By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:22
Gray, fuzzy, a little wrinkled, and waving around one helluva snout, Hansa the baby elephant was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle -- and is now a star! Hansa, which means supreme happiness in Thai, is a rare and endangered Asian elephant born in captivity to mom Chai.
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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:13
For centuries elephants in Thailand have been revered as a national symbol, worshiped as living gods and employed as beasts of burden in the nation's thriving timber industry. But when logging was banned in Thailand in 1990, these noble animals fell on hard times. Reduced to performing tricks for tourists by day and illegal heavy labor by night, Thailand's elephants were exhausted, malnourished, and dying in alarming numbers. Hearing of their plight, a pair of unlikely heroes came to the rescue, Wildly eccentric Russian emigre artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid devised a brilliant scheme: to create the world's first quadruped occupational retraining program-a network of art schools for unemployed elephants.
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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 09:07
Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text on elephant medicine and surgery. Based on the expertise of 36 scientists and clinical veterinarians, this volume covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery of the elephant as known today.Written by the foremost experts in the fieldComprehensively covers both Asian and African elephantsComplete with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic informationWell-illustrated and organized for easy reference.
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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 08:53
The Living Elephants is the authoritative resource for information on both Asian and African elephants. From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the present-day crisis of the living elephants, this volume synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants, all within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology.
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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 08:46
Buy The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Elephants: From Their Origins and Evolution to Their Ceremonial and Working Relationship With Man by S. K. Eltringham, David Ward
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By Naturenomics Team
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 08:40
Hugh Schmitt was born in Hamburg, Germany on February 26, 1938, growing up under the dictatorship of Adolph Hitler and a war torn country. Running to bomb shelters, losing a house and possessions to bombs, and traveling Europe and abroad with his parents in the Circus Hagenbeck, he lived a whole lifetime of adventures in just his first twelve years. His father, Hugo Schmitt, was a world famous elephant trainer. This first book ends with an unbelievable journey to the now defunct Ellis Island in New York City harbor in full view of Lady Liberty.
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