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A Baseline for Sumatran Elephants

CREDIT: PAUL HILTON FOR WCS
  1. Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) are now critically endangered due to habitat degradation, habitat fragmentation, poaching and human elephant conflict (HEC).
  2. Researchers conducted baseline research on Sumatran elephants in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP) to determine sex, age, and distribution.
  3. The results revealed that 30.8 percent were sub-adult males, 21.2 percent were sub-adult females, 13.5 percent were adult females, 9.6 percent were adult males and 5.8 percent were juvenile males, with 19.2 percent sex of the samples unconfirmed.

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