Definition of Matriarch

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Records about Matriarch from the Gajah Glossary at Matriarch: (Buss 1990:30-32; Estes 1991:2560; Moss & Colbeck 7992:1.55-156) Mature female who acts as leader of a family unit; typically the eldest and most experienced individual in the Group.

M. Philip Kahl and Charles Santiapillai, Gajah Elephant Glossary, Gajah nr 23 (2004), Journal for Asian Elephant Specialist Group

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Matriarch. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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