asian

Aspects of Asian elephants’ social life are related to their amount of stress hormones

An international team of scientists found that sociality is linked to stress in Asian elephants. For example, loneliness increased male elephants’ level of stress, whereas …

Continue Reading →
Africa

Wise old elephants keep the young calm

Male elephants are more aggressive when fewer older males are present, new research suggests. The research, by the University of Exeter, suggests that the removal …

Continue Reading →
animal

Elephants strive to cooperate with allies, until the stakes get too high

Asian elephants are keen to cooperate with friends and have evolved strategies to mitigate competition in their social groups, but cooperation breaks down when food …

Continue Reading →
animal

Elephants benefit from having older siblings, especially sisters

A study of semi-captive Asian elephants in Myanmar has found that calves benefit from having older sisters more than older brothers. The findings are published …

Continue Reading →
animal

Giraffes are as socially complex as elephants, study finds

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species. Traditionally, giraffes were thought to have little or …

Continue Reading →