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musth

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must

(mŭst)
n.
A periodic state of heightened sexual activity and aggression in adult male elephants, characterized by the discharge of secretions from glands near the eyes and the continuous dribbling of urine.
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Elephant expert Dr Michelle Henley, of Save the Elephants, said: "You have to be doubly cautious when you come across a bull elephant in musth for they are far more aggressive.
Most of the affections in the present investigation were recorded from the moist substrate and history revealed that the beginning was generally after the flood season or after an episode of musth. Higher incidences of kari could be correlated to dirty substrates particularly of elephant excreta origin.
We categorised samples as those collected from musth or non-musth bulls according to the occurrence of common physical signs of musth (i.e.
When we walked up to the fallen elephant, Carl showed me that by the bull's strong smell and physical condition the answer was obvious: He was in musth, the equivalent of the whitetail's rut.
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Hunting may have lowered the number of male mastodons in the region, thereby reducing competition and the frequency of musth battles.
Experts said the bull animal that killed the British tourist was almost certainly in a condition called "musth".
The problem came when Tommy went into musth. In that phase, the male's levels of testosterone rise extremely high, and they become terribly aggressive, cranky, brooding and unpredictable.
You are very correct, in that we can all learn from incidents like Ian's, and particularly enhance our understanding of related phenomena such as musth in elephants.
Forest rangers have also recorded assorted physical features of the animal such as the condition of its eyes and ears, medical history, season of Musth (when tuskers become aggressive during mating season) and name of the veterinary doctor who attends to the animal regularly.
"As bull elephants reach maturity they experience musth, a massive testosterone boost which makes them very unpredictable.
To make a bad situation worse, he was in musth - a dangerous time where bull elephants become randy, aggressive and pumped full of hormones.