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Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding

Abstract

Re-wilding large-brained, intelligent mammals dependent on social learning to acquire survival skills is challenging. Each reintroduced species has different needs, but basic questions relating to essential aspects of successful release such as subsistence remain the same. Here I pose 12 ecologically and ethologically based questions that should be addressed (if not already done).

Author Biography

William C. McGrew is Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Primatology, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Professor, University of St Andrews. He spent 40 years (1972-2012) studying the ethology and ecology of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and other primates, across sub-Saharan Africa. Website


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