Tarangire Elephant Modeling
Understanding Change and Improving Management
Lincoln Park Zoo researchers are helping analyze and model the demography of the elephant population in Tazania’s Tarangire National Park, which has been studied since 1993 by Charles and Lara Foley.
Zoo scientists have been collaborating with the Foleys to analyze more than 10 years of demographic data from what may be one of the most rapidly growing populations on record. Zoo scientists have also developed a demographic model to project future population dynamics, which will help assess the potential impact of management options for the park population.
Lisa Faust, Ph.D.