Female elephants are socialites!
Washington, July 27: Like humans, female Asian elephants recognise their friends even after living apart for a long time, says a new research.
They may change their day to day associations but maintain a larger, stable pool of friends from which they pick their companions, University of Pennsylvania research says.
The researchers followed friendships in 100 female adult Asian elephants in the Uda Walawe National Park in Sri Lanka for five seasons, the journal BMC Ecology reports.
They analyzed how these relationships changed over a period of time.
These elephants tended to congregate in groups of three adult females and there could be as many as 17 in a single group, says a Pennsylvania statement. IANS
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