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  • Elephants and lions are found in the interior.

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  • They are famous, too, as hunters of big game, attacking even elephants with sword and spear.

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  • Elephants from the last-named islands present some variations from those of the mainland, and have been separated under the names of E.

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  • In this connexion it is of interest to note that, both in the Mediterranean islands and in West Africa, dwarf elephants of the African type are accompanied by pigmy species of hippopotamus, although we have not yet evidence to show that in Africa the two animals occupy actually the same area.

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  • Like elephants and buffaloes they lie asleep during the heat of the day, and feed during the night and in the cool hours of early morning and evening.

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  • Like elephants and buffaloes they lie asleep during the heat of the day, and feed during the night and in the cool hours of early morning and evening.

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  • Mastodons, like elephants, always have a pair of upper tusks, while the earlier ones likewise have a short pair in the lower jaw, which is prolonged into a snout-like symphysis for their support.

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  • Leith Adams, " Monograph of British Fossil Elephants," part ii., Palaeontographical Society (1879).

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  • Leith Adams, " Monograph of British Fossil Elephants," part ii., Palaeontographical Society (1879).

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  • By their describers, the dwarf European elephants were regarded as distinct species, under the names of Elephas melitensis, E.

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  • In Asia they gave rise to the elephants, while they themselves originated in Africa from ungulates of more normal type.

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  • The molar teeth are six in number on each side, increasing in size from before backwards, and, as in the elephants, with a horizontal succession, the anterior teeth being lost before the full development of the posterior ones, which gradually move forward, taking the place of those that are destroyed by wear.

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  • This process is, however, less fully developed than in elephants, and as many as three teeth may be in place in each jaw at one time.

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  • The mode of succession of the teeth in the mastodons exhibits so many stages of the process by which the dentition of elephants has been derived from that of more ordinary mammals.

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  • Mastodons have fewer ridges on their molar teeth than elephants; the ridges are also less elevated, wider apart, with a thicker enamel covering, and scarcely any cement filling the space between them.

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  • His argument as to the narrowness of the sea between West Africa and East Asia, from the occurrence of elephants at both extremities, is difficult to understand, although it shows that he looked on the distribution of animals as a problem of geography.

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  • The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.

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  • The fragments indicate the great 'variety of subjects discussed: the origin of the appeal to the people (provocatio); the use of elephants in the circus games; the wearing of gold rings; the introduction of the olive tree; the material for making the toga; the cultivation of the soil; certain details as to the lives of Cicero and Terence.

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  • The Hindus are fond of painting the outside of their houses a deep red colour, and of covering the most conspicuous parts with pictures of flowers, men, women, bulls, elephants and gods and goddesses in all the many forms known in Hindu mythology.

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  • The remaining and less typical subordinal groups - sometimes ranked as orders by themselves - include among living animals the Proboscidea, cr elephants, and the Hyracoidea, or hyraxes, and among extinct groups the Amblypoda, Ancylopoda, Barypoda, Condylarthra, Litopterna and Toxodontia.

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  • Certain of the molar teeth of the middle of the series in both elephants and mastodons have the same number of principal ridges; those in front having fewer, and those behind a greater number.

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  • The great interest in connexion with a dwarf West African race of elephant is in relation to the fossil pigmy elephants of the limestone fissures and caves of Malta and Cyprus.

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  • The molars, as in other elephants, are six in number on each side above and below, succeeding each other from before backwards.

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  • It should be added that young Asiatic elephants often show considerable traces of the woolly coat of the mammoth.

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  • These long-chinned mastodons must have had an extremely elongated muzzle, formed by the upper lip and nose above and the lower lip below, with which they were able to reach the ground, the neck being probably rather longer than in elephants.

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  • Porus held the opposite bank with a powerful army, including 200 elephants.

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  • Seleucus entered the Punjab, but felt himself obliged in 302 to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of Afghanistan in return for 500 elephants.

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  • On hearing this message, Mahmud at first reproached Hasan with having caused him to break his word, but the wily treasurer succeeded in turning his master's anger upon Firdousi to such an extent that he threatened that on the morrow he would "cast that Carmathian (heretic) under the feet of his elephants."

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  • The Greek monk Cosmas Indicopleustes, who visited India about 530, describes the ruler of the country, whom he calls Gollas, as a White Hun king, who exacted an oppressive tribute with the help of a large army of cavalry and war elephants.

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  • The elephants which Alexander brought back from India were used in the armies of his successors, and in 302 Seleucus procured a new supply.

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  • Thenceforward elephants, either brought fresh from India or bred in the royal stables at Apamea, regularly figured in the Seleucid armies.

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  • The Ptolemies supplied themselves with this arm from the southern coasts of the Red Sea, where they established stations for the capture and shipping of elephants, but the African variety was held inferior to the Indian.

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  • This fact and their reports of the immense herds of elephants which roamed the bush led Simon van der Stell, then governor at Cape Town, to despatch (1689) the ship " Noord " to Port Natal, with instructions to her commander to open up a trade in ivory and to acquire possession of the bay.

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  • A few elephants, giraffes and zebras (equus burchelli - the true zebra is extinct) are still found in the north and north-eastern districts and in the same regions lions and leopards survive in fair numbers.

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  • of danger; or by beating him out of the jungle with a line of elephants, the guns being stationed at the points where he is most likely to break cover.

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  • In the latter case it is necessary to have reliable men with the beaters, who can exercise authority and keep them in order, for both mahouts and elephants have the greatest dread of the huge brute, who appears to be much more formidable than he really is."

