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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 ...

Elephants Suffer From Blurred Vision

08.09.2013 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Did you know that elephants, who otherwise have good vision in both daylight and at night, see things blurry at both dawn and dusk? This impaired vision can cause them to become confused, frightened, and even enraged. Worse, when people see elephants they can react with loud noises and sudden, aggressive-looking movements. When elephants get ...

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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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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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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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Mounting Elephant-Human Tension in Kenya

05.18.2010 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

This report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, “Driving Elephants Back into Tsavo National Park – Reducing Human-Elephant Conflicts in Taita” illustrates the mounting tension between humans and elephants. As elephant populations recover, bands of stray elephants are ranging outside Kenya’s Tsavo National Park and the neighboring community wildlife conservancies, destroying human settlements. Elephant ...

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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 ...

Baby Elephant Rescued from Well

10.05.2009 · Posted in News

Increased ivory poaching and individual cases of captive elephant mistreatment aside, not all’s bad in the realm of humans vs elephants. Case in point, ElephantVoices reported that a baby elephant was rescued from a well on September 17, 2009 (see “Amboseli elephant baby stuck in well – and then to orphanage“). The locals reported that ...

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