Elephant Family and MeElephant Family and Me

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. African elephants are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, killing more people than lions or any other predator. But Gordon believes that elephants become dangerous only because of our actions towards them. He wants to see if it's possible to gain the trust of these majestic giants. In this series, Gordon follows the struggles of first-time mother Wendi and her spoilt new baby, Wiva. 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.

Elephant Family and MeElephant Family and Me 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. Wendy is a teenage elephant mother, struggling to raise her first baby Wiva.

Filming them is tough - elephants are one of the most dangerous animals on earth thanks to years of human persecution. With the help of local expert Benjamin Kyalo, Gordon manages to get spectacularly close to the elephants on foot. And he witnesses at first hand the dangers baby Wiva faces growing up in the African bush.  Elephant Family and Me Elephant Family and Me

In this two-part series, Gordon follows the struggles of first- time mother Wendi and her new baby, Wiva. 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.

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