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  • Elephants - 630 Words
    Species Scientific Name Indian Elephant Elephas maximus indicus Endangered Indian elephants may spend up to 19 hours a day feeding and they can produce about 220 pounds of dung per day while wandering over an area that can cover up to 125 square miles. This helps to disperse germinating seeds. They feed mainly on grasses, but large amounts of tree bark, roots, leaves and small stems are also eaten. Cultivated crops such as bananas, rice and sugarcane are favored foods as well. Since...
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  • Elephant - 717 Words
    Callahan 1 Carly Callahan Professor Hammond English 111 01 December 2011 Cruelty To Circus Elephants Cruelty to elephants as well as other circus animals has been a global issue for over a hundred years, and we are just now recognizing the severity of it all. Millions of charges have been pressed against different circuses in the United States for the abuse and death of the circus elephants. With the rise in charges and complaints of animal cruelty, eyebrows have begun to rise...
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  • elephants - 528 Words
     Elephants Attention Getter: What’s big, grey and stands in the rain but doesn’t get wet? Elephants!! Background info: It is estimated that there were once more than 350 species of elephants in the world. Today we only have two of them left (well tree) the Asian, the Africa and the mix of them. Both of them are at risk of extinction. Between illegal hunting of them for ivory as well as the destruction of their natural habitat things are simply closing in on them at an alarming rate. Specific...
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  • The Elephant - 350 Words
    The elephant Make a point-form list of the people, actions, or events that are “absurd”. 4- zoo director: is not possible to do a rubber elephant and nobody knows that is fake The worker- According the book the workers were old people, so is absurd that they tried to inflate the elephant with his their mouth. The children- in the story said, after saw the elephant was fake the children never believe in elephants and they turned into hooligans, this part is of course absurd, how the children...
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  • Elephants - 1268 Words
    ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT‘ELEPHANTS’By: M. Jaffar AbbasClass: 9th D FACT FILE: | Swahili Name: | Tembo or ndovu | Scientific Name: | Loxodonta africana | Size: | Up to 11 feet | Weight: | 31/2 - 61/2 tons (7,000 13,200 lb) | Lifespan: | 60 to 70 years | Habitat: | Dense forest to open plains | Diet: | Herbivorous | Predators: | Humans | | | Introduction The African elephant and the Asian elephant are the only two surviving species of what was in...
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  • Elephant - 1404 Words
    * There are two types of elephant, the Asian elephant and the African elephant (although sometimes the African Elephant is split into two species, the African Forest Elephant and the African Bush Elephant). * Elephants are the largest land-living mammal in the world. * Both female and male African elephants have tusks but only the male Asian elephants have tusks. They use their tusks for digging and finding food. * Female elephants are called cows. They start to have calves when they...
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  • Elephants - 1097 Words
    Do any of you know which animal has to throw sand on its back to prevent itself from sunburn? These same animals are afraid of things that are a lot smaller than them. Well, I am talking about elephants. Today I will be informing you about the different types of elephants, their anatomy and their behavior. Elephants are the largest living land animals. There are two types of elephants, Asian elephants and Indian elephants. The African elephant is significantly larger, they weigh from 8,800-...
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  • Elephants - 742 Words
    Have you ever been to the circus and seen the amazing tricks the elephants and other animals do? They may look cool but these elephants aren’t born knowing how to do these tricks, they are tortured to learn them with whips, bullhooks, chains, bush knives, ear halters, and ropes to control them to do whatever the mahout (trainers) wants them to do. These wild animals are not meant to be tamed but to live a happy life in the wild. 1Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals do not voluntarily...
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  • Essay on an Elephant - 262 Words
    The elephant is perhaps the strongest and biggest animal on earth. It is very intelligent and obedient. It can be trained and used for various purposes. It has four pillar like heavy and large legs. It has two large ears like big fans, a long trunk and a short tail with a tuft of hair at the end. Its eyes are small. The male elephant has two long teeth called tusks. It is generally dark in colour. The elephant eats grass, leaves and stem of banana trees or small soft plants, grass, nuts,...
