Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Joshua Plotnik
Dr. Shifra Goldenberg
Academic Program Adviser
Dr. Diana Reiss
This study examines two personality traits: exploration and neophobia, which could influence human-elephant conflicts. Thirty-one semi-wild elephants were tested over two trials using a custom novel puzzle tube containing three tasks and three rewards. Our studies show that elephants do vary significantly between individuals in both exploration and neophobia.
Venkatesh, Sateesh, "Variation in Personality Among Semi-Wild Myanmar Timber Elephants" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
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