Born in the Wild

About the Show

Elephants thrive in the predator-ridden savannah thanks to their extreme size and remarkable reproductive biology. They invest huge amounts of time and energy in each individual newborn, raising their young in a protective family herd led by a matriarch. Find out how females select the strongest mates, learn why elephants have the longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom, how they safely deliver a 100kg baby, and witness the remarkable first steps of a newborn calf. Part 1 of 4.