The Desert Elephants of Mali

November 14, 2017 mammal 0

Imagine being the largest land mammal and then being forced to make a living in a most unforgiving terrain: The Sahara Desert. That is what a subspecies of the African Elephant ( Loxodonta Africana) has to deal with all it’s life. These animals have adapted themselves to this harsh and […]

who are the proboscidae?

January 16, 2017 mammal 0

Proboscis means pronounced nose. And brother do elephants have them!! We have only a few species now that belong in this order of mammals. The African elephant which is larger and has a pronounced saddle back. The Asian is slightly smaller with a rounded back. Can you believe that their […]