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Elephant Family and Me

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Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before to a wild elephant family.

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African elephants are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, killing more people than lions or any other predator. Gordon believes that elephants become dangerous only because of our actions towards them. Now he wants to see if it’spossible to gain the trust of these majestic giants and live in harmony with them.

In the most dramatic Family & Me series yet, Gordon follows the epic survival struggle of first-time mother Wendi and her spoilt new baby, Wiva, in a free-living herd. He walks with some of the largest tusked elephants on Earth and sees what it takes for an elephant family to survive in today’s Africa. This is the astonishing story of Earth’s largest land animal, closer than we’ve ever been before.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday September 26 at 1:30pm

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 1 | Series 1

Gordon Buchanan tries to gain the trust of a herd of elephants in the wilds of Kenya to film this uniquely intimate portrait of their family life.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday September 27 at 1:20pm

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 2 | Series 1

Gordon returns to Kenya to follow a baby elephant and her family in the height of the dry season. He follows them through the African bush, experiencing the challenges they face in…

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday September 29 at 2:30pm

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 1 | Series 1

Gordon Buchanan tries to gain the trust of a herd of elephants in the wilds of Kenya to film this uniquely intimate portrait of their family life.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday September 29 at 3:30pm

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 2 | Series 1

Gordon returns to Kenya to follow a baby elephant and her family in the height of the dry season. He follows them through the African bush, experiencing the challenges they face in…

Episode 1, Series 1

Monday September 30 at 12:20am

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 1 | Series 1

Gordon Buchanan tries to gain the trust of a herd of elephants in the wilds of Kenya to film this uniquely intimate portrait of their family life.

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday September 30 at 1:20am

Elephant Family & Me

Episode 2 | Series 1

Gordon returns to Kenya to follow a baby elephant and her family in the height of the dry season. He follows them through the African bush, experiencing the challenges they face in…

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