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Reversed tuck elephant

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Reversed tuck elephant

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:56 pm

http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/08/1647 ... -sabah?d=1

Resembling some of their prehistoric ancestors.

And the photo is an adult so in case you hadn't hear of pygmy elephants http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/bo ... y-elephant
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Re: Reversed tuck elephant

Postby Ash » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:43 am

Whoa! That's pretty awesome. Wonder what caused the tusks to grow backwards? Seems like a really extreme mutation.
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Re: Reversed tuck elephant

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:50 am

Could be a throw back as some of the elephant ancestors had tusks that were more downward or could just be a reverse gene mutation, like there's the super rare human with their heart/organs reverse from normal positions.
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Re: Reversed tuck elephant

Postby Ash » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:01 am

I didn't know that. How cool.
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Re: Reversed tuck elephant

Postby pat » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:40 am

didn't know about the pygmy elephants, quite interesting.
I always wanted one, but, obviously couldn't afford one.

also interesting about the tusks, never seen that before.

thank you sharing that..
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