A Natural History of the African Elephant

View the first part of the Battle for Elephants National Geographic educational series: A Natural History of the African Elephant.

A natural history of the african elephant

Here are some discussion questions from the National Geographic website:

1. Soila Sayialel, the naturalist in the video, describes elephants’ outstanding memory. What role do students think elephants’ memories may play in their survival?

2. In what ways do students think elephant communities are similar to and different from human families?

3. How do students think poaching—the illegal harvesting of elephant tusks—affects the remaining elephants in a family? How do they think poaching might impact the ultimate survival of the community?