In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion scowls and bites: thanks and farewell Aditya Gangadharan

Aditya Gangadharan (@AdityaGangadh), postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta joined RealScientists in May. Aditya’s got it mega bad for megafauna, to the point where it has altered his perspective somewhat. Tantrum-throwing baby elephants are micro now! #nawww

Aditya also laid down some frankly quite shocking facts about the personality quirks of lions…

… and the fashion choices of elephants


We asked Aditya to complete our exit survey, to which he kindly obliged and his answers are below.

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

Fun but intense! Lots of responses, so gotta keep on your feet to keep up with them.

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

Initially yes; I’m not used to seeing several hundred notifications in a day. But I got used to it pretty quick.

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

The highlight was a discussion on awkwardly proportioned big cats.

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

More or less got everything done.

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

Kind of, but I also just let things take their own course. Like I suddenly decided that on one particular day, we could talk about leopards.

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Have interesting material
Interact with people
Try tweeting at different times of the day

Thanks once again Aditya from all of us here at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from his week, the tweets are all collated at the following link.


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