pachyderm


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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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They contend 14 elephants have met early deaths at the zoo and its emerging exhibit is too small for the pachyderms.
All strategy - McGuire triple-teaming the pachyderm and Kansas refusing to do much shooting from outside.
The winsome pachyderm was unmistakably a copyright infringement but Walt Disney himself gave it his blessing, surely one of the few times this has happened.
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles city residents by an overwhelming 3-to-1 majority want the Los Angeles Zoo to continue to expand and upgrade its care for Asian elephants by completing the new Pachyderm Forest rather than halting construction, according to results from an independent polling firm, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates (FMM&A), released today.
10PM The little big-eared pachyderm is as adorable as ever in a parade of spun-candy colour that makes a mockery of all the 1952 Oscars awarded to Cecil B DeMille's awkwardly-plodding Greatest Show On Earth.
The pachyderm is noted for her accurate prediction of the results of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa Euro 2012 and the Champions League final of 2013.
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.
If we'd been offered the final deal up front, I believe we'd have gone for it, despite the plastic pachyderm.
And it took rescuers three hours to get the pachyderm out of its precarious position - using a bulldozer.
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.
Jim Carrey's lead role as the eponymous pachyderm is surprisingly restrained.