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yesterday at 15:51. Facebook
We were happy to see part of the I family today here in Gorongosa National Park. Isabella was there with her companions, but Junia was not. Pictured here is gf0132 with her young calf hidden by her side. Her calf was born late last year.
We were happy to see part of the I family today here
Christina Johnsson
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05/22/2017 at 16:34. Facebook
Visiting a ranger post in Gorongosa National Park.
Visiting a ranger post in Gorongosa National Park
Carrie Lensch
Carole Jean Wiseman
Tammy Thompson
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05/20/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Filming Petter filming the track we were driving on today using an iPhone with a Osmo steady-cam. The forest is magical! @gorongosapark
Leslie Christopherson
Maria Jarisch
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05/19/2017 at 16:40. Facebook
Three-Pan-Loop today. On a quest for elephants though found only fresh dung. Better luck tomorrow. @gorongosapark
ThreePanLoop today On a quest for elephants though found only fresh dung
Joan Maureen Gillbee
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05/18/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
We first met Alfred, online, in 2012 when we noticed him posting elephant-friendly comments on social media. We were in search of young Maasai from the vicinity of the Maasai Mara who might be interested to volunteer with us to collect data on elephant habitat use for our elephant project. We reached out to Alfred and he responded. Early on we knew that Alfred had the potential to go far and...
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We first met Alfred online in 2012 when we noticed him posting
Kerstin Bucher
Elizabeth Volkmann
Judy Merrick
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05/18/2017 at 12:48. Facebook
Many of you may not have seen this article - pointing out the importance of elephants for Africa's ecosystems. We urge you to read it - it is fascinating and should be basic knowledge for decision makers and any land use planner in elephant range states.

It starts: "The African savanna elephant holds the prize for largest living terrestrial animal, and now it apparently just set another land...
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Many of you may not have seen this article pointing out the

‘This is amazing!’ African elephants may transport seeds farther than any other land animal

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Yakwai Yaks
Beth Hill
Martha Rice
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05/17/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
Wonderful to arrive back in @gorongosapark flying low over the Pungue River and looking for signs of elephants. Though we only spotted footprints they are in the forest somewhere! Looking forward to see them.
Angela Sherrill
Dean N Kusum O'Neill
If any of you would like to listen to the speech Joyce recently gave to students at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, you can do so via this link. In the speech Joyce talks about her life's work and elephants.

You can read more about the event on The Taft School's website (and look through photos from it) - [ Tinyurl.com Link ].
If any of you would like to listen to the speech Joyce

Morning Meeting, 5/11/17: Dr. Joyce Poole ’74, 2017 Recipient of the Horace Dutton Taft Alumni Medal

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Nagin Rathod
Bob Jacobs
Selengei Poole-Granli
36 hours from now Joyce and I depart for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, where we are going to be until 12th June. From Europe we travel via Johannesburg in South Africa, to Beira in Mozambique and further on to the Park. It is a long journey:-).

We get many questions about the Gorongosa elephants, and quite a few of them you will find answers on if you visit the linked page. You will...
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36 hours from now Joyce and I depart for Gorongosa National Park

The Gorongosa Elephants

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Rob Herbst
Judy Merrick
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Véronique Faidy
Thuy Dam
Amy Saunders
It was wonderful to be back at Taft and to speak about elephants to the student body in the Bingham auditorium. Being at The Taft School ([ Taftschool.org) Link ] brought back memories, many hilarious, from more than 40 years ago. Afterwards I met with with lots of students - in classes, groups and one to one - I had a great time.

Today I am to receive the Horace Dutton Taft Medal ([...
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It was wonderful to be back at Taft and to speak about
Mary Currie
Ona Calitz
Ann Early
While trying to find an image I passed by this rather old one from Amboseli. A picture of an Amboseli elephant always bring back memories from our numerous visits there:-).

What you see is what we call Periscope-Sniffing - a classic elephant gesture. If you were an egret ([ Wikipedia.org Link ] sitting on the back of an elephant you would see this pose numerous times a day.