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  • African Elephants - 588 Words
    Elephants are very complex and highly intelligent creatures. Elephants seem to be fascinated with the tusks and bones of dead elephants and have been seen fondling and examining them. The myth that they carry them to secret “elephant burial grounds” however, has no factual base. Elephants demonstrate concern for other members of their families and take care of the weak or injured members. They even appear to grieve over a dead companion. Elephants have very hefty dietary needs. The majority...
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  • ELEPHANT FACTS - 338 Words
    THE ELEPHANTS There are two types of elephant, the Asian elephant and the African elephant. Elephants are the largest land-living mammal in the world. It can weigh up to 6.000 kilograms and measure up to 3.3 meters at the shoulder. Elephants can live to be over 70 years old. Elephants are herbivores and can spend up to 16 hours a day collecting leaves, twigs, bamboo and roots. An elephant’s skin is 2, 54 centimetres thick. Elephants have poor eyesight but an amazing sense of smell. Both...
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  • Asian Elephant - 133 Words
    Asian Elephant Description: Height- 6.5-11.5 Weight- 11000 lbs. Length- Around 21 ft. Lifespan: 60 yrs. in wild; 44.8 in captivity Facts: A trunk contains about 100,000 muscles Consumes up to 300 lbs. of food in a single day Elephants have a longer pregnancy than any other mammal-almost 22 yrs. Males are called bulls. Females are called cows Where does it live? Why is it important? Not only are elephants a cultural icon throughout Asia, they help maintain the integrity of forest and grassland...
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  • Elephants in danger - 479 Words
     Baby elephant named Jabali August 30, 2011 The baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom last week has been given a name. He will be known as Jabali, which Disney says is Swahili for "strong as a rock." Jabali was born to Vasha, a 25-year-old African elephant, and he brings the ranks of the herd to an even dozen. Jabali is the sixth elephant to be born at Animal Kingdom. His birth weight was 311 pounds, but he could grow to weigh 10,000 pounds. Elephants In many parts of the world,...
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  • Elephant Habitat - 920 Words
    Habitat for Elephants After observing the giraffe exhibit, my partner Nan Chen and I decided to make our way to observe the Janice Suber McNair Asian Elephant Habitat which was built in 2008; an exhibit, home to seven different elephants, both young and old. The exhibit is home to adult bull Thai, adult cows Methai, Shanti, and Tess, juvenile bull Tucker (Tess' son), and calves Baylor (Shanti's son) and Tupelo (Tess' daughter). Janice Suber McNair Asian Elephant Habitat exhibit covers an...
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  • Autobiography of an elephant - 411 Words
    Autobiography of an Elephant Hi there, all kind fellow humans!!! I offer you a very warm welcome as I tell you how I came to be one of the greatest and most celebrated circus elephants the world has ever known…. I was born in an African jungle. Till I was seven years old, I had led a free life in the jungle with my fellow elephants. One day a tame elephant entered the jungle. He offered to lead me to a sugarcane plantation. I was stupid enough to believe him. I did not know that he was...
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  • Project Elephant - 8544 Words
    Note on Project Elephant Project Elephant (PE) was launched by the Government of India in the year 1991-92 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with following objectives : • To protect elephants, their habitat & corridors • to address issues of man-animal conflict • welfare of domesticated elephants Financial and technical support are being provided to major elephant bearing States in the country. The Project is being mainly implemented in 13 States / UTs , viz. Andhra pradesh , Arunachal...
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  • Zoo Elephants - 650 Words
    Article for Analysis 1: “LET THE ZOO'S ELEPHANTS GO” By Les Schobert The author has spent more than thirty years working in zoos, primarily in care of elephants. He has been a curator of both the Los Angeles and North Carolina zoos. His argument was published October 16, 2005, in the Washington Post. The Smithsonian Institution is a national treasure, but when it comes to elephants, its National Zoo is a national embarrassment. In 2000 the zoo euthanized Nancy, an African...