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  • Upon leaving the head they:were directed at first downwards, and outwards, then upwards and finally inwards at the tips, and generally with a tendency to a spiral form not seen in other elephants.

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  • Elephants are so numerous as to be dangerous to travellers; but tigers are not common, except near the river Tista, and in the dense reed jungle and forests of the Dwars.

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  • In the shadowy age which preceded the Stone age and hardly ended later than 10,000 B.C., the cave-dwellers of the Dordogne could draw elks, bisons, elephants and other animals at rest or in movement, with a freshness and realism which to-day only a Landseer can rival.

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  • Under his dynasty the country attained its greatest splendour in the early part of the 11th century, when its raja, whose dominions extended from the Jumna to the Nerbudda, marched at the head of 36,000 horse and 45,000 foot, with 640 elephants, to oppose the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni.

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  • We hear of an imperial procurator in charge of the elephants at Laurentum; and the imperial villa may perhaps be identified with the extensive ruins at Tor Paterno itself.

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  • Bears, leopards and musk deer are found on the higher mountains, deer on the lower ranges, and a few elephants and tigers on the slopes nearest to the plains.

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  • The export of ivory, for which the country was formerly famous, has almost ceased, the elephants being largely driven out of the colony.

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  • The idea of an Incarnation of God is absurd; why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker?

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  • Archer, Journey in the Mekong Valley (1892); C. Bock, Temples and Elephants; Sir John Bowring, The Kingdom and People of Siam (London, 1857); J.

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  • The ancient Greeks and Romans kept in captivity large numbers of such animals as leopards, lions, bears, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, camels, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses, as well as ostriches and crocodiles, but these were destined for slaughter at the gladiatorial shows.

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  • Camper (1722-1789) contrasted (1777) the Pleistocene and recent species of elephants and Blumenbach (1752-1840) separated (1780) the mammoth from the existing species as Elephas primigenius.

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  • These latter discoveries supply us with the ancestry of the elephants and many other forms. They round out our knowledge of Tertiary history, but leave the problems of the Cretaceous mammals and of their relations to Tertiary mammals still unsolved.

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  • After a severe fight, Anang-pal's elephants were so terror-struck by the fire-missiles flung amongst them by the invaders that they turned and fled, the whole army retreating in confusion and leaving Mahmud master of the field.

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  • hunted elephants, probably situated on the Euphrates.

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  • According to Clavijo, ninety captured elephants were employed merely to carry stones from certain quarries to enable the conqueror to erect a mosque at Samarkand.

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  • The imitation of the Charlemagne romances is here evident; the Saxons bear names of Saracen origin, and camels and elephants appear on the scene.

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  • The collar of the Star of India is composed of alternate links of the lotus flower, red and white roses and palm branches enamelled on gold, with an imperial crown in the centre; that of the Indian Empire is composed of elephants, peacocks and Indian roses.

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  • The ribbon is light watered blue, the collar of alternate gold elephants with blue housings and towers, the star of silver with a purple medallion bearing a silver or brilliant cross surrounded by a silver laurel wreath.

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  • Elephants, tigers, bears, leopards and other wild animals are found.

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  • In the west and south-west are the vast primeval forests of Budonga and Bugoma, containing large chimpanzees and a peculiar sub-species of straight-tusked elephants (only found in Unyoro).

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  • Dinotherium is a member of the group Proboscidea, of the line of descent of the elephants.

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  • Even timber cannot be floated down it without the assistance of elephants.

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  • His food consists of all the larger herbivorous animals of the country in which he resides - buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, giraffes or even young elephants or rhinoceroses.

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  • It was a son of this usurper who was reigning at the time of the invasion of Alexander the Great; and the conqueror, when his advance was arrested at the Hyphasis (326 B.e.), meditating an attack on Pataliputra (the Palimbothra of the Greeks), was informed that the king of Magadha could oppose him with a force of 20,000 cavalry, 200,000 infantry, 2000 chariots, and 3000 or 4000 elephants.

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  • A typical German find is at Taubach, near Weimar, where almond-shaped stone wedges, small flint knives, and roughly-hacked pieces of porphyry and quartz are found, together with the remains of elephants.

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  • Arsinoitherium is the precursor of the horned Ungulata; while Moeritherium and Palaeomastodon undoubtedly include the oldest known elephants.

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  • Here he stayed to hunt a herd of 120 elephants, and then, marching westwards, received the tribute of Naharina and gifts from the Hittites in Asia Minor and from the king of Babylon.

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  • Elephants are numerous, and tigers, leopards, bears, bison and various kinds of deer abound in the forests.

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  • The favourite mode of shooting the tiger is from the back of elephants, or from elevated platforms (machdns) of boughs in the jungle.

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  • The regular mode of catching elephants is by means of a keddah, or gigantic stockade, into which a wild herd is driven, then starved into submission, and tamed by animals already domesticated.

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  • Elephants now form a government monopoly everywhere in India.

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  • A special law, under the title of " The Elephants Preservation Act " (No.

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  • Though the supply is decreasing, elephants continue to be in great demand.

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  • In return for five hundred elephants, he ceded the Greek settlements in the Punjab and the Kabul valley, gave his daughter to Chandragupta in marriage, and stationed an ambassador, Megasthenes, at the Gangetic court (302 B.C.).

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  • He maintained an army of 600,000 infantry, 30,000 horsemen, 36,000 men with the elephants, and 24,000 men with the chariots, which was controlled by an elaborate waroffice system.

