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Were Prehistoric Herds of Elephants Led by Females?

Modern elephants live in matriarchal groups where females and the young are led by a female. This is after the males, having reached sexual maturity, leave the herd. Both African and Asian elephants exist in intricate matriarchal groups. This lifestyle coincides with hypotheses that 5–7 million years ago these mammals’ ancestors lived in female-led herds. […]