"It is certainly a surprise to most people, even those who know elephants," says Joyce Poole, research director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project
headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway.
Cynthia Moss, a scientist, author, and advocate for African elephants, is using GIS and related technology to synthesize the data that she and her assistants at the Amboseli Elephant Research Project
(AERP) are gathering on 1,160 elephants living in and around the Amboseli National Park at the base of Mt.
To learn the social connections among elephants, the researchers drew on 28 years' of data from the Amboseli Elephant Research Project
, which is directed by study coauthor Cynthia Moss.