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Welcome to my first full post! I figured I should start with something close to me, and so I decided to do the elephant, which is my favorite animal. 679 more words

Africa

Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants

My quick review of the book “Ivory’s Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants” by John Frederick Walker:

It’s an in-depth look at ivory from Ancient Egypt up to modern times. 93 more words

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Humming Giraffes, Purring Cats, Loving Animals

I read Mark Trail panels in the Sunday comics yesterday and learned that giraffes, though they make no vocalizations when around humans, hum at night when they’re alone. 356 more words

My first wild elephants

I have to specify “wild” because I worked at a zoo for a while, so I was very familiar with elephants (and especially their poop, that was my job). 262 more words

Nature

Hannover Zoo elephant abuse

Allegations against the Hannover Zoo are horrifying, and quite damning, with video evidence of handlers abusing young elephants. ¬†National Geographic reports that PETA videos show handlers using bull hooks to “train” the elephants. ¬† 80 more words

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Elephant Painting 1

I was going to write about how poaching is a problem and don’t buy ivory, but then it somehow ended up morphing into a poem, and since I didn’t want to finish it, now all I’m going to do is write an incredibly long run-on sentence.

Everyday Tales

Elephant week: Elephants are scared of bees

I love this photo because you can see the beehive fence, and Wabongo’s hedges look like an elephant in the background, hehe

To celebrate Earth Day (or maybe just because I feel like it), I’m going to have a full week of elephants!¬† 755 more words

Nature