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Greenlit: My Wild Affair, Discovery Networks International / PBS

My Wild Affair (4 x 60′) –  Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions.

  • The Elephant Who Found a Mom – The intense bond between Aisha, a baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent, reaches a crisis point when Daphne leaves Aisha with a babysitter for a few days to attend her daughter’s wedding. Aisha refuses to eat, leading to her death. Heartbroken, Daphne uses the lessons learned from Aisha’s short life to help her save more than 150 orphans over the next 40 years.
  • The Ape Who Went to College – This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”
  • The Rhino Who Joined the Family – Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate.
  • The Seal Who Came Home – Witness the true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sacrifice his wildness.

Channel: Discovery Networks International / PBS

Producer: Blink Films / Newroad Media

TX: 16th July 2014

SourcePBS press release


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