Size-Age Class Scale for Asian Elephants

Fernando, Prithiviraj, Vijayakrishnan, Sreedhar, Ranjeewa, Ashoka DG ORCID: 0000-0003-2022-6237 and Pastorini, Jennifer (2022) Size-Age Class Scale for Asian Elephants. Gajah, 55. pp. 30-39.

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Population structure provides important information for managing and conserving free ranging Asian elephant populations. A variety of size-age classes, based on estimating height or age and measuring captive animals of known age, have been used previously. Here we propose a simple scale, using the individual’s height relative to an adult female. We also indicate morphological characters of relevance, where determining relative height maybe an issue, as in the case of adult males.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian elephants; Size class; Population health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Ashoka Deegoda Gamage
Date Deposited: 10 May 2024 09:41
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 14:59

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