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Asian elephants reassure others in distress

Asian elephants console others who are in distress, using physical touches and vocalizations, finds a study to be published in the open access journal PeerJ. The findings are the first empirical evidence of con ...

dateFeb 18, 2014 in Ecology
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Why humans are musical

Why don't apes have musical talent, while humans, parrots, small birds, elephants, whales, and bats do? Matz Larsson, senior physician at the Lung Clinic at Örebro University Hospital, attempts to answer this question in ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Evolution
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Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants (Update)

The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe, where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Ecology
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Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants

African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.

dateJul 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Captive elephants in Laos face extinction

(Phys.org) —The captive elephant population in Laos will be extinct in just over a century if current management practices do not change, a University of Queensland study has found.

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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10 dead Borneo pygmy elephants feared poisoned

(AP)—Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said Tuesday that they probably were poisoned.

dateJan 29, 2013 in Ecology
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