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Our investigation reveals that Connecticut buyers and sellers are directly contributing to the global illegal ivory trade

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  January 24, 2024 Shocking undercover investigation reveals illicit elephant ivory sold across Connecticut Ivory incorrectly labeled; customers told how to skirt federal law HARTFORD, Connecticut—Today the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International released alarming results of an  undercover investigation  at 29 Connecticut stores, revealing the  illicit sale of elephant ivory , as well as bone and teeth from other imperiled species. Elephant ivory is sourced by chopping the tusks out of these iconic animals sometimes while they are still alive, causing unimaginable suffering and an agonizing death.

Nigerian Ivory: Elephant tusks worth $11m destroyed

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  The Nigerian government has destroyed an $11m (£7m) stockpile of confiscated elephant tusks that had been smuggled from various African countries. Environment Minister Iziaq Salako told an event in Abuja that he wanted to send a clear message that the illegal wildlife trade would not be tolerated. Experts say tens of thousands of elephants are killed worldwide each year for their tusks. That is despite a decades-long ban on the international trade of ivory. The haul of elephant tusks destroyed on Tuesday was one of the biggest ever seized in Nigeria, weighing almost 2.5 tonnes. Some had been carved into artworks ready for sale. Getty Images The destroyed ivory will now be pulverised into a powder, the environment minister said, which will be used to build a monument symbolising the importance of elephants and Nigeria's determination to protect them. According to conservationists, Nigeria has become a major hub for the illegal trade in animal parts from Africa. The bi

Elephant Tracks Mystery

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  Unusual ancient elephant tracks had our team of fossil experts stumped – how we solved the mystery Elephants communicate underground by generating seismic waves. Anadolu Agency Charles Helm , Nelson Mandela University Over the past 15 years, through our scientific study of tracks and traces, we have identified more than 350 fossil vertebrate tracksites from South Africa’s Cape south coast. Most are found in cemented sand dunes, called aeolianites, and all are from the Pleistocene Epoch , ranging in age from about 35,000 to 400,000 years. During that time we have honed our identification skills and have become used to finding and interpreting tracksites – a field called ichnology. And yet, every once in a while, we encounter something we immediately realise is so novel that it has been found nowhere else on Earth. Such a moment of unexpected discovery happened in 2019 along the coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, about 200km eas

India lost 494 Elephants in last 5 years? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Unnatural causes claim more than 490 wild elephant lives in five years The Hindu BusinessLine India lost 494 wild elephants to unnatural causes in the last five yrs, mainly due to electrocution and train-hits. According to the data provided in Parliament, train-hit incidents led to 15 elephant deaths each in 2021-22 and 2022-23   ๐Ÿ˜ ** These majestic creatures, known for their distinctive long noses or trunks, underwent significant transformations over millions of years. Initially, their ancestors developed elongated jaws, which later shortened as their trunks evolved — a curious development that has puzzled researchers.

Neanderthals hunted straight-tusked elephant

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Straight-Tusked Elephant Exploitation Was Widespread among Neanderthals, Archaeologists Say Dec 7, 2023 by News Staff Archaeologists from MONREPOS, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and Leiden University have recently learned that around 125,000 years ago, hunting of straight-tusked elephants ( Palaeoloxodon antiquus ) , the largest land mammals of the Pleistocene, was part of the Neanderthal behavioral repertoire, for several dozens of generations. This knowledge is based on data from one lake-side location in northern Europe only. In their new paper, the researchers present data from two other, contemporaneous sites on the North European plain, demonstrating that elephant exploitation was a widespread phenomenon there. The sheer quantities of food generated by the butchering activities, aimed at extensive exploitation of the carcasses, suggest that Neanderthals had some form of food pre

Elephants and Monkeys Enjoy Festive Enrichment at Oklahoma City Zoo

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Yaad's Elfie?

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 Yup, YAAD, a one year old elephant took a SELFIE - which makes this photo an ELFIE! https://people.com/zoo-elephant-appears-to-take-selfie-photo-8414191

Table for One?

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  funny girl! Elephant Captured Taking a Seat at a Cafรฉ Near Africa Safari Camp — See the Photos !

Elephants give each other names? Yes

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  African elephants ( Loxodonta africana ) in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, appear to have names for each other.  (Image credit: Getty Images/Martin Harvey) Elephants give each other names — the 1st non-human animals to do so, study claims News By Richard Pallardy Elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park appear to call to each other with individual names using low, complex "rumbles," a study has found. Name a famous elephant. Babar, perhaps? Or Dumbo? Memorable though these monikers may be to humans, they sound nothing like the names elephants give each other. If you're an elephant, your name is something more like a low, rumbling sound, scientists say. In a new paper published Aug. 23 on the preprint server BioRxiv, researchers found that   African savannah elephants ( Loxodonta africana ) made vocalizations specific to individuals in their social groups — and that the recipients responded accordingly. In short, elephants appear to have names for one

๐Ÿ˜Saturday Evening Elephants๐Ÿ˜ ~ San Diego Zoo Safari Park ~ 7/16/2022

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They should be released... it hurts to know they are prisoners

Baby elephants splash in the mud | San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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