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How elephants navigate fences

Updated : October 07, 2019 10:50 PM IST

In areas where human-elephant conflict is common, the forest department and affected farmers come up with multiple methods of mitigation, from electric fences to trenches.
In this commentary, Nicole Pinto, a researcher who works on Asian elephants, discusses fences and barriers from an animal behaviour perspective.
Pinto has documented her first experience of observing elephants in areas where human-elephant conflict is common.
How elephants navigate fences

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