Echo - An Unforgettable Elephant

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Natural World, 2010-2011 Episode 2 of 14

Duration: 59 minutes

A celebration of the life and legacy of Echo, the world's most famous elephant, who was born in 1945 and died in 2009, and who Natural World followed for the last 20 years of her life.

The timing of Echo's death could not be worse. The wise old matriarch had guided her family for half a century but the cruellest drought in living memory devastated her home under the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Will her 38-strong band of relatives and descendants overcome the loss of their leader, hunger and poachers to survive?

  • Echo in her prime leading her family across the Amboseli plains.

    Echo in her prime leading her family across the Amboseli plains.

  • Echo watches over baby Ely with his crippled legs.

    Echo watches over baby Ely with his crippled legs.

  • Cynthia Moss

    Cynthia Moss

    Cynthia has studied the elephants of Amboselie for 40 years.

  • The Amboseli team

    The Amboseli team

    The Amboseli Trust for Elephants Team - Cynthia, Soila, Nora and Katito.

  • Wildlife Finder

    Wildlife Finder

    Explore the BBC nature archive and discover more about the animals featured in this programme.

    BBC Wildlife Finder

Credits

Presenter
Martyn Colbeck
Producer
Mike Birkhead

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