Researchers, students and trained volunteers from AERU collect several different types of behavioural and/or activity data, almost on a daily basis. These include projects such as activity budgets, herd activity, nearest neighbour, self-directed and stereotypic behaviour assessments, tourist studies, as well as boma observations
Behavioural data is recorded according to an ethogram developed specifically for KEP and similar captive elephant facilities. This ethogram has been compiled using behaviours that have been recorded for both wild and zoo elephants. These data have several different uses, from both a management and academic perspective.