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Pictures: Window on the World 19th October

elephant calf Pathi Harn after being pronounced dead during labour and which caused a nationwide sensation, in Sydney.

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A little shy in front of a crowd, the first time he laid eyes on some ripe, juicy watermelon, little William was in love.

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Africa | "Follow the leader". Small herd crossing the open Plains in the north of Phinda Game Reserve. | ©Andrew Schoeman Wildlife Photography ~ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579385908788394&set=pb.329591340434520.-2207520000.1392743728.&type=1&theater

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Early life care shapes African elephants' future

"Early maternal care in the first two years of life actually affects an elephant's survival over 40 years - it has long lasting consequences," "It is a problem we tend to overlook, unless we are looking at humans: how animals respond over the very long-term to apparently small events that happen in their lives." Prof Lee and colleague in the international team of researchers said inexperienced mums often provided "inappropriate care".

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Southern elephant seals in Antarctica – in pictures

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