Is There Seasonal Variation In Female Asian Elephant Social Structures In Southern India?
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Shetty Nandini is a researcher at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. Their research focuses primarily on dominance relations among female elephants. 

                       

Is There Seasonal Variation In Female Asian Elephant Social Structures In Southern India?

Living in groups may have several advantages such as protection from predators or help in raising young ones, but living in groups also has one major cost – competition for food. Fluid grouping, wherein group size and composition change over short time periods – a few hours or days – in response to varying resource availability is one possible solution to competition for food within groups. Large groups may split into small groups in response to limited resources, and small...

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