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  • n  an annual phase of heightened sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals (especially elephants); is associated with discharge from a gland between the eye and ear
    the frenzied elephant was in musth

  • A bull on musth excretes a viscous fluid from glands on the sides of its head, dribbles urine constantly and appears to have just one aim: to mate.
  • Elephants often become aggressive during musth, but in the wild, older bulls usually keep the young ones in line.
  • A bull in musth excretes a viscous fluid from glands on the sides of its head, dribbles urine constantly and appears to have just one aim: to mate.
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  • Gavin Rennie in Independent
    Mr Rennie said: "It is standard procedure that when there is a fully-qualified guide, our guests can get out of the vehicle and walk towards the animal of interest. The group got closer and it was then that it was noticed the elephant was in musth....

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