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  1. Elephant plays tunes on harmonica

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... An elephant named Shanthi at the U.S. National Zoo in America plays the harmonica with her trunk and appears to love doing it. A video released by the zoo shows the 36-year-old Asian elephant playing tunes on a harmonica attached to her stall. Debbie Flinkman, the elephant keeper, said Shanthi likes music a lot. Apart from playing the harmonica, she also likes to tap on things, ...

  2. Elephants

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Compiled by Susan Ramsay Elephants are the largest and heaviest living land mammals. They and their extinct relatives have lived everywhere in the world except for Australia ... An elephant's long nose is called a trunk. African or Asian? There are two main kinds of elephants- African and Asian. The Asian elephant has been tamed for hundreds of years. Only a few thousand ...

  3. listening

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Will Clem

    ... on interesting and unusual facts about their favourite animal. Listen to Sam and Sally's talk on elephants and then answer the questions. Question 1 What is the most likely reason that elephants aren't really afraid of mice? Question 2 What insect are elephants afraid of? Question 3 In Kenya there is a problem with elephants and what human establishment? Question 4 What might an elephant ...

  4. Detours: Trunk call

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Rachael Oakes-Ash

    ... for the Discovery Channel and was moved by this circle of life served up from safari camp to safari camp. But it was the red elephants of Madikwe who stole my heart. Madikwe Game Reserve sits in the north ... 1991 and 1997. It was the largest translocation of game ever and dubbed Operation Phoenix. Now it's possible to see the big five (elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) ...

  5. Water for Elephants (Film)

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Water for Elephants looks at the exciting world of circus troupes during the Great Depression. Just as he is about to become a vet, Polish American Jacob (Robert Pattinson) ... on a moving train. It is home to the 'most spectacular show on earth', The Benzini Brothers' Circus. He gets a job caring for the show's elephant, Rosie, and finds a way ...

  6. Elephants on Acid

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese Pan, HK$128 Books about science can be hard sells. Not Elephants on Acid, a collection of short chapters devoted to 'bizarre ... recommendation of flipping through the book will probably stop at the more unusual experiments, including giving LSD to elephants (one dies) and cats (which assume kangaroo positions). There are also ...

  7. Big elephant, big heart

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... writing popular with children. They found the rhymes easy to read, and his quirky characters funny. One of his popular fantasy characters is Horton, an elephant. He is the star of the new movie ... the elephant stands up for what he believes in, and it is this moral courage that makes Horton big- a big animal with a big heart of gold, a big personality buoyed by faith and a big sense of fun. ...

  8. Even elephants look cute in haute couture

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong With their swinging hips and bulky frames, elephants are generally not considered paragons of sexiness and style. So when 12 of them passed through Hong Kong and strutted their stuff at the Landmark Atrium, witnesses were quite amazed at just how charming these giants could look after a haute couture makeover. Of course, CitySeen is talking about the elephants ...

  9. The naked truth hurts

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Action star Jackie Chan has signed a petition being circulated by Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), urging the Thai government to stop the torture of baby elephants. The ritual, called phaajaan, involves beating and starving the elephants to make them subservient. Chan joins a list of Hollywood stars like Olivia Newton-John and Claire Danes, and Nobel Prize winner ...

  10. For the love of animals

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Water for Elephants delves into the dramatic and often chaotic world of circus troupes during the Great Depression. On the verge of becoming a veterinarian, Polish American Jacob (Robert ... impulsively hops aboard a moving train. It is home to the 'most spectacular show on earth', The Benzini Brothers' Circus. He gets a job caring for the show's elephant, Rosie, ...




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