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Frogs Found Living in Elephant Dung

by amanda on June 13, 2009 · 0 comments

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Three different species of frogs have been discovered living in the dung of the Asian elephant in southeastern Sri Lanka. The discovery—the first time anyone has recorded frogs living in elephant droppings—has widespread conservation implications both for frogs and Asian elephants, which are in decline.
The dung is suspected to help keep the frogs moist [...]

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A new report says that housing elephants in zoos can shorten their lifespan by as much as half and calls for zoos to step up to the plate and better the life of their elephant populations.
A study author says: “Currently zoos are consumers rather than producers of elephants,” citing that life in zoos leads to [...]

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