By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:45
The word elephant has both Greek and Latin origins. This applies specifically to the elephant’s scientific genus name “Elephas”. In Greek linguistics, elephos represents an antlered beast or stag. The roots of the word elephant in Latin is divided into two words: “ele” which means arch and “phant” which means huge.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:13
The Asian elephant once roamed from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in western Asia as far east as China's Yangtze River. No longer. Now a highly endangered species, it has been eliminated from western Asia completely, from substantial parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and almost entirely from China.
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By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:32

One of the most special videos of wildlife I have seen! A calf is stuck in the water and can't get out. After 10 minutes of determination, the herd manages to rescue the baby elephant. Taken by pawpindilla.

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:45

 

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By Archiver
Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:46

There are three living species of elephants, not two, and their family tree is more complex than anyone realized, genetic analysis has revealed. The finding is important because it adds urgency to the quest to save the African forest elephant. It also represents the debut of a genetic technique that could help us understand other animals' heritage.

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