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THE (MALE) ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: ADVANCING ELEPHANT CARE AND CONSERVATION THROUGH RESEARCH

The Oklahoma City Zoo is a leader in elephant care, research and conservation, and with the recent arrival of Bowie (9), the OKC Zoo now houses three male Asian elephants (also called “bulls”). Once thought to be almost completely solitary, we now know that male elephants are social opportunists, often switching between spending time alone, with females, and as part of all-male groups. With all this social complexity, it also means that male elephants in human care require special... Read More

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