Savanna elephants maintain homeothermy under African heat

@article{Mole2018SavannaEM,
  title={Savanna elephants maintain homeothermy under African heat},
  author={Michael A Mole and Shaun Rodrigues D{\'A}raujo and Rudi J. van Aarde and Duncan Mitchell and Andrea Fuller},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2018},
  volume={188},
  pages={889-897}
}
To conserve body water, mammals may reduce evaporative water loss by storing heat, allowing core body temperature to rise more than usual during the day, and to fall more than usual during the cooler night, so demonstrating heterothermy. It has been proposed that elephants are heterothermic, but body temperature never has been measured in elephants over 24 h at environmental temperatures higher than body temperature, where elephants would have to rely on evaporative cooling to maintain… Expand
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