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A pack of GPS-toting pachyderms has taken Twitter by a storm. Four bull African elephants in central Kenya are now tweeting with a little help from human interpreters.
The four males each have distinct Twitter personalities that reflect their real-life characteristics as observed in the wild. Tyson, Evgeny, Kimani, and Carlos tweet from @SpaceForGiants about the same kinds of things a lot of humans do — posting about where they are and their grazing habits.
The elephants wear GPS collars that transmit their whereabouts and human volunteers use this information to compose the tweets, factoring in a slight time lag in order to thwart poachers and keep the animals safe. The initiative is intended to raise awareness of the plight of elephants in the wild.