This special Field Talk will take you into the wild for a discussion of elephant conservation efforts. We welcome Dr. Kate Evans from Elephants for Africa, one of the Zoo’s most important conservation partners, to Baltimore for the next Field Talk. She will speak at the new elephant exhibit about the human-elephant conflict in Africa and the complicated and dire conservation needs of Africa’s graceful giants. Please join us to talk about elephants with the Zoo’s elephants!

Gates open at 6:30pm, talk begins promptly at 7:00.


  • Member: $9 per person
  • Non-member: $19 per person

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Additional donations on event night are encouraged to support the Maryland Zoo’s involvement in elephant conservation projects.

More about featured speaker, Dr. Kate Evans:

With a lifelong passion for elephants, coupled with an inquisitive nature, Kate followed her childhood dream to work with and understand the great elephant. Kate has over 18 years of experience as a field biologist in Southern Africa. She completed a BSc in Zoology and a Masters degree on the parasitology of a pride of lions in the Okavango Delta at Swansea University. In 2002, she set up a long-term research project on elephants in northern Botswana with the support of Randall Moore, the Botswana Government and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, which was the basis of her Ph.D. on adolescent male elephant behavior. Kate is a research associate of the University of Bristol, and a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group, the Elephant Specialist Advisory Group, the South African Wildlife Management Association, and the Zoological Society of Southern Africa.