Wildest Middle East
NATURE & WILDLIFE
borneo's pygmy elephants
Borneo’s pygmy forest elephants are recently discovered as a DNA-unique species. Forest Gide Bert Dausip observations and befriending of them results in a mission of preservation. Incredible footage reveals intimate secrets of elephant-life.
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Michael Patrick Wong/Off the Fence
International Wildlife Film Festival 2007Montana, Best Human Wildlife Interaction,Wildlife Asia Festival, The Echidna Award -Best Conservation/VNR/News
Episode InformationBorneo’s diminutive pygmy forest elephants were always thought to be a feral population derived from domesticated Asian elephants. Now, though, DNA testing has confirmed that they are a unique subspecies who’ve lived on Borneo for at least 300,000 years.