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Please click on one of the links below to learn more about some of the outside sources for elephant information

  1. Endangered Special Classroom on Elephants
  2. Living With Elephants (Discovery Field Notebook)
  3. Research report from sign language communication
  4. An Elephant Links Page
  5. Introduction to the Proboscidea: Elephants, Mammoths, Mastodons
  6. African Elephant Basic Information
  7. Sri Lankan Elephants and wildlife by Srilal Miththapala
  8. The NCBI Taxonomic Information on Proboscidea
  9. The African Elephant Database Bibliography
  10. The Amboseli Elephant Research Project New!
  11. Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project New!
  12. The Elephants of Africa on PBS New!
  13. Elephants at Nature Haven New!

YieldEndangered Species Classroom On Elephants

This page contains a basic overview of many different ecological, behavioural, and historical factors on the African and Asian Elephant. Of particular interest is the overview on the "cause for endangerment". A basic but well written page if you are looking for a brief synopsis on the Elephant.

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Living With Elephants By Ian Douglas-Hamilton
The Uneasy Truce Between Elephants and People
March 5, 1997

This article offers a brief glimpse into the situation of coexistence between the Maasai pastoralists and elephants. Due to the attraction of tourists to the Amboseli area and surrounding national parks, in Kenya  the Maasai have a great potential to take advantage of this fairly unique situation. Of particular interest is the update by Ian Douglas-Hamilton on his further findings on his following of several radio-collared elephants for over a period of a year. He found that the 'famous' elephants of Amboseli ventured into Tanzania, and that they will also travel long distances between Tsavo National Park in the east and Amboseli. In the past, the Amboseli elephants were considered isolated to the national park. This finding stresses the importance of establishing safety corridors for the elephants to continue mixing in order to maintain the overall genetic diversity.

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A Research Report From Sign Language Communication With Domestic Asian Elephants In Northern Thailand, 1994.

An interesting study into the capability of elephants to use some form of sign-language as a medium to communicate. Of any avenue of communication between our species and the elephants, this most likely has the greatest potential for development and study in the future. Obviously, experiments of this nature are very difficult to conduct and take an enormous time to get reasonable data. For a great book on Roger Fouts's lifetime experience in this field of study based with out closest living relative please read Next of Kin. Check it out!

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An Elephant Links Page

This page is a great resource for many links to a large number of elephant sites including management, captive, circuses, personal pages, elephants in human culture, and quite a bit more. The potential resource of information on elephants that can be found through some of the links is quite good. By the way, please note that the links in the page in no way imply we support their practices or actions.

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Introduction to the Proboscidea: Elephants, Mammoths, Mastodons

This is an introductory page into the Proboscidea. Although, there are only 2 species alive today there were once some 352 proboscidean species and sub species. As you probably know, the two existing species left from this evolutionary tree are the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus) and the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). The most famous of these extinct relatives are the mammoth and mastodon, but there were also shovel-jawed gomphotheres and other, less familiar groups such as the deinotherians. Check it out to learn more information on the evolutionary history of the elephant.

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ELEPHANT, Loxodonta africana 

This site has some great textual information on the African elephant. If you want to take a pretty quick in-depth introduction check this page out. It has been formatted in a bulleted list for easy access to the man topics including courtship, mother & offspring, threat displays, and much more.

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Sri Lankan Elephants and wildlife by Srilal Miththapala 

This site is a great resource for information on Sri Lankan Elephants. This includes factual information with pictures, wildlife conservation and park information, lots of pictures, and a genuine concern for elephants

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The NCBIs Taxonomy For Proboscidea

This site is a good resource for Taxonomic information on Elephants. This will have all the technical information you may need with the capability of searching its genetic database  which has at least one nucleotide or protein sequence for each listing.

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The African Elephant Database Bibliography

Although this site is not pretty, it contains the most extensive on-line Internet annotated bibliography for researching information on African Elephants. This is a must visit for anyone studying the elephant

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The Amboseli Elephant Research Project - September 2002

This page gives an update to the current situation at the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, in Kenya. It also offers a review of 2001. This is a very interesting project to keep updated on and it is run by Cynthia Moss.

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Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project

ElephantVoices is a comprehensive website about elephant behaviour, communication and conservation based on long-term research in Amboseli, Kenya. The site includes descriptions, sounds, photographs and video presenting the structure and content of African elephant language.

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