Nat Geo aired a compelling investigative report Explorer: Warlords of Ivory which exposes the disturbing world of ivory hunters. Veteran investigative reporter Bryan Christy tracks illegal ivory traders. Christy was actually arrested himself while investigating this story when he was shipping fake tusks through Tanzania’s borders.
Christy’s tale is haunting at times and is absolutely disturbing but the necessity seems obvious. Hunters are using this to fund things up to and including terrorism and it’s not just an animal problem. The rangers tasked with protecting the elephants are forced to carry semi-automatic weapons, their jobs are that dangerous. Check your cable provider’s On Demand choices for Nat Geo to watch this important report.
On Thursday at 9PM Eastern Time a wonderful show called Elephant Queen shows a herd lead by it’s matriarch as they try to navigate an abnormally dry summer in the Kalahari desert. You’ll watch as they plot and plan their survival despite the geography’s shortcomings.
So learn more about the human dangers facing these majestic animals with Explorer: Warlords of Ivory and then watch how incredible and huge these beautiful animals are on Destination Wild: Elephant Queen!