Definition of Aggregation

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Records about Aggregation from the Gajah Glossary at Aggregation: [see also: social organization] Moss & Poole 1983:316,377,318; Poole & Moss 1989:112,114; Poole 1994:335) Gathering, which can be as large as 200-500; may include dozens of family units and a number of mature males; larger aggregations form mainly during the rainy season in areas where food is plentiful and usually associated with peak mating activity. [see also: breeding, seasonal]. Also sometimes seen tn populations that have been heavily decimated by Poaching or other disturbance.

M. Philip Kahl and Charles Santiapillai, Gajah Elephant Glossary, Gajah nr 23 (2004), Journal for Asian Elephant Specialist Group

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Aggregation. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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