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  • The principal wild animals are elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, black bears and wild hog.

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  • ROC, or more correctly RUxx, a fabulous bird of enormous size which carries off elephants to feed its young.

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  • In the forests of the neighbourhood the imperial elephants were kept.

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  • It has been suggested, but with very scant measure of probability, that the existence of elephants in Borneo, whose confinement to a single district is remarkable and unexplained, is due to importation; and the fact is on record that when Magellan's ships visited Brunei in 1522 tame elephants were in use at the court of the sultan of Brunei.

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  • As vegetation begins to appear, herds of wild elephants and buffaloes are attracted by the supply of food and the solitude of the newly-formed land, and in their turn contribute to manure the soil.

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  • Wild elephants abound and commit many depredations, entering villages in large herds, and consuming everything suitable to their tastes.

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  • Many are caught by means of female elephants previously tamed, and trained to decoy males into the snares.

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  • The government keddah establishment from Dacca captures large numbers of elephants in the province, and the right of hunting is also sold by auction to private bidders.

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  • The wild animals are tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and deer.

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  • 689724), receiving as compensation 500 elephants, with other presents (Appian, Syr.

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  • He next renewed his old friendship with the Indian king Sophagasenus (Subhagasena), and received from him I5o elephants (206 B.C.).

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  • The native fauna was formerly very rich in big game, a fact sufficiently testified by the names given by the early European settlers to mountains and streams. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, quagga, zebra and other large animals were, however, during the 18th and 19th centuries driven out of the more southern regions (though a few elephants and buffaloes,.

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  • Dentatus celebrated a magnificent triumph, in which for the first time a number of captured elephants were exhibited.

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  • The rain water stands for months in stagnant pools made by the feet of elephants.

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  • Elephants are numerous and ivory is exported.

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  • Outside the town is an ancient masonry enclosure for the capture of elephants, which is still periodically used.

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  • It may be pointed out here that the same name is repeatedly applied throughout South Africa to different streams, Buffalo, Olifants (elephants') and Groote (great) being favourite designations.

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  • On the assumption that these functional teeth correspond to the milk-series of placentals, "marsupials in this respect agree exactly with modern elephants, in which the same peculiarity exists.

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  • Proboscidea (Elephants and Mastodons).

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  • Recent discoveries have demonstrated the African origin of the elephants (Proboscidea) and hyraxes (Hyracoidea), the latter group being still indeed mainly African, and in past times also limited to Africa and the Mediterranean countries.

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  • As regards the elephants (now restricted to Africa and tropical Asia), there appears to be evidence that the ancestral mastodons, after having developed from African forms probably not very far removed from the Amblypoda, migrated into Asia, where they gave rise to the true elephants.

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  • Thence both elephants and mastodons reached North America by the Bering Sea route; while the former, which arrived earlier than the latter, eventually penetrated into South America.

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  • Elephants are still to be found in the fifty-mile strip of forest land which stretches between the Niger and the interior of the province.

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  • Ptolemy further commanded that 500 elephants should be intoxicated and let loose upon the occupants of the racecourse.

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  • The Jews prayed to the Lord for mercy, and two angels appeared from heaven, to the confusion of the royal troops, who were trampled down by the elephants.

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  • Elephants are abundant in the Bahr-el-Ghazal and Bahr-el-Jebel forests, and are found in fewer numbers in the upper valle y of the Blue Nile.

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  • Elephants are hunted for the sake of their ivory.

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  • The great army acquired from his predecessor he increased until it reached the total of 30,000 cavalry, 9000 elephants, and 600,000 infantry; and with this huge force he overran all northern India, establishing his empire from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal.

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  • The eight side chapels alone are complete, and their pointed arches spring from Renaissance pilasters planted on black marble elephants, the Malatesta emblems, or on baskets of fruit held by children.

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  • The urn of Isotta's sarcophagus is supported by two elephants, and bears the inscription, "D.

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  • Here, one of our elephants suffers from a foot abscess, which has been treated consistently for 8 weeks.

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  • bathe with elephants in their natural habitat!

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  • casuarina trees, giant palms and ferns the size of elephants ' ears.

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  • They rarely found resistance to their superior weapons which included powerful catapults and often a number of elephants.

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  • Elephants ' eyes, baby or adult, are the color of THE periwinkle or wild clematis.

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  • cones elephants teletubbies etc presentation and said volunteer fire brigade.

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  • Gemma bought a glass cow for Leanne, and we watched the craftsman at work making elephants from different colored glass rods.

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  • The Trunk: Elephants are endowed with versatile trunks, which have over 100,000 muscles units that make it extremely dexterous.

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  • domesticated elephants are still being used to clear forests illegally.

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  • Others work with a grassroots network to develop Eco-tourism projects, or wash and feed abandoned, maltreated and orphaned elephants.

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  • He is an obstinate, contrary director who'd rather hunt elephants than takes care of his crew or movie.

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  • Asian elephants live in groups of about 20 adult females with their young.

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  • Talk of pink elephants calls to mind Dorothy B. Hughes, whom I discovered recently.

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  • They were used to carry virtually anything, from milk in churns to circus elephants.

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  • Male zoo elephants are often kept in solitary confinement due to the greater difficulty in handling them.

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  • elephants in captivity has hit the headlines.

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  • elephants in zoos.

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  • Then, after a brief buffet breakfast, the entire entourage follows the elephants to the national park.

