Though only two elephant species remain alive today, the Proboscidea were one of the great mammalian orders of the Cenozoic. Their success through the ages is reflected by their morphological and taxonomic diversity, their nearly worldwide distribution, and their persistence through nearly fifty million years. Their great ability to migrate and to adapt to changing climatic conditions and interspecific competition provides a unique insight into evolution.
The Proboscidea: Evolution and Palaeoecology of Elephants and Their Relatives by Jeheskel Shoshani, Pascal Tassy
By Naturenomics Team
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Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:15
Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:36
osy, the elephant bequeathed to young Adrian Rookwhistle by a reprobate relative, turned out to be a handful: not alone because of her size but also because of her fondness for strong drink.