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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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When the water hits the big ears next fall, the 25-foot waterfall being built at the $42 million Pachyderm Forest will help launch one of the most advanced exhibits in the nation, zoo officials say.
The numbers of captive-bred elephants has plummeted from 500 to 50 in the past three decades in the province, which has about 80 per cent of the country's domestic elephants and 50 of its estimated nation-wide population of 80 wild pachyderms.
Siliguri, Dec 4 ( ANI ): A speeding train has killed an elephant calf near a reserved forest area in West Bengal state while the pachyderm was crossing the railway track.
Zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs said paying the fine has allowed the facility to move past the controversy around Gita's death and to pursue construction of a $42 million pachyderm forest - a modern update to the elephant exhibit.
part of the pachyderm procession announcing the arrival of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Many large temples in the region have their elephants, while the smaller ones acquire the pachyderms on rent during important occasions.
A state lawmaker working to require larger elephant exhibits at California zoos will host a town hall meeting Wednesday on pachyderms in captivity.
WHAT: The Greatest Show On Earth returns to Madison Square Garden with its annual midnight procession of pachyderms and other animals to announce the show's arrival in New York City.
21 (ANI): A unique retirement home for elephants in Kottor village in Kerala's Kozhikode District takes care of sick, old and injured pachyderms under the supervision of a team of specialized doctors.
This is not the first incident of its kind as speeding trains have killed several pachyderms over the years.
But Villaraigosa and the City Council, despite all of the documented risks, didn't do what was best for Gita and the other pachyderms.
WHAT: The Greatest Show On Earth returns to New Jersey with its annual procession of pachyderms to announce the show's arrival in New Jersey.