FIRST DOCUMENTATION OF MUSTH LIKE SECRETION FROM THE TEMPORAL GLANDS OF A DEAD WILD FEMALE ASIAN ELEPHANT FROM CORBETT LANDSCAPE, UTTARAKHAND, INDIASumanta Kundu, Rajiv Singh, Dibyendu Mandal and Anil Kr. Singh
The present observation from the wild is first of its kind in the Corbett landscape and adds to the records of Musth like secretion from temporal glands in female Asian elephants from India. This is also the first observation in the whole North Indian elephant range. No such observation is been reported from Corbett Land scape prior to this article. It also indicates that though the phenomenon of temporal gland secretion is rare in female Asian elephants but could be seen in some individual female elephants during the instances of pregnancy.
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