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  • poachers
  • We observed on five occasions that the elephants went without sleep for up to 46 hours," said the study, noting that sometimes the elephants travelled significant distances, perhaps to avoid predators, poachers, or bulls seeking to mate. (news24.com)
  • trunks
  • Researchers fitted the elephants' trunks with movement trackers, similar to personal fitness monitors and their necks with GPS collars complete with gyroscopes and followed their activities for 35 days. (news24.com)
  • humans
  • This pattern suggests that the deep sleep, known as REM or the rapid eye movement period of slumber, is not something elephants need to consolidate memories the way humans do. (news24.com)
  • trunk
  • We reasoned that measuring the activity of the trunk, the most mobile and active appendage of the elephant, would be crucial, making the reasonable assumption that if the trunk is still for five minutes or more, the elephant is likely to be asleep," said researcher Paul Manger from the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand. (news24.com)
  • wild
  • Miami - Elephants hardly ever sleep in the wild, getting around two hours of shut-eye per night and only in the wee hours of the morning, researchers say. (news24.com)
  • The findings in the journal PLOS ONE are based on two female wild African elephants - living in Botswana's Chobe National Park - who appear to sleep the least of any known mammals to date. (news24.com)
  • researchers
  • Researchers said factors such as temperature and humidity were more likely than sunrise and sunset to influence when elephants went to sleep. (news24.com)
  • Water For Eleph
  • Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence and written by Richard LaGravenese , based on Sara Gruen 's 2006 novel of the same name . (wikipedia.org)
  • Asian
  • Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) study Asian elephants, which are endangered. (si.edu)
  • There are about 30,000 to 50,000 Asian elephants left in the wild-that's compared to about 500,000 African elephants in the wild. (si.edu)
  • Despite coexisting with Asian elephants for thousands of years, dramatic changes in how people interact with land and elephants have caused a significant increase in human-elephant conflict. (si.edu)
  • SCBI scientists, with local and regional experts, are developing tools for the management and protection of Asian elephants. (si.edu)
  • Asian and African elephants from across the Smithsonian are featured below. (si.edu)
  • The Asian elephant is the largest living land animal in Asia . (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 1986, the Asian elephant has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List , as the population has declined by at least 50 percent over the last three generations, estimated to be 60-75 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest indications of captive use of Asian elephants are engravings on seals of the Indus Valley Civilisation dated to the 3rd millennium BC . (wikipedia.org)
  • This research is considered vital, as less than 1,300 wild Asian elephants remain in Laos . (wikipedia.org)
  • In general, the Asian elephant is smaller than the African bush elephant and has the highest body point on the head. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are approximately 40,000-50,000 Asian elephants, however this is thought to be a fairly crude population estimate, but the overall trend of population change is a negative one. (traffic.org)
  • Another threat peculiar to Asian Elephants is that of trafficking of live animals: elephants are in demand, particularly in the forestry industry and work within the toruism industry. (traffic.org)
  • TRAFFIC first drew attention to this illegal trade in live Asian Elephants in 2008 , and followed this up with an in-depth study . (traffic.org)
  • The zoo says the female Asian elephant died Wednesday after a sudden illness. (apnews.com)
  • says the Asian elephant, born Thursday, appears strong. (apnews.com)
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Zoo officials say the nearly 6-year-old Asian elephant named Lily has died following the rapid progression of a deadly virus. (apnews.com)
  • NEW YORK (AP) - The Bronx Zoo says it has euthanized a 48-year-old Asian elephant that had fallen progressively ill. (apnews.com)
  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A California zoo had to euthanize one of its most beloved and oldest residents, a 47-year-old Asian elephant named Sujatha, officials said Wednesday. (apnews.com)
  • For action against a fraud NGO collecting donations from all over the world and misleading people through false information by a fake campaign.please support asian elephants by a comment on this link. (change.org)
  • The figures are largely based on Asian elephants but differ slightly in some details. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abul-Abbas, the Asian elephant which Harun ar-Rashid gave to Charlemagne in 797 or 802. (wikipedia.org)
  • African
  • Why should we mourn an African elephant? (earthtimes.org)
