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Echo: An Elephant to Remember 

Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, was most studied elephant in the world, the subject of several books and documentaries, including ... See full summary »

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Mike Birkhead

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Episode credited cast:
Martyn Colbeck ... Himself
Chris Morgan ... Himself / Narrator
Cynthia Moss ... Herself
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Echo, the remarkable matriarch of a family of elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, was most studied elephant in the world, the subject of several books and documentaries, including two NATURE films. For nearly four decades, elephant expert Cynthia Moss, and award-winning filmmaker Martyn Colbeck were on hand to record the trials and triumphs of Echo and her family, documenting the intense loyalties and deep caring that are so fundamental to all elephants, creating a moving record of a life we all can share. Echo died of natural causes at the age of 65 in May of 2009, leaving the family she had cared for and guided for so long to face the worst drought ever recorded in Amboseli on their own. It was a final test of the years of Echo's leadership. Had she taught them all they would need to survive without her? Could her wisdom continue to provide for them even after her death? With rich archival footage and warm recollections, Moss and Colbeck share their memories of Echo and her... Written by Peter D

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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