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If one is looking for an absurd romp through Mexico transporting a giant full grown African elephant, Machine Gun Mama is just the film. Reminiscent of rib splitting silent film two-reelers, Machine Gun Mama is short on story but long on brainless good times and mayhem. Just for a chance to meet the gorgeous Nita Cordoba (Armida), two not so intelligent Americans take an elephant halfway through Mexico in order to sell it to the carnival owner. In a good way, it’s hard to figure out who the real show stealer is in this screwball film: the machine gun blasting and voluptuous Armida, the mustache twirling circus owner, or the very talented elephant. Regardless, Machine Gun Mama is nothing less than a wonderful guilty pleasure.
Africa Travel Channel - A large herd of Elephants comes down to a watering hole in the Kruger National Park for a afternoon session of mischief and fun.
There is a reason why elephants are the strongest of all animals in the animal kingdom. Look at this elephant knock over a sizable tree.
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE UNVEILS WIGGLES WORLD BASED OFF THE MOST POPULAR CHILDRENS ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD, THE WIGGLES, APRIL 2
Six Flags Wild Safari debuts the Exploration Station a new, interactive adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure will unveil a newly themed area, Wiggles World April 2, the park's official opening day for the 2007 season. Just next door at Six Flags Wild Safari, guests will take a one of a kind journey in the all new Wild Safari Exploration Station, featuring hands on Safari interactive adventures.
Beginning April 2, parents and young children can experience Wiggles World, the parks fourth area devoted to kids featuring specially themed rides and attractions including The Big Red Car ride, The Big Red Plane ride, Dorothy the Dinosaurs Racing to the Rainbow balloon ride, Bouncin with Wags ride and the S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship play area. Wiggles World will also feature The Wiggles cast of supporting characters Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus in an all new show, Get Ready to Wiggle, retail locations selling The Wiggles merchandise and a restaurant, the Yummy Yummy Cafe.
Six Flags Great Adventure continues to focus on family entertainment, said Mark Kane, Six Flags Great Adventure's president. In addition to our world class coaster collection and unparalleled line up of thrill rides, the park now features four distinct areas devoted to families with young children, offering entertainment and thrills for all ages.
The Wiggles are the most popular childrens entertainers in the world, and Wiggles World is designed to leverage their vast recognition and status among children ages 2 through 6. Since 1991, The Wiggles have performed to more than 1 million audience members a year. To date, they have sold more than 22 million DVDs and videos and more than 5 million albums worldwide, and The Wiggles successful television show has been broadcast on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney since 2002.
Wiggles World debuted with an opening celebration featuring nursery school students from Chesterbrook Academy in New Jersey performing their favorite Wiggles songs. The event also included a ribbon cutting ceremony by the mayor of Jackson, Mark Seda, welcoming the parks first guests to experience the new area, The Boys and Girls Club of New Jersey.
Wild Safari Exploration Station
Just next door, families will explore the Wild Safari Exploration Station, an all new area featuring hands on Safari interactive adventures. After experiencing a one of a kind journey through six continents of exotic animals, including visits from the likes of Rip the African elephant, Georgia the giraffe and King the lion cub in the largest drive thru Safari outside of Africa, guests have the opportunity to visit the new Wild Safari Exploration Station for a unique, hands on experience.
At Cleo and Kumais Theater, guests can enjoy a variety of educational and exciting animal shows featuring small mammals, exotic birds, snakes and reptiles. In addition, they will encounter superstars Cleo the capuchin monkey and Kumai the cuddly kinkajou, explore interactive science exhibits and get up close to touch amazing animals at the Wild Safari Exploration Station. The area also includes Kings Treasure Chest with Safari merchandise and Rips Trunk of Treats, a new snack bar with lots of delicious goodies.
The new Exploration Station will be included with a $19.99 Wild Safari admission ticket, or available for a $9.99 Wild Safari and Exploration Station upgrade with a Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor ticket.
On March 11, 2007 a 17-year-old African elephant named Litsemba gave birth at the Wild Animal Park. The baby is sooo cute!
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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.
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How do you give an elephant an IQ test? There haven’t been many mental tests of the world’s largest land animal, mostly because -- well -- they’re the world’s largest land animal. But ABC shows a new test that ranks elephants on par with chimps.
“Researchers in Thailand came up with an unusual test to measure elephants’ capacity for teamwork, a benchmark of intelligence. … They threaded rope around a platform. On that platform: buckets of corn, a reward. If one of the elephants tugs on the other end of the rope alone, no reward. But if they pull in unison, they’re both rewarded.”
The researchers noted it’s hard to tell if an animal understands what it’s doing or if it’s just responding to training. So after the elephants learned to pull together, the researchers threw them a few curve balls.
The researchers started releasing one elephant before the other. The elephants quickly learned they had to wait, standing patiently until their partner caught up. Next, they put one end of the rope out of the second elephant’s reach. The first elephant didn’t even bother pulling, once they realized their partner couldn’t help. (Video source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
The researchers claim this is strong evidence elephants really understand cooperation. That puts them in the upper echelons of animal intelligence. Ars Technica explains how some of their competitors fared at similar tests.
“Experiments with corvids, hyenas, and capuchin monkeys showed that these species either failed to complete the task, or left questions as to whether or not the animals understood the role of their partner. While there is still much left to figure out, elephants may rival apes in their ability to perform and understand cooperative tasks.”
Figuring out how animals think isn’t just a way to rank them from smartest to dumbest. It also gives clues to how humans and wild animals can get along when forced to live side by side. Care2 points out other elephant studies that could prove useful.
“Related elephant studies have shown elephants are afraid of some ants, and that fear could be used to keep them away from crops, so they don’t cause damage... Another elephant study found African elephants are afraid of bees, and avoid the hives. So it might be possible someday to strategically blend agriculture with bee hives to repel elephants also.”
Finally, if you don’t think cooperation proves intelligence, how about cheating?
One elephant outsmarted the researchers when she figured out she could just stand on her end of the rope and let her partner do all the work. (PNAS)
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