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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 05 Sep 2016 | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages : 87-97

Food and feeding of captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in the
three management facilities at Tamil Nadu, South India

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Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in wild feed on diverse spectrum of food plants along with seasonal shift in diet
selection. While in captivity, they are often not fed in accordance with their food preference in natural conditions. We
evaluated the food, and feeding and health conditions of captive elephants managed by Private, Temple and Forest
Department facilities in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

Keywords: captive Asian elephants, food and feeding, southern India

Citation: *, ( 2015), Food and feeding of captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in the
three management facilities at Tamil Nadu, South India. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 2(2): 87-97

Received: 2016-05-09 09:08:29; Accepted: 2016-05-09 09:08:37;
Published: 09/05/2016

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