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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:43 AM   #11

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Will elephants adopt other animals besides humans?

Blue whales have a heart beat of about 5 to 10 beats per minute.
Yes, sometimes, and here is a sweet example:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Au2cQGaQBc]Elephant and Dog Best Friends - Terra and Bella - Dateline News - YouTube[/ame]
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:51 AM   #12

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Good thread. Without googling anything I can say that Asian elephants have smaller ears than African elephants. IIRC the life expectancy for Asians is 75 years or so, though some have lived longer.I used to know more about elephants, but I've forgotten most of it. I was a volunteer docent at a zoo in Indiana a long time ago and spent a lot of time with an Asian there who 'adopted' me. She got to know me and I was allowed to feed her melons and other fruit, by hand. She was the 'Queen' of the zoological park, she owned the place and she knew it. Her name was 'Bunny' and she's since passed on, living out her last 10 or so remaining years at a preserve for elephants in Tennessee. She was a gentle giant, with a huge heart - she loved the attention showered upon her by zoo visitors. She was 72 years old when she died.
How fortunate you were. I love all animals, but elephants are especially interesting to me. I think the Hohenwald Sanctuary in Tennessee is pretty special too. The stories of Bella (dog) and Terra (elephant) and the reunion of Shirley and Jenny (separated for at least 20 years) are incredibly touching, proving also the amazing intelligence of these animals.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8em4uPdCg&feature=related"]Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years - YouTube[/ame]
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Old October 21st, 2012, 04:07 AM   #13

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Boy, that is amazing!

Another interesting animal is the luna moth. As adults, they never eat nor have mouths. They live merely to mate and only live for about seven days.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:58 AM   #14

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The Jaguar had a different from (the other felines)form of hunting it pierces directly through the temporal bones of the skull between the ears of prey (especially the capybara) with its canine teeth, piercing the brain eating everything even snakes and caimans.
a incridible animal but not good vision when you are riding alone.
One of my good friend's father lived in Bolivia, and worked as a hunting guide. He told stories of how quiet Jaguars can be. He said he was on a hunting trip, and had three dogs with. A Jaguar snuck into camp and took one dog without the other two waking up one night. Part of this is because what you say, they bite through the scull and it is an instant kill.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 07:20 AM   #15

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It's the same kill method used by weasels and stoats. one lethal bite to the base of the skull equals instant death. A small weasel killing an adult rabbit is probaly equivalent to a jaguar killing an adult elephant.

Thank goodness weasels and stoats aren't larger.
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Rabbit meat is so lean that it doesn't provide humans with enough fat. Eating rabbit alone will lead to a condition known as "rabbit starvation", which is a form of malnutrition.

Giant tortoises and puffins are supposedly delicious. Really, really delicious.

Pandas often do handstands while urinating, in order to leave their scent higher up a tree.

Ducks have been known to exhibit homosexuality and necrophilia - in one case, both at the same time.

Mike the Headless chicken survived for several years without a head.

Some animals, such as badgers, have a bone in their penis.

You can ward off drop-bears by wearing a pointy hat.
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Rabbit meat is so lean that it doesn't provide humans with enough fat. Eating rabbit alone will lead to a condition known as "rabbit starvation", which is a form of malnutrition.

Giant tortoises and puffins are supposedly delicious. Really, really delicious.

Pandas often do handstands while urinating, in order to leave their scent higher up a tree.

Ducks have been known to exhibit homosexuality and necrophilia - in one case, both at the same time.

Mike the Headless chicken survived for several years without a head.

Some animals, such as badgers, have a bone in their penis.

You can ward off drop-bears by wearing a pointy hat.
Ha! That is some great info! I kinda sympathize with poor Mike, some days it feels like my head's been taken off...but I'm still walkin' around.
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A domestic cats hearing is so acute that it can distinguish between two identical sound sources placed 18 inches apart at a range of 60 feet, in the dark, whilst thinking about something else and licking itself at the same time!
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A domestic cats hearing is so acute that it can distinguish between two identical sound sources placed 18 inches apart at a range of 60 feet, in the dark, whilst thinking about something else and licking itself at the same time!
How could anyone know if a cat which is licking itself is thinking about anything else other than licking itself ?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM   #20

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Some animals, such as badgers, have a bone in their penis.
Ever seen a badger skeleton with a penis bone ? I'll wager you haven't.

It's not a bone as such, it's grizzle or hard fat.
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