Animal Fact: The elephants can live between 50 and 70 years. The oldest known elephant lived 82 years old. The adults in good condition are said to have no natural predators except the humans which are a real threat to them.
The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.
Chinese Government Bans Ivory Trade - Commercial processing and sales of ivory will be prohibited as of March 31st and all registered traders will then be phased out so that there will be a full halt by the end of the year. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38470861
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Poachers kill over 11,000 elephants in Gabon. A new study confirms what has been long suspected: elephant populations are being decimated to the point that the survival of the species in Central Africa is now in question. SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN IVORY TRADE IN THAILAND