Adolescence in male African elephants, Loxodonta africana, and the importance of sociality

@article{Evans2008AdolescenceIM,
  title={Adolescence in male African elephants, Loxodonta africana, and the importance of sociality},
  author={Kate E. Evans and Stephen N. Harris},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={76},
  pages={779-787}
}
  • Kate E. Evans, Stephen N. Harris
  • Published in Animal Behaviour 2008
  • Biology
  • The degree of sociality during an animal's life changes as it modulates its behaviour to reflect different life stages. Only a few species of mammal undergo a period of adolescence, but for these species it is probably one of their most important life stages. It is when individuals acquire skills and develop relationships that are of both immediate and long-term benefit to their survival and reproductive success, particularly in polygynous males in which sexual selection favours size and… CONTINUE READING

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