There have been a number of instances in the news in recent months of humans behaving badly around wild animals, especially elephants. Unfortunately for the humans, their transgressions are captured on video for the rest of us to shake our heads at in disbelief. But in human-elephant interaction, do you know how to get it right?
- Do you know the six basic rules for watching elephants safely?
- How well do you understand elephant behaviour?
- What signs should you look for to determine when an elephant is uncomfortable with your presence – before it’s too late?
To find out the answers to these questions, read the article How to stay safe when watching elephants, which I wrote for Wild magazine. Then go out and enjoy a safe, peaceful interaction with these amazing animals.
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