New study on early life care in African elephants

  • By ELI
  • February 13, 2013

New study on early life care in African elephants.
An African elephants mother’s ability to feed and care for her calf has “long-lasting consequences” into adulthood, the study suggests. Like in humans, we add.

Researchers identified a link between the quality of maternal care in the first two years of a calf’s life and reduced growth and delayed maturity.

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Elephant Action League - maternal care - Photo: DCL (Discovery)

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