REPORT ON THE STUDY OF THE BEHAVIOR OF JUVENILE ELEPHANTS RELEASED FROM THE ELEPHANT TRANSIT HOME TO THE UDA WALAWE NATIONAL PARKAuthors: M.R.Mohamed
The behavior of several elephant calves released from the Elephant Transit Home was observed. Of the nine elephants that were released from the transit home, seven were observed to have joined wild herds, but two have not been found. These two, a male and female are believed to be missing or dead. Although the other seven elephants have joined wild herds, behavioral observations suggest that they have not been completely assimilated into the wild host herds. The observations also suggest that the human-elephant interactions and feeding regime while at the transit home may be influencing the behavior of the calves after they are released.
Keywords: Elephant Behavior, Elephant Transit Home, Udawalwa National Park
How to Cite: Mohamed,M.R, (2006). REPORT ON THE STUDY OF THE BEHAVIOR OF JUVENILE ELEPHANTS RELEASED FROM THE ELEPHANT TRANSIT HOME TO THE UDA WALAWE NATIONAL PARK.WILDLANKA, 1(1):Pages 089-100
Department of Wildlife Conservation,
No: 811/A, Jayanthipura,