All About Elephants: Are They Just Like Us?
Why are we so fascinated by elephants? Are they really as smart as people say they are? Did you know that elephants grow up in a matriarchal society where the politics of family is strikingly similar to our own? During this course, Dr. O’Connell-Rodwell will take you on a journey to her long-term elephant field study within Etosha National Park in Namibia, where she has studied the resident elephant population for almost 30 years. Through evocative images and video sequences, she will present and discuss her findings about elephant societies and their parallels to our own and show you how to identify individual elephants and experience their “character.”