30 Jan

Collins Big Cat — How The Elephant Got His Trunk: Green/Band

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Being forced to jump through a hoop of fire when you are terrified? His son and successor Ptolemy II (who began his rule in 285 BCE) obtained his supply of elephants further south in Nubia. Elephants at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park eat up to 125 pounds (57 kilograms) of food each day, and they each deposit about 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of poop daily. During droughts, multiple elephant families consisting of the females and their calves may congregate to form bond groups and share resources.

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30 Jan

Uncle Elephant (I Can Read Books: Level 2)

Arnold Lobel

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Just compare the picture of the hippopotamuses in nature (to the right) with the one at the zoo (below). Elephants once were common throughout Africa, even in northern Africa as late as Roman times. After the 2004 tsunami disaster struck Southeast Asia there were reports that elephants in Thailand had become agitated and raced to higher ground even before the wave struck the beaches. Human activity does more than put a stress on elephants to find resources. What would it be like if you were chained up and kept in a tiny cage?

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29 Jan

The Purple Elephant: The Journey Home (Volume 2)

Donna Gielow McFarland

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If you wish to experience elephants in their natural environment, choose eco-tourism operators who support local elephant conservation projects and who treat elephants with respect and dignity. Today, more than 5,000 European Bison live in zoos and wild areas in Europe, with a high concentration in Poland. Other Ringling whistleblowers have confirmed these abuses. The nest was one which he and Flo had shared a short while before Flo died.. .. in the presence of his big brother [Figan], [Flint] had seemed to shake off a little of his depression.

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29 Jan

Top 50 Reasons to Care about Elephants: Animals in Peril

Mary Firestone

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Destruction of forests through logging, encroachment, slash-and-burn, shifting cultivation, and monoculture tree plantations are major threats to the survival of elephants. With eyes on the sides of their heads, Ostriches have a 350-degree view of their environment. Staff thrive on teamwork, continuous learning, and shared commitment to the wellbeing of the elephants entrusted to The Sanctuary’s care. A mother, or father elephant with her little baby calf walking by her side. (A bit of trivia, both male and female African elephants can have tusks, their relatives in Asia however only have tusks on the males.) This cartoon shows a female elephant with painted toenails, a bow on her head and tail, and even a little bit of makeup!

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29 Jan

You Found What! (Easy Read Book Book 2)

B.A. Landtroop, Lisa Landtroop

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Their skin appears deceptively tough, but in reality it is so delicate that an elephant can feel the pain of an insect bite. To put it into context I will present relevant information also from the years before and after the (main) slaughter and will look briefly at wartime developments at several zoological gardens in Europe and Japan. McMillan didn't want to shoot the elephant, so he decided to try to provide some discipline.

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29 Jan

A Babar Treasury (Proprietary)

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Additionally, some circus elephants have been diagnosed with a human strain of Tuberculosis (TB) and have passed it on to their handlers. These hungry animals do not sleep much, and they roam over great distances while foraging for the large quantities of food that they require to sustain their massive bodies. The sole of the elephant's foot is covered with a thick, cushionlike padding that helps sustain weight, prevents slipping and deadens sound. Areas in Antarctica are examples of cold deserts. survive the extreme temperatures and conditions that are present in a desert.

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29 Jan

Floppy's Birthday Surprise (Series 1) (Volume 2)

Paul Linares

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Jumbo’s caretaker even gave him an occasional gallon of whisky which he believed was good for Jumbo’s health. Elephants have a cylindrical-shaped stomach. While he was on his way to hospital he said, “Don’t hurt the poor creature it did not mean to do it.” This shows that circuses are not bad and that the animals are loved! Stegodons inhabited forested areas, staying close to water sources, and consuming a variety of vegetation such as bamboo and leaves. African elephants have 21 pairs of ribs, while Asian elephants have 19 or 20 pairs. [54] An elephant's skull is resilient enough to withstand the forces generated by the leverage of the tusks and head-to-head collisions.

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29 Jan

There Are Elephants In My Room

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Travis County – Prohibits the possession of exotic animals. Recognizing the fact that social environment is critically important to all elephants, zoo associations around the world recommend a minumum of 3 elephants be kept together. Circus animals have the right to be protected and treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act. One study of traveling circuses reported on an elephant who was forced to spend up to 96 percent of her time in chains. Elephants weigh a lot of pounds, the are also really big.

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28 Jan

Elephant (Eyewitness Videos)

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Reads something like this-scientists suck because I think my pets have feelings and they really do because I can just tell and how can anyone say they don't? The Maryland Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country, having been created by an Act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1876. Owls come in all sizes, from a tiny miniature that actually lives inside the cactus in the desert, to the great horned owl, which is the only bird that can out fly the golden eagle.

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28 Jan

Whiteladies

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Training methods for animals used in circuses involve varying degrees of punishment and deprivation. Dominic Jeffries survived the cold, wet night with his dog. Dogs are able to detect diseases such as cancer and diabetes and warn humans of impending heart attacks and strokes. Ears are also used to control body temperature; blood circulating through the large vessels in the ears is cooled by flapping. S. accredited zoos and identified opportunities to improve welfare for all elephants in professional care.

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