Elephant Essays

  • Elephants

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    Elephants should not be killed because they are one of the main reasons that people visit the foreign land of Africa. Africa is incredibly hot and is not the most intriguing place to go on your vacation. If there were no elephants the amount of tourists would significantly decrease. Twenty eight percent of all tourist come to see the elephants. In the movie “Ivory Wars” the narrator says “ One of the few attractions for tourists is the African elephants that run wild and free across the vast plains

  • The African Elephants and the Asian Elephants

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    Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child? Did you see any large land mammals called elephants? I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types? Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the

  • Elephants In The African Elephant

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    African elephant, Loxodonta africana, are the largest extant land animal, and consume huge quantities of vegetation, approximately 1% (dry weight) of their body mass every day (Baxter 2003). They are classified as mega-herbivores, and generally considered the most principal ecosystem engineer, shaping the environment and driving shifts in vegetation (Augustine and Mcnaughton 2004, Kerley and Landman 2006). Elephants can have a profound impact on woody vegetation through consumption, pushing over

  • The Elephant Festival

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    The Elephant Festival We have all played Holi or atleast have witnessed the fun and merrymaking that go with the festival. But have you ever enjoyed playing Holi with the elephants. Well, this is a unique festival known as the Elephant Festival and I shall tell you about that. The Elephant Festival is a unique event held annually in Jaipur, the capital of the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Groomed to perfection, glittering in gold, row upon row of elephants catwalk before an enthralled

  • Shooting An Elephant

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    The story that my evaluation will be based on is Shooting an Elephant written in 1936. The author George Orwell was born in 1903 in India to a British officer raised in England. He attended Eton College, which introduced him to England’s middle and upper classes. He was denied a scholarship, which led him to become a police officer for the Indian Imperial in 1922. He served in Burma until resigning in 1927 due to the lack of respect for the justice of British Imperialism in Burma and India. He was

  • Elephants In Captivity

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    living in the wild an elephant lives in large family accumulations, sometimes as many as 100 members. Most elephants have constant companionship with the other elephants. Their complicated social networks have been studied for decades. Research has shown that elephants mourn the loss of a family member for several days. Elephants have been disclosed to cry upon the death of a family member or friend. Wild elephants typically walk up to 30 or 40 miles a day. Exercise for elephants is extremely crucial

  • Observation Of Elephants

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    Elephants are gentle giants that primarily live in Africa. They have a long line of how they became what they are today. The elephants may be very large animals but they are huge prey for big game hunters. There is a lot to tell from where they begin to where they are now. Most experts believe that the Mammoth which have been extinct is an early form of the elephant. Experts believe that what we have on Earth now are direct decedents of them and that many of the changes including the

  • African Elephant

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    African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African

  • The Abuse of Circus Elephants

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    The smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air and the sight of elephants entering the big top, trunk in tail, seems like a dream come true. How they perform those intricate tricks so smoothly is quite a sight. How are those large creatures capable of a headstand? Well, according to a New York Times article, circus elephants endure training methods that include: electric prodding, beatings, hours of being chained up, and unimaginable cruelty. Due to their large size many trainers feel that the

  • Elephant Abuse In The Circus

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    2015 Elephant Abuse in the Circus “Stick that hook into ‘em… when you hear that screaming, then you know you got their attention.” – Circus elephant trainer caught on tape (Circus Animals). All across the world, animals used in circuses such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey live a horrific life in which they are dominated, confined, and violently trained. They are routinely beaten, shocked, and whipped until they learn to perform tricks that make no sense to them. (Meet the Elephants). Many

  • Iqbal Elephant Run

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    compare to the capture of Nick Freewall in Elephant Run? How do their adventures of forced child labor and surviving world war 2 compare and contrast. Both of them compare and contrast in a lot of different ways to each other. The tough life of Iqbal in the book Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo and Nick Freestone in the book Elephant Run by Ronald smith are the main stories of the books and have difficult lives that are also different and similar. In the book Elephant run they are in the small country of