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  • the killing of elephants - 1028 Words
    Elephant are one of the longest living animals on earth along with crocodile, turtles, and whales. Elephants have always been a part of human life, using them for war, transportation, and resources. There is no doubt human beings cannot live without animals, but can animals live without humans? Such controversial questions highlight the importance animals are to humans because they are not like plants that will grow every season. Killing elephants for their ivory is wrong because they are going...
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  • Wild Elephants - 702 Words
    Almost a national symbol, a charismatic species which is remarkable for their intelligence, powers of memory, amenability to training, behavioral patterns and social organization. I along with many others love to watch this creature and I would never get enough of it. Yes, many people of course know this giant, the largest living mammal on land, none other than the elephant, yet most of them know very little about this threatened species a major tourist attraction in the island. It is well...
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  • Elephant Run - 683 Words
    Elephant Run The story of “Elephant Run” begins with the 14-year-old Nick Freestone in the midst of World War II, a teenager that had been sent from London to Burma to be with his father on account of the dangers of the Blitz during 1941. It is in Burma Nick’s father, Jackson Freestone, owns an old estate and plantation that had been passed down from generation to generation in the Freestone family. After Nick is flown into Burma he encounters his native guide to the plantation, Nang, an...
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  • Elephant Poaching - 1141 Words
    Elephant Poaching “We are experiencing what is likely to be the greatest percentage loss of elephants in history,” said Richard G. Ruggiero, an official with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Ney York Times; December 3, 2012). The poaching of elephants started in the late 1800’s and is still happening today. People are slaughtering these majestic animals for their ivory tusks. Ivory has been sold on the black market for millions of dollars. Before the start of ivory poaching there...
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  • Asian Elephant - 1169 Words
    Sofia Garcia Professor John Buck English 100 Asian Elephant 13 March 2013 Asian Elephant Asian elephants live in South and South East Asia in rainforest and woodland areas and migrate to avoid the monsoon season. Asian elephants are herbivores and can consume 330 pounds of food per day and drink up to 30 gallons of water. Asian elephants are social creatures and are born into female herds where the eldest female also known as the matriarch is the leader. Female elephants in the...
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  • Elephant Cruelty - 3854 Words
    Elephant Cruelty Explored Through Circuses There is no creature among all the Beasts of the world which hath so great and ample demonstration of the power and wisedom of almighty God as the Elephant. ~Edward Topsell "The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes" (1607) Elephants are currently suffering in two distinct ways. They are suffering as a species, and as individuals. The following essay will introduce elephants and their plight as a species, but will focus on the suffering of circus...
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  • Shooting an Elephant - 1219 Words
    Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell The short story, Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell was written about Orwell’s experience in the early Twentieth Century. At that time India was ruled the British. While he was there, he had to do something that had caused some ethical conflicts in him. Orwell’s job was to kill an elephant that had ran rampant in lust throughout a village in Burma. “It had already destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow and raided some fruit-stalls and devoured...
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  • The African Elephant - 308 Words
    Aftican Elephant Loxodonta africana Status: Vulnerable Map: Max. Size: The African elephant is the largest land dwelling animal and it reaches up to 24.0 feet in length and 11.5 feet in height at the shoulder, and weighs up to 22,000 pounds. Max. age: The elephants grow several replacement sets of teeth until the age of about 70 years old. After their last set of teeth is replaced, the animal dies of starvation in the wild because it cannot feed correctly. Population Size in the...
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  • Asian Elephant - 2062 Words
    1. Title: Asian Elephant-Elephas Maximus 2. Purpose: To learn how and why the Asian Elephant got on the endangered species list. Elephants are one of the largest land mammals in the world and they have been targets to man and other animals. 3. Background: My overall background the Asian Elephant is very limited. I know that they come from Asian and many were hunter for their tusks. You can find a few Asian Elephants at the local zoos and there is always controversy on elephants and the...
