A recent PBS special on Nature was an emotional wellspring of insight into elephants.
The story of little Elijah is amazing.
Born with poor legs, the elephants love him with great patience.
he is speared in the rear haunch at age 8 but survives.
the women of the preserve weep as he reappears many years later. (more about the women of the amboseli trust HERE
did i mention you may weep most of the show? a good purge...
Watch this. you can see it all online here.
more on elephants, their language, poaching, etc. HERE
More about Mt. Kilimanjaro HERE