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The Elephants of Tsavo: Love & Betrayal  (1990)

Heartbeat and soul of Tsavo

A deeply moving, highly personal account of the plight of elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park from the 1950s to 1990. A former park ranger himself, award winning wildlife film maker and leading conservationist Simon Trevor provides a thought-provoking insight into the protection of these intelligent and social creatures.

Stunning aerial shots of large elephant herds combine with evocative scenes of drought and poaching, as the history of Tsavo’s elephants over the previous 40 years is discussed. Heartwarming footage of a now fully grown elephant orphan, mothering several juveniles who lost their parents to the ivory trade, offers a fascinating glimpse into elephant’s social psychology.

Beautifully filmed The Elephants of Tsavo: Love & Betrayal is an intriguing portrayal of an emotive and ongoing conservation struggle.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: ITN Source
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 430 4480

Film credits

Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner
Executive Producer: Graham Creelman
Film Editor: Ramon Burrows
Music Composer: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Photography: Simon Trevor
Producer: Simon Trevor
Production Manager: Alan Bray
Production Organisation: Survival Anglia Limited
Tracking bandits
Tracking bandits
Elephants of Tsavo
Elephants of Tsavo
Statement against trading in ivory
Statement against trading in ivory
Heartbeat and soul of Tsavo
Heartbeat and soul of Tsavo