Owen Parker: Savannah Gold Rush by Chris Bellenot, Arthur Pendragon

An exciting fictional adventure. On his quest to save wildlife, Owen risks his own existence, all the way from the escarpments of the Swiss Alps to the devious meanders of the streets of Dar es Salaam. Savannah Gold is the second book in a series a following the Rhino Connection. Portion of proceeds go to […]

Through the Eyes of Ernest: A Memoir to Honor Elephants by D. Mcfee

Born in captivity, Ernest has no idea about life in the wild, where close-knit families of elephants live as long as humans—presuming humans let them. His first elephant friend, wild born Frankie, tells Ernest all about the pleasures of living wild, and the family he misses so much. (proceeds go to elephant welfare and conservation)

Eyewitness: Elephant by Ian Redmond

A vivid introduction to the elephant, in the colorful Eyewitness visual style. With plenty of background on the natural history of the elephant, including description of its behavior and social habits.  Great for children too.

The Astonishing Elephant by Shana Alexander

Elephant is an unabashed celebration of these mysterious creatures, whose closest living relatives are the dugong and the hyrax. “They have,” Alexander writes, “essential nobility, grace, serenity, sagacity, loyalty and playfulness, a simple goodness, a lack of animosity–unless provoked.”

Elephants on the Edge by G.A. Bradshaw

This thoughtful book by animal trauma specialist Bradshaw draws analogies between human and animal culture to illustrate the profound breakdown occurring in elephant societies.

Coming of Age with Elephants: A Memoir by Joyce Poole

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 […]

Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family by Cynthia Moss

Amboseli National Park, near Mt. Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya, is home ground to some 600 elephants; this herd has been relatively free from human interference and was a major focus for field study. Moss follows one extended family through 13 years of good times and bad times, observing details of their daily lives; mating, migration, […]

The Pope’s Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini

In early 16th century Rome, among the Pope’s great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope’s Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno’s powerful effect on the […]

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

It’s the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world. He introduces us to Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; to August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus’s animal trainer); […]