Join live tour host Ian Redmond for a multimedia 360-degree virtual reality tour of the world’s only salt-mining elephants!
March 3rd is designated by the United Nations as World Wildlife Day. This year, the theme is ELEPHANTS – the largest animals on land. All three species – the African Savannah Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant – are endangered. They are killed for their front teeth for the ivory trade and trophies. Their babies are stolen to be cruelly trained for rides and tourist photos. Their habitat is being destroyed for agriculture, mines, buildings and roads. But if everyone understood how important elephants are to maintaining the ecosystems that sustain us all, perhaps we would value them as the biggest and most important #GardenersoftheForest.
Elephants disperse more seeds of more species of tree than any other animal – every day they sow the seeds of the trees of tomorrow, trees that we need to soak up carbon and prevent dangerous climate change; moreover, each elephant produces about one tonne of manure per week enriching the soil; they dig waterholes, create long-distance footpaths and excavate mineral-rich salt-licks that benefit other animals. And on Mount Elgon in Kenya, the world’s only troglodyte tuskers go deep underground… yes, underground, deep into the dark zone of caves, beneath bats roosting overhead, feeling their way with trunk outstretched like a blind person with a cane. To find out why and how, join host Ian Redmond as he guides you LIVE through an immersive 360-degree tour of this unique location!
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3 March 2016, 10:00am EST / 3:00pm GMT / 6:00pm East Africa time
3 March 2016, 3:00pm EST / 8:00pm GMT / 11:00pm East Africa time
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