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  • The story of elephants being frightened of mice probably came about because elephants are frightened of sudden, unexpected noises or movements.

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  • gamelan music isn't Thai, or Siamese: white elephants can't speak, either.

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  • It included Japanese gymnasts, Sanger's elephants, Henning Orlando's Horses, and trick cyclists.

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  • No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit.

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  • The park is well known for its herds of elephants, and for its unusual tree-climbing lions.

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  • The mahouts have generally worked with the elephants for many years and the elephants respond quickly to the mahouts signals and commands.

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  • In these films cameraman Martyn Colbeck and I followed the lives of one family of elephants led by the distinguished matriarch Echo.

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  • For this study they also took digital photographs, automatically dated and timed, to record visits of elephants to the dead matriarch.

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  • One night we left droppings splattered around in my grandmother's penthouse while elephants scratched mom 's favorite pink Cadillac.

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  • Fossils can be found dating back from when elephants, rhinos and giant moose roamed the land.

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  • orphaned elephants eagerly running toward their daily mud bathes.

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  • You will see the baby elephants being washed in river at the elephant orphanage (you may even take part!

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  • penthouse while elephants scratched mom's favorite pink Cadillac.

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  • There was plenty of time to tour southern India at weekends and to meet elephants to which Tom Lock became particularly attached.

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  • A large variety of methods are used, predominantly automobile speedometers, but no method is ascribed to the estimate for elephants.

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  • One idea would be to inject frozen mammoth sperm recovered from the ice into the eggs of female elephants.

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  • stampedeitars still sound like a herd of stampeding elephants and the percussion is meatier than Spam.

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  • standr to the left, a huge herd of elephants stood almost motionless, so far away that they looked like little models.

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  • Is it a herd of elephants kicking up a dust storm, or a giant caldron of maize being cooked?

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  • Occasionally we saw wide swathes of crushed forest where elephants had passed through, leaving giant piles of dung.

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  • tusks of the two small elephants were not taken.

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  • With the Asian elephants, only some males grow large ivory tusks.

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  • Most of these elephants had large ivory, however small tusks of the two small elephants were not taken.

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  • Elephants from the last-named islands present some variations from those of the mainland, and have been separated under the names of E.

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  • The following epitome of the habits of the Asiatic elephants is extracted from Great and Small Game of India and Tibet, by R.

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  • Consequently, during the hot season in Upper India, and at all times except during the rains in the more southern districts, elephants keep much to the denser parts of the forests.

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  • ` Must ' elephants are males in a condition of - probably sexual - excitement, when an abundant discharge of dark oily matter exudes from two pores in the forehead.

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  • In India elephants seldom breed in captivity, though they do so more frequently in Burma and Siam; the domesticated stock is therefore replenished by fresh captures.

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  • As regards their present distribution in India, elephants are found along the foot of the Himalaya as far west as the valley of Dehra-Dun, where the winter temperature falls to a comparatively low point.

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  • There is evidence that about three centuries ago elephants wandered in the forests of Malwa and Nimar, while they survived to a later date in the Chanda district of the Central Provinces.

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  • "White" elephants are partial or complete albinos, and are far from uncommon in Burma and Siam.

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  • Young Indian elephants are hairy, thus showing affinity with the mammoth.

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  • The great interest in connexion with a dwarf West African race of elephant is in relation to the fossil pigmy elephants of the limestone fissures and caves of Malta and Cyprus.

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  • Although some of these elephants are believed not to have been larger than donkeys, the height of others may be estimated at from 4 to 5 ft., or practically the same as that of the dwarf Congo race.

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  • By their describers, the dwarf European elephants were regarded as distinct species, under the names of Elephas melitensis, E.

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  • This view may receive some support from the occurrence of a dwarf form of the African elephant in the Congo; and if we regard the latter as a subspecies of Elephas africanus, it seems highly probable that a similar position will have to be assigned to the pigmy European fossil elephants.

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  • If, on the other hand, the dwarf Congo elephant be regarded as a species, then the Maltese and Cyprian elephants may have to be classed as races of Elephas pumilio; or, rather, E.

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  • In this connexion it is of interest to note that, both in the Mediterranean islands and in West Africa, dwarf elephants of the African type are accompanied by pigmy species of hippopotamus, although we have not yet evidence to show that in Africa the two animals occupy actually the same area.

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  • ,u aaros, breast, 6Sous, tooth), a name given by Cuvier to the Pliocene and Miocene forerunners of the elephants, on account of the nipple-like prominences on the molar teeth of some of the species (fig.

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  • 2), which are of a much simpler type than those of true elephants.

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  • Mastodons, like elephants, always have a pair of upper tusks, while the earlier ones likewise have a short pair in the lower jaw, which is prolonged into a snout-like symphysis for their support.

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  • These long-chinned mastodons must have had an extremely elongated muzzle, formed by the upper lip and nose above and the lower lip below, with which they were able to reach the ground, the neck being probably rather longer than in elephants.

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  • 28 a to the dimensions characteristic of elephants, with the loss of the lower incisors (or with temporary retention of rudimentary ones), while at the same time a true elephant-like trunk must have been developed by the shortening of the lower lip and the prolongation of the combined upper lip and nose.

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  • In Asia they gave rise to the elephants, while they themselves originated in Africa from ungulates of more normal type.

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  • (See Proboscidea.) The upper tusks of the early mastodons differ from those of elephants in retaining longitudinal bands of enamel.

