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Conclusions

  • Most of the results in the present study are in accordance with previous studies of African and Asian elephants resting behaviour. 
     
  • The results of present study support previous findings that the resting behaviour in elephants is affected by the physical environment as well as by social factors.
     
  • The results suggest that the two elephant species resting behaviour is affected differently by the conditions under which they are kept, however this needs more research.
     
  • And lastly, resting can be considered as a social behaviour among females and calves. 


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Last updated: 05/28/17