The current regulations for African elephants
under the threatened listing fail to adequately protect the species from unsustainable trade.
The functions of these genes are not well known, but they are likely important for the living environment of African elephants
," said Yoshihito Niimura, author of the report "Apparently, an elephant's nose is not only long but also superior.
Namely, we still have over 20,000 African elephants
killed per year.
But, at a level that is far too high; namely we still have over 20,000 African elephants
killed per year.
The three African elephants
can be seen in the five-acre Elephant Valley most days, but during poor weather conditions the new baby will be indoors.
Analysis of the latest poaching data from the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants programme shows that 15,000 African elephants
were killed last year, but experts say the true figure is around 22,000.
Later, African elephants
were separated into the genus Loxodonta designating two African species, the African bush elephant (L.
DALLAS, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Zoo today announced that it is the first zoo in North America to combine African elephants
with zebras, giraffes, impalas, ostriches and guinea fowl in the same habitat, where these majestic animals can explore the award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat side by side, just as they would in the wild.
Dear EarthTalk: How are populations of African elephants
faring these days?
THE Duke of Cambridge yesterday called for more to be done to prevent the illegal slaughter of African elephants
Tens of thousands of African elephants
are being slaughtered illegally each year for their ivory tusks, which can fetch up to $1,000 a pound on the black market.
Summary: A Mexican zoo has saved nine African elephants
after their parents were killed by ivory hunters.
The park has three African elephants
whose other unusual pursuits have included creating works of art and playing football.
HUGE EARS HELP AFRICAN ELEPHANTS
hear each other over long distances and can be flapped to signal danger.
An estimated 20,000 African elephants
are killed each year for their tusks.