One of the local elephants performing a few tricks for the crowd.
Elephants play a vital role in Indian society, as they are used for both agricultural tasks and religious ceremonies. Asian elephants are distinct from their larger and more aggressive African relatives: They have smaller tusks, an arched back, smaller ears, and a rounded, double-lobed forehead.
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The Himalayan kingdom is a hotspot of biodiversity.
The film looks at the wilderness of the Himalayan region with special reference to Nepal. Nepal fosters an incredible variety of eco systems and is a hotspot of bio diversity.
Exclusive footage of the Indian Rhino and the Asian elephant from the Royal Chitwan National Park, which is guarded by the Royal Nepal army from rhino poachers. While depicting the natural beauty of Nepal, the film also projects the 'community forests' concept in Nepal which has proved a success in maintaining the wetland area of "twenty thousand lakes", a paradise for bird watchers.
The concerns facing wildlife protection are projected in the overall role it plays in the ecology of the entire area. The evolution and extinction of species is looked at in the backdrop of the spectacular natural history event by which the Himalayan mountains were formed sixty million years ago. Digital animation techniques have helped visualize the event. .
Unchecked mining in the forested hills causes floods during monsoon and water shortages during the dry season. Decrease in primary and secondary forest area is posing a question mark on the future of the Bengal tiger and in particular the Asian elephant in Nepal.
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Visit redbubble.com and search with "elephantkeith" to view and purchase these photos of asian elephants as cards and wall-art. This video shows you these. Please leave a comment - I appreciate them! Keith
A visit with Masquerade Wine Company's owner/winemaker Bill Kimmerly to the "Trunk Show," a fashion show and fundraiser hosted by the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in New York City.
In 1993, Thailand boasted 40,000 Thai Asian Elephants. By November 2007, a mere 14 years later, there were less than 2,600 left in captivity. In response to this staggering decline, a North American theatre company, known as “The Chiang Mai Project”, traveled to northern Thailand to raise international awareness about the rapid extinction of one of Thailand’s national icons. Once there, they learned that not only are the Thai Asian Elephants endangered, but the remaining elephants are overworked, abused, or disfigured from injuries resulting from Thailand’s rapid industrialization.
Produced, Written and Directed by Windy Borman, D.V.A. Productions presents a documentary that asks you to question your ideas, believe art can change lives, and look at the world through “The Eyes of Thailand.”
Watch this elephant paint a beautiful image of an elephant holding a flower in Thailand. You'll be amazed at how her talent unfolds. Hong and ExoticWorldGifts.com are helping to save the Asian elephants. When you purchase a piece of elephant art from ExoticWorldGifts.com, money goes toward feeding, medical care and a breeding program. You can help make a difference. Thanks so much.
In 1993, Soraida Salwala opened the world’s first Asian Elephant Hospital in Lampang, Thailand to treat elephants that are ill or injured as a result of work, abuse or neglect. To date, she and her staff have treated over 2,000 elephants for everything from eye infections to knife wounds, gunshot wounds, broken bones, drug addictions and landmine accidents.
"The Eyes of Thailand" is a color, 56-min HD documentary that exposes the problems facing the Thai Asian Elephants through founder’s quest to save them.
Produced by D.V.A. Productions, with music my Amie Penwell, the film asks you to look into "the eyes of Thailand".
Happy Valentine's Day from Miss Tawanchai Srinawong a Thai teen girl young lady a teenager schoolgirl playing with Asian elephants in Chiang Mai Thailand. More at http://picasaweb.google.com/krokosk/
Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Asian Elephant sometimes known by the name of one of its subspecies (the Indian Elephant), is one of the three living species of elephant. The species is found primarily in large parts of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Indonesia. It is considered endangered, with between 25,600 and 32,750 left in the wild. It is smaller than its African relatives; the easiest way to distinguish the two is that the Asian elephant has smaller ears. The Asian Elephant tends to grow to around two to four meters (7--12 feet) in height and 3,000--5,000 kilograms (6,500--11,000 pounds) in weight. The Asian Elephant has other differences from its African relatives, including a more arched back than the African, one semi-prehensile "finger" at the tip of its trunk as opposed to two, four nails on each hind foot instead of three, and 19 pairs of ribs instead of 21. Also, unlike with the African elephant, the female Asian Elephant usually lacks tusks; if tusks — in that case called "tushes" — are present, they are barely visible, and only seen when the female opens her mouth. Some males may also lack tusks; these individuals are called "makhnas", and are especially common among the Sri Lankan elephant population. Furthermore, the forehead has two hemispherical bulges, unlike the flat front of the African elephant. This animal is widely domesticated, and has been used in forestry in South and Southeast Asia for centuries and also in ceremonial purposes. Historical sources indicate that they were sometimes used during the harvest season primarily for milling. Wild elephants attract tourist money to the areas where they can most readily be seen, but damage crops, and may enter villages to raid gardens.
The Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. To its east lie Laos and Cambodia; to its south, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia; and to its west, the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok.
Belle the three-week-old Asian elephant cools off in her inflatable pool at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas.
