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The Elephants of Africa (#1504)

In Kenya's Amboseli National Park, the most-studied and well-known elephants in the world thrive in their protected savanna. Cynthia Moss has researched these elephants for years and has grown to know each individual in a number of elephant families. In her research, Moss has gained an interest in the forgotten elephants of Africa, a diverse group of elephants that have learned to adapt to a variety of unlikely surroundings. From the deserts of Namibia's Skeleton Coast, to the deep rainforests of the Congo River and the beaches of the Atlantic, these elephants have proven their tremendous ability to adapt and recover from devastating poaching. In this episode of " Nature," Moss documents the heartache and triumphs of these elephants and discovers an undying hopefulness for their future. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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