Elephant Scientist author, Caitlin O’Connell, talks about elephant families at TEDYouth Conference
Written by Caitlin O’Connell:
Given the current elephant poaching crisis in Africa, this is a time when elephants are most in need of our understanding and appreciation.
When I was invited to give a talk for TEDYouth to middle school and high school students in New Orleans, I decided to approach the next generation of elephant enthusiasts and conservationists by focusing on the fact that elephants live very similar social lives to our own.
By personalizing elephants, I hope that we might feel closer to them, and perhaps that feeling will lead to better protection for them in the wild, either directly or indirectly.
Once you’ve seen the video, check out the TedEd Learning Module for more information and discussion about these amazing animals!
by Amy Cherrix
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