Thursday, February 21, 2013

to watch

"Battle for the Elephants" is a National Geographic documentary that explores the brutal slaughter of African elephants for their tusks -- a situation caused mostly by China’s ever-increasing demand for ivory. The film includes an undercover investigation into the illegal ivory trade, and a look at how one of the earth's most magnificent animals could be gone from the wild in a matter of a few short years if something isn't done soon.

{"Battle for the Elephants" airs on February 27 at 9 pm on most PBS stations; check your local listings to confirm. NY Times photo/article here}