I’m Dr. Joyce Poole, an elephant researcher, and today’s World Elephant Day! AMA
Thank you so much for all of your great questions. Its getting late here in Norway, where I am writing. I would love to do this again, so that I can answer more of your questions - I know that that are many, many that I wasn't able to get to. We will try to set up a question and answer session on ElephantVoices Facebook Page www.fb.com/elephantvoices soon. Until then, Trumpets! Joyce
Hello! My name is Joyce Poole. I have studied elephant behavior and communication for over 40 years and am Scientific Director of ElephantVoices and a National Geographic Explorer. My research and conservation work has focused on the elephants of Amboseli and Maasai Mara, in Kenya, and of Gorongosa, Mozambique. Read about our ongoing Gorongosa Elephant Project, supported by National Geographic here. If you'd like to learn about the Gorongosa elephants, check out this page here. We are currently working to create a unique online resource on elephant behavior called, The Elephant Ethogram, where we will document over 300 elephant behaviors with written descriptions, images, audio and video. You can read more about the work I do on www.elephantvoices.org.
The National Geographic article, What elephant calls mean: A user's guide, is based on our long-term research and our thousands of recordings of elephant calls.