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Equality, more than dominance, defines Asian elephant society

Elephants are commonly thought to live in female-led, or matriarchal, societies that rely on the strong leadership and wisdom of elders. But a new study on Asian elephants led by researchers at Colorado State University found that Asian elephants, unlike African savannah elephants, do not exhibit clear dominance hierarchies or matriarchal leadership.
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