The Secret Life of Elephants Reviews


Save the Elephants

Date Published

BBC One, 9pm

Here’s one for folk who enjoy watching elephants mucking around in the sunshine with thoroughly nice people looking out for their welfare. Save the Elephants is an African charity led by Iain Douglas-Hamilton and his daughter Saba, which helps humans and elephants to co-exist. The ingenuity of the organisation knows no bounds. What to do, for example, if a 50-year-old bull elephant crashes through fences and eats the villagers’ subsistence crops? Aha. You build a fence made up of beehives connected by rope. When the elephants hit the rope, the bees swarm and the elephants retreat. Clever or what? And don’t miss the baby elephant by the riverbed trying to play with the birds.

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