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Posted on Jun 5, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

Learn all about studying elephant personalities at the National Zoological Park.

Shifra Goldenberg, a Research Associate with the National Zoological Park’s (NZP) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Conservation Ecology Center (CEC), has been studying elephant personalities and behaviors in a variety of ways.  Currently, she is researching behaviors of many elephants who were working at the logging camp and are potential candidates for release into the wild. It is important to understand certain elephant behaviors as conservation challenges become more complex and detailed. It is essential to find creative solutions to minimize human-elephant conflicts that may occur. By understanding the elephants’ personality, researchers can create a more targeted plan and action for elephant release.

Goldenberg’s findings were recently published in the June 2108 National Zoo News.

To find out more, you can read the recent article here.