Recently a very popular infotainment channel had showcased the sad story of elephants caught from the wilderness of Zimbabwe to be exported to Asia. The mammoths looked malnourished, sunken and tired. Joyce Poole, who is the director of elephant voices which is a Kenyan research organization, explained the situation to be tragic and also pointed out that most of the animals were injured.
Even though there has been a widespread protest against the export from environmentalists around the globe, no action has been taken yet. The authorities support the decision stating that it is “allowed” by the law. However supporters of animal welfare decry it to be intolerable cruelty, as elephants are known to possess superior intelligence and emotional capacity.
However Zimbabwe made an official statement which said that it would not continue this sort of international trade of animals in the future. Environmentalists also suggest these physical wounds also leave a lasting impression on these elephants by leaving them bruised emotionally and depriving them of psychological well-being.
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Pyramids of Giza are one of the greatest wonder in the world and are among the most celebrated monuments in history. The process of its buildingstill remains a mystery and operation scan the pyramids targets in solving and unearthing all the unknown facts revolving it. It employs high tech machinery to study the structure of the pyramids by team of expert research scholars and scientists. While using one of the methods called infrared thermography, they have happened to detect a thermal anomaly or hot spot on the great pyramid’s eastern wall.
Now further research and investigations are directed at the hope of finding a passage or chamber to the insides. For the past several months, experts have been investigation on possibilities of these pyramids having hidden chambers in the hope of finding a solution to this mystery .even though there are widespread speculations within the research team, as to what this anomaly could lead to; sources do suggest that an empty cavity within might lead to a difference in temperature on the walls. The team comprising international scholars have tried carrying out the research at different times of the day and also at different environmental conditions.
Operation scan the pyramid is expected to conclude by the end of next year, and the researchers are planning to complete the scanning of the great pyramid, which is the second largest of the pyramids in Giza. It is believed to have been built for Khare, Khufu’s son along with the pyramid of bent and the red pyramid which were both built by Snefru who was the founder of the fourth dynasty of pharaohs. The research team is quite positive thinking about the possibilities of finding more anomalies, thereby leading them to finally solve the world famous mystery.