In one of the movies he protects the elephants from creepy white hunters.
Forest elephants are a separate species, smaller than savannah or Asian elephants.
“We can only save African elephants if China and Japan ban the ivory trade,” Thornton told me.
Beijing claims to oppose the illicit traffic in the tusks of elephants butchered by poachers.
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Young Indian elephants are hairy, thus showing affinity with the mammoth.
But all that the Polar Bear wanted was to put the elephants off the track.
She calls for her dogs and elephants, and the full accoutrement of battle.
Getting near the granary, the elephants stopped to examine it.
But we doubt if the advertiser will be able to get all the elephants, however free from vice, into the old pigeon-house.
c.1300, olyfaunt, from Old French oliphant (12c.), from Latin elephantus, from Greek elephas (genitive elephantos) "elephant, ivory," probably from a non-Indo-European language, likely via Phoenician (cf. Hamitic elu "elephant," source of the word for it in many Semitic languages, or possibly from Sanskrit ibhah "elephant").
Re-spelled after 1550 on Latin model. As an emblem of the Republican Party in U.S. politics, 1860. To see the elephant "be acquainted with life, gain knowledge by experience" is an American English colloquialism from 1835.