Return to the wild

May 15, 2018

7pm ELEPHANT FAMILY & ME - Documentary - Gordon Buchanan tries to gain the trust of a herd of elephants in the wilds of Kenya to film this uniquely intimate portrait of their family life.

Gordon Buchanan returns to Kenya to follow baby elephant Wiva and her family in the height of the dry season.

The birth of a new baby, Gawa, prompts an extraordinary celebration. But will Wiva be left out in the cold now that there is a new baby in town? Gordon follows the family through the African bush, experiencing the challenges they face in their fight for survival. 

8pm NATUREDocumentary  

FOREST OF THE LYNX – The regeneration and transformation of the unmanaged forests of the Kalkalpen National Park in Austria, the largest wilderness area in the Alps.

 

Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park, nestled between two great mountain ranges, is the largest track of wilderness in the Alps, but it wasn’t always that way. The park was once the site of major logging and mining operations, but those activities ceased more than two decades ago. Abandoned and unmanaged by man, the Kalkalpen’s forests may look like they are under siege from the extreme mountain weather that impacts its landscape in the form of floods and landslides. But it is just part of the process of how the park is reverting back to its natural and primeval state. One of the symbols of this return to the wild is the reappearance of the lynx after a 150 year absence from these woods. 

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