Co-Presentation with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Revolutionary new research reveals what it is like to be an elephant. As scientists struggle to count Africa’s elephants, they discover intriguing new behavior. In order to survive their current crisis, the elephants are learning. We are discovering that elephants must be considered one of the most clever and complex creatures on the planet. They have self- awareness, can co-operate and pass on information, and adapt to solve problems in ways we never knew


Panel Discussion: Bryan Amaral (Senior Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and board of directors of the Elephant Managers Association); Nicole Edmison (Collections Mammalogist at the National Museum of Natural History); Shifra Goldenberg (Behavioral Ecologist with Save the Elephants, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Colorado State University); Peter Leimgruber (Head of the Conservation Ecology Center of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute), Josh Plotnik (Subject and founder of Think Elephants International)


ALERT!  Due to the popularity of this venue, please plan to arrive at least 1 Hour Early in order to clear security and get to your seat in the theater.

Mind of a Giant

2016 NL 50 min
Festival Year: 2018
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion
Topic: Wildlife