The Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP), has made many important contributions to elephant research over the years. The knowledge gained from the AERP team has profoundly altered the way we think about, conserve and manage elephant populations. Their research has highlighted the ethical implications of dealing with sentient, long-lived, intelligent and social complex animals and their knowledge base provides powerful and authoritative support to elephant conservation and advocacy campaigns worldwide. For more than four decades, AERP’s team of Maasai research assistants and visiting scientists are in the field at least six days a week and their presence has helped ensure the survival of the elephants as well as the Amboseli ecosystem.
Thanks Craig for sharing this sweet video of a five days old baby elephant being rescued from a muddy pond.