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zoo-packys:

NY Lottery Ad for Jumbo Bucks

I remember my mom got me this lottery ticket when I was a little kid. When I “scratched an elephant”, I won $25!

What a cute ad!

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thomsonsafaris:

Elephant daycare. Photo Credit: Past Thomson Safaris guest Alan Story

thomsonsafaris:

Elephant daycare. Photo Credit: Past Thomson Safaris guest Alan Story

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The situation in Zimbabwe for elephants is really, really bad <understatement>.

[Source: @rangerdiaries via @safarious. ]

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This article (which I skimmed) describes how an established drug cartel is involved with the rhino horn and elephant tusk trade.

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Now that&#8217;s #elephant close up pic.twitter.com/G1bY40lopJ

It sure is! I love the baby hair fuzz!
[Source: @dswt.]

Now that’s close up

It sure is! I love the baby hair fuzz!

[Source: @dswt.]

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Yes, this was a sad story, from India. I was glad to read she had been taken from her owners, who had allowed her to become morbidly obese eating the equivalent of elephant junk food. 

Please sign, if you have a few moments today. :)

[Source:@zephyryoga via RT by @dswt.]

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zoo-packys:

Australia Zoo elephants stay fit and healthy this summer

It’s good that this zoo promotes fit & healthy packys!

Australia is a great location for elephants. I think the temperatures would be similar to those of Africa. At least, say, compared to elephants who have had to be in zoos in Toronto and Alaska! :)

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daniellaux429:

Seesaw by IreneShpak
I really enjoy this piece. Elephants are my favorite animal, &amp; this picture of a big elephant &amp; a small elephant on a see-saw is just adorable!

Yes, it is adorable!

daniellaux429:

Seesaw by IreneShpak

I really enjoy this piece. Elephants are my favorite animal, & this picture of a big elephant & a small elephant on a see-saw is just adorable!

Yes, it is adorable!

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"If you buy ivory you kill people." 
This is true. The number of rangers who have died protecting wildlife in Africa is in the 4 digits.
You can read more about the deaths of African wildlife rangers in the New York Times: &#8220;THE PRICE OF IVORY Rangers in Isolated Central Africa Uncover Grim Cost of Protecting Wildlife&#8221;.

"If you buy ivory you kill people." 

This is true. The number of rangers who have died protecting wildlife in Africa is in the 4 digits.

You can read more about the deaths of African wildlife rangers in the New York Times: “THE PRICE OF IVORY Rangers in Isolated Central Africa Uncover Grim Cost of Protecting Wildlife”.

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Ganesh by Martyn Colbeck.
Ganesh is in full musth and striding across the plains of Amboseli National Park in Kenya searching for females.  I am lying on the ground in front of him in order to get this low angle photograph.  This may seem a little short-sighted but I have worked with Ganesh many times and know him well.  Despite this it is clear that he is waving his huge ragged ears at me.  This is a sign of aggression and is typical of male elephants in musth.  They wave their ears in order to spread the scent from the temporal glands on the sides of their heads which exude a sticky substance called temporin.  Before he came too close I clambered back into the Land-Rover and got out of his way.   He did not skip a stride.

Image © 2014&#160;Martyn Colbeck. All Rights Reserved.

Ganesh by Martyn Colbeck.

Ganesh is in full musth and striding across the plains of Amboseli National Park in Kenya searching for females.  I am lying on the ground in front of him in order to get this low angle photograph.  This may seem a little short-sighted but I have worked with Ganesh many times and know him well.  Despite this it is clear that he is waving his huge ragged ears at me.  This is a sign of aggression and is typical of male elephants in musth.  They wave their ears in order to spread the scent from the temporal glands on the sides of their heads which exude a sticky substance called temporin.  Before he came too close I clambered back into the Land-Rover and got out of his way.   He did not skip a stride.

Image © 2014 Martyn Colbeck. All Rights Reserved.

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"If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages."

Isak Dinesen (pen name of Karen Blixen), author (1885-1962) 

[Source: A.Word.A.Day, “A Thought for Today”, 17 April 2014]

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Paint job
A decorated elephant walks on a street in New Delhi, India.

Image (c). 2010, Kevin Frayer / AP.

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A decorated elephant walks on a street in New Delhi, India.

Image (c). 2010, Kevin Frayer / AP.

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The products are for babies, and they look lovely! Nice logo, too.
[Source: Baby Pibu.]

The products are for babies, and they look lovely! Nice logo, too.

[Source: Baby Pibu.]

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This is how I feel about people when I see photos like this, of a young calf with a nearly severed leg from a snare. (Sagalla later died of her wounds.)
Otherwise, I like human beings just fine.
[Source: A.Word.A.Day, 16 April 2014.]

This is how I feel about people when I see photos like this, of a young calf with a nearly severed leg from a snare. (Sagalla later died of her wounds.)

Otherwise, I like human beings just fine.

[Source: A.Word.A.Day, 16 April 2014.]