Coming of Age with Elephants: A Memoir by Joyce Poole

October 8th, 2011 | Posted in Books

Poole is an animal behaviorist who has devoted her life to the study of the African elephant. Her intensive involvement with these majestic creatures revealed that they are self-aware, startlingly empathic beings, experience musth, and communicate in low-level vibrations that humans cannot hear. Those discoveries are fascinating, and Poole’s accounts of her adventures with the elephants are spellbinding; but there’s a dark side to this story…