Asian elephant


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Asian elephant

Elaphus maximus.
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After a pregnancy lasting 22 months, Sithami Hi Way, an Asian elephant, gave birth to male calf Aayu.
According to experts, Asian elephants now occupy a meagre 3.
However, the continued and uncontrolled expansion of human settlements, as well as the extension of agricultural activities in wild terrain, has led to habitat fragmentation for many species, notably the wild Asian elephant whose population has dropped as much as 90 per cent in the last 200 years, says the IUCN.
After perfecting each DNA measurement, scientists will replace the nucleus of an Asian elephant egg cell with the nucleus of scientifically engineered mammoth cells.
A fifty six (56) years old, female Asian elephant, weighing about 3700 kg suffering from bilateral vision loss for past three years was examined at the temple premises in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.
The Asian elephant is present in 13 countries across Asia, but only 40,000 animals remain worldwide.
A baby Asian elephant (who has not been named yet), takes her first steps at Chester ZooPicture: PETER BYRNE
It is of symbolic importance that the documentary was screened at the Smithsonian's National Zoo where out of its seven-member strong Asian elephant contingent six are of Sri Lankan origin.
The parade is in aid of the Asian Elephant Foundation.
Ruth Powys, chief executive of Elephant Family said: "Saving the Asian elephant from extinction is an almighty challenge and one that 12 Deutsche bankers are prepared to sweat it out for, literally.
The elephants, the smallest of the Asian elephants, frequently enter plantations in search of food and cause damage.
These short videos will give students background information on the Asian elephant and familiarize them with the basic shape and fine details of the elephant form before beginning the art project.

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