How Humans Are Reshaping Elephant Evolution

From PBS Terra.

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In our first episode of Human Footprint, host and evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton uncovers the impact of hunting on elephant genetics. From Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park to the scars left on the elephant population, Shane’s research is revealing how our actions can change the course of evolution itself.

Human Footprint is a show that delves into the impact of humans on the planet. Join Shane as he travels from farms to restaurants, from high-tech labs to street markets, and from forests to cities to uncover the consequences of our unique history. Are you ready to explore our past, present, and future as a species?