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Borneo's Pygmy Elephants (As seen on Discover HD)


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  • Actors: Narrated
  • Directors: Joe Kennedy
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Razor Digital Etnertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0027VD3OU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,048 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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For many years Borneo s diminutive pygmy forest elephants were believed to be a feral population derived from domesticated imported Asian elephants. Now DNA testing has confirmed they are a unique subspecies, who ve lived on Borneo for at least 300,000 years.

This story tells of tells the story of a forest guide, Bert Dausip, who observes and befriends the elephants. His daily expeditions deep into the jungle reward him with some of the most intimate and close up encounters with forest elephants ever filmed. The film culminates in his successful mission to save them from poachers, and have their forest home protected. Following Bert we witness some incredible footage revealing the most intimate secrets of elephant family life.

Bert discovers Fig, a one year old Pygmy Elephant, and his elephant family living in the forests alongside the Kinabatangan River, in north-eastern Sabah. Occasionally these animals are seen bathing in the river a magnificent sight where 50 elephants come together for a spectacular water show. Adults, juveniles and infants all spraying water, rolling in mud, and socialising. Most often the elephants move about in smaller family groups in the forest.

In befriending these elephants Bert has discovered something amazing: Pygmy elephants are far gentler than anyone could have ever imagined. He can regularly approach them within just a few meters. They aren t the aggressive killers that people think they are. Even females with newborns accept his presence.

Getting so close to the elephants means that Bert has been able to get to know them and observe these secretive animals close up. What he has seen, and what this film will show is very special indeed.

No expert who studies forest elephants in Asia or Africa has ever gotten this close to their subjects, but Bert can. He is probably the only person in the world who can track down observe forest elephants in their wild forest home on a daily basis. This in itself is a spectacular accomplishment, but little did Bert know that once he collected the DNA samples for science his familiarity with the pygmy elephants would become crucial to an action plan to save these remarkable animals and their habitat.

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Awards: International Wildlife Film Festival 2007, Montana, Best Human-Wildlife Interaction Wildlife Asia Festival, Singapore, The Echidna Award - Best Conservation/VNR/News News & Documentary Emmy Awards, New York, USA, Finalist in Writing News & Documentary Emmy Awards, New York, USA, Finalist in Sound & Music --International Wildlife Film Festival

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By Gina on May 10, 2013
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I am so glad I purchases this DVD. I have heard so much about pygmy elephants that I had a
very different picture in my head about them.. I thought they would be little bitty elephants. Wrong. What a wonderful story. There is a young man who is the nain character and he was raised in Borneo. He took the job of looking for these animals. Found them
and went on to learn all about them and they also took to him. A wonderful story for all ages. I will be watching it again and again. Thanks Amazon for a great DVD on Elephants.
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By W. Lowe on April 7, 2013
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A must see for anyone interested in saving elephants and environmental conservation.
All attempts at saving our natural resources should be seen and recognized as a family
matter. You will appreciated hose dedicated individuals who serve not only their country
but the whole planet as well. Good purchase.
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By kelly Herbrechter on December 14, 2011
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If we all just took a minute to stop and think about the animals we would have abetter understanding of them and how fragile thier exsitence is. After watching this it inspired me to adopt a pigmy elephant through the wwf. Once they are gone , they are gone, but we live on .
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By Whd on September 19, 2014
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