George Dante, Taxidermist Behind the Fake Tusks

George Dante, of Wildlife Preservations and maestro taxidermist, recently gave this wonderful interview to New Hampshire Public Radio on the challenges of making fake elephant tusks to track illegal wildlife traffickers.

Baby Elephants Protecting Me

Here is my all-time favorite out-take from our work on Warlords of Ivory. Here orphaned baby elephants walk me into a gathering of adult, wild elephants, a potentially dangerous experience. My thanks to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for hosting me and my team.

Talking Ivory Crime on FRESH AIR w Terry Gross

The slaughter of African elephants is a wildlife story. But it’s also a crime story. –Terry Gross

I’ve gotten huge response to my NPR interview with Terry Gross this week. Terry got straight to the heart of the matter, bringing an important, fresh perspective to this issue.