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  • The molar teeth are six in number on each side, increasing in size from before backwards, and, as in the elephants, with a horizontal succession, the anterior teeth being lost before the full development of the posterior ones, which gradually move forward, taking the place of those that are destroyed by wear.

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  • This process is, however, less fully developed than in elephants, and as many as three teeth may be in place in each jaw at one time.

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  • The mode of succession of the teeth in the mastodons exhibits so many stages of the process by which the dentition of elephants has been derived from that of more ordinary mammals.

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  • It also shows that the anterior molars of elephants do not correspond to the premolars of other ungulates, but to the milk-molars, the early loss of which in consequence of the peculiar process of horizontal forward-moving (From Owen.) FIG.

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  • Mastodons have fewer ridges on their molar teeth than elephants; the ridges are also less elevated, wider apart, with a thicker enamel covering, and scarcely any cement filling the space between them.

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  • Certain of the molar teeth of the middle of the series in both elephants and mastodons have the same number of principal ridges; those in front having fewer, and those behind a greater number.

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  • In elephants there are only two, the last milk-molar and the first true molar (or the third and fourth of the whole series), which are alike in the number of ridges; whereas in mastodons there are three such teeth, the last milk-molar and the first and second molars (or the third, fourth and fifth of the whole series).

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  • In elephants the number of ridges on the intermediate molars always exceeds five, but in mastodons it is nearly always three or four, and the tooth in front has usually one fewer and that behind one more, so that the ridgeformula (i.e.

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  • Porus held the opposite bank with a powerful army, including 200 elephants.

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  • Elephants and lions are found in the interior.

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  • In the first place, they lessen the number of separate facts to be explained; in the second, they limit the field within which explanation must be sought, since, for instance, if a particular mode of repetition of parts occur in mosses, in flowering-plants, in beetles and in elephants, the seeker of ultimate explanations may exclude from the field of his inquiry all the conditions individual to these different organic forms, and confine himself only to what is common to all of them; that is to say, practically only the living material and its environment.

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  • It is among the Invertebrata that epidemics of destruction are referred to, though we should bear in mind that it is only the difference in numerical proportion that prevents our speaking of an epidemic of elephants or of rabbits, though we use the term when speaking of blight insects; there is little consistency in the matter, as it is usual to speak of an invasion or scourge of locusts, caterpillars, &c. Insect injuries are very varied in degree and in kind.

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  • His argument as to the narrowness of the sea between West Africa and East Asia, from the occurrence of elephants at both extremities, is difficult to understand, although it shows that he looked on the distribution of animals as a problem of geography.

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  • Ibrahim, with roo,000 soldiers and numerous elephants, advanced against him.

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  • They are famous, too, as hunters of big game, attacking even elephants with sword and spear.

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  • Seleucus entered the Punjab, but felt himself obliged in 302 to conclude a peace with Chandragupta, by which he ceded large districts of Afghanistan in return for 500 elephants.

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  • On hearing this message, Mahmud at first reproached Hasan with having caused him to break his word, but the wily treasurer succeeded in turning his master's anger upon Firdousi to such an extent that he threatened that on the morrow he would "cast that Carmathian (heretic) under the feet of his elephants."

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  • The Greek monk Cosmas Indicopleustes, who visited India about 530, describes the ruler of the country, whom he calls Gollas, as a White Hun king, who exacted an oppressive tribute with the help of a large army of cavalry and war elephants.

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  • They are represented as delighting in massacres and torture, and it is said that popular tradition in India still retains the story that Mihiragula used to amuse himself by rolling elephants down a precipice and watching their agonies.

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  • The wild animals found in the district comprise a few tigers, leopards and wild elephants, deer, wild pig, porcupines, jackals, foxes, hares, otters, &c. The green monkey is very common; porpoises abound in the large rivers.

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  • The fragments indicate the great 'variety of subjects discussed: the origin of the appeal to the people (provocatio); the use of elephants in the circus games; the wearing of gold rings; the introduction of the olive tree; the material for making the toga; the cultivation of the soil; certain details as to the lives of Cicero and Terence.

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  • The Hindus are fond of painting the outside of their houses a deep red colour, and of covering the most conspicuous parts with pictures of flowers, men, women, bulls, elephants and gods and goddesses in all the many forms known in Hindu mythology.

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  • The elephants which Alexander brought back from India were used in the armies of his successors, and in 302 Seleucus procured a new supply.

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  • Thenceforward elephants, either brought fresh from India or bred in the royal stables at Apamea, regularly figured in the Seleucid armies.

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  • The Ptolemies supplied themselves with this arm from the southern coasts of the Red Sea, where they established stations for the capture and shipping of elephants, but the African variety was held inferior to the Indian.

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  • This fact and their reports of the immense herds of elephants which roamed the bush led Simon van der Stell, then governor at Cape Town, to despatch (1689) the ship " Noord " to Port Natal, with instructions to her commander to open up a trade in ivory and to acquire possession of the bay.

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  • A few elephants, giraffes and zebras (equus burchelli - the true zebra is extinct) are still found in the north and north-eastern districts and in the same regions lions and leopards survive in fair numbers.

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  • of danger; or by beating him out of the jungle with a line of elephants, the guns being stationed at the points where he is most likely to break cover.

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  • In the latter case it is necessary to have reliable men with the beaters, who can exercise authority and keep them in order, for both mahouts and elephants have the greatest dread of the huge brute, who appears to be much more formidable than he really is."

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  • The mammoth pertains to the most highly specialized section of the group of elephants, which also contains the modern Asiatic species.

