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Short-term gland secretion in the African elephant: tourist disturbance or social interactions as source for secretion?
Uppsala University.
Uppsala University.
1998 (English)In: AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, ISSN 0141-6707, Vol. 36, no 4, 360-367 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

The temporal gland is an organ found exclusively in elephants, located midway between the eye and the ear. Hypotheses exist about what factors lead to the release of the secretion but so far few studies have taken place in the wild, especially of secretio

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BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD , 1998. Vol. 36, no 4, 360-367 p.
Keyword [en]
gland; Loxodonta africana; Namibia; tourist disturbance; LOXODONTA-AFRICANA; MUSTH; TESTOSTERONE; POPULATION; SERUM
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-28295OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-28295DiVA: diva2:56191
Addresses: Weibull AC, Univ Uppsala, Dept Zool, POB 7072, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Uppsala, Dept Zool, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden. Swedish Univ Agr Sci, Dept Ecol & Environm Res, Sect Agr Ecol, S-75007 Uppsala, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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