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( This post was last modified: 01-14-2019, 07:21 AM by Shadow )

Biggest of the big deserves to have own thread, and not only because of size. Elephants are fascinating in so many ways.

I link here one documentary about African elephants in Addo Elephant National Park. While most footage is about elephants, this document gives information about environment and other animals in same area too.




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Duke, was said to be the biggest elephant in the world 10 years ago, who knows, but big for sure.





Masthulele, another big one, carcass found in August 2017 and probably died in fight with another elephant and not by poachers, so something good at leas even though sad to lose these giants. But he lived something around 49-50 years old if estimations are correct.




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This site has actually quite good overall information package about elephants for anyone who don´t know too much about those and doesn´t want to read scientific studies which can be time to time quite "painful" to read.

https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/elephant
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Even though this is sad story to read, how someone shot so majestic elephant, this is one older incident, which has back up in many ways to prove, that some old hunting stories can be considered reliable.

http://relivearth.com/articles/wildlife/...-elephant/

In another article Fenykovi tells, that skin of this elephant alone weighed over 2 tons.
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Elephant training in Nepal, year 2011. Video from WWF Finland. In description is told, that here can be seem modern ways to train elephants. In past elephants were trained also by hurting animals and problems were for instance, that it was slowly and also it, that adult elephants could attack also trainers who had hurt them. Many experienced Nepalese elephant trainers had told, that they didn´t like "traditional" training methods with hurting elephants. Here elephant is trained by rewarding so, that training experience is nicer for animal and trainer. It has made training and learning also faster.




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Interesting documentary about elephants. And also parts about many other fascinating animals and interactions.




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