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Smithsonian Magazine | "How Male Elephants Bond" | Bull elephants have a reputation as loners. But research shows that males are surprisingly sociable—until it's time to fight.

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Male elephant seals use 'voice recognition' to identify rivals: In competition for mates, males recognize distinctive calls of rivals, avoid costly fights by remembering dominance relationships

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A male elephant calf was found dead in Singara range of forests near Bokkapuram in the Nilgiris, on Tuesday.

SRI LANKA: Pinnawala Elephant orphanage was the subject of a report by the animal welfare charity Born Free. Some of the key points in the report include male elephants chained during 'musth' (an aggressive period associated with reproductive hormones) causing wounds to the elephant's legs; the elephants are trained with the threat of pain from an 'ankus' (a shark hook with a spike, used as a traditional elephant training tool); & the elephants are used as photo props to bring in tourist…

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10 Things Elephants Can Only Do In The Wild

Like any animal, it is important for elephants to find mates. Female and male elephants will pursue one another before the female makes the male chase her. It’s important that elephants are able to have this dynamic without human interference to carry on the species with mates they choose for themselves.