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  • Asian Elephants - 345 Words
    Asian Elephants Asian Elephants are well built and very intelligent, strong headed animals. The Asian Elephant tusks are used to do very many well serving jobs, and have a humongous amount of responsibility for the Elephants. The Elephant trunk has about 6,000 muscles; they are used to do all sort of chores for the Elephant just like the tusks. Asian Elephants are very intelligent, open minded and self-aware. Asian Elephants are well built...
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  • The Elephant - Slawomir Mrozek - 353 Words
    Narrative: The Elephant- Slawomir Mrozek Telling a lie in order to save money is good, right? In this short story, the elephant in the zoo is getting too old a weak and it needs to be replaced. The director of the zoo doesn't care for the animals or the zoo itself, he just cares about the how the zoo and animals benefit him. The zoo keepers and staff are excited about the new arrival of the new great elephant. The excitement ended when the director sent a letter notifying them that the...
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  • How to own and elephant - 524 Words
    Speech On Owning Your Own Elephant I bet all of you have been boggled for year. Today I will solve that problem as you ask yourself… “How do I own a elephant and keep it at home? ”How much do they cost?” “What do elephants eat?” Say NO more, I can answer all that and more… Depending upon the breed of elephant you are purchasing, an elephant will cost you $100,000 or more to purchase. But, is it legal to own an elephant in canada as a pet? Yes, as long as it takes an oath of allegiance to the...
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  • Elephants, the Endangered Species
    Elephants - largest land animal living at present and the downward stream of giant mammals, which include the mammoths are another endangered species on earth. They are existent on this earth for millions of years,. Adults sometimes weigh about six tons. Two species of the elephants are found: one is the larger and plentiful African Elephants and the other is the smaller and fewer Asian Elephants or the Indian Elephants. The number of the African elephants has rapidly decreased due to ivory...
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  • Elephant and Mikes Dads Friend
    THE ZOO DAY Once there was a boy called mike he lived with his dad one day he asked to go to the zoo. ”Dad please can I go to the zoo. ””Alright then “.on Sunday they went to the zoo but it took 1 hour in the ramshackle car. Outside the zoo they saw a man on his motorbike it was mikes dads friend. Finaly they got to the zoo and they saw some birds also mike spotide out the lion. His dad saw an elephant with huge ears however it had very long tusks. After they went to the...
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  • Hills Like White Elephants
    Student Name: My name Professor: Phillips English 102 18 March 2012 Hills Like White Elephants: A Literature Discursion In “Hills Like White Elephants,” the author brings out two important characters. A man, who has no name; he is only known as an American man. And a girl, called only Jig. To me, the author did not name the man on purpose. The author wanted to show explicitly that the man represented many types of American men, therefore his identity was hided. The author also picked the...
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  • Elephant Population in Asia - 316 Words
    graph Homework 1: The bar chart illustrates the estimated maximum population of elephants in a range of Asian selected countries in both 1997 and 2004. It can be seen clearly the downwards overall trend of the graph. To begin, India was the country had the largest elephant population. Despite experiencing the a sharp fall, the number of elephants was also far higer than the others in 2004 at nearly 7500. Two of nine countries, Malaysia and Thailand were the most noticeable nation with the...
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  • Elephant and Rhino Comparison - 1229 Words
    The white rhinoceros and the Asian elephant possess many similar characteristics, including the way they look, yet also possess many differences such as the two continents they live on. There are five living species of rhino (black, white, Indian, Javan and Sumatran) and only two of the elephant (African and the Asian). All are in jeopardy of extinction with their slow rate of breeding, poaching and in the rhinoceroses, their territorial behavior. Both of these beasts belong to the same...
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  • Ethics of Elephant Culling in Africa
    As Tammy just discussed, elephants have the intrinsic right to exist. The suggested problem with the carrying capacity is a completely legitimate motivation for the practice of culling; however, we must consider the way that culling is done and the ethical impacts that it has. I know we’re all animal science majors and probably have a soft spot in our hearts for animals--you probably wouldn’t ask “why would an animal, in this case the elephant, have rights like humans do?”--but it is a...
