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What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina

Animals have deeply fascinated the writer Carl Safina since he was a little kid, and he’s always wondered what animals do and why they do it. More than anything, Safina wants to know what it’s like inside other animals’ minds and in their day to day lives. To try to find out, he traveled to Yellowstone to observe wolf packs, visited elephants in Africa, tracked orcas in Vancouver, and just hung out with his dog at home. Safina joins us Wednesday to offer his insight into what animals think and feel. [Rebroadcast]

Carl Safina is the founding president of the Safina Center at Stony Brook University, where he also co-chairs the University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. He’s the author of seven books, most recently, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel [Amazon|Indiebound].