The brain in aged elephants. Cole, G.; Neal, J.W.; Cork, L.C. Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 1990, v. 49 (2), p. 190-192. ref. ISSN: 0022-3069.

            Descriptors: histology, nervous system diseases, brain, aging, elephants.


Carbon and nitrogen isotopes in elephants. Vogel, J.C.; Talma, A.S.; Hall-Martin, A.J.; Viljoen, P.J. South African Journal of Science, 1990, v. 86 (3), p. 147-150.

            NAL call no: 515 S084

            Descriptors: environmental conditions, Loxodonta africana.


Elephants. Redmond, I. 1990, p. 1-32. Wayland (Publishers), Hove, East Sussex.

            Descriptors: biology, conservation, Elaphus, Loxodonta, distribution.


Elephant life: Fifteen years of high population density. 1st ed. Buss, Irven O. Ames. Iowa State University Press, 1990, xxvi, 191 p., ill. maps. ISBN: 0813801397.

            NAL call no: QL737.P98B8 1990

            Descriptors: elephants, populations.


Elephant pituitary gonadotropins. McFarlane, J.R.; Cabrera, C.M.; Oosthuizen, M.M.J.; Papkoff, H. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 1990, v. 79 (2), p. 193-200. ISSN: 0016-6480.

            NAL call no: 444.8 G28

            Descriptors: leuteinizing hormone, pituitary, Loxodonta africana.


Heat transfer in elephants thermal partitioning based on skin temperature profiles. Williams, T.M. Journal of Zoology, London. 1990, v. 222 (2), p. 235-246. ISSN: 0952-8369.

            NAL call no: QL1.J68

            Descriptors: elephant, heat production, dissipation physiology, temperature.


A method of skull-based sex determination of elephant carcasses. Vijoen, P.J. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 1990, v. 20 (3), p. 118-119.

            Language: Afrikaans; English.

            NAL call no: SK575.S6S6

            Descriptors: sexual dimorphism, skull, Loxodonta africana.


Piromyces mae and Piromyces dumbonica, two new species of uniflagellate anaerobic chytridiomycete fungi from the hindgut of the horse and elephant. Li, J.; Heath, I.B.; Bauchop, T. Canadian Journal of Botany, May 1990, v. 68 (5), p. 1021-1033. ill. ref. ISSN : 0008-4026.

            NAL call no: 470 C16C

            Descriptors: fungi, elephants, hind gut, new taxa, anaerobes, cell ultrastructure.


Preliminary study on the antinociceptive effect of elephant beta-endorphin. Wong, Chak Lam.; Wai, Man Keung; Cheng, Heung Chin; Chung D.; Yamashiro, D. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 1990, v. 17 (1), p. 33-37.

            NAL call no: QP1.C55

            Descriptors: pain perception, elephant.


Quality of food and voluntary intake by elephants as measured by lignin index. Meissner, H.H.; Spreeth, E.B.; de Villiers, P.A.; Pietersen, E.W.; Hugo, T.A.; Terblanche, B.F. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 1990, v. 20 (3), p. 104-110.

            Language: Afrikaans; English.

            NAL call no: SK575.S6S6

            Descriptors: lignin, Loxodonta africana, food intake.


Rearrangement of the distal pocket accompanying E7His arrow right Gln substitution in elephant carbonmonoxy and oxymyoglobin: Super (1) H NMR identification of a new aromatic residue in the heme pocket. Yu, Liping P.; La-Mar, C.N.; Mizukami, H. Biochemistry, 1990, v. 29 (10), p. 2578-2585.

            NAL call no: 381 B523

            Descriptors: oxymyoglobin, Elphantidae.


Rescue the African elephant. Droscher, Vitus B. Hamburg: Rasch und Rohring, 1990, 146 p. ill. ISBN: 3891362919.

            Language: German.

            NAL call no: QL737.P98R47 1990

            Descriptors: African elephant.


Serum testosterone and musth in captive male African and Asian elephants. Cooper, K.A.; Harder, J.D.; Clawson, D.H.; Frederick, D.L.; Lodge, G.A.; Peachey, N.C.; Spellmire, T.J.; Winstel, D.P. Zoo Biology, 1990, v. 9 (4), p. 297-306. ref. ISSN: 0733-3188.

            NAL call no: QL77.5.Z6

            Descriptors: sexual maturity, androgens, sex hormones, testosterone, elephants.


A veterinary view of elephant husbandry. Rueedi, D. Tieraerztliche Umschau, 1990, v. 45 (3), p. 199-200. ref. table. ISSN: 0049-3864.

            Language: German with Summary in English.

            NAL call no: 41.8 T445

            Descriptors: elephants, zoos, animal husbandry, therapy , diseases, control.


Views of a zoo veterinarian on keeping elephants. Ruedi, D. Tierarztliche Umschau, 1990, v. 45 (3), p. 199-200.

            Language: German.

            NAL call no: 41.8 T445

            Descriptors: diseases, elephants, zoo animals, health and hygiene.

Return to:      Contents       |      Top of Chapter      |      Top of Document