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By Murray E. Fowler, Susan K. Mikota

Elephants are in all probability the main famous participants of the animal nation. the big dimension, strange anatomy, and toughness of elephants have involved people for millenia. Biology, drugs, and surgical procedure of Elephants serves as a complete textual content on elephant drugs and surgical procedure. in response to the services of 36 scientists and medical veterinarians, this quantity covers biology, husbandry, veterinary drugs and surgical procedure of the elephant as recognized today.

* Written via the main specialists within the field

* Comprehensively covers either Asian and African elephants

* entire with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information

* Well-illustrated and arranged for simple reference

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A Department of Wildlife oversees protection of animals and hunting, establishment of sanctuaries and conservation areas, zoo permits, possession and trade, utilization of wildlife, enforcement, and penalties. In the case of zoos, the Director has the authority to oversee building design and construction, provision of veterinary care, sanitary conditions of the animals, and prevention of escape plans. Violators of the Act may be fined and/or disqualified from holding a permit for a period of time, or they may be imprisoned.

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In 2000, the South African elephant population was down-listed to Appendix II with no ivory sales approved, and proposals from Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe to continue to sell ivory were withdrawn. In 2002, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe proposed to sell off stocks of raw ivory and asked for the establishment of future quotas. This was accepted with certain conditions and with all proceeds to go to programs benefiting African elephants. In 2004, it was decided that conditions for the one off-sale of ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe had not been met and there would be no sale until further notice (Thirteenth meeting of the 43 15 Conference of the Parties Bangkok, Thailand, 2–14 October 2004).

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