Formation of cave salts and utilization by elephants in the Mount Elgon region, Kenya

@article{Bowell1996FormationOC,
  title={Formation of cave salts and utilization by elephants in the Mount Elgon region, Kenya},
  author={R. Bowell and A. Warren and I. Redmond},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  year={1996},
  volume={113},
  pages={63 - 79}
}
Abstract Herbivores such as the African elephant receive most of their nutrient uptake through digested vegetation or water. When these nutrient sources do not fulfil dietary requirements, eating and digestion of soil and rock can be a common phenomenon. In the Mount Elgon National Park on the Kenya-Uganda border, elephants have taken this activity one step further. Deposits of calcium-sodium-rich alkaline rocks show evidence of quarrying by elephants on the surface, but most of the activity… Expand

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