As I approach my four-year anniversary at Zoo Atlanta, there are some novelties that have never worn off. On any given day, I can walk outside my office and see one or both of our African elephants, Kelly and Tara. I’m always amazed by their sheer size – these are earth’s largest living land mammals.
Moderated by Rick Badie
Today’s topic: Elephant conservation, a campaign with at least one local connection via Zoo Atlanta. Our city’s zoological institution has joined a herd that wants to stop both the sale and purchase of ivory as well as the potential extinction of African elephants. Officials from Zoo Atlanta and the Wildlife Conservation Society discuss the “96 Elephants” initiative.
Awareness and education helps elephants
By Raymond B. King