‘Secrets Of The Elephants’ comes to National Geographic on Earth Day. Image: supplied.

Earth Day: ‘Secrets of the Elephants’ trailer, release date and more

‘Secrets Of The Elephants’ – a series looking into the complex emotions of elephants will release on Earth Day.


‘Secrets Of The Elephants’ comes to National Geographic on Earth Day. Image: supplied.

The Secrets Of franchise will be returning with its’s latest installment titled Secrets of the Elephants on Earth Day — 22 April.

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The award-winning natural history franchise Secrets Of returns this Earth Day (22 April) with its next installment, Secrets Of The Elephants. The show will premiere on Disney+ and across Africa on National Geographic Wild – DStv chnnel 182 and StarSat channel 221.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron, Secrets Of The Elephants travels the world. From the Savannahs of Africa to the urban landscapes of Asia in order to discover the strategic thinking, complex emotions and sophisticated language of elephants, shaping a unique and dynamic culture.

The series is narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and features renowned National Geographic Explorer and elephant expert Dr. Paula Kahumbu.

Elephants have long been a source of wonder and mystery with their rich emotional lives and almost supernatural ways of navigating the world. In Secrets Of The Elephants, viewers can expect to see different families of elephants ― desert elephants, forest elephants, Asian elephants and African savannah elephants. Each with their own specific set of cultural behaviours passed between them, has an incredible story of intelligence, grace and survival to tell.

They are powerful, loving and wise but only now are we starting to unlock the deepest secrets of the elephants. Their strategic thinking, complex emotions and sophisticated language has created a unique and dynamic culture making them more like us than we ever thought possible.

‘Secrets Of The Elephants’ comes to National Geographic on Earth Day. Image: supplied.

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The four-episode seriesexplores the courage, tenacity and complexities of elephant life in these unique contexts. The series premieres on Disney+ on Earth Day, as well as in a special back-to-back broadcast on National Geographic Wild from 18:45 – 22:00 (CAT).

The four episodes – Desert, Savanna, Asia and Rainforest – will take families on a journey across the globe, providing insight into the fascinating creatures like never before. Take a look at the trailer…

Several National Geographic explorers including Dr Paula Kahumbu (winner of the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year 2021), Sandy Oduor, Shane Campbell-Staton, Dominique Gonçalves and others, collaborated on the research behind the production to uncover new dimensions of elephants’ remarkable lives.

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