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May 31, 2017

 

An elephant without tusks.

No Tusks

A significant number of elephants are being born without tusks.

December 7, 2016

 

Three elephants (one large, one medium-sized, one baby)

The Grandmother Effect

Asian elephant calves born in captivity die young approximately 50% of the time.

March 4, 2016

 

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Why Elephants Don’t Get Cancer

Elephants stand out for many reasons, including the fact that they rarely ever get cancer.

May 1, 2015

 

elephant family on the move

Older Means Wiser for Elephants

Elephant matriarchs pinpoint predators by ear.

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?

July 31, 2013

 

elephants drinking water at a stream

What Came First, The Trunk Or The Snorkel?

When elephants swim, they use their trunks as snorkels, so their trunks must be adaptations for swimming.

July 5, 2013

 

Humpback Whale

The Evolution Of Diving In Mammals And Myoglobin

The protein myoglobin provides new clues to the evolution of diving in mammals.

June 14, 2011

 

African Elephant playing in the water

New Elephant Species Discovered

Scientists suspected that two populations, African savannah and African forest elephants, were separate species because of their size differences.

September 10, 2010

 

acacia tree and ants

Acacia Trees Use Ants To Defend Against Elephants

An unusual partnership is happening on the African plain. The whistling-thorn acacia tree is using ants to defend against elephant attacks.

July 6, 2010

 

An elephant teeters on an edge to reach a treat.

Larger Animals Have Slower Reflexes

According to a new study, larger animals tend to react much more slowly to physical stimuli than smaller animals.

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