  • The case of the bumphead parrotfish is analogous in interesting ways to the African elephant," McCauley continued. (innovations-report.com)
  • Bumphead parrotfish are to coral reefs what elephants are to African savannas. (innovations-report.com)
  • Introduces, in simple text and illustrations, the physical characteristics, habits, natural environment, and relationship to humans of the Indian and African elephant. (worldcat.org)
  • African and Indian elephants are examined. (worldcat.org)
  • The feet have more nail-like structures than those of African elephants -five on each forefoot, and four on each hind foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • Poaching for ivory is also a major threat, particlarly to African Elephants, with somewhere in the region of 30,000 animals illegally killed per year in Africa in the early 2010s. (traffic.org)
  • The researchers, Anna Smet and Professor Richard Byrne from the University s School of Psychology and Neuroscience, set out to test whether African elephants could learn to follow pointing and were surprised to find them responding successfully from the first trial. (freerepublic.com)
  • They said, In our study we found that African elephants spontaneously understand human pointing, without any training to do so. (freerepublic.com)
  • Elephants are part of an ancient African radiation of animals, including the hyrax, golden mole, aardvark and manatee. (freerepublic.com)
  • JOHANNESBURG (AP) - When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone. (apnews.com)
  • Recent DNA analysis of dung samples has revealed the presence of at least 5 cows and possibly some bulls and calves, moving within an area of 121,000 hectares of forest managed by South African National Parks, and constituting the only unfenced elephant group in South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • African Elephants is the second studio album by American punk rock band Dead to Me. (wikipedia.org)
  • X" - 2:45 "Modern Muse" - 2:43 "Nuthin Runnin Through My Brain" - 1:29 "A Day Without a War" - 2:29 "Bad Friends" - 3:21 "Liebe Liese" - 2:01 "Cruel World" - 2:43 "Three Chord Strut" - 2:51 "California Sun" - 3:39 "Fell Right In" - 3:03 "I Dare You" - 2:01 "Tierra del Fuego" - 2:45 "Blue" - 2:43 Personnel for African Elephants, according to album liner notes. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2009) Liner notes for African Elephants by Dead to Me [CD booklet]. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blood Ivory: The Massacre of the African Elephant. (wikipedia.org)
  • giants
  • Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so I thought it would be a nice idea to take a look at the Earth's gentle giants, the elephants! (abduzeedo.com)
  • Giants & Elephants is a collaboration album by American rappers Guce & J. Stalin, released on 21 July 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • Giants & Elephants is Guce's most successful album to date, and his first appearance on that chart since 1994's Peer Pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Central Africa
  • With the illegal trade in ivory decimating elephant numbers across Central Africa, Gabon's action is hoped to be the first step in a regional plan to halt the poachers and traders in their tracks. (earthtimes.org)
  • elephant's
  • Elephant's Playground was named by early Anglo-American settlers because the boulders can resemble a herd of elephant torso. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antelope Lake Indian Creek California Places, Elephants Playground in Plumas County Elephant's_Playground Vedral, Joyce L. (15 October 1990). (wikipedia.org)
  • literally "casting beneath an elephant's feet") Those people that were traitors to the army, enemies of the empire, and criminals were crushed by the elephants this way in the Sasanian period. (wikipedia.org)
  • The performance of the Carthaginian elephant corps was rather mixed, illustrating the need of proper tactics to take advantage of the elephant's strength and cover its weaknesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • By the time of Claudius however, such animals were being used by the Romans in single numbers only-the last significant use of war elephants in the Mediterranean was against the Romans at the battle of Thapsus in 46 BC, in which 60 of them were used, where Julius Caesar armed his fifth legion (Alaudae) with axes and commanded his legionaries to strike at the elephant's legs. (wikipedia.org)
  • backs
  • DalĂ­ enhances the appearance of strength and weight by depicting the elephants carrying massive obelisks on their backs, however, on close inspection it can be seen that these weights are floating. (wikipedia.org)
  • tourists
  • The St Andrews researchers worked with a group of elephants who give rides to tourists in Zimbabwe. (freerepublic.com)
  • Anna Smet explained, We always hoped that our elephant subjects whose day job is taking tourists for elephant-back rides near Victoria Falls would be able to learn to follow human pointing. (freerepublic.com)
