hard to know for certain. This camera caught a wild elephant picking up after human visitors who carelessly missed the can. So in celebration of 2015’s International Day of Awesomeness, enjoy this example of environmental awareness in the hope that ...

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5 Reasons an Elephant Herd Needs Its Matriarch

02.10.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

5. Like human leaders, elephant Matriarchs have a great influence over decision-making for the whole group. In an instance where the clan members have differing ideas over where to travel next, the Matriarch will observe, then make a decision and once she has decided, the others follow. 4. Elephant matriarchs are the center of an ...

Matriarch Leaders Intagral to Elephant Clan Survival

01.28.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Research on elephants is a process and the more we study, the more remarkable and complex we discover elephant society to be. Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the places where much of this research is done, primarily because it’s one of the few places undisturbed by humans where a large population of ...

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Elephants to be Kept Together in Retirement

01.25.2012 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, News

An elderly elephant pair gets to move together after animal rights activists and celebrity Bob Barker raised community awareness that one of the two, Connie, would be relocated to Elephant Odyssey, a refuge for older elephants. Originally, Connie would have moved alone, but thanks to community concern, her companion of 26 years, Shaba, will now ...

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Every September 22, we celebrate International Elephant Appreciation Day. Established in 1996 after Wayne Hepburn of WildHeart® Productions wanted to share his love for elephants and their imagery. With no centralized events or agenda, Elephant Day is just a good time to celebrate the enriching effect these magnificent animals have in the world and on ...

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Times of Drought Show That Male Elephants Have a Linear Hierarchy

09.08.2011 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Recent stories in Smithsonian (Male Elephants Queue in Dry Times and How Male Elephants Bond) illustrate how male elephants, like their female counterparts, form complex social relationships. These relationships, in addition to giving company, provide stability during hard times. Studies indicate that a hierarchy in male elephant society keeps down violence when resources are limited. ...

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