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Poaching Could Drive Elephants Extinct in Decades

Poaching Could Drive Elephants Extinct in Decades

Two or more dead elephants in one place means one thing: poaching by professional killers. Another tip-off is the lack of a face, as poachers hack off the tusks to be sold for ivory.

August 18, 2014 — David Biello
Why the U.S. Destroyed Its Ivory Stockpile

Why the U.S. Destroyed Its Ivory Stockpile

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, COLO.–On a clear day outside Denver, dust filled the air surrounding an industrial rock crusher as it pulverized nearly six tons of confiscated elephant ivory.

November 19, 2013 — Kate Wong

Elephants Say “Bee-ware!”

What information is contained in the call of a mammal? Some calls might reflect the internal emotional state of the animal, like fear or anxiety, or they can refer to an external object, agent, or event, like the presence of a predator.

April 29, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
Can We Avert the End of Elephants?

Can We Avert the End of Elephants?

Within the next 10 years, Africa could lose 100,000 elephantsa fifth of the populationto poachers if the slaughter for their ivory tusks continues at current rates, according to a new analysis.

December 12, 2013 — Kate Wong

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner