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  1. 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 ...

  2. Elephant's rescue pulls in jumbo donations

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong charity that rescued a badly injured, three-tonne elephant from a life of misery on the streets of Cambodia had a rush of donations after its work was highlighted by the Sunday Morning Post. Now the Elephant Animal Rescue and Survival Foundation (EARS) run by expatriate Louise Rogerson is preparing to rescue more animals with the support of well-wishers who have ...

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    Asian elephant Koshik speaks Korean

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Scientists believe Koshik learned to 'talk' by using his trunk in a bid bond with trainers Seoul's talking elephant only speaks Korean An elephant ... their 5.5-tonne tusker Koshik can talk, an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent. The 22-year-old Asian elephant can reproduce five Korean words by tucking his trunk inside his mouth to modulate ...

  4. Ivory out of Africa again

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Successful conservation means elephant tusks can once more be exported to other countries, writes Rebecca Tsui Elephant conservation has been so successful in South Africa conservationists are now facing a different headache- what to do with so many pachyderms. According to the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, the number of African elephants doubled from 286,234 in 1995 ...

  5. Seized tusks were legal hippo trade

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Tusks seized by Macau authorities in bags bearing Hong Kong government seals were legally traded hippo tusks, not elephant ivory, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ... million that was seized by Macau customs officers from a grounded speedboat on Sunday. The department said hippo tusks, unlike elephant ivory, can be traded subject to permits and licence ...

  6. Open season again?

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... A deal allowing four African nations a one-off sale of ivory stocks may increase pressure on elephant numbers, writes Susan Ramsay Ivory, once prized as a gift fit for a king, has all ... Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia won a long battle to be allowed to sell tusks accumulated in government stockpiles. They say the sale will bring in desperately needed revenue for elephant ...

  7. Wild about danger

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... feel relieved that you are nowhere near such crazed beasts: namely, tigers, elephants and hippos. Wild animals can turn pretty nasty indeed, as Canadian zoologist and animal behaviour expert ... into the village and they're eating a cow or a goat. And if they eat those, then why not a person?' According to Salmoni, even some elephants- which usually eat plants- have become man-eaters. ...

  8. green living

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Hong Kong government Think about 1 As the article 'Vietnam seizes 7 tonnes of elephant tusks' suggests, some elephants are killed illegally simply for their tusks. The tusks are used ...

  9. Our animals are not starving, insists director of Guangzhou Zoo

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an American teaching English in Guangzhou, has launched an effort to save the animals after visiting the zoo recently and finding an elephant 'clearly malnourished' that 'by its posture ... the animals looked, especially the big cats. But he denied the zoo was not taking good care of its animals. 'The African elephant is quite skinny and wrinkled, but that's only the outer ...

  10. Giant shaggy animals roamed earth 2 million years ago

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Giant woolly mammoths are thought to have roamed the earth about 2 million years ago during the ice age. An adult mammoth weighed up to 4.5 tonnes. They were similar to modern-day elephants but had smaller ears and shorter tails to prevent heat loss. Also known as the tundra mammoth, they had two layers of long, shaggy, dark brown hair up to 1 metre long, with their coat made ...




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