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  • Upon leaving the head they:were directed at first downwards, and outwards, then upwards and finally inwards at the tips, and generally with a tendency to a spiral form not seen in other elephants.

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  • The molars, as in other elephants, are six in number on each side above and below, succeeding each other from before backwards.

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  • It should be added that young Asiatic elephants often show considerable traces of the woolly coat of the mammoth.

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  • Elephants are so numerous as to be dangerous to travellers; but tigers are not common, except near the river Tista, and in the dense reed jungle and forests of the Dwars.

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  • In the shadowy age which preceded the Stone age and hardly ended later than 10,000 B.C., the cave-dwellers of the Dordogne could draw elks, bisons, elephants and other animals at rest or in movement, with a freshness and realism which to-day only a Landseer can rival.

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  • The remaining and less typical subordinal groups - sometimes ranked as orders by themselves - include among living animals the Proboscidea, cr elephants, and the Hyracoidea, or hyraxes, and among extinct groups the Amblypoda, Ancylopoda, Barypoda, Condylarthra, Litopterna and Toxodontia.

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  • Under his dynasty the country attained its greatest splendour in the early part of the 11th century, when its raja, whose dominions extended from the Jumna to the Nerbudda, marched at the head of 36,000 horse and 45,000 foot, with 640 elephants, to oppose the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni.

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  • Tapirs appear, however, to have become extinct in Europe before the Pleistocene period, as none of their bones or teeth have been found in any of the caves or alluvial deposits in which those of elephants, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses occur in abundance; but in other regions their distribution at this age was far wider than at present, as they are known to have extended eastward to China (T.

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  • We hear of an imperial procurator in charge of the elephants at Laurentum; and the imperial villa may perhaps be identified with the extensive ruins at Tor Paterno itself.

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  • Bears, leopards and musk deer are found on the higher mountains, deer on the lower ranges, and a few elephants and tigers on the slopes nearest to the plains.

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  • The export of ivory, for which the country was formerly famous, has almost ceased, the elephants being largely driven out of the colony.

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  • The idea of an Incarnation of God is absurd; why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker?

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  • Archer, Journey in the Mekong Valley (1892); C. Bock, Temples and Elephants; Sir John Bowring, The Kingdom and People of Siam (London, 1857); J.

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  • The ancient Greeks and Romans kept in captivity large numbers of such animals as leopards, lions, bears, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, camels, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses, as well as ostriches and crocodiles, but these were destined for slaughter at the gladiatorial shows.

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  • The large Carnivora, lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards are the first favourites; then follow monkeys, then the large ungulates, elephants, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses, camels and giraffes, deer and antelopes and equine animals, whilst birds are appreciated chiefly for plumage and song.

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  • Camper (1722-1789) contrasted (1777) the Pleistocene and recent species of elephants and Blumenbach (1752-1840) separated (1780) the mammoth from the existing species as Elephas primigenius.

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  • These latter discoveries supply us with the ancestry of the elephants and many other forms. They round out our knowledge of Tertiary history, but leave the problems of the Cretaceous mammals and of their relations to Tertiary mammals still unsolved.

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  • After a severe fight, Anang-pal's elephants were so terror-struck by the fire-missiles flung amongst them by the invaders that they turned and fled, the whole army retreating in confusion and leaving Mahmud master of the field.

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  • hunted elephants, probably situated on the Euphrates.

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  • According to Clavijo, ninety captured elephants were employed merely to carry stones from certain quarries to enable the conqueror to erect a mosque at Samarkand.

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  • The imitation of the Charlemagne romances is here evident; the Saxons bear names of Saracen origin, and camels and elephants appear on the scene.

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  • The collar of the Star of India is composed of alternate links of the lotus flower, red and white roses and palm branches enamelled on gold, with an imperial crown in the centre; that of the Indian Empire is composed of elephants, peacocks and Indian roses.

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  • The ribbon is light watered blue, the collar of alternate gold elephants with blue housings and towers, the star of silver with a purple medallion bearing a silver or brilliant cross surrounded by a silver laurel wreath.

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  • The circular plaque is formed of a triple circle of lotus leaves in gold, red and green, within a blue circlet with pearls a richly caparisoned white elephant on a gold ground, the whole surmounted by the jewelled gold pagoda crown of Siam; the collar is formed of alternate white elephants, red, blue and white royal monograms and gold pagoda crowns.

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  • Elephants, tigers, bears, leopards and other wild animals are found.

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  • In the west and south-west are the vast primeval forests of Budonga and Bugoma, containing large chimpanzees and a peculiar sub-species of straight-tusked elephants (only found in Unyoro).

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  • Dinotherium is a member of the group Proboscidea, of the line of descent of the elephants.

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  • Even timber cannot be floated down it without the assistance of elephants.

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  • His food consists of all the larger herbivorous animals of the country in which he resides - buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, giraffes or even young elephants or rhinoceroses.

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  • It was a son of this usurper who was reigning at the time of the invasion of Alexander the Great; and the conqueror, when his advance was arrested at the Hyphasis (326 B.e.), meditating an attack on Pataliputra (the Palimbothra of the Greeks), was informed that the king of Magadha could oppose him with a force of 20,000 cavalry, 200,000 infantry, 2000 chariots, and 3000 or 4000 elephants.

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  • A typical German find is at Taubach, near Weimar, where almond-shaped stone wedges, small flint knives, and roughly-hacked pieces of porphyry and quartz are found, together with the remains of elephants.