An elephant learning to beg; The Povinelli Seeing Paradigm: Do elephants know that people see? Are elephants conscious? Part 16 of 17 of an elephant research film taking place in the Detroit Zoo and, mostly, in three logging camps in the Burmese jungle. The film focuses on the daily lives, logging, behavior, and cognition of Asian elephants.
Grumble & piping sounds; Comprehending new situations? Know when to suck or blow food from tube in competitive situations? Know which side to push from? Do elephants know that people see (the Povinelli Seeing Paradigm, Part I). Part 15 of 17 of an elephant research film taking place in the Detroit Zoo and, mostly, in three logging camps in the Burmese jungle. The film focuses on the daily lives, logging, behavior, and cognition of Asian elephants.
***Columbus Zoo, Exhibits & Information***
Video shows the world's largest exhibited snake, the world's largest indoor pachyderm exhibit, North America's tallest elephant, and a tornado event.
Fluffy, a reticulated python, python reticulates, is considered the world's largest exhibited snake. Fluffy is 24 feet long, 300 pounds, and 15 years old. Fluffy's waist is the size of a watermelon.
She is shown taking a bath and jerking or twitching. Two people have to be in with her, one to protect the other. She has 57 children. Females incubate their eggs by coiling their body around them. They keep them at a constant 89 C. They even shiver to maintain the right temperature. Fluffy was supposed to make an airplane trip, but it was cancelled after the movie, Snakes on a Plane, came out.
Jack Hanna, of the Columbus Zoo, has taken Fluffy on the David Letterman show. Here, Hanna said that Fluffy could get to be get 30-40 feet long, and live to be 50 years old.
According to Guinness World Records 2005, the world's longest snake was a reticulated python, which was 32 ft. 9.5 in. It was killed in Celebes, Indonesia, in 1912. Fluffy came to the zoo recently and the signs shown in the video give the information about her.
Also shown is the elephant considered the tallest Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, in North America. He is 10 feet at the central hump at his back. Possibly may be the tallest known elephant, maybe even the largest land mammal. He resides in the world's largest indoor pachyderm exhibit as shown here.
This was followed by a tornado alert, when the zoo was evacuated into underground chambers. We were right under the elephant exhibit (very strong building) and could hear them walking above us. The tornado activity went right over the zoo. There were touchdowns on either side of the zoo.
It was part of a massive storm system that had killed at least 24 people.
The video shows the tornadic clouds associated with a tornado. One tornado touched down at around 1:00 several miles west of the zoo. Calls reporting another began to come in around 1:12 according to the Columbus Dispatch (08.05.12 p. B3).
At around 1:30 the evacuation began (there was a notification problem). The cloud photographs at around 2:00 on the video were taken at around 2:00 p.m. as the storm passed over and show the clouds associated with the tornado. One of the clouds shown was an unusual circular rose-shaped cloud. Later another tornado from the same storm touched down east of the zoo. The storm spawned several funnels, which did not touch down.
Also shown is the Reverse 911 system in operation. Here 911 notifies people of an emergency, rather than the opposite.
Altogether at least 24 people are known to have been killed by the storm as it passed accross the US. 52 tornadoes were spawned. 900 tornadoes have been reported since 08.01.01.
One of the funnel clouds associated with this event was videotaped: Funnel cloud in Ohio:
On the same day earthquakes shook other parts.
The Columbus Zoo, Ohio, is number 1 in the country USA Travel Guide (Columbus Dispatch 2009.03.01 p. A3)
Our Fluffy, the world's largest exhibited snake, series includes:
WORLD'S LARGEST SNAKE, PYTHON, ON EXHIBIT at:
Shows Fluffy striking at keeper and eating
Largest Snake Attack Strike Eat Swallow Reticulated Python
A very active snake shown being moved to an elephant enclosure can be seen at:
World's Largest Snake Danger Loose Walk Swim Climb Captivity
Watch Fluffy strike
STRIKE-Largest Snake Strikes Coils Attack Big Scary
The Dance of the Hours segment from Disney's 1940 film Fantasia. In this segment, four groups of dancers perform a ballet each representing a different time of day. (I just imagine someone in the designing process for this segment coming up with the idea "What four animals would look ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS doing ballet?")
In act two, evening falls and a troupe of Asian elephants appear and spend their time dancing around the sleeping hippo and blowing bubbles. Then a curiously strong gust of wind blows them all over the horizon.
The still sleeping hippo (Who somehow seems to be heavier than all the elephants) floats back down to earth as night cloaks the world in shadow.
After nightfall, the last troupe - comprised of male alligators - arrive on the scene and surround the sleeping hippo until their leader shows up and drives them all off. He then approaches the hippo who then awakens and, despite the difference in species, a romance blossoms between the two as they share their own special dance.
In the finale, the lead gator brings his entire gang back on the scene and they all go after all of the hippos, elephants and ostriches from earlier. In the end, all the guys get girls of their own and they all dance together in a riotous performance that leaves the palace in shambles.
As a special contest - or whatever you'd call it - I will give one free comment to anyone who can correctly name all of the principle dancers in this segment.
two asian elephants trying to mate
http://www.zsl.org Elephant baby at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - she's an asian elephant who's 4 months old.