Cynthia Moss, a former journalist and present director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya, has studied the same population of elephants for 49 years.
- Born 1940 in Ossining, New York, U.S.A.
- Graduated at Smith College in Massachusetts in 1962
- Then she worked as a reporter for "Newsweek until 1962
- While visiting Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania 1967, she met leading elephant researcher Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton in Tanzania.
- In 1968 she quit her job at "Newsweek" to work with Iain Douglas-Hamilton.
- In 1972, she started the now famous Amboseli Elephant Research Project at Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
- Since then (49 years) she and her research associates have identified and recorded more than 1,400 elephants belonging to 50 families at an immense of 400 square miles.
- When asked who has been most influential in her life Moss answered, "Oh, Echo I think."
- Website: Cyntha Moss
Research assistants Norah Njiraini, Soila Sayialel and Katito Sayialel with Cynthia Moss.