SEMEN OF THE CEYLON ELEPHANT, ELEPHAS MAXIMUS

in Reproduction

Summary.

The procedure employed for the collection of semen from a captive male elephant is described. Sperm-rich and sperm-free ejaculates were obtained. Seven sperm-rich ejaculates were evaluated.

Seminal characteristics investigated in the elephant compared favourably with those of other domestic animals of normal fertility. The mean concentration of spermatozoa was 1200×106/ml in the sperm-rich ejaculates. Individual spermatozoa measured 58·5 μ (average) in length.

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