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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    It’s a pee coup: scientists find most animals take 21 seconds to urinate

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... who watched dozens of different mammals from rats to elephants relieve themselves found that most of them seem to urinate in the same time frame: around 21 seconds. The findings, released ... 'Well, maybe if I was changing an elephant's diaper it would really bad.'" The researchers headed over to Zoo Atlanta to watch the animals do their business. They watched videos ...

  2. Sense of...

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... border, overlooking Myanmar and Laos- you can learn to 'drive' an elephant like a pro. A skilled mahout can guide an elephant through a working day with about 70 soft commands and light touches behind the ear. At the resort's Elephant Camp (below), guests can take part in a three-day training course, set in a lush bamboo forest, and learn to ride one of the 32 elephants ...

  3. Rumble in the jungle

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mark Andrews

    ... it hard to believe that less than 24 hours earlier my transport had been so much more sedate. Perched on an elephant's head, I had unwittingly ended up a star in the mahout training school event at the Laos Elephant Festival. This year's Elephant Festival takes place from February 18 to 20 in Pak Lai (also spelled Pak Lay), a small, scenic community on the Mekong River ...

  4. News - World

    Ivory Coast relocates forest elephants 'encroached on' by humans

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal First effort to relocate forest elephants Conservationists are capturing and relocating Ivory Coast elephants that were forced from their traditional habitat by encroaching humans. It's the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has begun tranquillising elephants outside ...

  5. Seeing the Elephant- The Ties that Bind Humans and Elephants

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Seeing the Elephant- The Ties that Bind Humans and Elephants by Eric Scigliano Bloomsbury, $130 Seattle Zoo paid US$165,000 for a baby elephant. The same money could have paid for 50 anti-poaching rangers in Myanmar for five years. It's all a matter of looking at things in proportion, but the elephant always seems to defy such logic. Published ...

  6. News - World - Conservancy

    Ivory Coast resorts to elephant relocation as habitats shrink

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 06:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Daloa, Ivory Coast Agricultural land has eaten into the elephants' stomping grounds, prompting green groups and officials to pick the risky and laborious solution of moving the animals south As the spooked elephant starts to run, the vet pulls the trigger. Just a few minutes later the huge beast slumps to the floor unconscious, ready for Ivory ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Thanks for ivory battle, child defenders of elephants tell officials

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:39pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com 'Elephant angels' say thanks and make plea Five children have given handmade thank-you cards to government officials for their efforts to tackle ... that will decide the fate of the city's huge stockpile of seized elephant ivory. Christina Seigrist, nine, and 11-year-olds Lucy Skrine and Nellie Shute joined two friends to meet customs officials ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by STAFF

    ... This hugely profitable illicit activity [reverses] decades of hard-won conservation gains U.S. interior secretary Sally Jewell on elephant and rhino poaching in Africa   It would be good to have regular mandatory testing for GM on imported food Consumer Council chief executive Gilly Wong on the lack of data in Hong Kong on GM foods   Now everyone knows what it's like [to ...




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