New Mammalwatching Podcast Episode: Charles Foley

I’ve been begging Charles Foley to be the “guest” on our podcast since the day we started. He finally gave in and I spent a very enjoyable hour talking with him over Zoom, and over a beer.

Charles discussed his life spent working with Elephants in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park together with his wife Lara. Their research has made significant contributions to our understanding of Elephants, including the long-term impact that poaching can have when it kills all of the older animals in a family. Elephants do indeed have long memories, and so remembering where water can be found might be critical to a family’s survival during drought.

Not surprisingly Charles has a ton of stories and life lessons to share, including why it is a good idea to check the tyres on the truck if you plan to propose at sunset in the African bush. And – if you do forget – why it might be a good idea to check only after your partner says ‘yes’.

You can stream the podcast above, or download it from your favorite platform.

Here is the YouTube trailer.


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