Maud Bonato

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Dec2018

Nikki Lewis

Learning the history of AERU from Dr Debbie was fascinating and Clare’s presentation on SDB’s, though very humorous, helped me understand just how much elephants are like humans and the work they do is so important in making captive elephants all over the world happier and healthier.
December 18, 2018Maud Bonato

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Dec2018

Dominique Diedericks

I had always read about the Knysna elephants; the forest, and how our souls connect to these experiences, but never did I think I’d be able to live this fantasy myself.
December 18, 2018Maud Bonato

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Dec2018
Happy Days in AERU's Lab! In our previous newsletter we told you about the crowdfunding organised by Sara Larca, a volunteer who joined us for 4 weeks in March.
December 14, 2018Maud Bonato

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Nov2018

Leanne Plank

Not only is it incredible to get to work with the elephants nearly every day but the nature here is outstanding. Every morning the sunrises seemed to get more stunning and the stars at night were phenomenal.
November 20, 2018Maud Bonato

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Nov2018

Chasen Stephenson

My life has been forever changed and I am utterly grateful to have been humbled by those (both human and elephant) around me. Use this time to learn, grow, and adapt to the world around you. If you are open enough, the elephants will teach you a great deal about ... Read More
November 15, 2018Maud Bonato

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Sep2018
It has been a busy few months in the AERU department! Not only research wise but we have also hosted events, made enrichment devices and followed lots of elephants during tourist walks for one of our students research projects. We’ve also had a bunch of incredibly proactive volunteers from all walks ... Read More
September 11, 2018Maud Bonato

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Aug2018

Liney Mahl

The great thing about this place is that you are doing a lot of different things everyday so you will never get bored. You are obvious doing the observations of the elephants and that’s really cool but you also collect dung from the elephants, collect the data, photo project and ... Read More
August 3, 2018Maud Bonato

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Aug2018

Ke and Nina Krausenbaum

One of the most wonderful moments here was the morning when I had to do Boma observation outside with the Milky Way above me and the ellies in front of me. Everything was so clear and calm, just wonderful.
August 3, 2018Maud Bonato

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Jun2018

Dr Elaine Yarbrough

I had not expected that these big creatures could have such distinctive personalities. The matriarch, the leader who is big, steady, and teacher to the younger ones.
June 23, 2018Maud Bonato

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Jun2018

Jo Davies

The experience here is very unique, and the first captive Elephant project I have done, and it’s awesome. The love and care for these Elephants from all staff is amazing. The bond the Guides have with the Elephants is apparent to see, and something I will never forget.
June 23, 2018Maud Bonato