Orphaned elephants’ social lives substantially altered by poaching

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11/12/2017 11:16 AM EST

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Colorado State University researchers found that orphaned elephants have less access to mature, dominant individuals than non-orphaned elephants, whose dominant social partners are their mothers and aunts.

Full story at https://warnercnr.source.colostate.edu/orphaned-elephants-social-lives-substantially-altered-poaching/

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Colorado State University

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