|Elephant Corner |
Extroverted and introverted elephants
Elephants, like humans, have strong individual personalities that affect how they interact with other elephants, how others perceive them, and how well they are able to influence members of their group. They distinguish themselves differently, with some being popular, showing strong leadership qualities, some are highly social extroverts, while others are less social introverts.
As part of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project they completed a Personality Questionnaire form (developed for people) for the adult members of Echo's family - looking at characteristics such as: active, aggressive, apprehensive, confident, curious, deferential, eccentric.