Conservation Forum: Dr. Raman Sukumar, The Story of Asia’s Elephants
Presented in partnership with Houston Zoo
The relationship between elephants and people in Asia over thousands of years is a unique one. The story of the Asian elephant begins with a brief account of the ancient origins of the creature and its possible relationship with early humans. Join Asia Society Texas Center and the Houston Zoo as Dr. Raman Sukumar discusses the history of the Asian Elephant and his new book: The Story of Asia’s Elephants.
Enjoy free admission to the Sarofim Gallery now showing Universe Is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yusaku, open until the start of the program for registered ticket holders.
About the Author
Dr. Raman Sukumar is Professor of Ecology at the Indian Institute of Science and honorary director of the Asian Elephant Research and Conservation Centre in Bangalore, India. As a child, his grandmother used to call him vanavasi (the Tamil word for "forest dweller"). Dr. Sukumar studied botany at university, where he made the decision to become a conservation scientist. His experience studying elephants in the wild for over 35 years, as well as writing three books and over fifty scholarly publications in the area of biology, makes him one of today’s leading authorities on Asian elephants.