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Protecting wildlife goes hi-tech, and gets harder

Those who want to protect elephants and rhinoceroses in Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, leaders said at the US-Africa summit this week.

Aug 06, 2014
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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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Weighing up the secrets of African elephant body fat

A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue—body fat. This new information will form the basis of future ...

Jul 03, 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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