Salsabila, Annisa and Winarno, Gunardi Djoko and Darmawan, Arief (2017) STUDI PERILAKU GAJAH SUMATERA,Elephas maximus sumatranus, DI PUSAT KONSERVASI GAJAH TAMAN NASIONAL WAY KAMBAS. SCRIPTA BIOLOGICA, 4 (4). pp. 229-233. ISSN Online ISSN 2355-3138


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Studies of Sumatran elephant behavior that include the typical behavior of individual elephant is significant to support ecotourism activities. Information on the elephant behavior obtained by scientific observation can be presented to the tourists to provide exciting insights and knowledge during their visit to the Way Kambas Elephant Conservation Center (PKG). This study aimed to determine elephant behavior based on sex, age, the origin of capture, the training time, and also to examine the elephant behavior in supporting ecotourism activities in PKG Way Kambas. The results indicated that the behavior of Sumatran elephants could be determined by sex, age, the origin of capture, and the training period. The male elephants have a more aggressive response than the females. The mahout efficiently instructed the adult elephants than the calf, juvenile, and adolescent elephants. Elephants’ behaviors those were born in PKG compared to those from capture in the wild were different. Those were born in PKG are easier to tame than elephants from outside PKG. Duration of training was also influenced to elephants behavior, the longer they were trained, the tamer they would be. The training was prepared to elephants so that the elephants can be safely presented and familiar to the tourists to raise fund for PKG primarily to support the elephant caring and handling.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Dr. Arief Darmawan
Date Deposited: 19 May 2020 13:58
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 13:58

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