Dewi, Bainah Sari and Harianto, Sugeng P. and Resphaty, Dea Andary (2015) Hasil Penilaian Peer Review Jurnal SALTING BEHAVIOR OF SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS (Elephas maximus sumatranus) AND MINERAL SALT CONTENT ON SALTLICKS IN PEMERIHAN RESORT BUKIT BARISAN SELATAN NATIONAL PARK. Sylva Lestari, 3 (2). pp. 123-130. ISSN 2339-0913. Jurusan Kehutanan Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Lampung.

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Abstract

Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) requires mineral salts to the body's metabolic processes which can be obtained from the vegetation feed. Mineral deficiencies in plants causes elephants seek other alternative sources such as lick and eat soil that contains salt. This research was done due to lack information about salting behavior and mineral salt content in the saltlicks. The aims of these research were to analyze the salting behavior of Sumatran elephants and to find out mineral salt content of the soil in the saltlicks. The research was done on January 2015 in TNBBS Pemerihan Resort. The research methods of salting behavior used descriptive analysis, mineral content analysis used Microwafe Plasma– Atomic Emission Spectrometer (MP-AES) supported by key person interview and literature studies. The results of this study indicate that salting behavior of Yongki (0,08%) of total daily behavior, the source of salt obtained from soil and mud on riparian, cliffs, primary forest, secondary forest and meadow. Salting was done by taking directly using trunk and put into the mouth. The results of the analyzed of mineral salt content in the soil there are Ca (0.190%), Mg (0,013%), K (0.158%). In the mud Ca (0,323%), Mg (0.405%) and K (0.233%). Elephant more prefer to the mud because mineral content in the mud is higher than soil. Keywords: Sumatran elephants, salting behavior, saltlicks, mineral salt content of the soil, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

Item Type: Other
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Dr.Hj. Bainah Sari Dewi s.Hut., M.P.
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 01:10
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 01:10
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/37714

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