Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Central African Republic
Phenotype: Forest (based on geographical location)
Data contributed by raffaelhickisch@gmail.com, last updated 22/10/2022
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17600 kmĀ²
Both wet and dry seasons
In this contribution to the elephant database we present data that we collected in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2012. We detected tracks and dung of African Elephant when walking more than 500 km of standardised line transects, and captured photographs in a camera trapping study, originally tailored to estimate abundance of leopard by spatially explicit capture/recapture. We tried to identify individuals on the camera traps, and concluded that we got 10-12 individuals (4 adults, 6-8 sub-adults) in the 22 camera trapping events.
Source:Hickisch, R. and Aebischer, T. (2013). 'An update on African Elephant Loxodonta Africana in the Chinko/Mbari drainage basin, Central African Republic'. Austria, Vienna: Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern.
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