Geography & Culture African Elephant: The Animal Files Main Characteristics African Elephants are the largest of all land living animals. They have a head and body length between 5 and 7.5 m (16.4 - 24.6 ft), a tail length between 1 and 1.5 m (3.25 - 5 ft) and they weigh between 4 and 7 tonnes (3.9 - 6.9 tons). They are coloured grey/brown with a sparse covering of hair. Their head is large and they have large ears that they use to radiate excess heat. Their neck is short and they have a large barrel-like body. Habitat African Elephants are found on the savannah grasslands and desert areas of sub-saharan east and central Africa. They live in herds made up of related females and their young. Diet African Elephants are herbivores and they feed upon fruit, leaves, grass and bark. On average they will eat around 225 Kgs (496 lbs) of food per day and they will drink approximately 50 gallons of water per day. They will dig deep holes with their trunk in search of water, some holes being several feet deep. Breeding Predators Subspecies Similar Animals
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Modelling and Control of Tensegrity Structures by Wroldsen Civics Bornean Orangutan: The Animal Files Bornean Orangutans are the largest tree dwelling mammal. They have a body length between 1.1 and 1.4 m (3.5 - 4.5 ft) and they weigh between 40 and 80 kgs (88 - 75 lbs). Their long hair is red/brown in colour and males have large cheek pads that grow bigger as they get older. Males also have long arm hair, a long beard and a moustache. They have exceptionally long arms which enable them to move easily between the trees. Habitat Bornean Orangutans can be found in the rainforests of Borneo, south east Asia. Diet Bornean Orangutans feed on fruits, honey, lizards, termites, birds and eggs. Breeding After a gestation period of 244 days, Bornean Orangutans give birth in a tree top nest. The mother and her youngster stay together until the young orangutan reaches 8 years old and females will give birth once every 8 years. Predators Humans are the main predators of Bornean Orangutans. Subspecies There are three subspecies of Bornean Orangutan: Northwest Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus)
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World History How to Survive the College Admissions Madness Photo HERE we go again. At Harvard, Emory, Bucknell and other schools around the country, there have been record numbers of applicants yearning for an elite degree. They’ll get word in the next few weeks. Most will be turned down. All should hear and heed the stories of Peter Hart and Jenna Leahy. Peter didn’t try for the Ivy League. Both rejected him. He went to Indiana University instead. “I really felt like I was a competent person,” he told me last year, shortly after he’d turned 28. And he finagled a way, off campus, to interview with several of the top-drawer consulting firms that trawled for recruits at the Ivies but often bypassed schools like Indiana. He later decided to get a master’s degree in business administration, and that’s where he is now, in graduate school — at Harvard. Jenna, 26, went through the college admissions process two years after he did. Continue reading the main story But her math SAT score was in the low 600s. “I felt so worthless,” she recalled. What madness.