Older bull elephants control young males

  title={Older bull elephants control young males},
  author={R. Slotow and G. V. Dyk and J. Poole and B. Page and Andre Klocke},
  • R. Slotow, G. V. Dyk, +2 authors Andre Klocke
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Musth is a state of heightened sexual and aggressive activity in male elephants. Between 1992 and 1997, young orphaned musth male African elephants (Loxodonta africana) that had been introduced to Pilanesberg, South Africa, killed more than 40 white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The killing ceased after six older male elephants were introduced from the relatively normal Kruger Park population. The deviant behaviour of the young Pilanesberg males was rectified by the consequent reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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