Trunk-tastic

Pop quiz: How is an elephant like a ROOMBAH?? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Slurp! Like your beloved house-hold appliance, elephants also use suction to grab onto food – even the tiniest peanut!  Andrew Schultz from Georgia Institute of Technology and colleagues wondered –

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Elephant GPS

Images of elephants walking

An elephant never forgets … its GPS? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When African elephants get wanderlust, they pack their trunks and hit the road! They follow trails created by generations of elephants moving between water and food across the Savannah. How come they

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Irr-elephant

Photo of group of elephants

Preventing cancer? Elephants may be up to the TUSK. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Every cell has a chance to develop cancer. So within a species, larger animals, who have more cells, have higher cancer risk. Larger humans have higher risk of cancer, and

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Relephant Factors

Two elephants at sunset

What makes an elephant pack its trunk. . . and leave? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Elephant societies are matriarchal.  Mothers and grandmothers lead the way.  Sadly, older females are often targeted for their tusks. This leaves their family orphaned!  So what happens when poaching removes

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Relephant Factors

What makes an elephant pack its trunk. . . and leave? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Elephant societies are matriarchal. Mothers and grandmothers lead the way. Sadly, older females are often targeted for their tusks. This leaves their family orphaned! So what happens when

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