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Elephant Diaries

Season 2 2008

  • 2008-01-07T07:00:00+02:00 on BBC One
  • 60 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary

Wildlife series about orphaned elephants at the David Shelrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.

5 episodes

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2008-01-07T07:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Lualeni, a grief-stricken orphan who watched her mother die, is given a surprise by Emily, the old matriarch of the herd. Jonathan is reunited with Wendi, once the leader of the baby elephant orphans, who is now a four-year-old with an identity crisis.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2008-01-09T07:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

The keepers pull out all the stops to give newly-rescued blind baby Ndololo a second chance in life. In Tsavo, Jonathan follows the attempts to pull Wendi out of her deepening identity crisis and give her a new role in the herd. In Nairobi, Michaela joins a game of football, between the keepers and the herd of orphaned elephants.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2008-01-11T07:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

A new baby orphan has been rescued in Tsavo, but needs to be flown to Nairobi if it is to survive. Michaela follows the extraordinary intense bond that has developed between the orphan herd's mini-matriarch Lualeni and the youngest orphan, Makena. Jonathan is on bush control in Tsavo to see what is being done to prevent poaching.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2008-01-14T07:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Jonathan Scott is in Tsavo, where one of the older orphans, Mweiga, is struggling with debilitating painful joints and a possible heart condition. At the Nairobi nursery, mini-matriarch Lualeni leaves her beloved Makena and joins the older orphans at the Ithumba release site.

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2008-01-18T07:00:00+02:00 — 60 mins

Little orphan Makena wakes to find her beloved Lualeni has gone. In Tsavo, Jonathan Scott joins the two new arrivals from the nursery. A newly-rescued tiny orphan baby is found next to his mother's body. Vulnerable and alone, everyone hopes Shimba's story will have a happy ending.