Sleepanalysis of elephants at Karlsruhe Zoo

  • Subject:Behavioral analysis, machine learning, information fusion
  • Type:Masterarbeit
  • Date:ab 02 / 2024
  • Tutor:

    M. Sc. Vitus Lüntzel

Sleepanalysis of elephants at Karlsruhe Zoo

Elefanten Maike Franzen/ Zoo Karlsruhe


The Karlsruhe Zoo is working on breeding and protecting endangered species. In order to optimize the care of exotic animals, it is crucial that zookeepers and veterinarians have a precise understanding of the animals' behavior and adapt the environment and situations accordingly. We are continuously working on advanced data collection methods that are energy efficient and less stressful for the animals.


Within this work, an existing camera system and sleep logs will be used to perform a comprehensive analysis of the sleep behavior of two elephants using machine learning methods.


  • Computer Vision
  • Programming Knowledge in Python or C/C++
  • Independent work
  • Information fusion