What is the future for Asian Elephants? (Wild)

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Mon, 31/07/2017 - 07:54

Can Asian elephants survive in the wild?

Good protection has led to an increase in wild elephant populations in many countries in Asia. We do have increases in China, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, parts of India, while Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh have stabilized, Myanmar and Laos are lacking data but are possibly declining so do Indonesia, Malaysia.

Elephant 2.0. - Nature's Invisible Information Architecture

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Wed, 12/07/2017 - 12:26

Elephants have such sad expressive faces that it is hard to imagine how anyone could harm them. They have drawn lips and sagging shoulders; a long, drooping demeanour; sad, knowing eyes capable of laying on the guilt. Yet, it would appear that guilt is not enough to save them. Eighty years ago there were perhaps 6 to 9 million African and Asian elephants. Today there are roughly half a million left. Day by day, they are getting closer to extinction.

Asian elephant Koshik speaks Korean

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 05:04

Scientists believe Koshik learned to 'talk' by using his trunk in a bid bond with trainers

An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.

An international team of scientists confirmed yesterday what the Everland Zoo has been saying for years: their 5.5-tonne tusker Koshik can talk, an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent.

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