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More than an Animal: Elephants in Symbolism

Humans have been fascinated and impressed by elephants since the stone age. Elephant imagery shows up in a wide variety of places from prehistoric cave paintings to medieval art; from Asian temples to American streets. These majestic creatures have come to symbolize a wide variety of noble traits to people of different cultures. ...

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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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Elephant Body Language: How You Are Like an Elephant

02.05.2015 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Animals communicate in ways that we humans don’t always understand. More and more research indicates that elephants in particular have a complex language that includes sounds that are below our range of hearing (infrasound), vibrations that we can’t feel, and chemicals we can’t smell the difference between. Here are some examples you can take ...

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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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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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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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Homecoming – From Song of the Lost Clan

04.26.2010 · Posted in Songs From the Lost Clan

Another “song” from my elephant YA novel. Again, any comments on these songs are greatly appreciated. This one’s meant sung to an original tune by the elephants in my novel. I hear this one with the word “home” chanted in triplets through the chorus and then sung on the beat behind the verse. Homecoming Home ...

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Song of Mourning – From Song of the Lost Clan

12.07.2009 · Posted in Songs From the Lost Clan

Another “song” from my elephant YA novel. Again, any comments on these songs are greatly appreciated. This one’s meant sung to an original tune by the elephants in my novel. I hope to eventually podcast it. Song of Mourning Wherever have you gone? Will you hear my song? Will you look out from where you ...

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