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  • The Indian Elephant Paper - 955 Words
    Indian Elephant Crisis The Indian elephant, scientific name being Elaphas Maximus, is one of the three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephants and is a native animal to the mainland of Asia. Since 1986, thee Elaphas Maximus has been listed as an endangered species by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as their population has slowly been declining and reaching an all-time low of a 50% decrease over the past three generations. Asian elephants are constantly being...
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  • Animal Studies: African Elephants
    Working with animals to meet their needs. African Elephants: Physical Characteristics - African elephants are the largest of all land animals, adult males weighing between 1,800 and 6,300 kg (2 and 7 tons/ 4,000 and 14,000 lb.). Females are smaller, weighing between 2,700 and 3,600 kg (3 and 4 tons/ 6,000 and 8,000 lb.). Shoulder height ranges between three and four m (9.8 and 13.1 ft.). The African Elephant is Grey and their skin is deeply wrinkled with sparse hair over the body....
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  • Expository Writing - an Elephant Crackup
    Lea Cherbaka Expository Writing Professor Joanne Sills January 26, 2010 Civil Mammals Violence has become a major problem in modern-day society. Gruesome video games and certain entertainment shows such as pro-wrestling has been exposing violence to kids that later on wish to emulate these actions. These actions are then publicized to the world by violent acts toward other species and human beings. In his article, “An Elephant...
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  • Elephant Abuse Long Proposal
    Circus Elephant Animal Abuse Problem The day had come when little Timmy would finally get to go to the circus. He was so eager that he was the first one out of bed that morning. Too excited to even function, Timmy ran to his parents’ room and jumped on this parents shouting for them to get up. His parents moved sluggishly to the bathroom and got ready to go to the circus as Timmy chattered on about what animals they were going to see that day. Timmy was mostly excited to see his favorite...
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  • Shooting an Elephant Analysis - 550 Words
     In George Orwell's essay “Shooting an Elephant” (1936), he reveals that he despises the very idea of imperialism. Orwell shows this by using an extended metaphor throughout the entire essay. The metaphor is shown through the story of him shooting an elephant. He is representing the entire British nation, and their imperialistic values. He shows that he does not really want to shoot this elephant if it is not necessary but the Burmese people keep pressuring him to do something and to do...
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  • Symbolism in Orewll's "Shooting an Elephant"
    Name Instructor English 15 October 2010 "Death of an Elephant": Symbolism in Orwell As a former business major, whenever I read, whether fiction or non-fiction, I tend to focus too much on the surface meaning—the facts—and I often miss the subtle symbolism and deeper meaning of a piece of literature. As an English major, I am attempting to change, but I am often skeptical of symbolism, fearing that we may be reading too much into an author’s words....
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  • The Two Species of Elephants - 613 Words
    Delgrosso 1 Biology and Society 12/02/13 In the present day there exists two species of elephants. These two species have many relatives that have come before them and died out. Several of these species are Paleomastodon, Deinotherium, Gompotherium, Primelephas which is a direct ancestor to the modern day elephant, Stegadon, American mastodon, and wooly mammoth. All of these species are considered Proboscidea which are mammals that have trunks “proboscidea encompasses the trunked...
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  • How the Elephant Got Its Trunk ?
    How the Elephant got its trunk. Long, long ago, the mighty Elephant had no trunk. His nose was short, and only as big as a boot! But the Elephant’s child, just a baby Elephant, was very curious and always asked silly questions: “Aunt Ostrich, why do your tail feathers grow so tall? …Uncle Giraffe, what makes your skin so spotty? … Miss Hippo, how does your mouth open so wide?” One fine morning the curious baby Elephant asked, "What does the Crocodile have for dinner?" All together everybody...
