The Chinese researchers argue that cows were more attracted to bulls when only male elephants had longer trunks and were better equipped to gather food and fight. The female of the species have subsequently evolved in a way that has levelled the playing field. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Not a bull market: as cows narrow the gender difference with males of the species, are elephants at risk of dying out?

Study by Chinese team suggests female elephants are getting less turned on by bulls as they adopt traits once harboured by them

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The Chinese researchers argue that cows were more attracted to bulls when only male elephants had longer trunks and were better equipped to gather food and fight. The female of the species have subsequently evolved in a way that has levelled the playing field. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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