Neanderthals hunted and butchered giant elephants

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – Some 125,000 years ago, enormous elephants weighed as much as eight cars each roamed in what’s now northern Europe. Scientifically known as Palaeoloxodon antiquus, the towering animals were the largest land mammals of … Read more

Desert elephants are finding friends in the drylands of Namibia

Erongo Region, Namibia CNN – Think of African elephants and you might picture them wandering among open grasslands or making their homes in forests. But in northwest Namibia, amidst an arid landscape of rocky mountains, sand, and gravel plains, herds of elephants have become adapted to life in the desert. They are one of only … Read more