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Posts tagged elephant

June 8, 2014

 

A close-up of a hippo's face

Do Hippos Swim?

Hippos hang out in the water most of the time, but are they good swimmers?

April 3, 2014

 

An adult and juvenile elephant stand together on green grass

Disturbed Elephants

Evidence that elephants can be haunted by traumatic experiences for decades puts a darker spin on the old adage, "An elephant never forgets."

September 20, 2013

 

woman laughing in front of a garden

A Knee-Slapper

What makes something funny?

October 21, 2011

 

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Edison’s A Bad Role Model

Things get out of hand when a rambunctious work elephant comes face to face with Thomas Edison's insatiable ambition.

March 15, 2011

 

elephant in mud

The Elephants In The Room

Elephants cooperate and prove how smart they really are.

May 27, 2009

 

Bees swarming around hive

Rodents, Bees, and Elephants

You've probably heard that elephants are afraid of small rodent like mice and rats. But is there really any truth in this? Find out on A Moment of Science.

March 30, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

January 19, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

Elephant Memory

A study on elephant memory shows that having a strong memory helps elephants survive in the wild.

May 27, 2008

 

Grey-faced Sengi

Amazing Mammal Found in Tanzania

A unique cat-sized mammal has been discovered by scientists in the mountains of Tanzania. It's quite the strange little critter.

November 7, 2003

 

Beetlemania

Is the strongest creature on earth a beetle? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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