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5 Reasons an Elephant Herd Needs Its Matriarch

02.10.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

5. Like human leaders, elephant Matriarchs have a great influence over decision-making for the whole group. In an instance where the clan members have differing ideas over where to travel next, the Matriarch will observe, then make a decision and once she has decided, the others follow. 4. Elephant matriarchs are the center of an ...

Matriarch Leaders Intagral to Elephant Clan Survival

01.28.2014 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Research on elephants is a process and the more we study, the more remarkable and complex we discover elephant society to be. Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the places where much of this research is done, primarily because it’s one of the few places undisturbed by humans where a large population of ...

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Elephants to be Kept Together in Retirement

01.25.2012 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, News

An elderly elephant pair gets to move together after animal rights activists and celebrity Bob Barker raised community awareness that one of the two, Connie, would be relocated to Elephant Odyssey, a refuge for older elephants. Originally, Connie would have moved alone, but thanks to community concern, her companion of 26 years, Shaba, will now ...

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Times of Drought Show That Male Elephants Have a Linear Hierarchy

09.08.2011 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts, News

Recent stories in Smithsonian (Male Elephants Queue in Dry Times and How Male Elephants Bond) illustrate how male elephants, like their female counterparts, form complex social relationships. These relationships, in addition to giving company, provide stability during hard times. Studies indicate that a hierarchy in male elephant society keeps down violence when resources are limited. ...

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How Male Elephants Bond

10.22.2010 · Posted in Elephant Facts and News, Facts

Did you know that male elephants create and maintain best-friendships? Did you know that they seek out older males for guidance? Explore this and other fascinating facts about male elephant society in this Smithsonian Magazine article, “How Male Elephants Bond” by Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell (November 2010). Video: Elephant Fight Club ...