Elephants lift...
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While trying to find an image I passed by this rather old
Tammy Thompson
Michael Prizant
Dean N Kusum O'Neill
Since the little film linked was published by Howard Hughes Medical Institute in September last year ([ Hhmi.org Link ] the issue of tusklessness among elephants has created lots of media and popular interest. Some of the many headlines and articles you'll find via [ Tinyurl.com Link ]. In the film #ElephantVoices' Joyce Poole talks about this topic partly in relation to our findings and work...
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Since the little film linked was published by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Selection for Tuskless Elephants | HHMI BioInteractive Video

Working in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Dr. Joyce Poole and colleagues make a striking observation: many female elephants lack tusks. Most African el...

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Gwen Reuben
Casey Kaemerer
Erik Solheim, head of the UN Environment Program, writes a thought-provoking article putting into clear focus the stark realities for wildlife -elephants and other landscape species, in particular. The world has plans for how to feed the 11 billion human bellies it will soon have to fill. That plan is to farm the "empty lands" of Africa and that plan doesn't take elephants (and other key...
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Erik Solheim head of the UN Environment Program writes a thoughtprovoking article

The end of wild elephants? Why we must not let Africa become one giant food farm | Erik Solheim

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Kathleen McGarr
Marcus Clarke
Laura Laos
We recommend a recently published popular report about Africa’s decreasing elephant populations. While some of the earlier elephant population increases are not consistent with average growth rates, there are many factors beyond reproduction that affect the reported figures - e.g. accuracy of counts and immigration. To count elephants in vast African savannahs or forests is not easy... The...
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We recommend a recently published popular report about Africas decreasing elepha

Africa's Decreasing Elephant Population:A Country-by-Country Analysis - Safaribookings Blog

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Michael Prizant
Andreas Kuhnert
Kathy Biegenwald
We warn you that this video is rather disturbing. Joyce was not very happy having to view it over and over again to determine who was who, as she tried to unravel what was taking place.

What she told National Geographic was that she believes that the infant was only a day or two old and that it still smelled of its mother's reproductive tract. As strange as it seems, young male elephants...
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We warn you that this video is rather disturbing Joyce was not

Why This Male Elephant Attacked a Newborn Calf

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Julie Miller
Anna Martinsson
Judy Merrick
This is Vigilante and her son. The photograph was taken on the first day we met Vigilante and her family in October 2013. On that day she was highly vigilant - listening and sniffing the air. Vigilante is a member of Gorongosa's V family, which is led by a very large tuskless female, matriarch Valda.

The V family is part of the Pungue Clan and resides in part of the park that has very few...
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This is Vigilante and her son The photograph was taken on the
Ann Schroeder Williams
Ethel M. Kitchel
Cherie Bescript
We are deeply saddened that Sri Lanka has reversed a previous decision - and will allow temples and individuals to adopt baby elephants illegally captured in the wild. We respect religious traditions that don't collide with animal welfare, but to stimulate the highly abusive tradition of capture and training elephants for use in temples and by private individuals is disturbing, even...
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We are deeply saddened that Sri Lanka has reversed a previous decision

Sri Lanka overturns ban on adopting elephants

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Gray Mercer
Karen Gill
Sheryl Airlie-Miller
Aloísio is one of our favorite Gorongosa National Park males. Calm, cool and friendly. On this first day we met him in 2013 he was a little unsure of us and so climbed to the top of the river bank to attain higher ground and a good vantage point from which to view us. From there he looked down upon us as if to say, "I am king of the castle." Fair enough:-).
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Aloísio is one of our favorite Gorongosa National Park males Calm cool
Nicki Aloisio
Lee Busby
Devi Dadich
Kuki, renowned Kenyan conservationist and author, is an old friend and colleague of ours. Joyce worked with Kuki in the early 1990s when she headed the elephant program at Kenya Wildlife Service and ran an elephant project that was based at Kuki's Laikipia ranch. Our hearts go out to Kuki and her daughter, Sveva, and we hope for Kuki's swift recovery.

The situation is Laikipia is complex and...
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Kuki renowned Kenyan conservationist and author is an old friend and colleague

‘I Dreamed of Africa’ Author and Conservationist Is Shot in Kenya

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Vicky Boult
Donna Reynolds
Ann Early