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Weekender: Should Animals Gain Judicial Rights?

We do not have to look far in our immediate environments to find an example of an animal who is being confined, suppressed, or treated as a commodity. Despite a constantly increasing awareness of animal rights, they are still regarded as "lesser beings" when compared to the human race.
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Horror of Elephant Poaching Could End--Because of Cold War Radiation

The atomic bomb testing of the Cold War years may be long over, but it turns out that some unexpected good has come of the radiation they left behind: it may help put the poachers of elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns in jail, and stop this horrific illegal trade. The reason is that faint trace elements from the bomb tests have worked their way...
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Elephants Travel Miles to Say Goodbye to Their Favorite Human

The Delight Makers Website reports that "For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were...
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Elephant Talk

Strange things are going on in this world: Whitley has talked to an elephant telepathically and we know that elephants communicate by stomping their feet. Now it turns out that they talk to each other SECRETLY too, by using low-frequency sounds that humans can't hear.

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Elephant Attraction

When it comes to attracting the opposite sex, every species has its own methods. Birds sport colorful plumage and inviting songs. We?re all familiar with the human ways of doing it. Elephants? Males listen for the inviting thumps of female footsteps.

When scientists played a tape of female elephant footsteps to a group of males, they...

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Elephants: In the Desert & Making Art

The lives of elephants are still a mystery. Can they even communicate telepathically? Let's hope we can learn more about them before they become extinct. And not all of them live in the jungle. Some of them even create art!

Some elephants live in the desert of Namibia. In BBC News, Rebecca Morelle quotes researcher Martyn Colbeck as...

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Elephant Talk

Elephants may be talking back and forth with their feet,through vibrations they pick up from the ground. StanfordUniversity biologist Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, says, "Forpeople who have spent time studying elephants, this is arelief. They finally understand some strange things thatwere happening with elephants and they really are excitedabout...

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