A slang term that refers to large investors, typically institutions. Some institutions that fall into that group include mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, and banks that trade securities worth millions of dollars at one time.
They are famous, too, as hunters of big game, attacking even elephants with sword and spear.
Elephants from the last-named islands present some variations from those of the mainland, and have been separated under the names of E.
In this connexion it is of interest to note that, both in the Mediterranean islands and in West Africa, dwarf elephants of the African type are accompanied by pigmy species of hippopotamus, although we have not yet evidence to show that in Africa the two animals occupy actually the same area.
Like elephants and buffaloes they lie asleep during the heat of the day, and feed during the night and in the cool hours of early morning and evening.