As big as a bus, weighing up to 11 tons, elephants have fascinated us for centuries, but only recently have scientists been able to observe their innermost workings as individuals, families, and herds. This enlightening book – companion to the highly anticipated televisions series from National Geographic – takes us to the few places in the world where elephants roam. Filled with glorious photography and groundbreaking narratives of current science, these pages capture the life and behaviour of these iconic creatures as never before seen. We also meet the researchers and conservationists dedicating their time and risking their lives to understand and protect the world's two species, African and Asian, as they share new insights into elephant culture. Combining authoritative, cutting-edge knowledge with world-class photography, Secrets of the Elephants reveals behaviour never before witnessed-and sounds a clarion call to honour and protect these magnificent animals.
Paula Kahumbu is an award-winning Kenyan conservationist, CEO of Kenya's WildlifeDirect (formerly the Africa Conservation Fund), leader of Kenya's Hands Off Our Elephants Campaign, and winner of the National Geographic Buffett Award for conservation leadership in Africa. She is the co-author of two children's books on African animals. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
Claudia Geib is a science journalist based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.