Perseverence and gentleness prevail. The proper balance of confidence and humility leads to triumph.
– Nicholas Fox Weber, reflecting on the character of Babar the Elephant in The Art of Babar : The Work of Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff
Caitlin O'Connor peered through her binoculars and spotted an elephant family walking in the distance.
Through her research into elephant communications, the dynamics of their social networks, and hormone expression patterns, the scientist hopes to help better understand what the animals need not only to survive but to thrive, so we can insure their future as a species.
Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.
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Contents: Unearthing elephant secrets -- Slippery beginnings -- Call of the wild -- Living large. Elephant species -- Sensitive souls -- Science on the savannah -- The herds at Etosha. Wild bulls -- Fancy footwork -- School days -- Settling into camp -- Ears to the ground -- Donna the scholar. Lab elephant -- Caller IDs -- The trail ahead : bull societies -- Season's end -- Elephants in peril -- Adopt an elephant -- Explorations -- Pachyderm terms.