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Tina Dow stands with two elephants.

Ph.D. student conducting research on African elephants

2011-09-26 - Front Royal, United States. Brooke Boening

Shortly upon completing her undergraduate studies in animal and nutritional sciences, West Virginia University Ph.D. student, Tina Dow, discovered a passion that would take her beyond the ordinary work environment: elephants. When Dow landed an internship at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., in 2002, she quickly developed a fascination with the park´s African elephants.


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Comparative endocrinology of testicular, adrenal and thyroid function in captive Asian and African elephant bulls.

2007-04-15 - Front Royal, United States. Brown JL, Somerville M, Riddle HS, Keele M, Duer CK, Freeman EW., Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park

Concentrations of serum testosterone, cortisol, thyroxine (free and total T4), triiodothyronine (free and total T3) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured to assess adrenal and thyroid function as they relate to testicular activity and musth in captive elephants. Data were generally inconclusive as to a role for thyroid hormones in male reproduction, but the finding of discrete patterns in bulls showing clear testosterone cycles suggests they may facilitate expression or control of ...


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Comparative endocrinology of testicular, adrenal and thyroid function in captive Asian and African elephant bulls.

2007-01-20 - Front Royal, United States. Brown JL, Somerville M, Riddle HS, Keele M, Duer CK, Freeman EW. Department of Reproductive Sciences, Smithsonian Institution

Concentrations of serum testosterone, cortisol, thyroxine (free and total T4), triiodothyronine (free and total T3) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) were measured to assess adrenal and thyroid function as they relate to testicular activity and musth in captive elephants. In summary, a number of bulls did not exhibit musth despite being of adequate physical maturity.


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