Once seen as loners, male elephants shown to follow elders
September 4, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A line of elephants’ trundles across a dusty landscape in northern Botswana, ears flapping and trunks occasionally brushing the ground. As they pass a motion-activated camera hidden in low shrubbery, photos record the presence of each elephant.
What's special about this group? It's only males.
Female elephants are known to form tight family groups led by experienced matriarchs. Males were long assumed to be loners, because they leave their mother's herd when they reach 10 to 20 years of age.
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