"After Echo" The Queen Elephant of Amboseli

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Oct 13th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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"After Echo" The Queen Elephant of Amboseli

Sunday, October 16th, on PBS's Nature, at 8pm... an update since Echo's passing in May 2009. It's marked "new" though I'm sure there will be some old footage.

Mark your calendar to watch or set the VCR/DVR.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Thanks Sandi. What a brilliant matriarch she was and I'll be raising a tipple to her memory. The legacy she has left will remain through all her offspring and her memory remains implanted in them.
I await the screening in the UK.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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I'm in Australia and I remember Echo and enjoyed the series.
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Oct 14th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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Seems they (TV, print media, other) take turns as to who gets what first.

"No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" on HBO made it to the UK first before Stateside.

The book/movie series of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" appeared in Europe before the States.

Beats me where OZ fits in, but eventually I'm sure.

Just watch your TV listings.
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Oct 14th, 2010, 09:53 AM
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I'll be watching.

Thanks for the heads up sandi !
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Oct 18th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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I cried for an hours.

Lots of stock footage with Cynthia, her photographer and the gals from the Elephant Conservation... about Echo's babies, especially Ely with the bad legs, who had also been speared by a Masai, now a big bull who had actually gone off with other bulls for quite a number of years, not to return till recently (after Echo had died)... tears!

The antics of many in the herd over the years, especially funny when they were babies... laughter and tears!

Ella and Edina, one of whom died (don't recall which one)... tears!

How the family split apart after Echos passing, but even during the past 3/years of drought, survive... more tears!

A note Cynthia pulled out of Echos carcas (still on the plains) that a visitor left inside... even more tears!

Echo was already 27/yrs old when Cynthia first met her. Echo was 65/yrs when she died in May 2009. And tears are rolling down my cheeks as I write. If you didn't get to watch or it hasn't come your way... look for it and enjoy (a good cry)!
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Oct 18th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Was very touching....thanks for the heads-up, we saw it last night. Time to book an Amboseli trip now...
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Oct 18th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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I saw it last night as well. Very moving...
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Oct 18th, 2010, 03:24 PM
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I had to turn to another station. Too sad. This is why I love elephants. Amost as interesting as humans.
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Oct 18th, 2010, 10:02 PM
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For anyone on the west coast particularly the Pacific Northwest, PBS is running this again Tuesday, Oct 19 at various times thru the day.
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This show was amazing! It made me realize many things about elephants and later how horrific circuses are for elephants.

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