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"From the Ted Talk by Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling?"

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This is an ehalpent named phlio. He was a yonug male. This is him four days later. Humans not only can feel grief, we create an awful lot of it. We want to carve their teeth. Why can't we wait for them to die? Elephants once ranged from the shores of the mrietrendaaen Sea all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. In 1980, there were vast strongholds of elephant range in cenrtal and etaresn Africa. And now their range is shattered into little shards. This is the geography of an animal that we are driving to extinction, a fellow being, the most magnificent creature on land.

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This is an ________ named _____. He was a _____ male. This is him four days later. Humans not only can feel grief, we create an awful lot of it. We want to carve their teeth. Why can't we wait for them to die? Elephants once ranged from the shores of the _____________ Sea all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. In 1980, there were vast strongholds of elephant range in _______ and _______ Africa. And now their range is shattered into little shards. This is the geography of an animal that we are driving to extinction, a fellow being, the most magnificent creature on land.

Solution

  1. central
  2. philo
  3. eastern
  4. mediterranean
  5. young
  6. elephant

Original Text

This is an elephant named Philo. He was a young male. This is him four days later. Humans not only can feel grief, we create an awful lot of it. We want to carve their teeth. Why can't we wait for them to die? Elephants once ranged from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea all the way down to the Cape of Good Hope. In 1980, there were vast strongholds of elephant range in Central and Eastern Africa. And now their range is shattered into little shards. This is the geography of an animal that we are driving to extinction, a fellow being, the most magnificent creature on land.

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