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The ABC’s of Elephant DNA

Stephanie Schuttler collecting a small piece of forest elephant dung to be used for DNA extraction.

My previous blogs have brought up how difficult forest elephants are to see, and therefore study. Much of the research on forest elephants has actually been on their dung to obtain information about the elephant.

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Forest Elephants: Windows into the Forest

Forest elephants forage at Langoue Bai in Ivindo National, Park, Gabon.

Elephants are the largest land animals, so it comes as a great surprise that for one species, we really don’t know that much. How can an animal so large be studied so little? Despite their size, African forest elephants are actually very difficult to see.

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Elephants of Central Africa: Giants in the Dark

Billy the forest elephant scratching on the laundry pole. Photo by Stephanie Schuttler

Nighttime in a Central African forest reveals a suite of completely new, mostly acoustic, experiences from the day.

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