The Cryptozoology Society

9Jul/120

Poaching results in elephant gender imbalance in India’s Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve

Scientists have undertaken a new census of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in India's Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve (BRT) following almost 30 years of sustained poaching. Estimating that the park contains four female elephants for every male, the scientists warn in a new study in mongabay.com's open access journal Tropical Conservation Society that this gender imbalance threatens the population. Poachers target male Asian elephants for their tusks, generally leaving females untouched.
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