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Read "Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life) A Novel" by Jodi Picoult available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first. Leaving Time explores the mother-daughter relationship and the idea that those we can't forget eBook/Audio A conversation with Jodi about Leaving Time. Editorial Reviews. Review. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction.

The point of zoos was to develop breeding programs and more importantly to encourage conservation of animals that might not be indigenous to a country.

However, the need for this has been reduced as the internet has developed. Any school kid, for example, can learn about elephants in Africa with a click. Elephants suffer greatly in captivity. The zoo habitat is never large enough to accommodate an elephant. Moreover, elephants live in herds, so creating a "fake herd" of two of three elephants is much like throwing a human into a cell with a stranger and assuming they will be fast friends. For every elephant born in a zoo, another two die -- so even saying that zoos foster breeding programs is not quite accurate.

Ideally, elephants should not be in zoos. Sanctuaries allow an elephant to live out the rest of its life in a habitat that is hundreds of acres, and to not be on display -- in sanctuaries, elephants set their time for coming and going. Of course, elephants in the wild are not thriving either. In Africa, 38K elephants are killed each year by poachers. The first hint that a population is being poached is a disparity between females and males — because poachers go for the biggest tusks.

Once all the males are gone, the poachers go after the matriarchs — but the collateral damage of losing a matriarch is huge. If a matriarch dies, so does the collective knowledge of that family, and the society disintegrates.

Any nursing babies die if their mothers are killed. Right now the estimate is that in ten years there will be no more African elephants. And lest you think poaching doesn't matter here in the US, every month tons of ivory is poached by members of Al Shabaab, a terrorist group in Somalia with clear links to Al Quaeda.

So how do we save these magnificent, intelligent animals? We need to continue to spread the word about poaching, as Tusk and the Clinton Global Initiative have done. The UN has created a resolution saying that poaching fuels instability in countries, and President Obama banned ivory trade in the US.

China even destroyed stores of illegal ivory, crushing it, which set a great example. This is all a good start. But in addition, the countries where poaching is the worst needs to offer their farmers an economic alternative to the one being offered by poachers.

Local governments need to see that the cost of losing tourism will far exceed the immediate cash flow of poaching elephants, and need to create punishments for poachers that reflect this. At the same time, those who demand ivory need to be educated about the reality of poaching -- many believe that an elephant can regrow a tusk, which is not true; the only way to get an elephant tusk is to kill the elephant.

Here in the US, if you are concerned about elephants, donate time and money to an accredited anti-poaching organization. And write your congressional representatives and tell them to support the presidential initiative against poaching. Legend said the spot was in Saudi Arabia; that it was the source of a supernatural force; that it contained a book of spells to bring about world peace.

Some of these voyagers disappeared completely. Some could not remember what they had seen, and not a single explorer who claimed to find the graveyard could ever locate it again. True, researchers have found groups of elephants that died in the same vicinity, many over a short period of time. There is plenty of information about elephants and death that are not fables, but instead cold, hard science.

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My mother would have been able to tell me that, too. We would have sat, shoulder to shoulder, beneath the massive oak where Maura liked to shade herself, watching the elephant pick up acorns with her trunk and pitch them. My mother would rate each toss like an Olympic judge. A perfect Maybe I would have listened. But maybe, too, I would have just closed my eyes. Maybe the whole time I would have been wishing there really was an elephant graveyard, except not just for elephants.

ALICE When I was nine—before I grew up and became a scientist—I thought I knew everything, or at least I wanted to know everything, and in my mind there was no difference between the two.

At that age, I was obsessed with animals. I knew that giraffes had four stomachs and that the leg muscles of a locust were times more powerful than the same weight of human muscle. I knew that white polar bears had black skin beneath their fur, and that jellyfish have no brains. Every month new cards arrived in the mail, and then one day, in October of , the best card of all arrived: the one about elephants.

I cannot tell you why they were my favorite animal. Maybe it was my bedroom, with its green shag jungle carpet and the wallpaper border of cartoon pachyderms dancing across the walls. From that Time-Life card, I learned the basics about elephants. They were the largest land animals on the planet, sometimes weighing more than six tons.

They ate pounds of food each day. They had the longest pregnancy of any land mammal—22 months. They lived in breeding herds, led by a female matriarch, often the oldest member of the group. She was the one who decided where the group went every day, when they took a rest, where they ate and where they drank.

Babies were raised and protected by all the female relatives in the herd, and traveled with them, but when males were about thirteen years old, they left—sometimes preferring to wander on their own, and sometimes gathering with other males in a bull group.

But those were facts that everyone knew. I, on the other hand, became obsessed and dug a little deeper, trying to find out everything I could at the school library and from my teachers and books.

So I also could tell you that elephants got sunburned, which is why they would toss dirt on their backs and roll in the mud. Their closest living relative was the rock hyrax, a tiny furry thing that looked like a guinea pig. I knew that just like a human baby sucks its thumb to calm itself down, an elephant calf might sometimes suck its trunk. I knew that in , in Erwin, Tennessee, an elephant named Mary was tried and hanged for murder.

In retrospect I am sure my mother got tired of hearing about elephants. Maybe that is why, one Saturday morning, she woke me before the sun came up and told me we were going on an adventure. There were no zoos near where we lived in Connecticut, but the Forest Park Zoo in Springfield, Massachusetts had a real, live elephant—and we were going to see her. To say I was excited was an understatement. Why are elephants wrinkled? How do you get down from an elephant?

You get down from a goose. Why do elephants have trunks? When we got to the zoo, I raced along the paths until I found myself standing in front of Morganetta the elephant.

Who looked nothing like what I had imagined. This was not the majestic animal featured on my Time-Life card, or in the books I had studied. There were sores on her hind legs from the shackles. Kristin Hannah. A Spool of Blue Thread. Anne Tyler.

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Even after my grandma came running into my room and explained to me that the matriarch elephant lived hundreds of miles away now, in a new sanctuary in Tennessee, I had this nagging sense that Maura was trying to tell me something, and that if I only spoke her language as well as my mother had, I'd understand. How many times do you walk into a room and just know theres tension in there?

Now, though, there is so much pressure in my eardrums I think they might burst. Youre not going to believe what happened to my kitchen table last Thats it, Marcy says, snapping her ngers. This was not the majestic animal featured on my Time-Life card, or in the books I had studied.