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On a roll

Guest post by Michael Pardo, Cornell University Monday, January 7, 2013 We’ve been on a roll this last week.  Or maybe the elephants have.  Either way, I’ve heard far more vocalizing in the past week than in both of my … Continue reading

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First day

Guest post by Michael Pardo, Cornell University December 18, 2012 A breathtaking expanse of bushes peppered with trees.   That is my first impression of Uda Walawe National Park as we pass through the entrance gate in the early hours of … Continue reading

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The Magnificence of Mud

It’s October, and the monsoon is in full force.  As we wrote in an earlier post the elephants love mud.  They’re just oversized piggies with big floppy ears.  Here’s a video for your amusement: Why do they love mud so … Continue reading

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The Social Lives of Asian Elephants

Male and female Asian elephants form distinct parallel societies in which adult females and calves move together and form visible groups whereas adult males are typically more solitary.  For many years there have been two somewhat conflicting characterizations of female … Continue reading

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