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China crushes six tonnes of ivory

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 14:39

China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.

300-year-old Asian elephant species revealed as African

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:46

Researchers have revealed that a 300-year-old type specimen for Asian elephants is actually an African elephant.

African elephants are `picky eaters`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 14:11

The African elephant does not eat just anything, it selectively chooses species and parts of the woody plants that comprise its diet, a new study has revealed.

Asian ivory trade poses danger to African elephant

Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 08:57

Carefully, the Chinese ivory dealer pulled out an elephant tusk cloaked in bubble wrap and hidden in a bag of flour. Its price: USD 17,000.