Echo And The Elephants Of Amboseli

ANIMAL PLANET – Tuesdays from 19 May, 9.30pm

Echo and the Elephants of Amboseli is the incredible story of a mother’s journey to keep her family alive. Echo is a wise elephant matriarch in her sixties and lives in Southern Kenya alongside fifteen hundred other wild African elephants. As oldest female and head of the family, Echo must guide four generations of her relatives through the cruel famine that follows the failure of the latest rains. She must protect them from lions and keep them away from the growing conflict with angry Maasai farmers. Observing her as they have done for the past four decades are American scientist, Cynthia Moss and her team from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants who watch Echo as she leads her family out of harm’s way. As the months pass, she must prevent her family from splitting under pressure, and finally bring new babies into the world while attempting to prepare them for the best chance of survival.