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  • Life On Earth Elephant Relatives Worksheet
    Name : ____________________________ Chapter 17: Life on Earth Activity designed by Kathleen Rudolph Taxa to explore – Elephants!! 1. Review terms (write definitions for these terms) Extant Extinct Genotype Phenotype Synapomorphy Background: There are three extant species of elephant: Elaphas maximus (Asian elephants), Loxodonta africana (African elephants), and Loxodonta cyclotis (African forest elephants). Their taxonomic hierarchy is as follows: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:...
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  • elephant transit center sri lanka
     Executive Summary Human Elephant Conflict has been a growing concern in Sri Lanka for decades. The damage caused to property, cultivated lands, human lives and increasing deaths of elephants has intensified in the past few decades. 70% of the country's wild elephant population lives outside of the parks and roaming elephants raid crops and damage houses, properties resulting in deaths of both villagers and elephants. This is not only an environmental issue but also a disaster...
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  • The Development of Jig in “Hills Like White Elephants”
    In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” Jig undergoes a transformation enabling her to realize and declare her own feelings. At the story’s beginning Jig is passive, unaware of her own feelings, and in the habit of looking to the American direction. She soon comes to realize her own desires and struggles to assert herself for the first time. The story is structured around the two sides of the valley, the division symbolizing the opposition between the American’s values and Jig’s. “The...
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  • Thai Elephants and Its Significant to Thai Culture and History
    Thai Elephants and its significant to Thai Culture and History The elephant, the giant size animal with enormous power and gentle heart, is a living creature that have special place in Thai’s heart. It has been the icon of Thai tradition, culture and royal power through centuries since the old Siam. The thousand and thousand years of relationship between Thai people and elephants are even recorded and can be found abundantly on the pages of Thai’s historical book. Because of their long...
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  • Elephant-Human Conflict in the Western Duars of Northern West Bengal, India
      Table of Contents The Western Duars and the Elephant corridor 3 Zones in the Corridor 3 The conflict 4 What is the urgency of studying the situation? 4 Causes of the conflict 6 1. Habitat fragmentation 6 2. Indiscriminate killing or injuring of elephants in Nepal 7 3. Army establishments 7 4. The Siliguri-Alipurduar railway track 7 The railway system 7 Elephant casualties on the track 8 Seasonal mortality records 9 Hour-wise mortality records 9 High risk zones 9 Current...
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  • The Assessment of the Nigerian Forest Elephant Group on Omo Forest Reserve in Ogun State, Nigeria.
    ASSESSMENT OF THE NIGERIAN FOREST ELEPHANT PROTECTION GROUP ACTIVITIES IN OMO FOREST RESERVE, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA. BY BINUYO, F.E. MATRIC NO: 991262 A PRE-DATA SEMINAR PAPER SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, YEWA CAMPUS, AYETORO, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT OF THE AWARD OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RURAL SOCIOLOGY...
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  • Types of Essays - 6823 Words
    BIK 3033 : WRITING SKILLS TITLE Assignment 1 : Write a review for FOUR different types of essays. GROUP : UPSI 02(A112PJJ) PREPARED BY : NAME | ID NUMBER | TEL. NUMBER | ANBUSELVAN A/L NARAIYANAN | D20112054977 | 017-3109372 | E-LEARNING TUTOR : PN. RAJA NOR SAFINAS BINTI RAJA HARUN DATE OF SUBMISSION : 12th APRIL 2013 Narrative essay Introduction ‘The Climb’ is a sample of narrative essay written by Amy. She conveyed her fear of height effectively....
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  • save tree - 611 Words
    Trees are very important for our survival in many ways. They clean the soil by filtering sewage and chemicals used in farms. They help control noise pollution and reduce flash flooding. Trees absorb carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming. They also clean the air by absorbing pollutants like carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide. They also help to lower temperatures. They give shade during the summer and act as windbreaks during winter if they are located on the windward side. They...
