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pachyderm

any very large thick-skinned mammal, such as an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus

pachyderm

[′pak·ə‚dərm]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various nonruminant hooved mammals characterized by thick skin, including the elephants, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, and others.
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The three pickled pachyderms ended up legless after getting stuck into a shedload of sweet marula fruit, which had fallen from trees and begun fermenting into alcohol.
Thai police said Wednesday they had seized 16 elephants from tourist destinations as part of a nationwide swoop on operators suspected of using smuggled wild pachyderms for entertainment.
Pachyderms are not an endemic species in the Philippines and groups such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the solitary presence of "Mali" at the Manila Zoo is akin to slowly torturing the animal.
Africa is billowy primrose clouds on sky blue canvas barefoot Masai boys wearing red plaid blankets herding scrawny goats and cattle over ruddy, dry earth, purple-green foothills-- our primal ancestral common ground Thompson's gazelles graze sparse dry grass Giraffes browse on thorny treetops Loping in slow motion across the Serengeti plain-- A ballet of pachyderms crossing in deep water, single-file An elegant leopard languishes on naked limb of ancient tree
The group of 17 includes seven pachyderms under 4 years old who were too small to flee when the rest of their nearly 90-strong herd escaped approaching floodwaters more than a month ago.
Additionally, one of the angry pachyderms repeatedly head-butted a cow.
Fantastic photo opportunities will be available as the pachyderms parade through the city.
Other pachyderms at the camp are trained to play football and throw darts, so a mistake could have painful, or indeed fatal, results.
They contend 14 elephants have met early deaths at the zoo and its emerging exhibit is too small for the pachyderms.
The elephant team have found that the unusual welfare technique has improved the texture of their pachyderms skin.
The pachyderms are roaming free in the 25-acre coconut plantation where they eat grass in addition to a daily diet of around 75 kg of coconut palm, jackfruit and other leaves per animal.
Tomorrow's procession of precocious pachyderms is slated for 3:30 p.