Stalwart

BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

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10×14 watercolor enhanced colored pencil. Original available.

As of 10-20-16, 1535 views and 17 favorited.

CHALLENGES: Art At Heart – Elephants Never Forget – Top 10; African Art & Photography – A New Challenge on the African Elephant – Top 10;
FEATURES: African Art & Photography; African Art & Photography; Fauna, Flora, Landscape & Architecture of South Africa; This & That (01-30-11); Fauna, Flora, Landscapes etc. ; Art At Heart; Indigenous to East & South Africa (09-14-11); Painters Academics; LOVE THESE CREATURES; 60 & Beyond;

NOTE: Included in the Artist of the Month fantastic display for Afrikaans in the month of January 2013. Thank you Afrikaans!!

African elephants (Loxodonta africana & L. cyclotis) are the two species of elephants in the genus Loxodonta, one of the two existing genera in Elephantidae. Although it is commonly believed that the genus was named by Georges Cuvier in 1825, Cuvier spelled it Loxodonte. An anonymous author romanized the spelling to Loxodonta and the ICZN recognizes this as the proper authority.

Poaching significantly reduced the population of Loxodonta in certain regions during the 20th century. An example of this poaching pressure is in the eastern region of Chad—elephant herds there were substantial as recently as 1970, with an estimated population of 300,000; however, by 2006 the number had dwindled to about 10,000. The African elephant nominally has governmental protection, but poaching is still a serious issue.

Human encroachment into or adjacent to natural areas where bush elephants occur has led to recent research into methods of safely driving groups of elephants away from humans, including the discovery that playback of the recorded sounds of angry honey bees are remarkably effective at prompting elephants to flee an area. (information from Wikipedia)

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