DOG TRICKS, TIPS AND INSIGHTS, Foods that are Harmful or Fatal to Dogs. Many common foods are actually harmful or even fatal to dogs. Some of these (listed below) will surprise you. Others are things you would never give your dog purposefully, but now you will be more careful to not let them be in your dog's reach. And some just need to be limited to small amounts . Avocados (fruit, pit, and plant) are toxic to dogs. Avocados contain a toxic component called persin, which can damage heart, lung and other tissue in many animals.
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Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing elephants. Many climate change projections indicate that key portions of elephants’ habitat will become significantly hotter and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions and threatening calf survival. Increasing conflict with human populations taking over more and more elephant habitat and poaching for ivory are additional threats that are placing the elephant’s future at risk. © Geoff Hall Defenders of Wildlife is working through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to maintain a ban on the sale of ivory as well as on regulations that govern worldwide elephant protection. Of these two species, African elephants are divided into two subspecies (savannah and forest), while the Asian elephant is divided into four subspecies (Sri Lankan, Indian, Sumatran and Borneo). Elephant | Basic Facts About Elephants
s Encyclopedia - facts and information about elephants since 1995 13220 elephants (including 709 breeding cows and 257 breeding bulls ) , and each of the 2493 location facilities in 117 countries . Theres also sections which incorporates the database, like different types of death: euthanised , poisoned , falling into moats , mankillers , various diseases like tuberculosis or herpesvirus virus, as well as breeding topics like castrated bulls , artificial insemination , or American studbook (uncomplete), Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook , European studbook (uncomplete), Japanese studbook (uncomplete), birth weights (uncomplete), list of names , summarize and graphical statistics and the latest changes in the elephant database . ( RSS ). The 5 most recent births of elephants
The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals: