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Tom Kellie

Diverse Ancient Elephant Lineage & Threats to Elephant Survival

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores



https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-on-the-path-to-extinction-the-facts



~ This pair of articles from the U.K. Guardian discuss the ancient lineage of elephants, incluging pygmy elephants on Mediterranean islands and 4-tusked elephants on the Arabian Peninsula.



As mega-herbivores and keystone species, elephant survival is critical, despite the ongoing threats of habitat loss and poaching for ivory.


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