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Secrets of male elephant society revealed in the wild
The roles of male elephants aren’t limited only to breeding. A new study found that they do enjoy social lives like females. Also, male elephants seem to learn from older ones within their herd, like a matriarch leads a female-and-calf society. For example, a more mature bull seems to lead a group when they are in a move from place to place, which suggests that he possesses valuable ecological knowledge for their survival. If that is the case, hunting or poaching old male elephants could impair their learning cycle. Elephants do remember.
Enjoy reading the article and learn about how male elephants live.