Musth in the African elephant, Loxodonta africana

@article{Poole1981MusthIT,
  title={Musth in the African elephant, Loxodonta africana},
  author={J. Poole and C. Moss},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1981},
  volume={292},
  pages={830-831}
}
The phenomenon of musth in male Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, has long been recognized1. Musth, which has been likened to rutting behaviour in ungulates2, refers to a set of physical and behavioural characteristics displayed periodically by adult male elephants. The most obvious manifestations are a sharp rise in aggressive behaviour, copious secretions from and enlargement of the temporal glands, and the continuous discharge of urine3. It has been speculated that a similar phenomenon… Expand
Reproductive Endocrinology and Musth Indicators in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
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