Battle for the Elephants

Battle for the Elephants

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:00pm

Two young elephants greet each other at dusk in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.

Credit: Courtesy of J.J. Kelley

Join National Geographic to uncover the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant, with its highly evolved society, keen intelligence, ability to communicate across vast distances and to love, remember and even to mourn, is far more complex than ever imagined. More revelations are sure to follow, but only if the outspoken and courageous crime investigators and conservationists showcased in this program prevail. Battle for the Elephants airs Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011). 

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