Two elephants lie dead near Chad's Zakouma National Park, shot by poachers.
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Not Just Desert Dwellers
Credit: Thomas Breuer/Wildlife Conservation Society
Mother and calf forest elephant.
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Elephants Know Good People from Bad
Credit: K. Slocombe.
Elephants aim the trunks toward something they wish to investigate, apparently helping them smell better.
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Ripe Ol' Age
Credit: Charles Foley, Wildlife Conservation Society
A female elephant in Tanzania. Elephants can reach the ripe old age of 70.
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World's Cutest Baby Wild Animals
Credit: Houston Zoo
Even newborn elephants are still some of the animal world's heftiest creatures. This baby Asian elephant, named Baylor, was born weighing 348 pounds (158…Read More »
kilograms) in May 2010 at the Houston Zoo. Mom Shanti endured a pregnancy lasting almost 23 months. About two hours after birth the calf was able to stand on his own. Less «
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'African Elephant' Actually Two Separate Species
Credit: A. Schaefer.
The savanna elephant weighs between 6 and 7 tons, roughly double the weight of the forest elephant.
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