Marooned on a mountain

In the cool mountain conditions, giant heathers form a dense carpet over the hillsides of the Aberdares, food for Africa’s highest resident elephants including one of the biggest tuskers in the world. Unlike most herbivores, elephants can process almost any plant they find, including tough heather bushes. A century ago, elephants migrated freely between the Aberdares and Mount Kenya, but as the human population has increased locally, the herd has become marooned in its upland enclave, with nowhere to go.

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ProducerPhil Chapman
Executive ProducerMichael Gunton

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