Saba Douglas-Hamilton’s Elephant Stories At Newport Riverfront

Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton – known to millions for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries series will bring her A Life with Elephants tour to The Riverfront, Newport on Saturday November 11.

Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family which brings her into close contact with some of the most fascinating and rare wildlife on the planet. Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and met her first wild elephant when she was just six weeks old, one of approximately 400 living in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania that her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, was studying. 

Saba’s first job was with Save The Rhino Trust in Namibia and later was an anthropological consultant for the National Museums of Kenya. In 1997 she joined her father’s charity, Save The Elephants and whilst working in the Samburu National Reserve she was talent-spotted by the BBC, thus beginning her life as a TV presenter and producer of wildlife documentaries.

Last year, Saba featured in Last of the Longnecks, the first feature length documentary to bring light to the threats affecting giraffe conservation in what has been described as a ‘silent extinction’ of the animals. Saba lives in Kenya with her husband and three children and runs the family’s tented eco-lodge, Elephant Watch Camp. A 10-part BBC series, This Wild Life, about their lives in Samburu was broadcast on BBC2.

A Life with Elephants’ will be 2 hours long including a 20-minute interval and a Q&A session.

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