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pachyderm

any large, thick-skinned, non-ruminant, hoofed mammal, such as the elephant, hippopotamus or rhinoceros.
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The three pickled pachyderms ended up legless after getting stuck into a shedload of sweet marula fruit, which had fallen from trees and begun fermenting into alcohol.
Thai police said Wednesday they had seized 16 elephants from tourist destinations as part of a nationwide swoop on operators suspected of using smuggled wild pachyderms for entertainment.
Pachyderms are not an endemic species in the Philippines and groups such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the solitary presence of "Mali" at the Manila Zoo is akin to slowly torturing the animal.
Africa is billowy primrose clouds on sky blue canvas barefoot Masai boys wearing red plaid blankets herding scrawny goats and cattle over ruddy, dry earth, purple-green foothills-- our primal ancestral common ground Thompson's gazelles graze sparse dry grass Giraffes browse on thorny treetops Loping in slow motion across the Serengeti plain-- A ballet of pachyderms crossing in deep water, single-file An elegant leopard languishes on naked limb of ancient tree
The group of 17 includes seven pachyderms under 4 years old who were too small to flee when the rest of their nearly 90-strong herd escaped approaching floodwaters more than a month ago.
Waltz of the Pauken Pachyderms for solo horn (or horn section), solo tympani, and wind band by Jeffrey Parthun.
and Barnum & Bailey Presents "Barnum 200," featuring 130 performers from six continents, along with performing pachyderms, cowboys, pirates, and mermaids.
The national parks department is spearheading a two-day elephant census that will count the number of pachyderms on the island.
Said Daphne Sheldrick, who has worked with Kenyan pachyderms since 1955 and was in the pic with Galdikas: "The film showed that elephants don't do anything unless they want to do it.
Other pachyderms at the camp are trained to play football and throw darts, so a mistake could have painful, or indeed fatal, results.
They contend 14 elephants have met early deaths at the zoo and its emerging exhibit is too small for the pachyderms.
Pachyderms are known for their memory but the welcome of a new member of a elephant sanctuary herd came as a tender surprise.