Posts Tagged “animals”

08w19:4 Elephants

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Wash Your Clothes: Elephants Can Smell You a Mile Away | Henry Fountain
“Lucy A. Bates and Richard W. Byrne of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and colleagues have demonstrated that using odor and visual cues elephants are able to classify subgroups within a predator species. The species in question? Homo sapiens. In a report in Current Biology, the researchers describe their experiments in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Elephants in the region encounter different ethnic groups, including the Maasai, whose young men spear elephants, and the Kamba, agricultural villagers who pose no threat at all.”

Serra’s Monumental Vision, Vertical Edition | Steven Erlanger

08w11:01 Dolphin to the Rescue

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NZ dolphin rescues beached whales | BBC
“‘I don’t speak whale and I don’t speak dolphin,’ Mr Smith told the BBC, ‘but there was obviously something that went on because the two whales changed their attitude from being quite distressed to following the dolphin quite willingly and directly along the beach and straight out to sea.’ He added: ‘The dolphin did what we had failed to do. It was all over in a matter of minutes.’