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Elephants and KingsAn Environmental History$
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Thomas R. Trautmann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226264226

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.001.0001

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The retreat and persistence of elephants

The retreat and persistence of elephants

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(p.1) 1 The retreat and persistence of elephants
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Elephants and Kings
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Thomas R. Trautmann

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226264530.003.0001

Elephant numbers worldwide are in decline, but in India they are holding steady and even increasing somewhat. China once had wild elephants throughout but now has only a handful, in the region bordering Southeast Asia. India’s relative success has to do with the institution of the war elephant, which gave its kings an interest in protecting wild elephants.

Keywords:   elephant numbers, elephant physiology, elephant behaviour, elephant habitat

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