  • Elephant Helping Trunk

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    source, “Elephants Can Lend a Helping Trunk,” the passage from “Elephants Know When They Need a Helping Trunk in a Cooperative Task,” and the video “Elephants Show Cooperation” it is clear that elephants are among some of the highest socially cognitive animals. In the article, the passage, and the video it states that elephants can recognize when another elephant needs help. The sources also stated that the elephants can agnize what is necessary to thoroughly complete a task. Many elephants worked

  • The Evolution of the Elephant Specie

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    evolution of the elephant specie initiates the modification in the genetic traits of an elephant through sequential generations; hence the independent species divided into separate divisions. The subspecies therefore evolved and developed independently, and ultimately expanded and branched out to form advanced species, resulting in the formation and evolution of the modern elephant specie. The current elephant is a large herbivorous mammal, native in Southern Asia and Africa. The elephant species is the

  • On Eating Elephant Essay

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    On Eating Elephants The largest land animal on Earth can stand up to 13 feet tall and weigh up to 15,400 pounds, yet it is still a vulnerable creature. Perhaps this is because it has one of the largest hearts in the world, weighing up to 46 pounds. This shows in the creature’s endangerment and its compassion. Elephant populations have decreased rapidly in recent decades, primarily to habitat loss and ivory poachers. Elephants also experience emotions such as anger, joy, and grief. Perhaps the most

  • The African Bush Elephant

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    African Elephant The African Bush Elephant, Loxodonta has adapted to suit its harsh environment. They can be found in most of Zimbabwe and Botswana. The rainfall in Botswana mainly occurs in December, January and February which is the wet season. There is 600mm of rain in the north-east of Botswana and 200mm in the drier south-west. (Siyabona Africa, 2014, stated) Adaptations: Limbs Skeleton An elephant has a large skull to use as a weapon when competing with other elephants over territory

  • Elephant Conservation Essay

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    Recently over the years elephant populations have drastically declined. This is due to human encroachment on their habit and poaching. Demand for ivory has increased the number of poaching kills in Africa. In 1988 congress passed the elephant African Elephant Conservation Act which placed a ban against illegal ivory imports and authorizes government funding for elephant field conservation projects. Although some African countries have initiated African elephant conservation programs, many do not

  • Elephant Social Behavior

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    The purpose of the study was to investigate the different characteristics of social behavior and grouping during adolescence in male African elephants (Loxodonta africana). The reason this was of interest is because this period, between puberty and the onset of reproduction, is common mammal species and is most likely a very essential in an individual’s development. It is generally accepted that different species go through this stage in order to learn the required skills and gain maturity for successful

  • African Elephant Research Paper

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    Ivory Ban-The Rise Of The Elephant Massacre As humans, we use our hands to hold and move objects, our arms to balance and protect our body. We also have the ability to smile and attract opposite sex which allows for us to populate the world. Elephants on the other hand, utilize their ivory in much of the same ways. They hold and move large logs and pieces of bark, they protect themselves and others from predators, and they attract the interest of female elephants with their massive ivory. Unfortunately

  • Charles Siebert An Elephant Crackup

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    Elephants, although they are very large animals, are known to be graceful and sociable. They are among one of the most intelligent, sensitive animals on the planet, perhaps even approaching human intelligence and emotion. But lately, their behavior has changed. When we hear stories of elephants being violent we have to remember that they are wild animals. The fact that we have become so used to seeing them around people does not mean that as a whole they have become domesticated. According to

  • Elephant Poaching Research Paper

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    their elephants and ivory. Poachers are sneaking into parks, killing masses of elephants and then crossing borders to evade park rangers and police. Then the ivory from the elephant tusks are smuggled to various destinations for sale on the black market. This is when Taxidermist George Dante was tasked with creating an artificial tusk with a tracking device to track trafficking of ivory and to potentially find terrorist hideouts. The main countries affected by the problem of elephant poaching