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  • Arsinoitherium is the precursor of the horned Ungulata; while Moeritherium and Palaeomastodon undoubtedly include the oldest known elephants.

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  • Here he stayed to hunt a herd of 120 elephants, and then, marching westwards, received the tribute of Naharina and gifts from the Hittites in Asia Minor and from the king of Babylon.

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  • Elephants are numerous, and tigers, leopards, bears, bison and various kinds of deer abound in the forests.

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  • The favourite mode of shooting the tiger is from the back of elephants, or from elevated platforms (machdns) of boughs in the jungle.

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  • The regular mode of catching elephants is by means of a keddah, or gigantic stockade, into which a wild herd is driven, then starved into submission, and tamed by animals already domesticated.

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  • Elephants now form a government monopoly everywhere in India.

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  • A special law, under the title of " The Elephants Preservation Act " (No.

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  • Though the supply is decreasing, elephants continue to be in great demand.

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  • In return for five hundred elephants, he ceded the Greek settlements in the Punjab and the Kabul valley, gave his daughter to Chandragupta in marriage, and stationed an ambassador, Megasthenes, at the Gangetic court (302 B.C.).

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  • He maintained an army of 600,000 infantry, 30,000 horsemen, 36,000 men with the elephants, and 24,000 men with the chariots, which was controlled by an elaborate waroffice system.

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  • The principal wild animals are elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, black bears and wild hog.

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  • ROC, or more correctly RUxx, a fabulous bird of enormous size which carries off elephants to feed its young.

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  • In the forests of the neighbourhood the imperial elephants were kept.

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  • It has been suggested, but with very scant measure of probability, that the existence of elephants in Borneo, whose confinement to a single district is remarkable and unexplained, is due to importation; and the fact is on record that when Magellan's ships visited Brunei in 1522 tame elephants were in use at the court of the sultan of Brunei.

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  • As vegetation begins to appear, herds of wild elephants and buffaloes are attracted by the supply of food and the solitude of the newly-formed land, and in their turn contribute to manure the soil.

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  • Wild elephants abound and commit many depredations, entering villages in large herds, and consuming everything suitable to their tastes.

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  • Many are caught by means of female elephants previously tamed, and trained to decoy males into the snares prepared for subjecting them to captivity.

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  • The government keddah establishment from Dacca captures large numbers of elephants in the province, and the right of hunting is also sold by auction to private bidders.

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  • The wild animals are tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and deer.

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  • 689724), receiving as compensation 500 elephants, with other presents (Appian, Syr.

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  • He next renewed his old friendship with the Indian king Sophagasenus (Subhagasena), and received from him I5o elephants (206 B.C.).

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  • The native fauna was formerly very rich in big game, a fact sufficiently testified by the names given by the early European settlers to mountains and streams. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, buffalo, quagga, zebra and other large animals were, however, during the 18th and 19th centuries driven out of the more southern regions (though a few elephants and buffaloes,.

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  • Dentatus celebrated a magnificent triumph, in which for the first time a number of captured elephants were exhibited.

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  • The rain water stands for months in stagnant pools made by the feet of elephants.

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  • Elephants are numerous and ivory is exported.

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  • Outside the town is an ancient masonry enclosure for the capture of elephants, which is still periodically used.

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  • It may be pointed out here that the same name is repeatedly applied throughout South Africa to different streams, Buffalo, Olifants (elephants') and Groote (great) being favourite designations.

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  • On the assumption that these functional teeth correspond to the milk-series of placentals, "marsupials in this respect agree exactly with modern elephants, in which the same peculiarity exists.

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  • Proboscidea (Elephants and Mastodons).

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  • Recent discoveries have demonstrated the African origin of the elephants (Proboscidea) and hyraxes (Hyracoidea), the latter group being still indeed mainly African, and in past times also limited to Africa and the Mediterranean countries.

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  • As regards the elephants (now restricted to Africa and tropical Asia), there appears to be evidence that the ancestral mastodons, after having developed from African forms probably not very far removed from the Amblypoda, migrated into Asia, where they gave rise to the true elephants.

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  • Thence both elephants and mastodons reached North America by the Bering Sea route; while the former, which arrived earlier than the latter, eventually penetrated into South America.

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  • Elephants are still to be found in the fifty-mile strip of forest land which stretches between the Niger and the interior of the province.

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  • Ptolemy further commanded that 500 elephants should be intoxicated and let loose upon the occupants of the racecourse.

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  • The Jews prayed to the Lord for mercy, and two angels appeared from heaven, to the confusion of the royal troops, who were trampled down by the elephants.

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  • Elephants are abundant in the Bahr-el-Ghazal and Bahr-el-Jebel forests, and are found in fewer numbers in the upper valle y of the Blue Nile.

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  • Elephants are hunted for the sake of their ivory.

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  • The great army acquired from his predecessor he increased until it reached the total of 30,000 cavalry, 9000 elephants, and 600,000 infantry; and with this huge force he overran all northern India, establishing his empire from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal.

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  • The eight side chapels alone are complete, and their pointed arches spring from Renaissance pilasters planted on black marble elephants, the Malatesta emblems, or on baskets of fruit held by children.

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  • The urn of Isotta's sarcophagus is supported by two elephants, and bears the inscription, "D.

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  • But they've been very scarce for a few years and we usually have to be content with elephants or buffaloes, answered the creature, in a regretful tone.

