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Elephants who survive culls may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder

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African elephants that have lived through the trauma of a cull—or selected killing of their kin—may look normal enough to the casual observer, but socially they are a mess. That’s the conclusion of a new study, the first to show that human activities can disrupt the social skills of large-brained mammals that live in complex societies for decades. The finding, experts say, has implications for conservation management, which often solely focuses on the number of animals in a population, and may extend to chimpanzees, dolphins, whales, and other species.

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Should have been a no-brainer.... by Bob Stuart on Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 1:38:41 PM
I think these lumbering giants are quite special.&... by Suzana Megles on Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 at 5:55:26 PM