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  • The Poaching and Eating of Animals - 1254 Words
    The Poaching and Eating of Animals Benjamin L. VanDyke GEO 150 6/22/2010 Tim G. Buchanan Poaching is the hunting or killing of animals that are not either in season to be hunted or are protected by animal rights laws. There are many hunting laws and seasons that one has to comply with in their own country. Many countries have outlawed the hunting of animals that are close to extinction. Other countries; such as the United States use hunting to control the numbers of animals whose numbers...
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  • Ivory, A Harmful Trade
    Jake Dowdy Professor Skillern ENGL 1113 22 Nov. 2014 Importing Ivory: A Harmful Trade Importing ivory has become a problem that has swept across the world. The needless deaths of the animals that provide the white stone-like substance, from walruses to elephants, has become increasingly difficult to control. While there are measures that are taken to eliminate the predicament, there is still poaching of these animals throughout our world. In order to control the problem, there is a need for...
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  • animal rights - 1683 Words
    Persuasive Speech Outline General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that animals should not be used in circuses. Central Idea: Eliminating the use of animals in circuses, will help with animal extinction and mistreatment. I. Attention How many of you, with a show of hands, have been to a circus? If not, have you at least seen clips or examples from movies or on television? From the look of those animals you wouldn’t exactly think that they are abused or...
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  • Habitats of animals - 508 Words
    Malayan Elephant - Elephas maximus hirsutus Class: Mammalia (Mammals) Distribution: West Malaysia Habitat: Lowland forest and dipterocarp forest. Diet: Fruit, leaves, root and bark from different types of plants. Malayan Elephant is an endangered species due to habitat loss, fragmentation, poaching and culling for their ivory and other body parts. This species is protected under both the Malaysian Law Act 76 and the Malaysian Act 1972. Characteristics and interesting...
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  • Sri Lanka Tourism - 8210 Words
    ISSN 1327-8231 ECONOMICS, ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Working Paper No. 133 The History and Value of the Elephant in Sri Lankan Society by Ranjith Bandara and Clem Tisdell November 2005 THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ISSN 1327-8231 WORKING PAPERS ON ECONOMICS, ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Working Paper No. 133 The History and Value of the Elephant in Sri Lankan Society by Ranjith Bandara† and Clem Tisdell* † Department of Economics, University of Colombo,...
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  • Mammoth and Mastodon - 432 Words
    Mastodon and Mammoth When I was a little kid, I used to spend hours looking the colored illustrations of an old book my father had. I wondered why the brown and long haired elephant that I saw in the book was different from the others elephants I had seen. Sometime after that, I learned that the strange looking animal was a mammoth. Mammoth, like mastodon, were prehistoric animals related to modern elephants. Although very similar in appearance, there was an amount of differences between...
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  • Brutality of Ivory trade - 1328 Words
    The Brutality of the Ivory Trade (Kenya hunts for armed elephant poachers, 1). Anne Passera April 1st, 2014. CGR 4MA The brutality of the ivory trade In 1989, CITIES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) approved a worldwide ban on ivory trade due to extensive poaching reducing the African elephant population by more than half. However, levels of poaching and illegal trade are getting out of control once again. Since 1997, certain...
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  • informative speech - 949 Words
    Persuasive Speech Outline Course # 41409 Topic: To Inform People on what they need to do to help this situation. Introduction • What is one of the world’s largest animals that is going endangered at a fast pace? •One of the world’s largest breeds of Elephants, which are the African Elephants are going Extinct. •There are several animal rescue organizations, such as Green Peace, The WCS, State Zoos just to name a few....
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  • Math Gestation Period And Lifespan Investigation Possible Answer
    1.11 BIVARIATE DATA: GESTATION AND LIFESPAN ­ Possible Answer Problem Is there a relationship between the gestation period and lifespan of mammals? The gestation period is how long the mammal is pregnant for and is measured in days. The lifespan is how long the mammal typically lives, measured in years. I think that zoo keepers would be interested in this data, and also scientists and people who are concerned about animals surviving in the wild. Plan In our group we will share out...
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  • Nileshgnps - 311 Words
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