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Knysna Elephant Park (KEP) is seeking to recruit a Research Officer for the on-site African Elephant Research Unit (AERU). He or she will live and work at KEP, which has provided a home for orphaned and unwanted elephants since 1994. KEP aims for constant improvement towards the best possible quality of life for the elephants, including in tourist interactions, and established AERU in 2009 to help achieve this; originally just an internal research department, AERU has since become a non-profit trust collaborating with researchers across the globe. AERU’s primary mission is to improve the welfare of captive African elephants by conducting non-invasive, primarily behavioural research (at KEP and beyond) and publishing the findi

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