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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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How Do Animals Know When an Earthquake is Coming?

08.25.2011 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Yet more evidence that elephants, among other animals, sense sound better than we humans do. Just seconds before the magnitude 5.9 quake that shook the East Coast of the United States on August 23, 2011, numerous animals at the National Zoo, including orangutans, gorillas, birds, and elephants made sudden calls and then attempted to move ...

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How Male Elephants Bond

10.22.2010 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Did you know that male elephants create and maintain best-friendships? Did you know that they seek out older males for guidance? Explore this and other fascinating facts about male elephant society in this Smithsonian Magazine article, “How Male Elephants Bond” by Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell (November 2010). Video: Elephant Fight Club ...

The Secret Language of Elephants

07.09.2010 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

60 Minutes Presents: Into The Wild The second segment is on the study of elephant language. Andrea Turkalo has been studying central African forest elephants in the Dzanga Baï clearing for 19 years. She’s identified a link between their complex vocalizations and their actions, working with scientists at Cornell University, they’re trying o compile an ...

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Elephant Art

10.14.2009 · Posted in Facts, News

Elephants need mental stimulation too. An elephant’s brain develops much like a human brain. They’re social animals who learn how to be elephants from their parents. Those elephants who grow up in captivity lean many behaviors from their human “parents.” Ever looking for ways to mentally occupy their young charges, humans have introduced elephants to ...