Giants On Our Hands

For 5000 years and more, elephants have served humanity - as a living tractor, pile driver, fork lift truck, tank and 4WD. But the working elephant is now at the end of its economic usefulness.

Adam Fowler explores the plight of thousands of captive elephants in Asia, and their historic and changing relationship with man.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20060425

For 5000 years and more, elephants have served humanity - as a living tractor, pile driver, fork lift truck, tank and 4WD. But the working elephant is now at the end of its economic usefulness.

Adam Fowler explores the plight of thousands of captive elephants in Asia, and their historic and changing relationship with man.