Taking the heat: thermoregulation in Asian elephants under different climatic conditions

@article{Weissenbck2011TakingTH,
  title={Taking the heat: thermoregulation in Asian elephants under different climatic conditions},
  author={Nicole M. Weissenb{\"o}ck and Walter Arnold and Thomas Ruf},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2011},
  volume={182},
  pages={311-319}
}
Some mammals indigenous to desert environments, such as camels, cope with high heat load by tolerating an increase in body temperature (Tb) during the hot day, and by dissipating excess heat during the cooler night hours, i.e., heterothermy. Because diurnal heat storage mechanisms should be favoured by large body size, we investigated whether this response also exists in Asian elephants when exposed to warm environmental conditions of their natural habitat. We compared daily cycles of… Expand

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