  • Lets gear up for a nationwide movement of India's elephants.Hathi Gaon Jaipur (Elephant Village ) is a small village that was set up by the government in 2010 to give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their elephants that served tourists in and around Amer Fort during the day. (change.org)
  • Claudius
  • When this unknown creature entered the river, the Britons and their horses fled and the Roman army crossed over," - although he may have confused this incident with the use of a similar war elephant in Claudius' final conquest of Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Drawn from life by the historian Matthew Paris for his Chronica Majora, it was the first elephant to be seen in England since Claudius' war elephant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Punic War
  • During the Second Punic War, Hannibal famously led an army of war elephants across the Alps-although unfortunately many of them perished in the harsh conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indian
  • Elephants are very strictly preserved by the Indian Government. (cmu.edu)
  • Thai elephants are classed as Indian elephants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Persian elephants were from Indian origin and were probably armed with Indian styled weapons. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Persians had 15 Indian-trained war elephants, which were placed at the centre of the Persian line, and they made such an impression on the Macedonian troops that Alexander felt the need to sacrifice to the God of Fear the night before the battle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Shatranj (Persian chess) - which Modern chess has gradually developed from it, same as Indian chess includes the war elephant with the name fil (meaning "elephant" in Persian) as the bishop. (wikipedia.org)
  • Caption
  • The accompanying text reveals that at the time, Europeans believed that elephants did not have knees and so were unable to get up if they fell over (the bestiary contains a drawing depicting an elephant on its back being dragged along the ground by another elephant, with a caption stating that elephants lacked knees - compare cow tipping). (wikipedia.org)
  • bathe
  • There are big man-made ponds in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it after a long hard days work. (change.org)
  • tigers
  • Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest! (earthtimes.org)
  • The Far East is responsible for huge losses of tigers (elephants, bears, sharks and rhinos, too) and "breeding programs" have to be curtailed when they are obviously simply selling tiger parts. (earthtimes.org)
  • scientists
  • One issue that our scientists study is human-elephant conflict. (si.edu)
  • In addition to doing research in Asia, our scientists also do research with the elephants that live at the Smithsonian's National Zoo . (si.edu)
  • Scientists from the Nature Conservation Foundation developed a unique way of saving people from elephants encounters. (youtube.com)
  • mahout
  • Persian war elephants were trained by their rider, called a mahout, who would also ride the elephant into battle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Queen of the Elephants is a book written by the conservationist and travel writer Mark Shand and the corresponding BBC documentary Queen of the Elephants, based on the life of the first female mahout in recent times-Parbati Barua of Kaziranga. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1988
  • Dr. Betsy Hearne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, writes: "Certainly a story can be culturally confusing, as was Yukio Tsuchiya's The Faithful Elephants: A True Story of Animals, People, and War (1988), which turned out to be a legend, and a complex one at that. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially
  • Initially only a reduction in numbers was contemplated, but on 1 April 1919, the Administrator of the Cape, Sir Frederic de Waal, argued in favour of total extermination of all those majestic elephants. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least one elephantine skeleton with flint weapons that has been found in England was initially misidentified as these elephants, but later dating proved it to be a mammoth skeleton from the stone age. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Because of their diet, the natural habitat of the Thai elephant are in tropical forests which are found in the northern and western parts of Thailand: Mae Hong Son, Chumphon, and the border near Burma (Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Erawan Falls National Park), Petchabun range, Dangrek Range, and peninsular Thailand (Ranong, and Trang). (wikipedia.org)
  • For a very long time, it was a law that when a white elephant was found and a tradition that when an elephant with good build was found, it was to be presented as property to the King of Thailand. (wikipedia.org)
  • They would have been made by casting into moulds and the remains of broken elephant shaped moulds have been found in modern excavations at Arita. (wikipedia.org)
  • A carving of the elephant can be found on a contemporary miserichord in Exeter Cathedral. (wikipedia.org)