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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.
Over the past few years several cases of elephants' deaths in train accidents in India have been reported making the situation somewhat cumbersome for these pachyderms because of the presence of railway tracks near forest areas.
Additionally, one of the angry pachyderms repeatedly head-butted a cow.
BURBANK - A $3,281 federal fine against the Los Angeles Zoo for providing poor veterinary care in the 2006 death of Gita the elephant was mere peanuts and shows what little value society places on pachyderms, a national animal rights group said Monday.
Tomorrow's procession of precocious pachyderms is slated for 3:30 p.
As the pachyderms marched regally by, Fox's Tom Sherak said: "You know, I think I just got an idea for breaking into show business.
Nicholas, President & CEO of NYC & Company WHAT: Annual procession of precocious pachyderms announces the arrival of "America's Living National Treasure" to New York City for three weeks of spectacle and excitement
The arrangements made for them as well as the company of their kind lifted the spirits of he garlanded and decorated pachyderms, living alone most of the time, working hard at the temples where they served.
A procession of pachyderms will promenade from Madison Square Garden up Eighth Avenue to Grand Army Plaza where they will kick off this special presentation of international circus talent
Residents tried to frighten the pachyderms by beating drums and even forest official also fired in the air but failed in their attempt.
A state lawmaker working to require larger elephant exhibits at California zoos will host a town hall meeting Wednesday on pachyderms in captivity.