Lisa Olivier

Lisa Olivier

Elephant Behaviour Programme Manager for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project

Lisa is the Elephant Behaviour Programme Manager for the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project based in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Lisa joined the Project in June 2014 with her husband Theo who is the Kafue Release Facility Manager. Lisa initially joined as a volunteer to help establish the ‘Behavioural Observation Study’ on the orphaned elephants. The study is an essential tool to assess elephant health, social structure and development and guide best management practices to achieve the goal of successful release of the orphaned elephants back into the wild. Lisa has a strong research background with eight years in animal behaviour and over five years focused on elephant behaviour research.