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Early trauma affects an elephant’s ability to assess threat from lions – new research

Graeme Shannon, Bangor University It’s not only humans who suffer from the long-term effects of childhood trauma. In our latest research we discovered that there appears to be a very real and lasting impact on elephants who experienced trauma and profound social disruption many decades earlier. Families of African elephants who had witnessed their parents being culled appeared less able …

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