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  • COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat

    03/30/2020 1:15:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3/21/20 | Roger Kimball
    COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat The really scary thing about this latest health scare is not the disease but the unexpected depths of passivity it revealed. • | , Here’s something special: a headline in The Economist that speaks the truth: “In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher.” You betcha. Last week, I wrote with contempt about San Francisco’s mayor who had just announced she would “legally prohibit residents from leaving their homes except to meet basic needs.” “Well,” I thought, “It’s California, what do you expect?”But now several other states, including New York, Connecticut,...
  • IMPEACHMENT TRIAL - ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM! [VANITY]

    01/29/2020 11:56:50 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 28 replies
    https://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | CivilWarBrewing
    I'M FURIOUS! I am watching this sham impeachment trial in its question-and-answer phase and am SHOCKED that Trump's defense team is overlooking the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.. The DemonRat House Managers' position is that an upcoming election should NOT prevent Trump from being impeached, yet by their OWN standard have the AUDACITY to state that Trump and his defense team MUST NOT DARE INVESTIGATE Joe Biden as this would be 'interference in an upcoming election'!
  • Elephant Climbs 5-Foot Wall to Steal Mangoes From Lodge

    01/13/2020 3:44:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 13, 2020 | Ben Hooper
    An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal some mangoes from a safari lodge. The Bushcamp Company posted video to YouTube showing the big bull elephant climbing over a 5-foot wall outside the Mfuwe Lodge in South Lungwa National Park. Workers said the elephant stole some mangoes from the lodge before climbing back out over the wall. Lodge manager Ian Salisbury said lodge guests were amused by the elephant's maneuver. "He just chose the most direct route and made himself right at home. The guests were very amused at the idea...
  • Meet this baby elephant (w video)

    07/18/2019 8:36:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    We are central PA/CBS ^ | July 18, 2019 | not stated
    ADORABLE: A zoo in Austria introduced a baby female elephant Thursday. She was born five days ago and weighed about 198 pounds at birth. She doesn’t have a name yet, but the public can vote on what it should be. Watch as she stumbles after her mom in the zoo’s enclosure.
  • South Africa: Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions

    04/07/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 April 2019
    Accomplice poachers told the victim's family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. ...A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,"
  • Vatican Cardinal rebukes dubia authors for wanting abuse summit to address homosexuality

    02/25/2019 4:19:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Vatican Cardinal rebukes dubia authors for wanting abuse summit to address homosexuality ROME, February 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, dismissed as “useless” an open letter to the Vatican Abuse Summit participants from Cardinals Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Burke that warned against the "plague of the homosexual agenda" and homosexual networks in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Versaldi was among the churchmen attending the Feb. 21-24 Vatican summit on the sexual abuse crisis rocking the Church, which brought together 190 prelates and heads of congregations ostensibly to address the crisis and...
  • Sri Lankan navy stages daring rescue of drowning elephants

    07/24/2017 5:28:52 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 7 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.24.17
    A group of Sri Lankan military and wildlife officials staged the daring rescue of two drowning wild elephants this week off of that nation’s eastern coast.
  • Elephant found wandering in New York town gets escort from state police

    11/12/2018 10:47:26 AM PST · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Travis Fedschun | Fox News
    New York State Police said Monday a wayward pachyderm was found wandering by state troopers in the town of Westtown, about 70 miles northwest of New York City. ..." The lost elephant needed to be escorted back home after wandering away from an animal sanctuary. Photos posted by the law enforcement agency show the elephant milling around in the dark on the road, which was illuminated by the headlights of a car. While it's not clear how the elephant got out of the sanctuary, National Geographic notes that the animals are not docile in darkness. "These hungry animals do not...
  • 'Still in shock': Burning of elephant statue caught on video at Leyden Township home

    07/30/2018 3:55:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 July 2018 | Megann Horstead
    Tim Saenger said he was “still in shock” Monday, days after a surveillance video showed the burning and destruction of the large elephant statue that had stood for decades outside his home in unincorporated Leyden Township. Saenger said his father brought the statue from Wisconsin to Northlake in 1986. It remains unclear why anyone would target the elephant, Saenger said. “We don’t have enemies or beef with people,” he said. “Most like me and my family.” Saenger said that people at times would associate the elephant with the Republican Party, and he hoped it wasn’t a politically motivated attack. Saenger...
  • Elephant Genome Project: evolutionary theory re-written

    05/31/2018 7:49:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Elephant Genome Project: evolutionary theory re-written by Joel Tay Published: 31 May 2018 (GMT+10) The results of a decade-long Elephant Genome Project have caused previously accepted evolutionary tree models to be discarded. It was previously thought there were two living species of elephants: the African, and the Asian. However, this research suggests that there are actually three: the Asian elephant, the forest-inhabiting African elephant, and the savanna-roaming African elephant.
  • Trump administration quietly makes it legal to bring elephant parts to the U.S. as trophies

