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Low rainfall and extreme temperatures double risk of baby elephant deaths
Date:2/4/2013

their large size and because they don't sweat like humans or pant like dogs to cool down.

"These results could have important implications for Asian elephant populations both in western zoos, where they may experience unfamiliar climate," added Hannah, "and in range countries where climate may be changing faster than elephants can adapt to it. It also highlights the importance of protecting vulnerable calves from extremes of temperature because more calves will be needed to maintain the dwindling population of endangered Asian elephants."


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Contact: Paul Mannion
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University of Sheffield
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