Join the non-profit For Elephants, Inc. & Dr. Kari Morfeld on a journey to improve the lives of elephants and empower people to do their part. Each week we have conversations about elephants, science, life as an elephant biologist, business of running a non-profit, and lots of other good stuff as we work together as a global community for elephants.
Episode 11 | Elephant Foot Care with Rebecca Wyatt
Welcome to a conversation with elephant care professional, Rebecca Wyatt! Becca shares her path to working with elephant and then answers all of my questions about elephant foot care.
Episode 10| An interview with the "For Elephants" graduate students- Katie Campbell, Chelsi Marolf, & Lindy Gates
How do you actually work for elephant research and conservation? Today we're interviewing Dr. Morfeld's graduate students! You'll hear the inspiring journeys of about how they said "yes" to a career path that was not clearly defined, their research studies on elephants, advice on how to get into this field, what they learned in Africa. Dr. Morfeld also discusses why she set out on the mission to start the For Elephants graduate program in Nebraska.
Episode 9 | Pregnancy in Elephants
Dr. Morfeld discusses 5 facts about pregnancy in elephants, as well as what For Elephants is doing to study elephant pregnancy and reproduction.
Episode 8 | How do you tell if an elephant is fat?
For Elephants is always on a mission to contribute to scientific knowledge AND practical approaches to best care for elephants. Dr. Morfeld shares some of her initial research on elephant body condition (obesity)- the why, how, and results. Tip: next time you see an elephant (in person, photo, etc.) you want to see a backbone.
Episode 7 | Dr. Kari Morfeld's Vision for Elephants in Zoos
What's the next step for caring for elephants in Zoos? What leaps do we need to take? How can wild elephants guide our management decisions?
Episode 6 | Building Community with "The Elephant Managers Association" by passion and A Bit of Crazy
Dr. Morfeld invites the Elephant Managers Association (EMA) to talk about what they do for elephants and how you can get involved. This conversation with Adam Felts, Tripp Gorman, and Mike McClure talks about the EMA journey, challenges and successes. Learn what is on their wish list-it's pretty cool and would be really helpful for elephant conservation efforts.