    03/07/2018 11:05:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/06/18 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Trump administration will allow Americans to bring tusks and other elephant body parts back to this country as trophies, in a pivot away from the support President Trump voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban. The decision, announced quietly in a March 1 memorandum from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, withdrew previous rulings on trophy hunting and said the agency would allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items on a “case-by-case basis.” The move contrasts sharply with the position taken by Trump in November. After the Fish and Wildlife Service announced a repeal of...
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    11/19/2017 6:54:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    mjperryblogspot.com.au ^ | June 8, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...
  • Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

    07/12/2017 11:24:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after spotting the elephant struggling to stay afloat around eight kilometres (five miles) off the island's northeast coast. Divers aided by wildlife officials approached the distressed animal and tied ropes to it before towing it gently to shallow waters near the coast, where it was released late on Tuesday. Walakuluge said the animal had likely got swept into the sea while crossing the Kokkilai lagoon, a large stretch of water that lies between two areas of jungle. "They usually wade through shallow waters or even swim across to take a short...
  • Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer blamed for 5 Minnesota overdose deaths

    03/31/2017 8:30:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 — 10:44am | David Chanen
    A new and lethal strain of synthetic heroin resulted in five overdose deaths in Minnesota this year, and officials believe another five undetermined deaths will also be linked to the drug. The five cases are the first confirmed in-state deaths caused by carfentanil, a drug from China that is 100 times more potent than the already dangerous fentanyl. Carfentanil is federally approved to immobilize large animals such as elephants for surgery, and two salt-sized specks of the opioid can cause instant death, a local emergency room doctor said Thursday. ... Investigators are working locally and nationally to find the source...
  • One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants Was Killed by Poachers

    03/24/2017 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 7, 2017 | Sarah Gibbens
    One of Kenya's last great tusker elephants was reportedly shot and killed by poachers. During a routine flyover on January 4 by the conservation group Tsavo Trust in southern Kenya, the body of a famous, roughly 50-year-old African elephant known as Satao II was discovered, though news of his death was only announced Monday. While the cause of death has not been confirmed, conservationists believe he was killed by a poisoned arrow while feeding in the eastern region of the park. The area is known as a "poaching hot spot." African elephants are traditionally referred to as "tuskers" when their...
  • Startled five-month-old elephant takes a tentative dip in the Pool (BEST. PHOTO.EVER.) Tr. Ed.

    01/06/2017 3:08:38 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-6-2017 | Hannah Othman
    This baby elephant did not take naturally to the water when she went for a dip in a Thai swimming pool. The calf took a tentative splash in a pool at a veterinary clinic on Thursday as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. Baby Fah Jam was three months old when her front left leg was caught in a trap set by villagers in Chanthaburi province, 155 miles southeast of the capital, Bangkok. Veterinarian Padet Siridumrong said Fah Jam, who is now fiv
  • Cool-headed elephant fights off 14 female lions in Zambia

    07/27/2016 1:45:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia, - An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions. The video, filmed by Jesse Nash on a tour with Normal Carr Safaris at the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia, shows a group of 14 lionesses descending on a young elephant. Advertisement The elephant, keeping calm, swats at the lionesses with his trunk while making his way to a nearby body of water. The pachyderm reaches the water, but only a handful of the predators decide to stay...
  • Baby elephant rejected by herd finds new family, and a dog (German shepherd)

    01/15/2016 8:02:07 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | 1/15/2016 | Allison Lynch
    He was given little chance of survival. But, the little elephant has rallied thanks to round-the-clock care from staff at South Africa's Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, and the friendship of a dog called Duma. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/15/baby-elephant-rejected-by-herd-finds-new-family-and-a-dog-5625114/#ixzz3xNPnYrls
  • Mastodon tusks tell of brutal battles

    12/16/2006 2:17:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 314+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Friday, 27 October 2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    Battle scars on male mastodon tusks show these Ice Age giants were not the peaceful creatures once thought... The scars reveal they fought in brutal combat each year during seasonal phases of heightened sexual activity and aggression. The discovery, announced at a recent Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Ontario, counters the view that now-extinct mastodons were peaceful, passive creatures that rarely engaged in battles. It also strengthens the link between mastodon and modern elephant behaviour, since male bull elephants also fight seasonal, hormonally-charged battles to show their dominance and win desired mates... "Mastodon tusks curve upward strongly at the...
  • Elephants, Human Ancestors Evolved In Synch, DNA Reveals

    07/26/2007 12:12:38 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies · 996+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-23-2007 | Hope Hamashige
    Elephants, Human Ancestors Evolved in Synch, DNA Reveals Hope Hamashige for National Geographic News July 23, 2007 The tooth of a mastodon buried beneath Alaska's permafrost for many thousands of years is yielding surprising clues about the history of elephants—and humans. A team of researchers recently extracted DNA from the tooth to put together the first complete mastodon mitochondrial genome. The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, significantly alters the evolutionary timeline for elephants and their relatives. The research may put to rest a contentious debate by showing that woolly mammoths are more closely related to Asian elephants than...