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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 ...

Oct 01, 2013
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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.

Jul 14, 2014
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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.

May 05, 2014
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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.

Jan 29, 2013
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C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years

Poaching on an "industrial" scale has slashed the elephant population in the countries of central Africa by nearly two-thirds, a group of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said on Friday.

Apr 26, 2013
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Sea mammals find US safe harbor

(Phys.org) —In 1972, a U.S. Senate committee reported, "Many of the great whales which once populated the oceans have now dwindled to the edge of extinction," due to commercial hunting. The committee also ...

Apr 11, 2013
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