A family affair : 44 years of elephant family life

This visualization was made for the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) in Kenya. This organization was created in 1972 by Cynthia Moss, who’s been studying the same population of elephants with her colleagues ever since. This means that they know most of the 3200 individuals that they’ve been following by their name, but also their family history. In short, ATE has genealogical data for over 3000 elephants spanning 44 years. Needless to say that I had a lot of fun working on this unique dataset ! My love for animals has nothing to do with that 😉

I worked with scientist Vicki Fishlock and media consultant Tal Manor to build this visualization. You can see our work on ATE’s website.