The Social Life of Elephants

For more than 20 years, Caitlin O’Connell has traveled to Etosha National Park in Namibia to study the family dynamics of elephants. This hour, we’ll talk with her about how the animals communicate with one another – and about behavioral traits they share with humans – which she writes about in Elephant Don: The Politics of a Pachyderm Posse (University of Chicago Press).