As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant
, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.
It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant
goes passenger in a ship.
But presently I guessed the identity of the mighty creature as Elephas africanus, or, as the ancients commonly described it, African elephant
Botswana African elephants
have been known to drink 200 litres (52.
This follows a petition by Kenya and 29 other African Elephant
Coalition countries to 17th CITES Conference in Johannesburg,' she told the Star.
ears are larger, and shaped like the continent of Africa.
However, some African elephant
populations are still endangered because of the now-illegal ivory trade, for which hunters would cut the tusks off elephants.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention for International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) not to include all African elephant
populations in Appendix 1.
The new rules come at a time when the African elephant
is in the midst of a poaching crisis--some 30,000 elephants continue to be killed every year for their tusks--and wildlife conservationists worry that within a decade or so there will be no African elephants
left in the wild.
The bottle, which features sleek new curves and design elements, including the shape of an African elephant
etched into the glass, will be available in several sizes.
From 1979 to 1989, the African elephant
population fell from 1.
The African elephant
is the largest land animal on Earth.