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  • She fed the elephants, and was allowed to climb up on the back of the largest, and sit in the lap of the "Oriental Princess," while the elephant marched majestically around the ring.

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  • Indian elephants have a tendency to raid illicit stills and go on the rampage through villages.

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  • There was plenty of time to tour southern India at weekends and to meet elephants to which Tom Lock became particularly attached.

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  • A large variety of methods are used, predominantly automobile speedometers, but no method is ascribed to the estimate for elephants.

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  • One idea would be to inject frozen mammoth sperm recovered from the ice into the eggs of female elephants.

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  • The guitars still sound like a herd of stampeding elephants and the percussion is meatier than Spam.

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  • Over to the left, a huge herd of elephants stood almost motionless, so far away that they looked like little models.

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  • Is it a herd of elephants kicking up a dust storm, or a giant caldron of maize being cooked?

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  • The Terai Arc is a corridor of biodiversity teeming with Asian elephants, swamp deer, and river dolphins galore.

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  • Occasionally we saw wide swathes of crushed forest where elephants had passed through, leaving giant piles of dung.

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  • Most of these elephants had large ivory, however small tusks of the two small elephants were not taken.

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  • With the Asian elephants, only some males grow large ivory tusks.

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  • Clowns, elephants, seals, dancing bears, ringmasters and acrobats entertain kids of all ages and both genders.

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  • However, cats do not enjoy the sounds of dogs barking, elephants trumpeting, or any other animal noises that they might interpret as sounds of nearby danger.

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  • The list of endangered animals includes giant pandas, tigers, polar bears, certain whales and dolphins, rhinos, elephants, marine turtles, black spider monkey, monarch butterflies, brown bears and great apes.

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  • Some giraffe print borders that feature realistic looking giraffes also display other animals such as zebras, elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs.

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  • Dancing figures, elephants, sacred animals, and other gods are often portrayed in statues that line aisles.

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  • He has proven his acting chops outside of Twilight with a series of films including Water for Elephants and Little Ashes.

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  • Some of his other films include Little Ashes, Water for Elephants, and Bel Ami.

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  • Emerging Elephant Tie: This doesn't have elephants on them as the name would suggest.

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  • Elephants are auspicious figures in Thailand.

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  • It's important to note that while it may be surprising to many people, elephants actually roamed free in ancient China.

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  • However, not all Chinese recognize or use elephants in feng shui design.

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  • In feng shui, you can use a set of elephants for a source of strength.

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  • While some feng shui master practitioners believe elephants must be placed in specific areas and facing certain directions, you can be confident that you can place a pair of elephants either facing or looking out of your home.

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  • There are a few things to consider when selecting the perfect elephant or pair of elephants for your home.

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  • The application for feng shui elephants is different for each room and various directions.

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  • Elephants standing on their rear legs with trunks raised in a trumpeting effect are excellent symbols of power and protection.

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  • Pictures, drawings and photos of elephants can be used in place of a figurine or statue.

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  • Some placements in feng shui use elephants to increase wisdom.

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  • The elephant - Long considered a creature that symbolizes luck, elephants attain great amounts of wisdom with age.

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  • There are exotic animals-from birds to elephants.

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  • The Shining Stars stuffed animal collection features various animals kids love, like cows, elephants, unicorns and a snowy owl.

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  • From elegant jeweled glass and lucky elephants to kitschy flamingos and hand painted metal, the styles of palm tree candle holders are as varied as the people that enjoy using them.

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  • For example, the New York Times bestseller Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen was started as a project for NaNoWriMo.

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  • Within these settings you will find animals of all description from elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffaloes and lions - Africa's "Big Five" game animals - to zebras, giraffes, an amazing diversity of birds and insects.

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  • Journalists referred to the defensive linemen as the "Red Elephants", and thus a tradition was born.

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  • Some popular designs include elephants, roosters, teddy bears, and snakes.

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  • Animal lovers -- The g-strings with musical storks, penguins and elephants, among other animals, are good for a chuckle.

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  • Use platters with animals such as monkeys or elephants as an added touch.

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  • While their name is out there, Elephants and Ants creates practical and professional websites through collaboration.

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  • The kids like the moving and roaring gorillas, elephants and lions.

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  • Consequently, during the hot season in Upper India, and at all times except during the rains in the more southern districts, elephants keep much to the denser parts of the forests.

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  • ` Must ' elephants are males in a condition of - probably sexual - excitement, when an abundant discharge of dark oily matter exudes from two pores in the forehead.

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  • As regards their present distribution in India, elephants are found along the foot of the Himalaya as far west as the valley of Dehra-Dun, where the winter temperature falls to a comparatively low point.

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  • There is evidence that about three centuries ago elephants wandered in the forests of Malwa and Nimar, while they survived to a later date in the Chanda district of the Central Provinces.

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  • "White" elephants are partial or complete albinos, and are far from uncommon in Burma and Siam.

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  • Young Indian elephants are hairy, thus showing affinity with the mammoth.

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  • Although some of these elephants are believed not to have been larger than donkeys, the height of others may be estimated at from 4 to 5 ft., or practically the same as that of the dwarf Congo race.

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  • If, on the other hand, the dwarf Congo elephant be regarded as a species, then the Maltese and Cyprian elephants may have to be classed as races of Elephas pumilio; or, rather, E.

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  • Ibrahim, with roo,000 soldiers and numerous elephants, advanced against him.

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  • In India elephants seldom breed in captivity, though they do so more frequently in Burma and Siam; the domesticated stock is therefore replenished by fresh captures.

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