From the Archives: I musth, musth, musth stop acting out like this!
Today's second archival tidbit comes from volume 3, issue 4 (Sept/Oct 2004):
Who says males don't have PMS? About once a year beginning at the age of 15, male elephants experience periods of "musth" (pronounced "must"), during which testosterone levels are 50 times higher than normal. Derived from the Hindi word meaning "intoxicated," this phenomenon causes intense periods of heightened aggression and sexual activity. Often, males in musth pick fights with each other, uprooting trees and throwing logs.