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Big Boy : an elephant's story

Author: Paul Henning; Sharon Van Wyk; Painted Earth Productions.
Publisher: London : TVF International, 2011.
Series: VAST: Academic Video Online
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Zambia's beautiful Lower Zambezi Valley is the setting for the story of Big Boy, an elephant whose intelligence and gentleness moved all those around him. With impressive ivory and an incredibly inquisitive nature, this iconic elephant embodied the spirit of wild Africa and captured the hearts of safari operators Boet and Chris Liebenberg, who spent years living alongside Big Boy in their camp on the banks of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Henning; Sharon Van Wyk; Painted Earth Productions.
OCLC Number: 867554352
Language Note: This edition in English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 9, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (42 min.).
Series Title: VAST: Academic Video Online
Responsibility: written and directed by Paul Henning and Sharon van Wyk ; produced by Painted Earth Productions.

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Zambia's beautiful Lower Zambezi Valley is the setting for the story of Big Boy, an elephant whose intelligence and gentleness moved all those around him. With impressive ivory and an incredibly inquisitive nature, this iconic elephant embodied the spirit of wild Africa and captured the hearts of safari operators Boet and Chris Liebenberg, who spent years living alongside Big Boy in their camp on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. Big Boy spent his time watching his human friends and learning from them, quietly observing the comings and goings of these strange creatures, until one tragic day, when the greed of humankind and the lust for ivory changed everything ... Big Boy: An Elephant's Story is a touching tale of triumph over adversity, a story of courage in the face of danger and how one elephant changed the lives of all who live in one of Africa's last great wilderness areas. His tragic death at the hands of poachers inspired a pioneering conservation project which has helped to eradicate the scourge ivory poaching in the region and has helped the humans and animals living in the beautiful Lower Zambezi Valley to live together in harmony. The incredible scenery of the location, the magnificent animals which call it home and the need to conserve and protect Africa's beautiful wild places are captured in this moving documentary.

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