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How long do elephants live?

February 17, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

It is difficult to obtain accurate information as to the extreme age reached by elephants in the wild state. There is no positive evidence that an elephant has ever lived more than seventy or seventy-five years either in captivity or the wild state, although it is supposed that occa¬≠sionally one may live to an age …

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Can horses sleep while standing?

January 30, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

Horses have the power to sleep while standing. In 1943 Professor C. F. Winchester, member of the animal husbandry faculty at the University of Missouri, said that experiments indicate that horses rest better on their feet than on their sides. Their legs are provided with muscular mechanisms that cause them to “lock,” as it were, …

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