Ovulation, pregnancy, placentation and husbandry in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

@article{Allen2006OvulationPP,
  title={Ovulation, pregnancy, placentation and husbandry in the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).},
  author={William R. Allen},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={361 1469},
  pages={821-34}
}
  • William R. Allen
  • Published 2006 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
The African elephant reproduces so efficiently in the wild that overpopulation is now a serious problem in some game parks in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. The female reaches puberty between 10 and 12 years of age in the wild and, when in captivity, shows oestrous cycles of 14-15 weeks duration. She readily conceives a singleton in the wild yet her uterus has the capacity for twins. She shows a gestation length of 22 months and, in the wild, shows a population density and feed dependent… CONTINUE READING

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