meeting : "Studying Elephant Intelligence and Conversation Education"
talk by Joshua Plotnik
Dr. Joshua Plotnik will talk about his work on the intelligence of
elephants, including his studies on whether or not elephants recognize
themselves in a mirror, how and when they cooperate, and how and when
they use vision, sound and smell to navigate their environments. He
will also discuss his work on conservation education in Thailand and
the U.S., and his current interests in applying the study of elephant
behavior to conservation practice.
Dr. Plotnik is the Founder and CEO of Think Elephants International
(USA). A lecturer in
conservation biology at Mahidol University, he heads the research at
the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (Thailand), and is also a
Researcher in the Comparative Cognition laboratory at the University of
The text in the link is not the
abstract of the talk given by Joshua Plotnik for the INTG but an
article published in Planetwildlife Magazine on the same topic. The
complete version of the article, with pictures, is accessible at:
We thank Planetwildlife for the permission to reproduce the article.
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