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Tue, 22nd Sep 2015

Does stress affect elephant fertility?

Elephants (c) Virpi Lummaa

It has been found that endangered Asian elephants age faster and have fewer offspring if their mothers are stressed when they are born. Researchers at the University of Sheffield measured a hormone associated with stress to determine the time of year that the elephants most feel the pressure. Charis Lestrange spoke with lead author Hannah Mumby to find out more.

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